@4 yrs diagnosed but 7 yrs symptoms. Yes..I do need to be tougher but I'm always afraid I'll come across as defensive. In the whole grand scheme of things - who really cares what they think? Maybe someday they too will have severe pain! I just heard a statistic that 10% of American population suffers from it!
dx: MCTD(LUPUS), RAYNAUDS, FIBROMYALGIA, L4L5 disc herniation, fracture in L3 fro EPIDURAL in childbirth
meds: Arava, prednisone, Nifedipine, estropipate, cyclobenzaprine, Cymbalta, sulfasalazine, gabapentin, hydrocod (4BTP), fentanyl patch, methotrexate - MTX (on hold), minocycline, clonaxepam (sleep), vitamin D, B stress complex, PRILOSEC, Transderm-Scop (on hold)