Thank you all for taking the time to read this, I'd really, really value your input and advice.
I am not officially diagnosed with fibro but I have an 'undiagnosed joint problem' and I would like your advice on what you think I should do next. Can I say, fibro has not been ruled out.
My joint pain started in Jan of this year, I was aching all over like I had flu and it never went. My knees and wrists are the worst culprits but any joint is susceptible to the pain.
Eventually after four months of pain April '13 I was referred to Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment Service (OCAS). The lovely lady did the tender point test which I presented with 12 of the 18. She told me I needed a referral to rheumatology.
I saw rheumatology in July, they gave me Vitamin D3 tablets and told me they'd see me in three months time and ordered an ultrasound of my hands/wrists. When I rang up to find out when my follow-up appointment would be, I was told I'd been discharged because nothing inflammatory showed up.
On the 29th August, my jaw started hurting and I mean REALLY hurting, struggle to chew, yawn, talk... You name it! Anyway, you guessed it, I have TMJ and was prescribed amitriptyline. But I still don't have an official diagnosis.
I have decided to switch GPs because my last one didn't know his bum from his elbow, I felt so anyway. I'm due to see my new GP on Wednesday 18th Sept. What I really want is your advice on what to say to this GP. I'm sick of being fobbed off.
Thanks you in advance.