Topic of the discussion
Posted on 23/05/2017 12:34
Getting a diagnosis for fibromyalgia is not an easy thing to do. The symptoms may differ from person to person, and there are a lot of symptoms that are common with other chronic conditions like arthritis.
How did your diagnosis was established and how long did it take? What specialist diagnosed you?
Did you do any tests? Was the doctor attentive to your complaints and did it take everything into account?
Share your experience with other patients.
Beginning of the discussion - 30/05/2017How were you diagnosed? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/fibromyalgia/living-with-fibromyalgia/how-were-you-diagnosed-1759
Posted on 30/05/2017 19:38
My fibromyalgia was diagnosed by my rheumatology doctor in hospital. A test for dry eyes was done ( sjorgrens syndrome) and I was found to have extremely dry eyes and mouth all linked to Fibromyalgia. She also touched points of my body susceptible to pain and mine were all very sensitive .Had blood tests which showed I had inflammatory arthritis and I also have osteoarthritis. Since then I have had bilateral total knee replacements. My consultant was very kind and listened to me and I see her every 3-6 months depending on how I am .
Posted on 19/09/2017 16:04
Thank you @Prettyangel for sharing your story.
Everybody is welcome to do the same. This way we will all learn more about our conditions and will be able to support and help each other!