I have had many 'issues' for years and after a very stressful 4-5 years they are getting worse. I suspect either hypothyroid, fibro, or chronic fatigue, since many symptoms are overlapping. My dr seems to want to blame everything on my anxiety and only suggested I reduce my stress and take an antidepressant.
I am not sure what to do from here. I could go see a different dr but I am tired of trying to convience my dr that something is wrong. I am rying to do my own research but the fibro pain is what really throws me off. I have severe pain in my upper back, left elbow, both wrists and hands/fingers all the time. I am very stiff in the morning and have alot of lower back pain in the morning. Is this enough pain to warrant me continueing to concider fibromyalgia? What else do I need to push my dr to do/look at?
Thanks for any possible help or suggestions!!View Thread
Thank you! I just feel like I don't know which way to go. It could be firbo or soemthing else but I can't get any cooperation so I don't know. No dr will do anything beyond a TSH test for low thyroid which doesn't really tell you how your thyroid is functioning even though it is accepted as a thyroid function test.
I'd love to hear about anyone elses list of symptoms to get a better real life picture of fibromyalgia. I know the possible list is long, but it is also different for everyone.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.