Anna, she sounds like a good doctor. Have you had other illnesses ruled out, though? I'm not sure if your GP has done that or not. That's usually what is done before a diagnosis of fibro is given.
Yes, fibro waxes and wanes. I always have pain but sometimes it's less than other times. She is accurate when she says there is no real treatment for this yet. There are medications they use to help some but it's more of a guessing game. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another with fibro, too. Doctors don't know what causes this yet so it's hard to have a good medication for it.
Eating well and keeping weight down helps. The more weight you have, the more stress on already painful muscles, tendons, and ligaments. I take Omega 3 in the form of krill oil but I haven't tried evening primrose. I've heard about it but haven't tried it.
I'm glad she didn't want to fill you up with a bunch of prescription meds. Sometimes this just makes things worse and when the side effects happen we think it's from fibro when it could be from all the medications that are given. I take the least amount of medications as possible to be in control of my pain. I'm sure this doctor will help you with that too. Don't forget to include daily gentle stretches and exercises like walking. Also pace yourself whenever you are doing anything.
I'm glad you had a successful appointment. It really helps when you like and trust your doctors.
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