good luck to you sue. i know what you mean....unfortunately. people do not understand the pain. and chronic pain is not normal and at times truly unbearable.
The doctor has already answered my message. She has decided that I have osteoarthritis based on having met me one time and the few blood tests she ran. In the message I told her that I had osteoarthritis in my neck from a prior injury and asked if compensation for neck pain could be the cause. I also explained that I do not hurt all the time, but have bouts of dull throbbing and extreme pain and that a family member suggested I ask about fibromyalgia. She has no x-rays, so how in the world can she know that the diagnosis is osteoarthritis. In her defense, she did send me some valuable information on how to help myself - something my former doctor never ever did. He was worse than horrible. She offered to refer me to a physical therapist for the osteoarthritis. Maybe I will take her up on that.
This reminds me of the trouble I had figuring out my mamogram results. I had my first mammogram (not sure how to spell, so it will prob be different every time!!) in August of last year. The doc called and said one side was suspicious and wanted me to come right back. Had another mammogram, and an ultrasound two weeks later. They were so rough I was sore for weeks! New doc was not sure, said, it was prob nothing but to come back in 6 months to be checked for changes. Went back in 6 months and got 2 diagnoses one from the radiologist who said there was a benign tumor and to come back in 6 months for monitoring and one from the mammogram specialist who said the findings were normal and to come back in 1-2 years. I guess I will be doing another one in August just to be safe. Honestly, these hmos.
I have moderate arthritis in my neck and it can cause pain but nothing compared to the fibro pain. Please keep having them look into the fibro. I don't want them to just treat your neck and overlook that you may have this. Also, to have Physical Therapy they would have to be more careful with you.
I said this before but I am so fortunate to have a great Dr. You should not have to go through all this! Jeesh! I hope this new Dr. is going to help you get some answers. Enough is enough. GamJill