I have read a few posts about appointments so I knew a little of what to expect at my appointment this morning. The consultant was very nice, and understanding. However, she asked what I thought the diagnosis of fibromyalgia would do for me, which threw me a bit, as I hadn’t realised it was an official diagnosis (if there is such a thing). She examined me, and checked if certain joints were painful and did an ultrasound on my hands. She recommended a steroid injection, which I had, and sent me for a raft of blood tests. I brought up vitamin D, which she is checking again - she did seem to know quite a bit about it - but glossed over my low iron, ferritin and folate levels.
I have a leaflet for the injection I had, and a booklet about fibromyalgia. I will be going back in about 6 weeks to let them know if the injection helped at all.
I am pleased that I went, but I don’t really know what to do next. I still suspect that some of my issues are caused by low iron, vitamin D or vitamin B12, or possibly the menopause. Or both. But if I start more supplements, we won’t know if the injection or the supplements has had any effect.