I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia nearly 20 years ago and I have managed to deal with my pain pretty successfully during that time until quite recently. I work for a social services organization which serves persons with disabilities. Recently, I was called upon to attend an event which had me on my feet for 8-10 hours standing on a concrete floor. As you may imagine, the following day, I had excruciating pain in my legs and feet. Since that time, the pain has only escalated and I am now awaiting the decision on my short term disability as I am unable to walk even short distances without pain and neuropathy, I have received some relief from gabapentin (neurontin) but unfortunately, the relief is short lived.
This is a new symptom for me. I am fortunate in that I have a physiatrist who believes in me and understands my symptoms. My primary care doctor only manages to refer me out to other specialists as I believe that she is at her wits end.
I am having some difficulty coping with this new symptom both from a pain and psychological standpoint. I am fortunate to have a partner who is supportive and we are getting along just fine. Better than many in America with its every changing health care landscape. God help us!
Thanks for listening. I wish you all well.