digaman's awesome! March 4, 2006 6:20 PM   Subscribe

This guy just unknowingly hooked me up. For years I have been blown off by doctors with sypmtoms that I finally have a name for.

Thank you digaman! This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. To answer the question in your OP, yea, I was until I read all of your links.
posted by snsranch to MetaFilter-Related at 6:20 PM (18 comments total)

Congradulations, and my condolences.
posted by Balisong at 8:10 PM on March 4, 2006

ditto---digaman is very cool--i'm not surprised at all. I hope it helps your life, sns : >
posted by amberglow at 8:28 PM on March 4, 2006

thirded on digaman's coolness.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:17 PM on March 4, 2006

fourthed on digiman being cool and informed!
posted by ericb at 10:28 PM on March 4, 2006

*ghasp* you mean doctors made a mistake? That's impossible!

/looks for thread where people said medical questions should never be asked on the blue, since getting extra info not from a doctor was bad.

//gets lazy and gives up.
posted by delmoi at 10:43 PM on March 4, 2006

didn't that thread say that askme should have a disclaimer saying that all medical questions should be asked of a licensed doctor, and that one should rely solely on askme?

if I'm wrong or right, digaman is still awesome.
posted by shmegegge at 11:21 PM on March 4, 2006


I've been through the same thing: Didn't know what it was but knew it was awful, then finally figured out that it was FMS and felt like I'd taken a huge step forward. There's plenty of info on the web, but if you want to exchange information and so forth, you're welcome to email me. My address is in my post.
posted by Clay201 at 12:45 AM on March 5, 2006


My address is in my profile.
posted by Clay201 at 12:46 AM on March 5, 2006

digaman's work here is priceless. thanks digaman
posted by matteo at 2:51 AM on March 5, 2006

On you, digger.
posted by Wolof at 3:37 AM on March 5, 2006

...another fan voting for digaman's coolness.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:17 AM on March 5, 2006

it's only a model
posted by cortex at 7:23 AM on March 5, 2006

Is this the part where digaman comes in and flames out, screaming how we have him pegged all wrong, and proves it?
posted by Balisong at 9:41 AM on March 5, 2006

Is this the part where digaman comes in and flames out, screaming how we have him pegged all wrong, and proves it?

We can all dream, can't we?
posted by chunking express at 9:54 AM on March 5, 2006

snsranch, Clay201: me, too. Symptoms kicked my ass for FIFTEEN YEARS before I was given a diagnosis, or any treatment that actually helped (no, not taking 10 aleve a day as my last doctor had it). Feel free to email, it's in the profile.
posted by jtron at 12:48 PM on March 5, 2006

I'm voting against digaman's coolness, but only because I hate these threads where everyone agrees.

In conclusion, digaman obviously sucks.
posted by graventy at 2:25 PM on March 5, 2006

It's not like FMS (or CFIDS, which some doctors think is related) is a clear cut diagnosis, though it's got a clearer clinical picture than Gulf War Syndrome, for sure. There are still researchers and clinicians who believe FMS is pyschogenic, or a vague cluster of symptoms without a clear organic etiology.

In any case, I hope it works out for snsranch's sake that this is the answer and the treatment works (there are many competing options for approaching FMS, and none that are accepted by all doctors as effective).

snsranch, thank you for your service.
posted by fourcheesemac at 6:59 PM on March 5, 2006

i had one of those indefinable illnesses for about 9 months that my doctor couldn't figure out. Achiness, extreme tiredness, joint-pain, etc. I couldn't stay awake for eight hours straight, and had a hard time even walking up stairs. Which was absurd, because I was 28 years old and in pretty good shape.

What fixed it was my office replacing the ventilation system in our office which had been infested with mold.

I didn't find out about it until 2 months after they did it, and by then, the symptoms had already gone away just as mysteriously as they started.
posted by empath at 1:21 PM on March 6, 2006

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