got some positive (kind of!) news today. I was sent for blood tests a few weeks a go and the results came back, turns out I have a very severe vitamin D deficiency to the point it would take one year+ of injections to get me up to the low end of normal! This explains why I'm experiencing such severe joint pains (and also my depression), so even though I still have fibro, sorting this out could help with the pain a lot.
Got to spend an hour outside in the sun every day, and have a follow up with the doctor in two weeks to review progress....so, while it's not great news, I'm taking it as a positive as something can at least be done about it!
Was also blown away by how wonderful the doctor was...not my usual GP, had only seen him once before. Was booked in for a 10 minute appt and he spent 40 minutes with me explaining things and helping me to understand fibro...think he's my guardian angel since no one else ever bothered doing that in the 8 months since I was diagnosed!
One of the new things I learnt...fibro is about pain perception...so, on one end of the scale you have the people who walk round with broken legs and don't even realise...and the other end is us fibro patients! Turns out when you are tired or depressed the brain doesn't have the capacity to block even more pain receptors...so fibro symptoms worsen...you probably all knew that but it was news to me! Will be trying my hardest to work on my sleeping pattern and treat my depression now.
Hope you're all as good as can be!x