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I have just been diagnosed as having Fibromyalgia. I have had achey knees, and hips and pain in my neck and shoulders, restless legs forever it seems, but I hurt my lower back about 3 months ago, and it was suggested I saw the chiropractor. He spent quite some time with me over a period of 8 weeks. He was concerned as my severe pain was not responding. Initially, he thought that because I have hypermobility syndrom and that was holding back the treatment, then he started investigating what I now realise were the trigger points, all of which were painful to a very light touch, sending pains rockerting down legs and arms.
I was told to see my Dr after his diagnosis. I saw my Dr on Moday this week, she agreed that it might be fibro.She said that I was displaying the symtoms, that stress was a major factor, although I don't necissarily 'feel' stressed, but I have a disabled husband, whose health is quickly declining, so I must 'be' stressed, but have learned to hide it!
18 months ago, I lost my voice for 7 months and 2 years previously, my voice went for 8 months. Don't know if anyone else has had this happen?
Having seen my Dr, she precribed citalopram for me. I am not good at taking medication, but agreed to give it a go. I do feel very sick after taking them, but that is not what is worrying me, since I started, and bearing in mind it has only been 3 tablets, my pains are almost unbearable. I feel really awful, every where is so painful,even my fingers hurt. My usual fogginess has increased so much I lose thread mid sentence. The only plus side is I do now sleep for 3-4 hours straight.
I really wanted to ask does it happen with 'new' medication, or is this something I should just work through, or should I go back to my Dr sooner than the 2 weeks I had originally been asked to? I do hope someone will get back to me as I feel 'very at sea' just now. I am off work and just feel awful!
Thanks for taking the time to read this, it has helped to write it down.
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