It took around 5 yrs for a diagnosis of FM and Myofacial pain syndrome. Going in and out of the ER rooms, Urgent Care rooms. Missing work from being bed ridden. Using a cane and wheelchair. Barely got on the right meds in May and now the rheumatogist wants all meds discontinued. I waited in the pharmacy for 2-3 hrs to get refills since May. The meds are working for me. The Dr. thinks I'm too young in my 20's to be on meds. She wants me to diet and excercise. That's the cure to FM.
I set up to see a new rheumatologist. I think some Dr's. don't believe this illness exist and it is frustrating.
Fm hit's anyone at any age. I have the book it does not discriminate by gender either. I noticed the new Dr's. out of med school know more about
FM and believe it. I've see so many Dr.'s I don't want to go to the Dr.'s Finding parking, driving there, waiting for 2hrs to see the Dr., waiting 3hrs to get the prescript
ion. I have to do this otherwise I can't walk, get out of bed, work or drive. What doesn't the rheumatogist get. Just discrimination.