This weekend has been an awful painful one. Last week the rheumatology doctor said I had early osteoarthritis. She said I have had this for a while, however my GP failed to tell me. The pain in my joints is very bad, but this weekend my leg has giving way more times than enough, with pain. I find the normal every day things like putting my coat on or lifting a kettle painful. I was previously told by my GP that I had fibromyalgia and there was no cure. Well I suggested that - as I looked up my symptoms and came to a possible diagnose myself. It was not until I complained to my GP about a painful hip that she referred me to a physiotherapist, then after to a rheumatologist. Even then my GP (who was running late) at the time, said it may not do any good being referred as if you have fibromyalgia you will have pain all over anyway. Well this morning I was crying with pain, and I could honestly feel my knee joint rubbing against my skin, it was horrible. My partner has said I should get a knee brace like bandage, does anyone have one or could they suggest something.
I really feel that these doctors and hospitals don't suffer any pain or probably think you over exaggerate.
Sorry to moan