I have been under the neurology pain clinic for a few years because I developed myelopathic pain from a spinal AVM 12 years ago. He definitely thought last time that my increase in pain was not due to the spinal lesion, and was interested in the view of the rheumy consultant. He also seemed to think being on holiday made me better and my symptoms were down to stress. As we all know stress makes it worse . . . . but I am a bit anxious that he will dismiss the fibro and not acknowledge the debilitating symptoms including the pain. As he is a neurologist, I am hoping that he is prepared to acknowledge the nature of fibro - but I reserve my judgement .... having seen that many Drs don't believe the condition has any foundation other than psychological. As others have said - if they could feel the symptoms themselves they would know it wasn't all down to being stressed! I'll update my blog later when I have got back ......
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