I have realised i have had fibro for perhaps double figures in years!! I have had back pain for as long as i can remember but put it down to moving about a lot and rubbish beds!!! However about 2 and half years i go i started to get headaches......now my headaches are at the stage i have 1 day if im lucky every 3 weeks with no headache. It progresses into full blown migraine on average once a week. I have been on 10 different meds and none of them work. My pain throughout my whole body got worse over the past 12 months and i eventually got my diagnosis of fibro and everything i am suffering now fits into place but knowing what it is doesnt stop the pain. I have the usual constant aches and pains worse in the mornings, the tiredness and weakness is off the scale but the pain is what is driving me mental. I also get random nerve like pains throughout my body but predominently in my head. My doc prescribed me Citalopram and as soon as i got to the required dose i became extremely ill off side effects so had to stop. Through determination to get better i tried them again and the same happned again. INcidently this is what happens with all my meds my body just cant handle the side effects enough to get me to the doseage that may be effective. He has now given me Sertraline and after much persuassion some muscle relaxants being baclofen. I have also been diagnosed with pernecuous aneamia. He has told me to take b12 and folic acid supplements for 3 monthe before he will blood test me again but for some reason refused me the b12 shots. I also take riboflavin to help with tiredness and magnesium. I am getting no where with the meds i am being given but my doc is extremely reluctant to put me on some sort of pain killer and i dont know why as i am suffering immensely. I have had chiro and osteo treatment. Acupuncture, TMJ guards and countelss round of botox for my headaches. Nothing is helping me enough for me to lead a normal life. I have spent approx £2000 in total over 2 years trying to get help. My family and friends are lossing patience and i am struggling to cope with feeling like a burden. I am also still working full time in an office. Any kind of help, advice or guidance would be very much appreciated....i am frequently feeling like i have no way out. Why wont my docs give me the help i need
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