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hi, ive been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but im not convinced.

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hi, ive been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but im not convinced. My symptoms are only when im sleeping, i get a throbbing, tingling, aching sensation in my arms and my hands go numb. I also get this internal body heat which is awlful and this condition ruins my life. I just cant sleep because of it. However it all goes away as soon as i get out of bed. PLEASE HELP ME IM DESPERATE, Natalie.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Milli, RN replied 6 years ago.

Nurse Milli :

Hi there and thanks for the question.

JACUSTOMER-legs9i9o- :

hello

Nurse Milli :

Fibromyalgia typically will cause widespread muscle pain and tender joints in the body. If yours is mainly confined to your hands and arms, and is positional, I would suggest having a MRI done to see if you are having issues with a nerve in your neck/shoulder/or back

JACUSTOMER-legs9i9o- :

Im not sure if i have already done that as ive had so many things tested. What exactly is an MRI test, i mean how is it performed? Is it and xray?

Nurse Milli :

No, it's not an xay...uses no radiation. It is a machine that you lie on a table and it scans the particular body part that is bothering you.

Nurse Milli :

it shows great detail unlike a xray

Nurse Milli :

it is used to show the nerves, disc, and tendons in the area that is scanned

JACUSTOMER-legs9i9o- :

hmmm, i dont know why i have not had it done. I have been meaning to but get off track and forget what ive had done. I will deffinatly book myself in for one. Thank you.

Nurse Milli :

very detailed test for things like this

JACUSTOMER-legs9i9o- :

Do i need a referral?

Nurse Milli :

Thank you. I think it might be something you should talke with your Dr about. Might be a good idea.

Nurse Milli :

Yes, your Dr can order one

JACUSTOMER-legs9i9o- :

Cheers

Nurse Milli :

Thank you!

Nurse Milli :

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