Hello I have been recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis. After suffering so much pain when doing every day things, I looked up my symptoms and thought I had fibromyalgia. The symptoms of pain along with not sleeping, sensitive to noise, and even memory loss all fitted. However, when I visited my GP she said yes it looks like it, and after a quick 5 mins with her, she scribbled down a doctor to look up on the computer and that was it. It was not until I noticed one of my hips out of shape I went back to see another GP and she sent me to a physiotherapist. He told me there was nothing he could do as I was sensitive all over, and suggested a rheumatologist, this is how I found out I had osteoarthritis. Actually it was in my notes but my GP failed to tell me this. Do you know this is now my comfort site and I know people do care here. Karen xx
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