Hi there, my names Lisa and I am a 27 year old who has just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
I have been suffering from chronic neck pain since Easter and have found my pain symptoms worsening and my painkillers (codine and tramadol) ineffective.
I finally managed to to see my neurologist last week (the original appointment was set for February 2014) and he has diagnosed me with Fibro. He looked back over my records and found I had symptoms which date back as far as 2002 without a successful diagnosis.
I am due to start new anti depressant tablets tomorrow to act as a pain killer, and I am really suffering with work.
I struggle to work full time and can see my employer getting fed up with me. However I have a mortgage to pay and it would seem not working isn't an option as I can't lose my home. (Something else to keep me awake at night)
I was just wondering if anyone could offer me and advice or experiences in living with Fibro as I am so new to this and just need to find support from people who are going through what I am.
I am also in the midst of trying for a baby, so any information regarding pregnancy and Fibro would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
A very painful Lisa x