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07/13/2009 04:19 PM

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annabel
 
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Has anybody developed symptoms of fybro after a crash? i was rearended 2.5 yrs ago and suffer every day since, but its staring me in the face i have all and every symptom of fybro but how do i get listened to?
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07/14/2009 08:04 AM
mammy
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Hi and welcome. I was not in a crash but I know that is very, very common. Have you been to see a rheumy yet? That's the kind of doctor that will treat fibro. Many of us struggles for a very long time getting a doctor to listen or finding the right doctor. I would encourage you to change doctors if you have too. I hope you will stick around so we can get to know you better and certainly we are here if you need us or have more questions Smile

Connie


07/14/2009 10:59 AM
annabel
 
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Thank you Connie. No havnt seen a doc for fybo yet, everybody else tho, pain specialists, neuro , orth , had brain scans etc. But when i met a friend who has fybo we sounded so alike, it made sence. the constant planning of rest, food etc just to make life managable.

Thanks for your support


07/14/2009 11:25 PM
suni19
 
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From what I've read, fibro can be brought on by an accident, or illness. At least that is what they think happens.

I agree with Connie, I would try to get a Rheumatologist to see you, do some tests...etc. That way if you have other illnesses or injuries they can take that in to account too.

~Tammy~


07/16/2009 06:57 PM
hopefull1
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My fibro was brought on by a car wreck just after my sixteenth birthday. I also know a couple of people who have had similar experiences after wrecks. When looking for a rheumy be sure to ask whether or not they treat fibro on the phone before making an appointment. No sense in wasting money on a doctor that won't give you proper treatment.

07/17/2009 02:50 AM
annabel
 
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Hi Tammy

Thank you for your reply, still not great after the rhizotomey doubt id have it ever done again. I have seen all kinds of doctors but will take your advice and check out a rheum. hope you are doing ok today

annSmile


07/17/2009 02:57 AM
annabel
 
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Thnks for your reply, glad to hear im not the only one suffering after a crash, sometimes im made feel it must be in my head cos i should be better but nobody would purposly want to feel like this,

My left side seems to be really affected, numb side to my left leg ant outer toes and munb three fingers on left hand, but neck and back pain is so bad some days and the tiredness is so dibiliatating, even to reach for my cup of tea after ive sat down is a task, so much of paans have to be organised around how im feeling and energy levels, crazy Smile


07/17/2009 01:26 PM
hopefull1
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I have had numbness in my arms since college and lately have had it in my toes and hands. Drives me crazy sometimes. I have been in 14 car wrecks so I know how it feels. It seems like it takes a good 18 months to heal from a wreck. After that whatever symptoms you have tend to stick around. My last wreck was December of 2003. That one was a doozy.Dizzy I don't drive anymore. Over time you learn to live with some of the symptoms while other ones you find you need the help of a good doctor to get you through. Have a good day!Smile

07/19/2009 04:08 PM
Auriel
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Please don't give up on yourself. My daughter had 2 car wrecks caused from narcolepsy before we found out what was causing her to black out. Now she has FM to deal with also. Studies have shown that stress and trauma are the major causes of FM and you will find that there are many of us that can share your pain. Welcome to the family.

luv yaSideways


07/19/2009 08:11 PM
TEMA
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I was in a car wreck in 1990 that left me in a lot of pain for a very long time and for, it looks like, eternity...

My feeling is the accident doesn't cause fibro, the long-term pain from the accident is what causes it.

The body just seems to get used to being in pain even when it isn't actually there any more.

Just my opinion, of course.

TEMA

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