This is the first time I've posted on the site and could really benefit from some guidance from other fibro sufferers.
I'm 32 and recently diagnosed with Fibro after 8 months, of being wrongly diagnosed with various ailments.
I have a 9 month old son and the Fibro happened two weeks after having him. Some days I cant pick him up and have to take him to a carer for the day, most days I can't even play with him because I don't have the energy, or in too much pain to get on the floor and play around.
Prior to my diagnosis, my GP told me o was suffering with depression because whenever I spoke of my pain I would become emotional (what did she expect when I'm in agony 24 hours of the day and have a baby to look after?), I refused this diagnosis and went on to research my symptoms which are all the fibromyalgia symptoms. When I went back to the Gp and told her I think I have fibromyalgia she agreed and only prescribed me anti-depressants.
I felt at the time that this was a round about way of giving me anti depressants given that she felt I was depressed, but my question is are fibro patients always prescribed anti-depressants and do they work? I've had my prescription sitting on a shelf for weeks and don't know what to do. I'm scared I will become totally bed bound by (mixing fibro tiredness and anti-depressant lethargic side effects.
Have anti depressants help others and what else should the GP be doing for me? She simply sent me away with anti-depressants and that was it. I buy 4 boxes of paracentamol and ibuprophen a week for my pain.