Went to Rheumy appointment because of joint stiffness, pain and swelling. Discussed my medical history with registrar and pointed out that i was unhappy about going down the road of a second fibro diagnosis as i didnt fully beleive the condition was real or helpful. Registrar seemed to agree with me and said that people would beg him for a fibro diagnosis..i replied i am not one of them.
After seeing registrar i was seen by theconsultent and was told that the swelling was in my soft tissue and not joints...he then concluded that I had fibrmyalgia...a diagnosis i was not happy to accept.
He proceeded to say that many many patients wanted this diagnosis to claim benefits or were malingerers. As i was not either of those two he said he had no doubt that i had fibromyalgia.
I feel like giving up.. no more appointments for me its too stressful..
Thanks fo listening