Can I share some information I was given, I had both an endoscopy and sigmoidoscopy around 9 years ago. The Dr performing these procedures told me beforehand there are 2 groups for whom they adjust how they do these procedures.One was Fibro sufferers, I cannot remember the other ( Diabetics I think ?) She said the muscles tend to be very ridged and tear very easily in Fibro sufferers so they need more time to SLOWLY guide the scope as there is more resistance.I felt very reassured by her knowledge and had the procedure done with no problems. I have now just had a colonoscopy by another Dr who I informed that I suffer with Fibro but got no such reassurance or feedback and it was not successful in terms of extreme pain, healing, profuse bleeding etc,it was not done with the same consideration and understanding of the condition and I am suffering still 5 days later and have had to be re admitted to hospital for several days due to haemorrhaging. I often find there are huge gaps in medics understanding/education if this condition which is very worrying ! Please pass this information on to any Dr's you may encounter,it is up to them if they wish to take note but at least make them aware. I have found this with optician's also as the eyes are often affected by fibro in many ways.
I recently had an eye test at Specsavers with a young Guy who looked no more than 15yrs old but was shocked to find he had a huge understanding of the affects of this condition on the eyes and he taught me masses! It is a widely misunderstood and dismissed health condition, I always feel it's a bit like the dyslexia debate between educational professionals, those who believe it exists v those who dismiss it as an excuse to not learn... pure ignorance!!
So please spread the word.