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    PGM35 - I am relieved to hear it isn't your heart and that your doctor will continue to see what is could be.
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    pgm35 - I'm glad your heart isn't the culprit. Keep getting that testing done to find out what's causing the problem. I hope it's nothing serious and can be easily taken care of. I'll be thinking of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutMom;2425807;
    pgm35 - I'm glad your heart isn't the culprit. Keep getting that testing done to find out what's causing the problem. I hope it's nothing serious and can be easily taken care of. I'll be thinking of you.
    Results back in and nothing they could find. Being sent to a gastrointerologist (sp?) next. I am waiting to get an appointment.

    He DID say that I have a fatty liver due to diet. I know I need to eat better!

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    Thanks for the update, PGM. Keep us posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGM35;2429671;
    Results back in and nothing they could find. Being sent to a gastrointerologist (sp?) next. I am waiting to get an appointment.

    He DID say that I have a fatty liver due to diet. I know I need to eat better!
    PGM, your symptoms sound very much like mine were when I had my first ulcer, so the gastrointerologist is a great next move. When I had my first (and I've had more since), I also thought I was having a heart attack. It took a while for them to figure out the cause (several weeks), but once I started the treatment, relief came within a day (treatment lasts longer, though, ).

    Good luck and I hope that's really all it is. It's painful but can be treated.

    Oh, if you are having trouble keeping food down, just remember to drink plenty of liquids (no caffeine), even if you don't want it. My last ulcer I was actually in the hospital for a week, but mainly because I had become so dehydrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThing;2430387;
    PGM, your symptoms sound very much like mine were when I had my first ulcer, so the gastrointerologist is a great next move. When I had my first (and I've had more since), I also thought I was having a heart attack. It took a while for them to figure out the cause (several weeks), but once I started the treatment, relief came within a day (treatment lasts longer, though, ).

    Good luck and I hope that's really all it is. It's painful but can be treated.

    Oh, if you are having trouble keeping food down, just remember to drink plenty of liquids (no caffeine), even if you don't want it. My last ulcer I was actually in the hospital for a week, but mainly because I had become so dehydrated.
    Thanks for the feedback - I never thought that could be it. NOw that you mention it, I do have an acid like taste sometimes and food seems hard to keep down although it's not to the stage of actually getting rid of it. Just an uncomfortable fullness when I haven't eaten that much. Thanks again!

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    I haven't wanted to post anything about this yet until my doctors were reasonably sure. But now they are reasonably sure. (quote: 90% probability) that my fibromyalgia is not fibromyalgia but MS.

    I have had health issues since Jan. and they have gotten steadily worse and about 6 weeks ago, my doctor decided that my symptoms were not entirely inline with fibromyalgia. I have been tested and re-tested, examined, seen specialists and now the consensus of the 3 doctors is that I was misdiagnosed 2 years ago and that what I have is "relapsing-remitting multiple Sclerosis" which means I have periods of symptoms followed by periods of remission. They tell me this is the "best" kind to have. (not so sure about that). But the good news for me is that MS is treatable, is not life threatening, I will have a normal life span, etc. Since there is not much treatment for Fibromyalgia, knowing that they can lessen the severity of my symptoms and slow the progression of the disease, makes me feel a tad bit better about the diagnosis. I will have to make some lifestyle changes, but nothing too major at the present time. There is the possibility that as the years progress, it could get worse, but right now, I am not that bad and am a good candidate for the treatment protocols.

    I know this sounds weird, but I have felt so sick, that knowing that I now have something they can do something about has been more of a relief for me than having something that so far the doctors have not been able to do much for.

    It was a bit of a shock at first and I'm a little ticked off that I was misdiagnosed as initially I was told I "might" have MS, but the neurologist that I was referred too, who didn't even run tests, told me it was my weight and "all in my head". Well 150 pounds lost and I feel worse than before, so apparantly the weight had little to do with it. And he referred me to another specialist who said: Fibromyalgia. I wish I had known 2 years ago as I could have gotten 2 years of treatment at this point. But that's in the past and I need to move on and get control of this and stop letting it control me.

    So, that's my news. Not good news, but at least I now know what's wrong and we can start doing something about it.
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    mrd: Although I'm very sorry you have to go through this, I am happy that they finally figured out your diagnosis. If you need to talk or vent or rant and rave, I'm here for you.

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    MRD: that is a lot to cope with all at once. There are a lot of MS support groups out there. Hope you get good treatment.

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    myrosiedog: I'm sorry to hear that you have MS, but as you stated, I think it is somewhat of a relief to finally know what is wrong and how you can now go about treating it! Being stuck is incredibly frustrating. I know. I'm very happy that the diagnosis is also that you have a mild form of it and you will be able to live your life close to normal.

    Do take care!!
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