Last reply 5 months ago
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Hi there. My Names Caitlin. I’m 27 years old and was diagnosed at 12. I had optical neuritis while in class. I wanted to make this profile because there are no support groups near me and I’ve been having a really rough time. I was Diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years ago and wanted to know if anyone has gotten the same diagnoses??? I’ve heard that MS has the same symptoms and that it wasn’t Fibromyalgia but (MS)

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5 months ago

Hey there, welcome to the site!
I too have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2018, but I suffered for a number of years before the diagnosis was given. A tricky one to diagnose. One issue was my doctors tried to play of my optic neuritis as a problems with my fibromyalgia They were wrong and I was given my ms diagnosis in June this year. Not sure what you are asking but I’m definitely in the same boat. Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Have a good day!

5 months ago

Hi @caitlin_leeds, welcome to Shift. You can look at the map function to see if there are others here anywhere near you. Wow, 12 must have been a terrible time for you; you are clearly one of life’s survivors. Are you not on any medication, by the way?

5 months ago

@vixen I’ve looked near me and people around me haven’t been on in years 😔 but it’s ok. I’ve already been talking to people on here and it’s nice just knowing you’re not alone. Which is one of the main points of this site right? At 12 I was a child that didn’t know what MS even was….I took steroids and I got my sight back. So it didn’t get scary till my first relapse at 18.

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