Nicky, first of all, Welcome to the forum. Pls don't feel like a fraud for hanging around, this is how you can learn to 'arm' yourself for the dr. visits. lol. On the first page there is a section up top called Fibro 101, read thru all that, it has some great info, there is a list of symptoms for Fibro, print it out, ck off your symptoms or use a hi-lighter, bring it to your dr. I had to do this w/ my dr and tell her I believe I have Fibro. She was hard to convince at first, so I had to put it in black and white. She then told me she thought I had Fibro, and wanted me to go to rheumy to confirm dx.
A lot of the symptoms you mentioned go hand in hand w/ FMS, and when you have all that stuff going on and no real validation, it is very depressing. For all their education, some drs. do not see the 'big picture'.
This is a good place to come to learn, to vent, to share, and yes, even laugh. Read over some of the earlier posts, too. Keep posting, it does help to get it out of your system. Also, read over the older posts, too.
Hope you have a good evening. Hope the rest of the family can chip in and help prepare dinner, it will make it easier on everyone to share the work.
God bless. Alice.
Hi Nicky and Welcome!
Sounds like fibro symptoms to me also, and you are welcome here anytime!! I was fortunate to have found a good Dr. and this great support group right away. I would continue to seek out a Dr. that knows something about FM instead of just making a statement and prescribing Amitryptyline. Thats not good enough.
I also grind my teeth at night and wear a mouthpiece. Does help a little. Sounds like your quality of sleep is poor also- another symptom of fibro!
Just do the best you can each day and recruit family to help until you can get this figured out. The group will be here for you! GamJill