Thursday, March 19, 2009 k.o, Community Member, asks

Q: i have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia,but think i have ms how can i know?

i have been diagnosed with fibro for four yrs now, but i get like headaches in my eye, and blurry vision, and constipation, or the complete oposite, and  i have problems always having frequent urination, and always numbness, and my feet constantly fall asleep and i get the needle feelings, and discororation, or swelling where it feels lie my skin is tright, and i get neck pain alot, and i am always tired, especiall at night, and and i get really dizzy sometimes, almost like motion sickness, and get sick alot especially when i get hot, i know some of this can be attribute to the fibromyalgia, but could it be ms?

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Merely Me, Health Guide
3/19/09 2:50pm

Hello there


I have heard that there are similarities in some of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and MS.  What does your doctor say?  Have you undergone any tests to rule out MS?  Have you had any MRI's yet?


What I will suggest to you is to write down all of these symptoms and when they start and when they end, how severe they are, and if there are any precursors such as having a virus, or being overheated and give this list to your doctor.  See what he says.  I would be direct and ask if MS could be a cause of any of these symptoms.


You really won't know anything though until you talk with your doctor and do the necessary testing.


Thank you for your question and let us know what happens with you.

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By k.o, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 03/19/09