I am new to the group and to be honest not even sure if I should be as not had a formal diagnosis yet.
I know that everything has to be ruled out first, but it is so frustrating. I am a 43 years old and up until recently I was working full time and although life was stressful (my partner has a brain injury) I was coping.
This has knocked me for six. I have seen a rhumatolgist who said that I have clinical evidence of possible fibromyalgia. He wants to rule out everything else first. Think things were confused by the fact I had a response to steroids. Although I still have pain.
I'm struggling with the different pains I get to be honest. The sharp pains are the worst.
I currently have a really sharp pain going down my right arm towards my hand. Usual sore shoulders and hip pains too. Are sharp pains normal?
I am still on steroids and am trying to reduce these, I am also on amytripyliine. Nothing else. I have had bloods and will check tomorrow if results are back. The rheumatologist also suggested X-rays which I've not yet had.
I have tried a lot of things just brought some turmeric to try.
I am sorry for waffling I am just having a day when I'm feeling sorry for myself.
Do I sound like fibro and how do you manage?
I keep telling myself things could be worse but not really sinking in.