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I've made several posts under different complaints~looking for assurance. I know that no one can make a diagnosis for me,but the symptoms I have seem to correspond with many on this site. Briefly,over the last 10 years (maybe more) I have become less active due to stiffness all over my body. I've thought it was old age creeping on me (I'm now 65). Mentioned it to my GP several times,but only when I've been cpnsulting him about something else. Things "came to a head" last year when I saw my Urologist. I couldn't sit down for his appointment~he asked why and I told him that I had great difficulty standing after sitting. He then commented thet my posture was bad and looked at my spine on my kidney x rays. He thought I had Ankylosing Spondylitis and referred me to a Rheumatologist. Saw him in January and he said it wasn't AS, but he thought it could be osteoarthritis in my neck & spine. X rays confirmed this.He said there wasn't much he could do and was only prepared to see me once more. I saw him last month and I (not him) asked could it be Fibromyalgia. He said it may be and still says that there is nothing he can do. My ESR & CRP levels are raised in my blood,but he was very vague about why this is. I had to "drag" any comment from him. I find this site most helpful and I recognise most of the symptoms. I would like a definite diagnosis. Walking like a robot,difficulty in concentrating and abnormal tiredness are a few of my symptoms which seem to surprise the Rheumatologist,but are frequently mentioned by people posting on here. Maybe I'll get a diagnosis,but,meanwhile I'll read these posts,if only to confirm that these are definite symptoms I have, and I think I have Fibromyalgia. . Sorry it's a long(ish) post, Thanks for reading. Dot .
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