My GP says he’s pretty sure I have fibromyalgia after going back and forth to him with different symptoms for almost a year. I now have an appointment at the hospital in early December with a rheumatologist to discuss the symptoms further, have a full examination and hopefully receive a diagnosis.
Over the last few months my symptoms have gotten worse and more diverse and I can barely stand it anymore. I constantly feel tired no matter how much sleep I get and the minute I do anything like make a meal or go shopping I feel exhausted and have to rest. I get what my doctor says is tension headaches all the time and feel as though I am allergic to everything! My nose, ears and throat constantly itch (sometimes unbearably) and and I’m always sneezing. I always feel as though I am about to get a sore throat and ear ache and then it goes away. I have chest pains that feel like I’m having a heart attack and I get stabbing pains that feel as though they are underneath my ribs. My back constantly aches but when I try to sit or lye comfortably I get stabbing pains and can barely sleep in the early hours. My ankles feel as though they are sprained even though I haven’t done anything to them. I bruise so easily and the slightest touch feels so painful. Even running a finger over my skin sometimes feels as though I have sunburn or something similar. My arms and hands and legs and feet go numb all the time and sometimes I get what feels like hot pin pricks in them. When I walk sometimes or am lay down I get shooting pains down my legs. My Doctor says I have IBS and I spend all my time either constipated or with diarrhea and horrible stomach cramps.
I feel like I am going insane and I can’t cope. I’m quite sure I sound like a hypochondriac but I really do experience these symptoms on a daily basis. Am I alone in this or do other people with Fibromyalgia have these troubles?
I am on anti inflammatory tablets(pregabalin after gabapentin wasn’t working) but they barely do anything. How can I live like this for the rest of my life?
I have had many blood tests to rule out any other defficiences etc.