I am new to this site but have been reading some of your experience in regards of your fibromyalgia. I have felt extremely lonely with my symptoms and have found it very difficult to explain the number of symptoms that l have been experiencing. Since last year September l have been telling my Gp how l have been feeling in regards to symptoms I have had severe pain in my legs and hands and bad headaches recently l have bad pain in my lower back neck pain numbness in my hands pins and needles in my feet stomach cramps and my muscles just hurt all the time. I find when l go to bed it's hard as my muscle feel very stiff and if l manage to fall asleep to deep when l try to move my hips are so painful I cannot move. Im so tired doing the school run feels unbearable some days and l reduced to tears due to the lack of energy l feel.
My Gp did a number of blood test which came back with nothing concerning l went to see her today and explained that the last four weeks has been unbearable and l finding it hard to cope alongside my other difficulties.
I ask her if my symptoms could be fibromyalgia she she said it could be and gave me some pain killers Naproxen to try to see if l feel any better
I was wondering if it was common practice for a Gp to describe pain killer without seeking a formal diagnosis can your Gp just diagnosis an give you meds to help symptoms.
I am asking this as a have emotional issues and have a formal diagnosis for that but l,find that my Gp is sometime dismissive of other physical issues and connects everything to my mental health
I was wondering if anyone could share there experiences of trying to get a formal diagnosis and receive support in managing the symptom.