I have been suffering from excruciating pain in various place for the last ten years,I have an as yet unspecified arthritis(awful gp,more on that later),hypothyroidism,IBS etc.After my anti depressants building up to the stage where I was so sick of the pain and NO diagnosis that my husband carted me back to the GP to complain.I have been on max amount of Gabapentin for 2 yrs,as well as most other drugs you can think of and have yet to be referred to a specialist as apparently my GP is one..hmmmmm.
Under my Hubby's wrath the doc said well yes this is down to the Fibromyalgia. Would have been nice to know this yrs ago.
Am now on morphine at night which works a little for my poor sleep.
It's fantastic to know that I'm not losing the plot or am a hypochondriac!
Unless you experience it then you can't imagine the devastating impact it has on day to day life.From being a guilt ridden parent because you can't do what the kids want you to do to being an unreliable colleague and a hit and miss wife
Good vibes to you all