hi everyone i am 31 year old female I have been suffering with a lot of symptoms for the past 3 years I went to my doctor with migraines and sore knee hand and feet joints memory problems forgetfulnes losing words etc this has been getting worse over the last year including more symptoms. pins needless numbness severe pain in hands knees feet, fatigue, depression, leg twitching, severe back pain, weakness in the mornings and evenings and a couple more symptoms that I've forgot, I was referred to many doctors haematologist who ran multiple tests and other than being low iron nothing else wrong then I was quite quickly referred over to the neurologist had a appointment within 2 weeks and he ran multiple tests including brain MRI which other than finding trigeminal neuralgia no lesions so could not account for my symptoms. I've been back to my doctors loads and loads of times over the last few years with the same issues and to be fair to them they've been Brill referring me too whoever they thought I may need to see but I suspected I may have arthritis and happened to have a MRI scan on my left hand which they did find arthritis so I went back to the doctors and told them again and was finally referred over to the rheumatologist I had my first appointment today and the consultant has diagnosed me with fibromalgia to which I started to suspect this to be the case I'm so glad I've finally got a diagnosis it feels like it's been a long time coming so I'm very new to all this so my question is what do I do to help myself some days are really painful some are okay am I supposed to claim a benefit or do I leave it, I've already got gabapentin which I was prescribed around year and half a go to help with the pain and my consultant told my that I will be starting this too see if this helps thanks sorry for long winded msg
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