Hello everyone, I am a new member to this wonderful site, My health situation is after a work related car accident 7 years ago the hospital diagnosed Ostio-arthritis from X-rays etc..
I tryed all types of therapys to try and improve my condition to get back to my work. unfortunatly I was unable to return and dismissed from my job and provided with a ill health pension from my employers.
I try'ed every type of complimentery treatments and one massage therapist said my symptoms were similair to fibromyalga.. (areas of pain etc..Lower back, neck, knees, hip, shoulders, wrists and elbows, Numbness on both hands during night and limited sleep...
My therapist was a trained nurse but working in the complimentery health and aromatherapy and sport massage physiotherapy.
I received a letter/report on her findings and asked my GP for his thoughts and opinion.
My GP dismissed her findings as no clinical foundation, And dismissed therapists as Quack stuff.!! But might be good if you feel it works??
Anyway, I do not think on the same lines as my Doctor. And feel I may have to seek a doctor that is more open to patent thoughts and ideas.
If I could ask anyone here, How can I find out more or someone in NHS to be able to test and diagnose fibomyalga, Is their a special doctor???that I could talk too.....Do i have to be refered by my own doctor for further tests etc.(I doubt this would happen with my GP)
I use prescribed medication for the pain, which leaves my fogged out and tired for most of the day..
I thank you all in advance for any advice or support......XX