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clarey41

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Hi I was just wanting some advice please. I've had bad hips neck and back problems for years along with numbness of the feet and hands. Fatigue dizzyness and headaches too. My symptoms have got alot worse these past 6 months with different parts of my body being in exteme pain. I was sent to physio with suspected damaged muscles and tennis elbow. My physiotherapist couldn't understand why I wasn't healing and had alot of inflammation. I went to doctor which he said I've got fibromyalgia. To cut along story short I didn't tell the doctor about my itchy skin mouth ulcers sore throat and nose sores. Do you think I should go back to the doctor? Does it would like I have lupus I've been very unwell. Thanks for any replies x
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Hi and welcome to the boards!
My lupus has mainly manifested through my joints.  I am always in pain.  If I were you, I would go back to your doctor and tell him/her about the other symptoms and see what they say.  It can take a long time to get a lupus diagnosis because the bloodwork doesn't always reflect what's going on physically.  It took 25 years for me to get the diagnosis, but for others the pieces fall into place a lot quicker.

It's always good to give the doctor all of the information you can so he/she can point you in the right direction.

Again, welcome.

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Thanks for the reply I'm in terrible pain at the moment. Is it worth seeing a chiropractor? Will try get another doctors appointment tomorrow. I've got severe pain in my neck my right shoulder and arm plus my hips and I'm also dealing with constant headaches. The pain killers arnt helping will keep you posted x
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Clarey,
Have you seen a rheumatologist? It might be a good idea to ask for a referral. That is the first step in finding out if your issues are autoimmune.

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Hi Clarey,

In my opinion, if you are looking for a diagnosis stick with medical Dr.'s as opposed to a chiropractor. Robinj was right to suggest a rheumatologist. Have your Dr. refer you to one.
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