Seeing as I cannot get and nobody can diagnose what this “NEW” pain is all about, i started doing some research of my own.
What I came up with is Fibromyalgia.
After speaking to a few people in various support groups, and a couple friends, it would appear that this is possibly what I have. This would also explain the numerous symptoms I’ve been having, which ALL match the symptoms of Fibromyalgia.
Now of course I am no doctor, and I’m not going to self diagnose myself, because probably it will turn out to be nothing as per usual. But I went to my GP today (19th December) and discussed my thoughts with her. It would have been handy though for her to have checked my records and see that yes, in fact, I have had back surgeries and suffer with Chronic Pain, before asking silly questions. Alas the silly questions were asked.
Anyway, my research notes I had taken with me were kept by her, so she could write a referral to Rheumatology, presumably to use my information, rather than hers and to describe what I had discovered.
So, for once in my “complex” medical history, I’m not being denied any treatment, or being seen as a drug seeking hypochondriac, she’s actually referring me, which was kind of weird! Normally it’s a battle to get anywhere with them, but today she must have been in a festive mood!!
So… Day 1 of my new journey. Let’s see where this one takes me.