This is my first post on here. I'm after some advice if I may. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia this year after having symptoms for at least 4 years. I initially had problems with my right arm in the elbow which then spread into the shoulder,neck and back.
I was advised early last year after an mri and x ray that i had chronic high tone muscle tension and that basically i may have to live with it.
To cut a long story short i ended up seeing a rheumatologist privately following occupational health advice in April this year as the pain is now affecting my lower limbs and I'm experiencing excessive tiredness.
I'm having a lot of problems with sitting in an upright chair which is a real problem for me as i do a desk job hence i'm currently not at work. I have been prescribed gabapentin with the dosage steadily increasing. While i have noted some mild improvements i'm still getting alot of pain in my hips, buttocks and thighs.
I'm wondering if the problems i'm experiencing with sitting are common for people with fibromyalgia and if anyone has any tips?
I've tried various things such as walking,swimming and seat pads etc to no avail so far.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. X