I have been stumbling around here reading the post trying to get a grasp on what to expect. I have suffered many of my fibro symptoms for years... even told years ago that I had fibro, but I was younger then and busy being mom, wife and worker. This past spring I injured my back, and was on reduced hours at work trying to recover, then the fibro kicked in. WOW... I had know idea it could get this bad, the fatigue was horrific, the fog is another story, I hurt from head to toe. Thats when I went to my family Dr. he sent me for blood tests, my rhuematoid factor came back slightly elevated 20 is normal mine was 28, the joint pain is another story. He has refered me to a rhuemy that specializes in fibro, but I think I may also have RA. time will tell... before I see the rhuemy in Dec. I have to have xrays and follow up blood work, to see where things are at now.
I am now back to full work hours, back has improved, I do still stuggle with mild fatigue and the joint pain and stiffness.....oh and the fog! I have found the post very helpfull and some of you guys and gals make me chuckle, I love the post regarding the fog I can totally relate. Just today I made a coffee ( sounds simple enough) well I have one of those one cup coffee makers, Today I discovered it works better with the cup under the drip thingy.....I thought of all those post I had read, I now feel I am in the right place.
My family dr gave me naproxen and amitipyline?......sleep was another story, waking up more tired then i went to bed and the pain. I am now finding that I have good days and bad days the bad days are exhausting doing nothing, the good days I try to do as much as i can, and yes I then pay for it....thanks for being here, I look forward to getting to know you all alot better. I am looking forward to seeing the rhuemy and this time when I am told "its Fibro" I will agree.
Family Dr DX Fibro, possible Rhuematoid Arthritis(going to Rhuemy Dec.2)
no meds yet, waiting to see Rheumy.........
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