My name is Jan. I was diagnosed with FM a good 15yrs ago now, although I was told I had RA & even treated for RA for many yrs & it was not until a few yrs ago that I sent for my own medical records & saw it in black & white "This Lady has Fybromiagia" for many years I was told by my partner..your alway ill. Told by many different doctors & even a specialist doctor that I had nothing wrong with me & remember thinking I was either going mad or had a life threatening illness & they just were'nt telling me. I was told I was depressed and constantly offered anti depressants but the only reason I was depressed was because I knew I had something wrong with me but nobody would acknowledge it.
Now finally I know I have nerve damage in my back & some arthritis & fybromyagia.
So yeah thats me. In pain most of the time and although I am only 60yrs old I feel like im about 80 or 90. Struggle to walk far & have to use a stick which also gives me pain so dont know how much longer i will be able to walk far. Well I now feel like im writing a book lol so ill finish here. Happy New Year to all & hope its a good 1.