I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
That is the thing I don't think I have the syptoms of Fibromyalgia either, and when I went down to this doctor I was under the impression I was going down because my back pain due to my herniated disc at T12, But the one Doc had written the consult as Fibromyalgia, triggered by degenerative disc disease with nerve impingement. But this Doc blew me off! But I never thought I had Parkinsons either and after two years that has finally been varified, I don't have it! But they still say there is something else going on besides the bad disc! But no one has been able to say just what! The only thing that keeps popping up fro the Docs is MS, but that has never been confirmed!
As for Fibromyalgia, from what I have been told Medicare recognizes as a legit diagnoses. And that there has been allot of study done on it, and they know allot more about it now than ever before!
You take care of yourself Pamela, I kind of worry about you with your neck!