So I finally went to the doctors recently with my concerns about my body/joint pains and fatigue (along side a long list of other symptoms) and my thoughts that it could be arthritis, fibro or ME/CFS.
He has advised me that many medical experts believe fibro is caused by an intolerance to pain. Is this true and is there a scientific basis for this? I was perfectly nice but secretly felt a little insulted by it as, in normal circumstances where pain is involved like accidental straightener/oven burns and waxing myself etc., I seem pretty brave, but then again I'm always in pain and suffer with ridiculously painful periods so maybe I do struggle to cope with pain?
I know lots have you have probably been researching and following fibro for years so just wonder if this is the leading medical view right now?
He has been pretty thorough and ordered bloods and suggested perhaps a referral or treatment with gabapentin but also said I may not want to be put in the 'box' of being diagnosed with this? hmmm.
Thanks in advance for any advice. x