So I saw a rheumatologist yesterday who has diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis and started me on treatment for that. I know it seems weird but this is really good news to me!! It means that something might be able to stop the pain being there rather than just managing it.
I'm only on one of the treatments she'd give me as my white blood cell count is really low. My GP ignored this altogether but she's going to ask them to investigate it. She was a great rheumatologist. The one I saw for the FM/ME diagnosis was awful and I left in tears after a 5 minute appointment. Then I put £200 on my credit card to see a private rheumatologist who did nothing.
I'm guessing that there will still be FM issues, but the joints and some of the fluey feelings may be better. It takes ages for the meds to start working though.
Just wanted to share anyway!