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lab

(lăb)
n.
A laboratory.

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Q. Are there any lab tests used. Are there any lab tests that can be used to diagnose fibromyalgia disease?

A. Yes Liam, there are lots of lab tests to diagnose (or better understand fibromyalgia) but are only used in the research setting. Using them in the clinical setting doesn't help the patient because it doesn't help the problem of not having effective treatments. Many researchers are working on a simple lab test for the office.

Q. Can fibromyalgia be diagnosed through laboratory test? If not, what is the mode of diagnosis of the same?

A. Yes, that is true. All the testing is done to rule out other problems, then they look at the 18 trigger points and other symptoms suffers have such as chronic fatigue, headaches, pain that has lasted more than three months, irritable bowel, disturbed sleep, restless leg syndrome, etc. That's why it is so frustrating for those of us that suffer with fibromyalgai. You are run through blood test, mri's, cat scans, reffered to different doctors and you begin to feel like you are nuts and " it is in your head" then when you get the diagnosis most often you are greatly releived just to know what is wrong. I also suggest using a doctor that treats fibromyalgai if you are beginning this "journey" b/c once I did I found everything alot easier and was explained the test why's and so forth alot better. I felt I was being tested b/c they didn't know what was wrong and I had insurance. Once I got the this is to rule out this b/c it has these symptoms you are experiencing I coped

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On the Sapphic despair initiating Labe's oeuvre, see Rigolot.
Louise Labe, Oeuvres poetiques, precedees des Rymes de Pernette du Guillet ...
Love Elegies of the Renaissance: Marot, Louise Labe; and Ronsard Saratoga.
Louise Labe Lyonnaise ou la Renaissance au feminin.
In Labe's particular case, this might also involve the gradual shakingo ff, during the course of her twenty-four sonnets, of the insistent, objectifying idealization of the loved one embodied in the (masculine) Petrarchan model.
But more important for the significance of her own writing is a passage that occurs further on in this 'Epitre dedicatoire' for her works (1555), addressed to 'Mlle Clemence de Bourges, Lyonnaise' and worth quoting in extenso: Labe writes of the way in which literature enables us to hold on to the past, and of the pleasures of memory:
Accordingly, the sonnet has several potential functions for Labe: to conduct 'the geniality of this feeling back into herself ', or 'into itself', since if the sonnet is her truth (her writing), it is herself; (10) to deflect or exceed the inhibitions of the loved one and of love returned; to negotiate with memory in such a way that the past does not become a mirage; to allow the juxtaposition of different perspectives, past and present.