i have never been officially diagnosed with fibro, but as i have said in the past, the dostors i have been to all agree that my symptoms match those of a person with fibro. however i have recently been really sick, falling over, getting dizzy all the time, my knees (especially the right one) hurt so badly that doubling my pain medication doesn't even help. i have been tested for numerous diseases. thyroid disease, lupus, lyme, hepititis a b and c, hiv, rumatoid arthritis, cerebal palsey, you name it. all the diseases that could closely match my symptoms except for MS. now i am scared that i could possibly be suffereing from MS this whole time and i am wondering how would i know for sure? what testing should i get? is there a major difference between MS and fibro? who should i ask for help? what are the main signs that would tell me if it was ms and not fibro? i know a lot of you said that you were dizzy a lot too, but then you were tested for MS. i have never felt this bad before. usually i take methadone for the pain and it works great. i even have managed to keep it down to a minimal amount after taking it for 9 months. only recently have i had to go so far as to take twice my normal dose(i have built up to that dose over the last month) do flares usually last this long? i was getting so much better and then BOOM! out of nowhere i started going downhill fast. my doc gave me roxycodone for breakthrough pain, 5mg. i have to takle three at a time and even then they don;t seem to help much. he is hesitant to give me anything stronger for breakthrough pain, but i can't keep going up on my methadone because i will run out every month before my next visit. i refuse to take all the anti depressants he tries to give me and he never really tries to engage in conversation about whats going on. he just gives me the same script and sends me on my way, collecting his $115 for ten minutes of his time. i know others who go to him who have half the pain i do and he gives them whatever they want! ahhh! maybe i look too young and innocent or something? i don't know! and my boyfriend is in california right now telling me to take hot baths! i want him here now!i am scared! i haven't been this scared since i first started to get sick and had no idea what was wrong with me. then i found fibro on a website and it seemed like the perfect answer to my questions. now i am not so sure. do alot of people with ms think thay have fibro at first? i am losing it!
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