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diagnosed w/ FM, now w/ spine problems...
hello all. i am trying to find out if there are others out there with a similar situation.
i had a hysterectomy almost 3 years ago. after the surgery, i started hemmoraging, and had to be put under again really fast. about a week after surgery, i developed intense pain in my hips. the pain "traveled" through my body, and long story short, i was diagnosed w/ FM about 3 months later.
fast forward to about 3 months ago... i fell on a friends porch steps, and about a week later, developed a different kind of pain in my upper back, neck, and arms, with numbness in my fingers (which is still there).
i decided to go to a new doctor, and not mention the FM, because, as i'm sure many of you have experienced, i did not want my concerns to be passed off "as just the FM".
an mri revealed that my C4-C8 discs were bulging and i have moderate foraminal stenosis at all levels.
the doctor said i have moderate osteoarthritis throughout my spine.
when i first started having problems 3 years ago, i was given an mri of my cervical spine, and the only thing it noted was mild dengeneration.
i just have to wonder if i've ever had fm, or if possibly my symptoms are related to my spine and the arthritis?
i'd also like to mention that since the age of about 13, i'd get mysterious joint pains, a couple times a year, that doctors could never explain. i'm 34 now.
can anyone else relate to any of this? it's been really frustrating to me, to have a diagnosis that doesn't really have a clear cut rhyme or reason, you know?
i'd love to hear anyone else's stories if you'd like to share........... Autumn