Hi all I am new to this site but am glad I've found you. 2 years ago my doctor decided that I had polymyalgia rheumatica I was immediately put on steroids felt slightly better but then other problems started weight gain etc so 1 month ago after tapering I have come off steroids. Dr referred me to a rheumatologist, 6 months ago still waiting so I decided to look into my symptoms and found out about fibromyalgia (had mentioned this pre pmr diagnosis) anyway I realised that I have roughly 85% of the symptoms, so with symptoms printed out and highlighting the ones that effect me I talked to my doctor only to be told they only diagnose fibromyalgia when all other reasons are counted out. Is this right? She did however give me a prescription for amitriptyline. Sorry this is long post but would be grateful for your thoughts. Thanks Sue
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