Was diagnosed with Fibro in 2001. I don't believe it. Mostly because he gave me a couple of pages and had me fill it out. After reading my answers he said I had fibro. I have a hard time believing that.
I've been tested for everything under the sun, had mri, cat, bloodwork anything you can name I've had it checked. So I doubt very seriously I'm dying. I know what I don't have that's for sure. Blood work came back with the anti nuclear antibody thingy sky high, that's it. I feel fibro is the new in thing for doctors when they just plain don't know. My rheumatologist diagnosed me on my first visit
Been on more medicine that anyone should take, ever. Two years ago I said heck with it. Went off all my meds. Cold turkey. That was bad I know but I couldn't stay awake. Moved to a diffrent state and felt pretty good for awhile, but I think the meds were hurting me more than the supposed fibro was. I get my usual symptoms. I've read some of the treads here and it sounds all to familiar.
I refuse to be medicated to death. I also refuse to believe that this isn't something so simple...so simple in fact they are over looking it. You just can't hand someone a fibro diagnosis and walk away like that. Now that I have fibro I can't even get checked out for the flu without someone telling me it's a fibro symptom. Even though I'm snotting all over the place and running a fever. I just get annoyed! I live with it, force myself to move when I can't anymore and collapse in bed. I do take heartburn meds (6 a day) and over the counter sleeping pills on occation and a tylenol. I chalk up the crazy stuff such as hand tremers and facial tics as just a way of life. Now the heart palpatations that wake me up scare the crap out of me though. I make sure I know where bathrooms are where ever I go "just in case" the bowls start to act up. I'm just plain sick of it!