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Postby Bigbrowndog » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:25 pm

Hi, I've been reading the forums for a while now but have just joined officially.....

I really don't know if I've been diagnosed or not to be honest - the 'specialist' I saw said I had all the symptoms but ended with some fibromyalgia type problem - whatever that is. I've tried meds but they just don't suit so am on a very low dose of amitriptyline which is primarily for 'rib pain' and just about takes the edge off it. Unfortunately, the pain is just growing and growing - my lower back is very sore and, oh joy, I'm finding it difficult to sit down now, even bought a 'pillow' with a cut out at the back to protect the sore area but it doesn't work very well. Oh, he also said that he's never seen an 'old' person with fibro before and that it 'just goes away' at some point.

I'm fed up going to my GP, they aren't interested and just pat me on the head. I'm a psychiatric nurse to trade and probably know more about things than they do half the time. I have very little faith in GP's in short. I'm not on any conventional pain meds apart from over the counter. Reason is I have a professional job (not nursing but care management) and have to be alert - which is a bit of a joke as I find my memory is having a laugh with me most of the time (although that could be from the alcohol :wine: ). I really don't want to take strong pain killers, beside the fact they don't really do much to me apart from make me wonder around in a dissociated state with the pain still present!! I know I really need to go back to the GP's to get the pain sorted out - I'm not sure how long I can continue to manage it in my head alone. I've already been to the Pain Management Clinic which was just Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which I am well aware of and did little or nothing but I said all the right things to the nice lady so that was it really.

Right, I'll stop rabiting now - thank you for trudging through my Hello :wave:
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Re: Hello!

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:17 pm

:welcome: to the forum Bigbrowndog :wave: :wave:

Love the screen name :clap: :clap: :clap: Are you by any chance owned by a big brown dog :D :D :?: :?:

Sorry to hear your appts, dx etc have been a bit of a let down for you :facepalm: :facepalm: It makes things so much more frustrating when you haven't got someone giving you definite answers about things, and not being interested/supportive/helpful :facepalm: :facepalm:

Normally we would suggest trying to see a different GP at the surgery, or even consider moving to a different one to try and find a more supportive, understanding one :shock: Not sure what else to suggest on that one with you saying you have no faith in them :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

As for the rheumy, maybe contacting him to see if he did actually give you a dx would be an idea. You might then be in a better position to see what happens next, depending on the reply of course :shock: :shock: :shock: As for it "just going away", how we all wish this was the definite case :nono: :nono: :nono:

For a very lucky few, it can go into something like a state of dormancy for periods of time. Or if the right recipe of things has been found by someone, then they can live a fairly normal life. The general opinion tho seems to be that it doesn't "just go away", "burn itself out" plus all the other similar phrases :facepalm: :facepalm: but that it always stays with us, be it in an active or inactive state.

While you're trying to find out if you have been given a dx, if you stick with us, we'll do our best to provide you with support, advice, info and suggestions that will hopefully be of some help for you :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:

Anything you want to know about, just ask and we'll try to find an answer for you :wave: :wave:
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Re: Hello!

Postby Bigbrowndog » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:52 pm

Thanks for the welcome. I was indeed owned by a big brown lurcher at one point but she was called to a better place and I haven't got the heart yet to get another one although my affliction for big greyhounds/lurchers runs on unabated so there's always time :D
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Re: Hello!

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:00 pm

We know a few lurchers and they're all lovely characters :dogrun1:

The place she'll have gone to is Rainbow Bridge, an idea that comes from Navaho beliefs where all our animal friends go. They play and run, forever young and healthy again, until it's time for them to be reunited with those special people in their lives. When that time comes, they meet with their special ones, and they cross the over the bridge together, reunited again forever :blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss: :blowkiss:
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Re: Hello!

Postby denys » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:55 pm

Hi bigbrowndog and :welcome: to the forum, hope we'll be of some use to you :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
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Re: Hello!

Postby ribbons » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:12 pm

hello and welcome x
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