Hi, I am new to this site and only stumbled across this information re the connection of the thyroid gland not working properly and fibromyalgia in the early hours this morning and it had given me a light at the end of the tunnel.
My symptoms started when I was six months pregnant six years ago, and was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia three and a half years ago. There is only about 4 or 5 of the symptoms listed that I do not have. I have been on various concoctions of medications and nothing has helped. I am currently, with the help of my pain consultant nurse weaning off medications as I am sure the side effects make me worse. I am sleeping less and less hours and have an active five year old daughter. I was forced to give up work a year ago because I was just not managing. The pain, fatigue, sleep deprivation, cognitive impairment and if I continue will list all my symptoms, were just too much for me to cope with.
I have a follow-up with my pain consultant nurse on 23rd February, and want to discuss this with her. Where do I start? What do I say? Are UK professional supportive? I am so fed up with having to pace my life (though not too successfully), choosing what I do and don't do, which at the moment is very little, it takes so much energy to just get up and get my daughter to school on time!