I am new here and this my very first post so be gentle :)) I have been dx with fibro about 5 years ago by my GP she pressed the pressure points gave me some citalopram and amytriptiline and sent me on my way.
I have always accepted that I have fibro and only 2 days ago I have been referred to a rheumy for the first time but I would like to explain my symptoms and see if they correspond to what others are going through.. I do have pressure point pain but I also have pain literally everywhere if u press all up my arms legs, my back shoulders neck is so stiff and painful and my buttocks aswell it's more of a dull ache than a pain but it is very debilitating I get shooting electric shock pain on my right ankle that comes on with no warning that literally measles me scream out in pain... My anxiety and depression is very bad at the moment and I could literally sleep ALL day long.... I have severe morning stiffness when i get up and my hands are so swollen and stiff I am married with 2 teenage children and I work every day but I am really really struggling right now...Does this defo sound like fibro?i have had every bloody test going and apart from a slight underactive thyroid there is nothing which I am obviously pleased about but it's making me feel like I am a hypochondriac and I know my symptoms are very very real. Oh and just quickly, 2 other things...
1/ I am finding work so difficult but can't afford to give up as we are in in debt as my husband works if I was to quit my job due to health reasons would I get benefits? I have never claimed before so i have no idea my husbands salary will not cover mortgage all bills and our debt aswell
2/ I quit smoking 6 weeks ago which I know is a good thing but I have never ever felt so bad.. I am late for work most days as I literally can't get out of bed and when I get home from work I just want to sleep where I ache and hurt so much can anyone relate to this from giving up cigs? I thought it as supposed I make fibro better?
Thanks for reading sorry for rambling and gentle hugs to all xxx