In reference to my previous post two month ago: I am now in the middle if a big flare up and tried to get an appointment with the rheumy as she asked me to . Alas the earliest they can give me is end if July . I explained that the rheumy wanted to see me whilst in pain and that we had wasted two previous appointment as they happend when I was ok . No lack!!! I am still not diagnosed after 5 years and I am a bit fed up as people don't take me seriously at cause if it , even my husband and friends often discount my pains by saying "everybody gets aches and pains at our age" . But these are not normal aches and pains I try to explain , I feel ill and extremely tired, I shuffle instead of walking , I throb and vibrate internally and I'm stiff . I feel so poorly at times that I cannot function and I end up in tears. But at other times I'm perfectly ok , full of energy and active. I'm seeing GP tonight and my husband is coming with me as we want a final diagnosis . Knowing what we got is half the battle as like this I don't receive any help , no physio , no pain management advice nothing . I have survived with only natural supplements but now its getting worse!
I have now seen the GP ( yet a new one) went with my husband for support. She does not believe it's RA as I have no swelling or distortions after 5 years. She thinks it's Chronic pain Syndrome and has prescribed me Amytriptiline 10mg and maybe some physio. She is also writing to the Rheumy to see if she can see me soon rather than later as they want to be sure it's not RA . Meanwhile I am in a lot of pain and can hardly walk. I'm so fed up!