Hi there everyone hope people are doing well and looking forward to Christmas. I am wondering if anyone else out there has 'mild fibromyalgia'?
I posted originally back in the summer, and it's now been 5 months I've been having unexplained bodily aches and pains following having an IUD contraceptive fitted for the first time in July (I had it taken out a week later, but the mostly back and leg dull aches and heaviness continued) I'd convinced myself for months I had Fibro and was ready for the worst.
After GP doing non-eventful bloods and back MRI and months of waiting to get a referral, I finally saw the doctor at the hospital last week, and after listening to my symptoms and doing the tender point test (which by the way, he very lightly touched me in the areas. I was expecting serious poking and pressure! I didn't react at all to any) said I have 'bits of fibro', and 'mild fibro' - didn't formally diagnose me. He said even he has had elements of fibro before in times of stress. He was very nice and relaxed, said not to worry and to try and get on with life and not stress (I am able to live a fairly normal life thankfully apart from the annoyingness of the aches because I don't currently have any sleep issues and the pain isn't too bad, but have been very worried about it all and wondering if it could get worse) - doing more blood tests and a nuclear bone scan to rule out any underlying issues.
Curiously he said it would likely 'go away in time' - something I have never heard before. Now I have to trust this man, a senior Rheumatologist in London for over 20 years - but it did surprise me. I suppose I do have it mildly, with seemingly no underlying conditions, or sleep issues. I had a shock to my system with the IUD, and had been having quite a stressful year, plus worrying about whether I had Fibro or some kind of IUD poisoning massively gave me health anxiety over the summer - so maybe this all contributed.
I'm trying to be upbeat and not dwell and Google stuff, have been enjoying massages and trying to enjoy every day - but I am curious to see what others reckon. Remember that I don't have any other health complications.