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!

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  • That's a shame as the osteopath I go to is brilliant in treating whichever part is worst, neck shoulder, knee or whatever is worst that day.Sounds like you went to the wrong one. Hope you have better luck with the chiropractor.

  • Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience at the osteopath. I see a cranial osteopath every couple of months and she knows I have fibro but is very understanding and very helpful. I think you just came up against the wrong osteopath. Hopefully you will be better cared for by the chiropractor. Gentle hugs Steph

  • I am so genuinely sorry to read this and it is awful! I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • I don't think it's down to avoiding any of the treatment types but finding a practitioner that's recommended by someone else. Just like any professions there are good and bad, including GPs.


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