I was diagnosed with FM 10 years ago by the rheumatologist after the diagnosis he referred me to pain therapy - a 12 week course on coping, given a heap of meds, he also referred to physio who wouldn't do anything because of my pain levels I saw him one more time after this and he sent on my way, leaving me to cop on my own.
Basically my GP just hands out my meds and for the last 9 years or so I have been left to cope with FM on my own.
I was just recently re-referred to rheumatology by the oesto consultant who is treating my OA and operating on my hands as she thinks there is an underlying cause to my joint problems. But on seeing the Rheumatologist he just confirmed the FM diagnosis and sent me on my way again.
So I was wondering how common this is lack of any cohesive treatment.