Really need some help/advice please 🤞
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 3 years ago after 8 years of symptoms and I'm now struggling more than ever. Is it normal for rheumatologist/GP to provide no treatment at all?
I've tried taking amitriptyline and pregabalin (separately for 6-8 months each) and no relief. I paid for regular chiropractic treatment for 2 years which only offered slight relief for a couple of days. Been referred to physio who told me they cant help with FM. GP told me CBT could help but it's not funded on NHS due to FM treatment being 'nonessential.'
I eat a healthy diet - vegetarian and always eat meals from fresh fruit and veggies with help from my partner.
I am struggling to live anything close to a normal life, continue going to work and socialising. I'm 25 and have experienced symptoms since the age of 14 and as the years go by my health is only getting worse.
Please can you give me information on what help you've got from medical professionals? Also, what you've found to help self manage your symptoms?
Thanks so much