I am in pain and tired all the time, i had bone scan, cat scan, exrays, and blood work. everything comes back fine. The only thing was iron low, b12 low and alkaline level high. Please help I don't know what else to do.


Have you been diagnosed

Have you been diagnosed formally with fibromyalgia? It is not surprising that most of your tests are normal if you have fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is often diagnosed when many other conditions have been excluded. Anemia (low iron) may cause fatigue but doesn't cause pain.

Can you ask your family doctor for a referral to a rheumatologist? Rheumatologists are generally very familiar with fibromyalgia and see many patients with the condition. A rheumatologist may be more likely to give you a diagnosis and offer treatment.

Look under the main menu at the different information sections if you have not been diagnosed and need more information. Diagnosis can be the most difficult part of this condition, and it often takes a long time before many people are diagnosed. Fibromyalgia is characterized by widespread pain and fatigue, and your symptoms as you describe them definitely fit. However, your doctor is right to try to exclude other problems, as many conditions can cause pain and fatigue.

Hang in there, and know that there are others who understand what you are going through!

Jennifer Bunn, RN

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Fibromyalgia is a prevalent condition that affects many people in the United States. Approximately 3.7 million Americans have Fibromyalgia. That is 1 in every 73 people.

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