Good morning all, I came across your group a few weeks ago and have been "standing at the back of the room listening in on all your conversations!" Have finally plucked up the courage to speak as I you are all so friendly and helpful despite the various pains you are coping with. I have not been diagnosed with fibro yet, despite suffering loads of symptoms since about age 15, I have recently turned 50 and finally saw a GP a month ago who said he though this is what I have. I had to make an appointment to see him the next day so he could write down all my symptoms for referral to rheumatology department but unfortunately he was called away and the lady doctor I saw instead didn't want to "step on his toes" and sent me away with a prescription for dehydracodeine tablets instead. I have been taking them, am finding they do sort of numb the pain but that only lasts for about 1 - 2 hours. I was told I could also take paracetamol or ibuprofen in between but have had those on prescription for years and I would be as well taking Smarties for all the good they do. I do need to go back & try to see the first doctor but was so pleased that he had given me some hope that my pain etc was not all in my head, that I never got his name to will have to try to describe him to the Gestapo at reception as best I can! Thank you all for cheering me up with your funny stories when I'm wide awake in the wee small hours and I'm Riverdancing in bed with jumpy legs, and also for reassuring me that I'm not going mad!
Wishing you all a day that is as comfortable as it possibly can be xx