I may have fibromyalgia

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Hey I didn't know where to turn, I'm waiting to see my doctor about this to find out if I have fibromyalgia or not. I was just wondering if my symptoms are that or could be something else?

I always have pain in several areas of my body, some days are not as bad others it's all over and I can't get out of bed. I'm always tired even after a good 8 hours sleep. And majority of nights I wake a few times in pain, I also have CTS, IBS, depression and anxiety. Everything I've read has pointed to fibro, but I know I shouldn't take Google's answers as gospel. So that's why I thought I would write here to get someone's opinion

Thanks in advance

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    Hi Lydia you have a lot of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, I was diagnosed the middle of last year. However it takes ages to get a diagnosis because doctors will want to rule out other things with the same symptoms first. You should see GP and get these tests done and maybe you will get a quicker diagnosis and treatment eggs, pain killers, antidepressants etc. I know what you are going through with pain and hope you get the help you need soon. Gentle hugs to you x
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    Sorry I don't know where the 'eggs' bit came from 😂😂

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    It can be but with fibro mimicking so many other diseases symptoms they have been ruled out. See a rheumatologist to verify. Good luck!

    And Arlene:

    I was trying to figure out the egg thing. So thank you for clearing that up. Lol

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    Thank you so much for your replies. I'm not sure how to bring it up? I don't want to seem like one of the people who make stuff up or tell the doctor what they have, if you know what I mean. But I also don't want to list my symptoms and nothing be done. So far with other issues my GP hasn't been very good

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      Talk to your GP. If they don't listen and run tests get another GP. I had too.

      My insurance had changed and was given a GP. I started having symptoms and he told me i was just depressed. I said but I'm having heart palpitations and he said it's nothing just anxiety cause I wasn't working. I just needed to get up and get back out there.

      Called insurance carrier and told them what happened and got a new doctor the next day. You have to learn to be your own advocate.turns out that the new doctor referred me to a cardiologist. Had a heart murmur/ leaky valve. Press until you get answers.

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