Hello, I am new to all this forum thing but would be nice to get advice from fellow fibro sufferers. Recently been diagnosed after YEARS of being ignored by my doctor (now ex doctor) tolkd me the pains & cramps in my legs was wear and tear. ..I am 32! and was 30 back then. It got worse so I changed doctors.... Lovely man who has put up with me for a while now lol. First diagnosed worth hypothyroidism (which took forever), which explained the tiredness/exhaustion and always getting I'll. I looked into fibromyalgia as I suffer really bad with sensitive skin but my doctor and refferal specialist ignored my thought on this. Had an MRI to find out I have a mild back herniation (slipped disc) ,so thought this was the reason for all my pain....nope! Low and behold it was fibromyalgia....as I had mentioned to them to begin with....gotta laugh it off really.
Anyway rant over....sorry.
The pain seems to have rapidly got worse within the last month.... I take zapain for pain relief but only when in agony as it constipates you and makes me feel drowsy and queasy. I have gabapentin too but problem is I have no patience to see it work as I just want instant pain relief plus I have real issues with taking pills would rather have injections. I can't swallow pills until I get the feeling to swallow otherwise I gag. Sometimes its taken me 10,mins to swallow 1 pill....you can imagine how achey my jaw gets. Doing this everyday 3 times a day.....no thank you.
Am suppose to be seeing someone about a pain management course (4-6weeks it is going to take for them to arrange an appointment apparently). Is this course any good?
Fibro is really effecting my social life and really struggle at work as on feet all day and do lots of heavy lifting and walking up and down 3 flights of stairs everyday.....its a killer! Feel like an old decrepit lady. Would be bliss to go part time I want to break down and cry and hit things most days the pain is that bad or aggravating.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and listen to me rant & moan. .✋👍