Hello, I am new and never posted here before. I see a Rheumatologist because my family doctor didn't want to deal with my pain issues. He has tested me for RA it was negative, my inflammation rate was double what it should be. He tells me I have fibro (guessing that is the easy answer since I am bipolar). I keep telling him it is my joints not my muscles. My hands and fingers are tingly all the time. I wake up in the morning (if I sleep much) and my back and limbs are so stiff. Fingers swollen and a couple fingers hurts like heck to bend. I am on Cymbalta, Lyrica and Tramdol for the "condition". He said yesterday that my fibro symptoms are better...no da!! I never had fibro symptoms!!! Then he told me that he doesn't know what to do..I don't fit the normal criteria.
Should I see a pain management doctor? What will they do? I will be 40 this Friday and I feel 85 on a daily basis. I want to be able to function and enjoy my 12 year old son. I find I am irritable so much because I am in so much pain.