I too am new, I go to my first rhuemy appt. on the 27th. Your story sounds like me to the letter, even the amitiptylin from my family dr. I don't like meds.....so I have yet to start them I was hoping to wait till I see the rhuemy to start them. I am in pain, the 27th couldn't come fast enough. I have had this for atleast 10 years atleast that was when I was told I had it, I was to busy and 10 years younger to have to slow down, this past summer it stopped me in my tracks. Now I am a believer, I'm 39, you? As far as the shortness of breath, I don,t have that......depending on the severity could it be a little anxiety from being run down and not sleeping and not feeling well. This FM sure has alot of twists and turns to it, Did you have any bloodwork? I did my RF came back abit elevated, so the rhuemy will have to figure out if I also have rhuematoid arthritis as well. I have noticed here, alot of the members are on the amitriptlylin, I am sure once you start getting better sleep you will feel somewhat better.....keep in touch I hope this helped.
Family Dr DX Fibro, possible Rhuematoid Arthritis(going to Rhuemy Dec.2)
naproxen, amitiptilyne ( haven't really worked) waiting to see Rheumy.........
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