I am over the moon frustrated with my family Dr. Just had an appointment today with him, a follow up to see how I made out at the reumatoligist in July, (his office had cancelled my last appointment and life popped up until today when I cleared the calendar for this appointment) the last time I seen him he told me to research fibromyalgia and when we met again we would discuss, well that got brushed under the rug, can't be that he says.....like WTF! So we discuss my appointment with the reumatoligist, and he agrees with the reumatoligist that I am in pain because I'm overweight. He also says that age has a significant factor in it.....I'm 48 and guessing in his eyes that's old. Now I am the first person to tell you I'm heavy, and I agree exercise is a necessity, but I am barely surviving keeping my house tidy, working two very minimal part-time jobs and feeding the family on a daily basis. I have tried various medications, and none of them relieve it enough to make it easier to move more. The more I do in a day, significantally influences my next day.
My day starts of with waking in agonizing pain from the centre of my back (bra area) surrounding my ribs like I'm being crushed in a bear hug. My right arm and hand can barely move and the rest of my joints are tense and stiff. Some mornings my husband has to assist me in removing my cpap mask and getting me into a sitting position.....I try very hard to do it myself, because I'm a stubborn woman. When I stand my hips feel weak, and I am dizzy. I get to the bathroom, grab my synthyroid pills and sit on the couch with my heating pad. My husband is a great guy and gets me my coffee and sometimes breakfast if it is a super terrible morning.
The pain in my back and ribs is with me all day, right and hand arm are always stiff and sore, but I take Tylenol and try to get through my day. I have tried going gluten free, but our financial situation wouldn't allow me to continue.
The start of this pain was just over a year ago. The only thing that changed in my life was getting my cpap machine.
Thanks for letting me vent.....