I have just got back from my Rheumatolgist ( might of spelt that wrong) and I have no idea where to go now.
I had pinned a lot on this appointment as when I went to complain about my pain to my GP and he got me another appointment to see the Rheumatolgist .
As I have said on here before, lots of my joints swell up and are painful. They also change colour from bright red to dark blue and motely ( again. to idea how to spell it)
So I went back to see him, I took along copies of photos my every changing joints. I wasn't in there very long. He did not want to see the photos.
He told me that my scan of my back did show a problem with the discs in my lower back and he said my trigger point injection should sort that out.
But then I tried to tell him about the swelling colour changing joints only to be told, at best it's all down to my back!!! Or due to fibromyalgia And how the injection will take away all my pain from all my joints.
He also said everything is due to fibromyalgia which my back triggered.
All of this is very well but as I asked him how can I get better, answer my bloods are fine so it's all down to fibromyalgia . I asked him specificly about the pain in my little finger, he agreed it was not just swollen, but had boney changes but you guessed it , the cause is fibromyalgia .
I was then dismissed with a promise of an appointment in 6 months so he could see how the trigger injection ( due on the 15/04/2014) had worked. He will then discharged me.
So my back will be cured by trigger injection into it
My fibromyalgia will be cured by the same injection.
So I am at a lost, the pain is unbearable most of the time, and I don't know where to get help. No one wants to know, the nurse who was there told me to go home ring my GP and tell him I was about to jump out of the upstairs window due to the pain, as that is the only way I will get anybody to help me ( would of done this if I didn't have my girls)
Does anyone have any advice as I can't keep going with this pain
I take so many tablets including Lyrica ( which has helped a lot) MST along with Oramorph .
I really am at the end of my strength
Please help me