I was diagnosed with Fibro and ME two years ago. I just get on with things now, using Tramadol and co codimol to get through the days. When I'm ill I attribute that to ME and any pain I have I attribute to the Fibro. My right knee is excruitiating, I used to run marathons, and this pain feels different to the fibro pain, as when I walk sometime it feels like someone has hit my knee inside out with a sledge hammer and it collapses, but I cant be sure it not the fibro?. Also one of my nipples became inverted at the end of last summer. I did go to the doctor and she examined me and said it was strange but it seemed fine, and may be due to all the meds and the fibro. My nipple is still inverted and I have a deep pain in my breast, but I still cannot work out if its just me worrying, if its the fibro or if it is due to the medications.
Do you think that when we are diagnosed with this illness then everything as just written off as being part of the condition. In a way you feel even more lost after diagnosis.