Its been a while since I've posted anything on here.In late September last year on holiday I cycled for the first time in decades. Enjoyed it so much that I cycled another day during the fortnight. However the day before we came home I started to get pain in my shoulder which over the next week traveled down to my lower back. Basically I've had sciatica ever since and have had to wait 13 weeks to get a Physio appointment which I had just after Christmas. During my wait I was seeing a massage therapist but not getting much relief so decided to visit an Osteopath. Just want to flag up that saying I had a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia changed the whole consultation. He treated me as if it was all in my head!! He stroked my back numerous times walked round the table raising and lowering it multiple times and talked about the weather. Not impressed and won't go back.
This experience has made me think twice before admitting I have Fibromyalgia. I am doing physio now but feeling no better . GP gave me Tramadol and suggested I pay to see a private physio due to the waiting time. I just feel so frustrated that the NHS make you wait so long. It seems to me that you only get properly cared for if you are prepared to pay for it. I'm now going to see a Chiropractor as I had a good experience with one over a decade ago. So the moral of my story is either avoid osteopaths or just don't admit you have Fibromyalgia. Something is wrong somewhere!