Hi Boo...most of my pain is on the right side. I get a burning occasionally all over, but the stabbing pain is one sided and I have been told I have fibro. I too, up until recently, have done all kinds of strenuous activities, including moving heavy furniture by myself out of my moms house after she died. I have been luckier than most and have extensive periods of time when I hardly notice the pain. But the flares bite....and this one has lasted for months. Sometimes I think finding a doctor to treat this condition is worse than the disease. Find one you trust and knows something about fibro...telling you that you don't have fibro because every square inch of your body doesn't hurt is ridiculous.
thanks so much for the replies it means a lot.
After talking to my husband and telling him what happened and what i think of the situation i went to bed last night and decided something.
I got up this morning, i'm going swimming, i'm getting out on my bike and i'm going back to work next week.
I agree with you, there are differing levels of FM and like you i have good days and bad. I firmly believe i have had such a long period of time since it's been this bad the i've forgotten how bad it can get. I also think it's the fertility drug i took that has flared it up. Stress is also a major trigger.
Like you say, only i know my body, and to me i have all the classic FM symptoms. So i'm going to believe in my rhumatologists diagnosis in the same way as i believe my fertility specialists treament.
I think i did fall into a trap of going to too many different doctors and just confusing myself. But, it's not till it was pointed out to me here that i made that connection.......there goes my brain not sparking again! sometimes i need to see it in plain text in front of me to GET IT.
So I am accepting i have FM, there's not a lot i can do about the OA progressing and as long as i have the support of you guys i think it'll get easier.
Thank you so much and i'm glad i found you.