I am new to this forum.
I have not received a diagnosis of Fibro, my Dr seems to be reluctant to commit to this. I have been tested for Lupus, polymyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis - all negative.
I had a traumatic event some 6 years ago (actually there were several one after another), I think these were a trigger.
I have pain, muscle cramps / spasms. Restless legs at times so bad I cannot tolerate a duvet on them and have to stuff pillows under the bed clothes. I also suffer from Raynaud's in my fingers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome , Diverticulitus, Osteoarthritis and my brain is pretty fuddled much of the time.
I was born with Neurofibromyalgia (NF) which among other things cause Fibromas (tumours) to grow along nerve sheaths. I do not know if there is a link between all these but obviously I have been very greedy to have all these conditions.
Sadly my mother died yesterday and there has to be a post-mortum I am going to sort everything out on my own. So my stress levels are going to go through the roof.
I take Gabapentin, Amitriptyline, they help a bit.
I am going back to the doctors on Friday and seeing someone else in the practice who I hope can help.
I am fortunate that my new neighbour is great, she has similar health issues so we help each other.
My most valuable helpers though are my Cat (BJ) who purrs most of the time and keeps me entertained with her antics. My dog Milo who rarely leaves my side but will not take no for an answer where walkies are concerned!
So life goes on.