I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (although I'm not sure I agree with the diagnosis ) for the last ten years or so I was told by two consultant rheumatologist that it was Sero negative Rhuematoid arthritis.
I have now been on Gabapentiine for a couple of weeks, and so far all its done is dope me up, made me sick, made me even more depressed to the point I was seriously thinking of contacting Dignitas .. Yeah bad I know but I am thinking along those lines, I can't live with this pain level for the remainder of my life!
I was on Naproxen which helped with the pain but now that's been stopped because of a serious heart problem which was caused by the RA. I feel I am at a crossroad in my life and not sure I want to carry on like this but my consultant is adamant its Fib and won't even discuss it further for four more months!
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
I particular any suggestions as to another consultant that might be more open to a possible fresh look at my medical history and a change of course. the GABA does nothing for my pain just ruins what quality of life I have left as 65 yr old man who was despite the RA and heart problems, I did enjoy a good active life.