I sure can see why you are confused and frustrated. Most of us have more than fibro going on but that doesn't mean you have to for a fibro diagnosis. But what concerns me the most is that your doctor is leaving you in uncontrollable pain. There is no reason for this...none at all. You are doing what they ask and it's not working. Unfortunately what most of us do when the doc says to try this for a month and then come back...we don't report in before then if we aren't getting any relief. I've tried most everything out there for fibro pain and the side effects were so horrid for me that I had to stop within a few days. I don't much care not knowing where or who I am...lol
But, if you are not getting any pain relief that doc should be helping you. But they go about
their busy lives without thinking of us at home suffering every hour of the day. So, it's up to us to tell them. One way is to phone in and report what's going on...why wait? The other way is to keep a pain journal. It may sound silly but it's very successful! There's a link to a free journal page in the Fibro 101 thread but I'll give you the link so you don't have to look for it. www.painfoundation.org/learn/publications/files/TargetDailyLog.pdf
Copy one page for each day and fill it in. You will record your pain level throughout the day, what you may have tried or taken to reduce the pain, what times of day are worse, etc... Keep these pages together in a notebook or any way you want. But, each and every time you go to the doctor, any doctor, take it along and ask them to review it while you sit there and wait. This way the doc will be a clear picture of the intensity and timing of your pain. But even better you and the doc will be able to see if and how well any new treatments are working. It doesn't take long to fill it in but it's more than worth your time.
I do hope you can get the help you need and soon!
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."
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