When will the doctor look at the whole me and try to understand that it's not that I don't want to help myself. Besides fibromyalgia, I have lower back problems with total collapse disc, modic type 1 vertebrae damage, stenosis, hypertrophy, facet joint problems, and also arthritis in the back, hip, knee, shoulder and jaw (including slipped disc in the jaw joint. Just standing to the washing up, or cook causes me great pain and I start sweating profusely with it. I can't walk far because of pain and balance issues - i have had several falls, so rarely go out anymore. I used to love swimming (in fact I used to do loads of sports) but cant even do this anymore as my shoulder won't let me use my arm for any stroke and the sheer thought of trying to get changed several times a day is just one issue, never mind the practicalities of trying to achieve this in a changing cubicle. I used to love going shopping with my girls, now they go without me because I spent most of the time sitting in cafes waiting for them.
Now having some new health issues and trying everything over the counter I can because don't really want to go to GP with something else, had enough now. Every little thing now just gets me down, my body is not my own anymore!