Something frightening happened to me when I went for a mammogram recently. Although I have had a pretty high pain threshold all of my life, and past mammograms haven't caused me problems, I found the last one too painful, excrutiatingly so. I withstood it (barely) but only because I know that it's the last time I will be able to do this kind of testing and I was already there and couldn't bear stopping half way through. I will have to find an alternate test. I cannot go through that again. I can only think that it's the fibromyalgia that has caused this. I have had migraines since I was 5 (I am 55 now). I have had back problems for years. These things I have borne well. The mammogram was a nightmare of pain. Has anyone else found this routine test to be more than a little uncomfortable since being diagnosed with fibromyalgia? Please say "yes". :-)
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