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Well I finally switched to a doctor who believes that I am having some serious problems but she has been trying to get me into a Fibromyalgia ward of a rheumatology clinic that is very good because she believes that I have Fibromyalgia (most of the things on your list are common symptoms for me but also occur with Fibromyalgia). If I have AS or something of the sort, what is done to fix a crisis? I'm assuming that if this is what I have then when I ended up in the hospital was a 'crisis' but I started feeling better after a few hours of being hooked to an IV, does that sound right?
You listed irregular menstrual periods as a symptom, does this include having them just not bleeding very much? Because my periods are fairly regular I just find that they are extremely extremely light (have mentioned this to my doctor)
Also, what exactly is considered low blood pressure? I think my blood pressure when last checked was something around 110/60-something but don't know what that means, all I know is the top is systollic and the bottom is diastolic which means nothing to me..
Again, thank you so much for helping me out and sharing your knowledge with me as I am fairly lost in all this!
~Kelley

P.S. If it helps shed light on anything, I am currently in one of my periods of not feeling so great. I skipped school today because I feel so bad. My temperature has stayed at 100 and above and i'm sweating a lot (armpits as well as hands). When I got home yesterday I took a three hour nap, ate some dinner, then went back to bed and have been in bed most of today.
[QUOTE=kelley_bsb]Well I finally switched to a doctor who believes that I am having some serious problems but she has been trying to get me into a Fibromyalgia ward of a rheumatology clinic that is very good because she believes that I have Fibromyalgia (most of the things on your list are common symptoms for me but also occur with Fibromyalgia). If I have AS or something of the sort, what is done to fix a crisis? I'm assuming that if this is what I have then when I ended up in the hospital was a 'crisis' but I started feeling better after a few hours of being hooked to an IV, does that sound right?
You listed irregular menstrual periods as a symptom, does this include having them just not bleeding very much? Because my periods are fairly regular I just find that they are extremely extremely light (have mentioned this to my doctor)
Also, what exactly is considered low blood pressure? I think my blood pressure when last checked was something around 110/60-something but don't know what that means, all I know is the top is systollic and the bottom is diastolic which means nothing to me..
Again, thank you so much for helping me out and sharing your knowledge with me as I am fairly lost in all this!
~Kelley

P.S. If it helps shed light on anything, I am currently in one of my periods of not feeling so great. I skipped school today because I feel so bad. My temperature has stayed at 100 and above and i'm sweating a lot (armpits as well as hands). When I got home yesterday I took a three hour nap, ate some dinner, then went back to bed and have been in bed most of today.[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure there is such a thing as Fibromyalgia, I think its just people with undiagnosed hormone problems. The doctors don't know what to do so they lump them in that category. I also was suspected of having Fibromyalgia and went to the Rheumatology clinic for tests.

An AS crisis is resolved by giving hydrocortisone. You could recover on your own if your adrenal glands have not yet shut down completely. If they are completely gone, you have a very short time to get medication.

Not bleeding much compared to before would fall under the category of irregular periods. If that is the case then I think you have to start considering the possibility you have something wrong with your pituitary, which might include a brain tumor (not as scary as it sounds but still serious enough...this is what I had).

Have you had any recent blows to the head, been in a serious car accident or had sudden intense headaches, stronger than anything you have ever had before that then resolves itself? Do you have any vision problems? Loss of night vision, changes in color vision or loss of peripheral vision?

100/60 is on the lowish side of blood pressure, depending on your weight and height and physical condition. Has it ever been lower, like 90/50? If so, that's getting low.





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