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Sorry for this long depressing post but I am so fed up, I am actually beginning to look forward to the "end" when I will finally be pain free.
I moved GP surgery because I wanted some help, previous GP left and the replacement was never there, was having to wait weeks for an appointment and even then it was only 10 mins. Not enough time to cover most things.
Anyway, I have a number of health problems, will name a few as I go along.
Fibromyalgia - diagnosed in 2011, confirmed by Rheumatologist in 2012
My fibro has never been managed, I was on a cocktail of medication at one point for 2 years, then I took control and tried to help myself. I was taking 4 x 300mg three times a day of Gabapentin. I went from 11 stone to 20 stone. I was a zombie. I was also taking tramadol & oramorph for the pain. I lowered my gabapentin myself to 1 x 300mg three times daily, now I am off it completely because I cant keep putting on weight, but... nothing is helping my pain.
I went to see GP today to find out what I can do with pain, "lose weight" "exercise" "diet" bla bla bla. Why do they put everything down to someone's weight, I have had all of this longer than I have the weight but they just assume its a "lifestyle" change needed.
I cant jog, I cant run, I can hardly walk, not due to my weight, I have bilater plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, torn ligaments in my feet, clawing toes, bilateral posterior tenosynovitis... this along with my Grade IV osteoarthritis after 8 operations on my knees. I have sacroiliac joint disorder (something like that), I have cervical spondylosis in my neck...
So see my point? I am crying every day just for someone to help me cope, nobody listens. I live on my own with my 18 yr old son and my family live 400 miles away. Far too many days now I dont want to wake up. I can hardly move without pain. I have a falls pendant alarm system in my house because I fall over due to my feet/leg problems.
I get swelling around my lower legs which irritates the cellulitis.
I am almost beat, I cant go on like this. I'm 47 and should be able to have a life that I can try to enjoy, but I need help. Never felt so alone in my life..
Is it too much to ask for a GP who would listen and not just assume its caused by my weight
Dunno what to do anymore Sorry
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