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I've just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia after over 6 years of pain, my last gp was pretty useless and with hindsight I don't know why I kept going to him! I have a new gp now who is fantastic - he actually listens and seems to understand. The previous one had referred me to a neurologist and even though all their tests came back clear he wouldn't try any other routes to a diagnosis. The new doc referred me to a rheumatologist who very quickly diagnosed me. It's such a relief to finally have a name to hang on to all these horrible symtpoms!
I have pain and pins and needles in my hands and feet constantly and on a bad day the pain spreads through my arms and legs as well, also have back pain/tenderness most of the time. I don't sleep well and usually wake up feeling like I haven't slept at all. I get restless legs and irritable bowel and basically have a struggle to get through each day. If I have a busy day and have to do a lot of walking around I can barely stand come the evening.
I'm taking pregabalin, amytriptaline and tramadol which all help a bit. Does anyone have any suggestions for anything else I can do to help?
All suggestions gratefully received!
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