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 Post subject: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:42 pm 
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I was just wonering who else has his debilitating diagnosis and what are yo doing to cope with it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated it as I am having a very hard time with it.
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 Post subject: Re: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:23 am 
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I am going to ask a few more questions about it to my doctors (VA & Civilian). I have hurt from head to toe for years, sometimes just to the touch it hurts. I cannot play with my kids sometimes because when they jump on me I hurt all over. I do roll around on the floor and bed with them tickling but I usually pay the price later for it but I can handle it. Between learning to cope with the pain and all my pain killers, I manage daily.

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 Post subject: Re: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:37 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197th Inf. 72nd ENG. CO

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 Post subject: Re: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:16 am 
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Well HOLY SHIT!!!! lol I hope they dont amputate my arms and legs off!!!!! lol


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 Post subject: Re: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 1:39 am 
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Well along with this fibromyalga stuff and PTSD, now my blood count and x-rays shows that I have pretty bas osteoporosis in my spine, neck and lower back. Maybe thats why sometimes the loricets provide a little bit of relief cause they say that pain killers dont work on fibromyalga.

I really wish they would figure out a better diagnosis for this shit called fibromyalga because maybe then they would be better at treating it because I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of being disgusted about being sick and tired of literally suffering EVERY freakin day of my life........ If it wasnt for my son, wife and mother who love me dearly, I would have jumped in front of a Mack truck going down the interstate 80 MPH so I could be done suffering. I am just tired of being tired of all of this bullshit. I need some relief even if its only for a little bit. These migraines and constant whole body pain is really getting to me and my mindset.

ANY type of suggestions for ANY type of relief would be greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Just got diagnosed two days ago. I have been hurting for years in the shoulders, arms and neck. I am 30% for migrains and just filed a claim for Fibromyalgia. What can i expect from the VA. Thanks David. New here any help will be nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:46 pm 
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I've been to two C&P exams because the VA regional office requests them. They have denied service connection for years for my multiple joint and muscle pains, but I keep disagreeing.

I went to another C&P just last week. It turns out to be another one for Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with it this time. I just started laughing at the examiner.

I think the VA doesn't know what to do with all the complaints of 'undiagnoseable' conditions so they are lumping them into Fibromyalgia or chronic fatique, or some other loosely defined, symptom-based diagnoses.

I think it stinks myself, but at least it is a service connection ... albeit for the wrong diagnoses.

I'll take the diagnoses, but I won't stop fighting them.

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 Post subject: Re: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:48 pm 
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I went for my C&P today for fibromyalgia. The PA checked my reflexes and touched me on the head and said does that hurt. We spoke for about five minutes. He asked if i was diannosed with fibromyalgia. I told him yes by a specialist. He said that is it you can go. What a joke. Idid get to update some records and sign up for the Gulf War exam.

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 Post subject: Re: Who else has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgaia?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:17 pm 
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A very good example of what the new health care in america will be. Have you had the Medicine called (LYRICA) yet? it works great. next time you go to the va ask about it, I get it from a civillian doctor for my injury i got on a job and it does wonders.Hope you feel better. I have fibromyalgia and (RSD) so i know your pain.

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