Ok so I've had 2 MDs tell me I have fibro, the symptoms I have, there is not much doubt. The achyness, fatigue, pain that comes and goes.( Some of it never goes.)
The forgetfulness and lack of being able to concentrate is almost as bad as the other symptoms.
My first MD was so nice and did all the testing, and had been trying meds to see what works for me, I really liked her so much. She's moved to Chicago, and I saw her replacement about a week ago. He is older, and nice, and took his time going thru my med file, which I liked, but he has not treated fibro. I was relieved when he gave me refills of what I'm on now. I asked him to refer me to a rheumy, and he said yes. Still waiting for an appt.
Sorry, it always takes me awhile to get to the point. I want to know what you all have experienced who were diagnosed w/fibro from a Md, then went to a rheumy, did he or she accept the diagnosis you were given, or did they test you again? I'm wondering what to expect. I've read such awful stuff online about how alot of docs are when it comes to fibro, I guess I'm a little nervous.
The other reason I'm going is the severe osteoarthritis in my left hip is really bad now. It hurts terribly after walking about a block, and hurts at night, wakes me up. So not sleeping well, going up and down the stairs etc. I'm thinking I need a hip replacement, but I'm not working, it got to be too hard just working part time, so I have no insurance!
My DH is on disability and working part time, thats how were surviving. Its a bit depressing, I'm 54 and went from being active and in pretty good shape to stuck at home, and trying to deal with all this. I was given the generic for Celexa by my first MD, but I started gaining weight, and so I stopped. I want something to help the depression, not make it worse! Lol! I do enjoy reading the posts here, you are so supportive of one another, and I'm learning from you all. Some of you are real comedians, and have made me crack up as if I were watching I love Lucy, or Carol Burnette. Loved those two so much!
I havn't posted in awhile, so sorry this is almost a book! I think writing this has actually helped. I gotta get off to bed, but will answer any replys in the morning. Take care, and God bless you all.
Debbie, I gave you a subject line. You will get more responses that way.
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