About 3 years ago my doctors referred me to hospital as I kept haveing bad symptoms of pain in different parts of my body.The rheumatologist gave me certain exercises and I also had a foot X-ray..She told me that my pain was not arthritis or rheumatoid and that it was fibromyalgia, I had never heard this name before.. So I just took her word for this and took pain tablets when required and she prescribed me with Amitriptyline for night times...Sometime the pain gets very bad in different parts of my body usually at evenings and mornings,At one time I could not put weight on my left leg and had to crawl up my stairs and lean on wall to slide down then I would be fine after a few days I find it unbelievable to be in such pain and then for things to be fine.But as time went on this was causing me to have lots of days off work with the ups and down and my employer was not happy so I finished and started looking for other work as my job involved heavy lifting and this tolled on me at night timesand mornings...I am 56 and keep applying for jobs but have not even been asked for interviews ..So only thing I can think of , it must be my age ,but I will keep on trying as I am not entitled to any benefits as my husband works full time and our funds are getting very low and he even has to pay for my dental treatment..
But getting back to the point as I am tending to go on a bit, I was haveing a lot of pain in my foot which is causing me to stay in more because I have to take my shoe off after an hour..So finally got an appointment to see if I could have an X-ray The on call doctor (who we tend to get now) examined my foot and I said I was wondering if it was down to my condition fibromyalgia, At that point he looked on my notes and told me he couldn’t see the name fibromyalgia and that it just said my condition was down as chronic pain.not fibromyalgia. So I am now thinking what is my diagnosis?
By the way he wouldn’t let me have a X-ray and told me to buy some in steps they will help,!,