I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year after being sent to a rheumatologist. Felt like I was kind of given a label and discharged. I belong to a doctor's surgery so more often than not I see different doctors. I noticed last time I went I flashed up as a " frequent user" which made me feel like a bit of a fraud. They sent me back to rheumatology in December for pain advice and was diagnosed for a second time and referred back to the doctors to be sent to a pain clinic. The doctors phoned to say they cannot access a pain clinic but will refer me to a chronic fatigue clinic around 25 miles away!
I have so many questions to ask but I'm sure that putting them all in this blog would make me sound like a hypochondriac!
I'm a single parent with a 13 year old son ( with hearing loss in both ears and terrible self esteem issues) . I work full time as an assistant teacher ( I teach full classes every afternoon and assist in the mornings). Money worries up to my eyeballs. Had an asthma episode yesterday ( just one of my new found illnesses!) and am hoping the only way is up!
Ok first question... I take citalopram 40mg,levothyroxine, omaprozole, asthma inhalers, prescription strength co codamol ( for 2 and a half years) and dosulepin. The dosulepin are meant to relax me and stop my jaw from clenching. It no longer works. Anyone else had this experience? Is there anything else I can ask for? I'm on the highest strength now ( 100mg)
Phew! I've been brave enough to write a blog!