I'm concerned that I have maybe been misdiagnosed and the way I feel is really getting me down, the thought of being like this for the rest of my life is unbearable I will try to say all my symptoms and perhaps you would be kind enough to give me your thoughts.
If I stay at home and do nothing my pain is not bad, but if I go out somewhere maybe just to do a weekly shop or something similar I am in agony, not only when I return but for the next couple of days, my knees are the worst ( I have been told that my right knee should be replaced, but the consultant asked me to think about it, as it is a big operation and if my life is affected by fibromyalgia will it be worth it.) sorry sort of went of on a tangent then, also back pain, ankles, fingers, wrists, hips and just about anywhere. I cannot remember anything of what has been told to me, doing more than a normal person would do of silly and dangerous things putting a flame on an empty frying pan instead of the pan next to it with water and eggs in, putting something on the hob and then forgetting until someone else tells me they can smell burning, putting taps on and forgetting I had until flooded the kitchen, forgetting how to spell the simplest of words etc. etc. Periods when I just cannot force myself to do anything. Sleeping very erratically. I have suffered with anxiety and depression for a long while which with very strong meds I think is under control for now. I have also been diagnosed with COPD. and also have a sacral nerve simulator which was inserted due to overactive bladder. I think that sums up all my ailments. Although my husband has read various things about fibro he still doesn't understand and says things like yeah I'm in pain......tired too. By the way I am 60. Sorry for such a long message. I am taking pregablin, nortriptalin and 15mg morphine based patch. Love Sturdy