If like me you have spent months and even years suffering with Fibromyalgia, felt completely helpless and even felt disspair I really recommend seeing a rheaumatologist about Sjogrens Disease.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 years ago. I saw 2 chiropractors, referred for physio twice, seen a gastroenterologist and had multiple blood tests, x-rays, MRI's and ultrasounds. most of my treatment was self funded as my GP refused to refer me to a pain clinic or a rheumatologist. My GP constantly told me that I hAve Fibromyalgia and need to accept it and manage it with pain killers.
I struggled to accept that Fubromyalgia is my life and that I will never be able play on the floor with my son, but not feeling supported by my GP I paid to see a rheaunatologist privately for a second and final opinion.
2 months later and further extensive tests the rheumatologist diagnosed me Sjogens disease which has many similarities to fibromyalgia. I was put on medication and now feel like a new person. I can get on the floor and play with my son, I'm no longer in daily agony, I wake up and go to sleep like a baby, my fibro fog has gone.
I really wanted to share my story with you in case anyone else is not being taken seriously by their Gp and possibly being misdiagnosed as I was.
To think I still could be living in constant pain had i not seeked help feels like a blessing.
I know this might not be the answer for all of you but misdiagnosis does happen and I wouldn't want anyone to suffer because of ignorance (from your healthcare professionals).
Wishing you all a pain free evening my fibro friends.