Very simple test to check out fibromyalgia

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cherrybim
cherrybim Member Posts: 334
edited 3. Feb 2011, 09:59 in Living with Arthritis archive
I've said before that fibromyalgia goes hand in hand with both RA & OA. Once upon a time it was called fibrositis and didn't I know it.

Lie down on the bed. Try to relax, let everything go limp and if you've got fibromyalgia it'll walk up and down your body just as lights on a pinball machine do.

Try it several times on different occasions. If you don't have the pinball effect then you ain't got fibro :lol:

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  • puffin
    puffin Member Posts: 67
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Another test--if you can be bothered----take your temperature while you are in bed, before you get up in the morning. Make a note of it.
    Do that for a month!

    If it is never above normal, then there is a strong possibility you have fibro.

    You can also take readings midday and at bedtime if you wish/have time/can remember!

    If you can find graph paper or make your own grid on squared paper. Draw a horizontal line in red to represent normal temperature you (and your doc.) will see the 'picture' easily.
    Puffin
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Why would fibro reduce one's temperature? I run at 96, a nice, steady 96, 2.5 degrees below normal but I know I don't have fibro. Self-diagnosis of anything is a risky game to play and not only with one's physical health: the impact on your emotional health could be deleterious. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • puffin
    puffin Member Posts: 67
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sorry DD. I did not post enough info.
    I was instructed to do this test.
    This info. was taken into account alongside other symptoms and a written diagnosis, fibromyalgia, was given in a letter.

    I think the constant, below average temperature is to do with an auto-immune disease or chronic illness.
    Have since seen the same phenomenon included in a well -reputed book on fibro.
    Puffin
  • jean123
    jean123 Member Posts: 642
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi everyone, I have had a word with the Helplines on this, and we should like to point out that there is, unfortunately, no easy test for fibromyalgia. The temperature test, for example, is not a universal test, though it may be a pointer for some people, as puffin pointed out.


    Please remember that you should consult your health professional if you are concerned you might have fibro, or any other health problem.

    Jean123
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,306
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hang on to your hates I've just been diagnosed with Chronic pain syndrome but when I Google it I kept on getting both come up so I e mailed Fybromyalgia UK and they said some medical people think it could be or is one of the same, the only big difference is when you get the pain and when you get the fatigue as it's difference in both illnesses!?. clear as mud then?. :lol:
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    YUP!!!! :roll: Mell