I'm fairly new around here and would love to get to know you all. I've responded in a few threads, but haven't started one of my own. (Til now :)
From the time I went to the doctor - to the time of my diagnosis was 6 months. Although I just didn't complain about
my pain for years. When my first major fibro flare hit, I went crying to my new GP wondering what could possibly be wrong with me. She immediately suggested fibro, because I had all 18 tender points. I was then sent to a rheumy who did many tests on me and was the most understanding doctor ever. He took 6 months to diagnose me. Which I'm glad about
- it means he did his job.
Although I suffer each day, I've learned to handle things fairly well. Oh, I complain to hubby - but have learned I need to live with this. I can no longer work, and sometimes feel useless in the world. These are my really bad days. Losing weight is a goal of mine right now.
I am married to a great guy. We have 2 children who are married also.
Anyway....my question is - How long for each of your DX for fibro, and are some of you still waiting for that DX?
I look forward to meeting new friends here.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.
fluoxetine (prozac), buspar, abilify, trazodone, lorazapam, nexium, nabumetone, hydrocodone, flexeril, c-pap machine, estrodial patch.