I have Fibro as well as AP. It took a long time to correctly diagnose me, but i understand your struggle with physical pain and not getting answers and relief. I was finally referred to a rheumatologist who was able to put a name to my pain. Having said that, alot of people, both medical professionals and ordinary people will try and tell you its in your head cos its invisible. I spent more time in the 'too hard' basket than i care to remember.
Even after diagnosis, treatment has not been a huge success for me. I am truly sorry you are suffering in such an acute manner and hope you can get some relief. Could you have Bursitis, or a similar joint inflammation? See if you can get into a Rheumatologist.
Prayers and love,
During your physical exam, your doctor may check specific places on your body for tenderness. The amount of pressure used during this exam is usually just enough to whiten the doctor's fingernail bed. These 18 tender points are a hallmark for fibromyalgia.
While there is no lab test to confirm a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, your doctor may want to rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms. Blood tests may include:
I hope you will soon find relief from your pain and please know we are here for you. When I am down and out with a lot of pain or just do not feel well I cry too so your in good company. The tears do let out some of the anxiety and stress you are feeling.
Take care and keep on talking with us,