Hi I am new here and have only been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for about 48 hours. To be honest I am in complete shock. I went to see my doctor for two reasons. 1st to see about a reduction in my antidepressant amitriptyline from 50mg to 25mg. 2nd and most important severe chest pains and shooting pains in my left arm.
Much to my delight she told me that I was not having a heart attack.
Instead she said I have Fibromyalgia. At this she gave me my reduction in meds as requested and sent me on my way.
I got home and I have done some research on the condition realising that I have most of the listed symptoms and have done for many years I just never connected the dots as I had never heard of this condition.
I have wide spread pain, extreme tiredness and visual migraines and the list goes on... after going to doctors many times and given no pain relief and made to feel like I have somehow imagined these pains I had just about given up until I saw this doc the other day.
I have made another appointment to see the doctor who has given me the diagnosis to let her know I have various symtoms but i am a bit nervous due to previous encounters with GP's.
Any advice would really help me out.