Is this fibromyalgia

So I’ve had parenthesia over my nose and cheeks for months. Dr did MRI. Said no lesions so said it was fibro. I do have some other fibro symptoms. Weakness sore joints n muscles.


Do you prefer Tammy or Tamara? Maybe I’m not understanding what you’re saying but let’s see… You have a pins and needles sensation on your nose and cheeks for a month. Your Dr. didn’t find any underlining cause so that means you have Fibromyalgia! You mentioned some other symptoms but they’re kinda vague. Was there a trigger?

I was in pain for years and have been to multiple doctors and tries treatment after treatment before everything was ruled out and the statement I was told by my PCP…“I’m treating you for fibromyalgia but I’m out of my area here and I will be consulting other doctors.” But my favorite statement came from my so to be former Pain Specialist “You’re going to be in pain for the rest of your life so you’d better find a way to deal with it!” but that wasn’t a formal diagnosis, instead they have given me 12 different diagnoses, 1 for each place i hurt. Lol I completely understand why my husband hates doctors now.

Fibromyalgia is or rather was a hard diagnosis for my to take in. It meant that there’s no chance of getting my life back. But I truly hope that you don’t have this, if you do then you are in the right place. I come here and read the discussions or maybe past. I would love to be able to catch people in the chat room but I work unusual hours and haven’t been able to yet.

Do the research, see other doctors and get 2nd, 3rd and 4th opinions. Only you know what you feel and doctors don’t always listen.

Wishing you happier days,


Tami is good. And yes he ruled out ms. So fibromyalgia it was. That was from my neurologist.

Other symptoms were muscle pain joint pain weakness

Hello Tami,

What a lovely reply from Nickole, too, she is spot on! In my experience, and I have only had this tricky condition for a few years, so I am hoping others who have lived with it for a long time will weigh in; Fibro seems to be diagnosed by elimination of lots of other conditions. These can include MS, CFS, ME Rheumatoid Arthritis to name a few, and is often diagnosed by a rheumatoligist. It can take a long time to get a diagnosis and there may be other conditions involved as well, such as IBS. For me it was the fatigue and pain moving all around the body which was and still is, the worst, tho' other things crop up too. My life has really changed, and I have had to get used to the 'new normal', acceptance is hard, but possible. There is a lot of information on here, to help you manage, and great advice from fellow Fibro Warriors.

As Nickole has said, if you can get a 2nd, 3rd, whatever opinion and a Doc who knows about Fibro, if that is the diagnosis.

I wish you well

Take care, Anne

Hi Tamara

I sorry to hear you are having this problem I don't get the symptom you are having in nose and cheeks. I get this in my feet and legs and hands. When new things happen or get so bad I get a lot of anxiety wondering if doctors are missing anything I have had every test I can think of nothing explains it. Right now having go through a lot more because have some other things going on. But just try to trust your doctor. IF you don't feel comfortable with what he or she says or is doing you can get a second opinion. FMS does a lot of things I been dealing with it for long time and hard to believe sometimes things it is causing to happen.

I wish I had some better answers or something to say. Hope things start to go better. Take care.