First post... Please be friendly
I have had fibromyalgia symptoms for the last 2 years and was diagnosed about 5 months ago, after having what feels like every blood test under the sun, an ultrasound and an MRI. I tried amitryptiline for a couple of months but didn't get on with it, and have been on gabapentin in increasing dosages for the last 5 months, but my symptoms just keep getting worse. I feel faint most of the time and have problems with blurred vision, and increasing problems with muscle tremors which are making it difficult for me to do my job. And of course the widespread pain.
My mum is urging me to go back to the doctor, have more tests, get a second opinion and get referred to the fibromyalgia clinic in London, but I just can't face going through all that pain and spending that many spoons. I hate going places with my fibro and blood tests make me feel like I'm going to collapse. I can't see how that will make it any better - after all, there's no cure for fibro, so what's the point?
Am i crazy here, or is there anything out there that's helped anyone else?