Hi, I'm new here...looking for some support and advice I guess.
I saw a Rheumatologist yesterday after over a year of generalised pain (which has been getting increasingly worse and more frequent since the Spring) - he diagnosed me with Chronic Pain Syndrome. I tried to question what this meant as I have never heard of it before; he just said it was an umbrella term and he was telling my GP to prescribe pregablin and these would also 'help my mood.' I told him my mood was fine, he just nodded and looked at me sympathetically. I thought, 'oh well at least I have some sort of diagnosis - the internet will have loads of info and advice' but no, I can't find anything official on UK websites. So, I'm feeling really down as everyone was saying how much better I would feel once I have a diagnosis/know what I'm dealing with. I feel like I have been fobbed off or that my transparency about my mental health has been used against me (I have suffered with depression in the past and do still get anxiety sometimes).
After my last bout of depression, I really turned my life around - I returned to study, I felt happy and positive, I kept active, socialised more etc. but this pain is stopping me doing just normal day to day things.
I do have an appointment with an Endocrinologist next month due to low calcium levels, but the GP has already said it is highly unlikely I'll get a diagnosis from them and it is more just to rule a rare condition out.
Anyway, I've been up all night, in pain, mind racing.....I wasn't prepared for such a 'non-diagnosis' and I don't know what the future holds for me.