I was diagnosed with Fibro two weeks ago and am still coming to terms with it to be honest. I really don't know whether I am coming or going. I saw the rheumatologist and he said yep you have fibro, exercise, loose weight, eat healthily and you need to go on meds. He said he'd write to my Dr. I'm waiting for my copy before I go to the Drs. My diagnosis was so quick I didn't believe it - was it just so obvious or was he just using this as a "get out of jail free card"??
I don't want to go on the meds he suggested because I've been on them for a head trauma before and they made me go a little crazy.
I have upset tummy, stiffness all over in the morning and if I sit for long periods, pains in my muscles and joints like flu, migraines that appear from nowhere to full blown migraines within 5 minutes, "fibro-fog", forgetfulness.
What worries me most is the way this is affecting my memory (I forget things and sometimes can't talk properly) - will it get worse as I get older? Will I go mad? But also, does the condition get worse with time/age ? I just don't know what to expect. A prognosis wasn't given which is the scary thing for me.
If I knew how people were where they were diagnosed and how they are 5/10years later I think it wold help me come to terms with things.
I think I need to see a proper FMS specialist and get a 2nd opinion with help/follow up assistance instead of yes you have fibro, now go away. :-(.