question ? have a answer ?

By highlandcitygirl Latest Reply 2009-08-05 13:25:31 -0500
Started 2009-08-04 09:20:25 -0500

if a person has neuropathy and fibromyalgia and they are in constant never-ending pain. how would they or for that matter a doctor know when they were ill with something else. after all those two problems have the same symptoms as a lot of other things!

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caragypsy 2009-08-04 13:30:37 -0500 Report

I too have both of these and have content pain. Cara

highlandcitygirl 2009-08-05 09:15:43 -0500 Report

my heart goes out to u sister, i know the feeling and only hope that i can get some compassion from folks who say its all in my head, that u can think it away ! not so ! it is a real and lifechanging thing, along with all the other stuff our friends on this site are suffering. it seems like most of us are having problems with more than one thing.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-08-04 10:50:13 -0500 Report

True, it is a good test of your Dr's listening abilities and compassion to pursue your points till he has reached an understanding of what you are asking. God Bless you and ALL DRS>!! As human beings, we are so complicated that it is hard for one to always get a true diagnosis on the first try, as so many things are similar! Our son, the PA, thought one of his patients that was having trouble breathing, had lung problems, but when the patient returned the next week with no change, our son, changed his diagnosis to his heart, sent him down to Boise, Id where he was admitted, and that Dr sent our son kind words in his diagnosis, but it took 2 times—-so it isn't always that easy for Drs. BUT they became sarcastic to me, too long a story to tell here, lets just say, it shook up my faith in humanity for years. But with God's help and guidance, I am gaining a better understanding and patience with ALL, what I once considered "the enemy" but trying to see things from THEIR side! You just have to be fairly sure of yOURSELF before you go to any Dr visit. A good night's rest before, does HELP! Best of Luck and God Bless PR

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