How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Doctor G. Your Own Question

Doctor G.
Doctor G., Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 1227
Experience:  Internal Medicine / Cardiology / Endocrine questions
12907602
Type Your Health Question Here...
Doctor G. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

my doctor says i have fibromyalgia, how do i know it isn t

Resolved Question:

my doctor says i have fibromyalgia, how do i know it isn"t hormone imbalance, or m.s. he won"t do a hormone test,or bone density test ,i am 53 years old ,going through menopause. how do i find a local dr. that will do these test, to rule out other medical problems. i live in salina, ks. just to let you know ,i asked about my grandson in 2007.we had him in to 3 differnt doctors they kept telling us nothing was wrong with him ,we did not give up. finally we got a pediatrition and he was diagnosed with bronichal asthma.he had kept complaining with chest pains and difficult breathing ,at school they said he was acting , this was difficult to get any one to listen ,we knew he wasn"acting. you gave us the hope to keep looking.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Doctor G. replied 5 years ago.
Please tell me about your symptoms
Doctor G., Doctor (MD)
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 1227
Experience: Internal Medicine / Cardiology / Endocrine questions
Doctor G. and 4 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
waiting for your response
Expert:  Doctor G. replied 5 years ago.
I'm sorry, please tell me about your symptoms.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i hurt all over sometime, get tired easy, but the brainfog is the worst of all, some weeks are just fine,last week i could hardly get out of the car. this week i am fine. i work a full time job ,some days it"slike i can"t get my hands to do what i want them to do ,my balance is very poor ,so i walk and move slower than i used to . i tried exercise .walked 10 minutes aday for 4 days.i could hardly do anything after that, i was so tired i could"t even think clearly, i tried a few exercise in the pool, that was even worse, the tiredness is so bad i can"t think clearly or even drive safely. sleep isn"t very good either. i wake up and can hardley move my arms or legs, if ilie on my back it hurts,if on my stomache then that hurts, have to get up.
Expert:  Doctor G. replied 5 years ago.
Thank you. You definitely should have complete blood work, including anemia, thyroid and kidney and calcium function done. This may indeed be fibromyalgia, but you can't make that call until you rule out other things (the stuff I just listed).

There are a few physicians that may be able to help you:
Dr. Richard Yaple
Dr. Nina Ainsle
Dr. Dirk Hutchinson
Dr. Michael Lawrence

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Health Professional
Doctor G.
Doctor G.
1002 Satisfied Customers
Internal Medicine / Cardiology / Endocrine questions