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Postby Muso Mel » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:03 pm

Hi I’m Melanie; I’m 42 and a musician.

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and mysofacial pain syndrome last week. It all began about two years ago with various symptoms and then a sudden worsening of symptoms and three months off work. Numerous trips to GP who for while said it was stress then sent me for an mri of my spine as I have ddd. Symptoms progressed to my legs and GP couldn’t decide whether to send me to neurologist or back specialist.

Saw a neurologist April 2011 he sent me for a brain and c spine MRI, and blood tests all came back normal. He said he wasn’t sure and gave me a follow up. Saw him again in July and he said it was a non-organic condition, to do more exercise and have some physio to get my muscles working again and prescribed anti-depressants. Couldn’t tolerate them and went back to Ibuprofen and paracetamol. Got myself back to work had physio and acupuncture which helped the fatigue and nerve pain.Next follow up was cancelled as neuro had left. Acupuncture finished just before Christmas and the past two weeks have had a big relapse.

Fortunately last week I saw a new neuro and he diagnosed me. At first I was so happy that I knew what was wrong with me but now the reality has hit me, knowing what’s wrong with me won’t take the pain away. I have to go to my gp and neuro is recommending gabapentin and pain management. Waiting for the letter to pop through the door as I’m in so much pain and off work again.
So good to have found this site as the neuro didn’t really have time to explain what fibro etc. is.

Take care everyone
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Re: Newbie

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:40 pm

:welcome: to the forum Melanie :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing: :bear-dancing:

It does hit you hard when you find out what FM means and how it can affect and impact on things :facepalm: :facepalm: Hopefully tho, now you've found us, things will start to seem a little less overwhelming for you. There is a lot of info and advice on here, so have a look and see if there is anything useful for you to try. We also quite a good line in trying to support each other as well :cup1: :cup1: :cup1:

Anything you want/need to know about, just ask and we'll see how we can help you with it :squirrel_nut: :squirrel_nut: :squirrel_nut:


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Re: Newbie

Postby shazq » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:10 pm

:welcome: to the forum Muso Mel :wave:

There is lots to take in but we have lots of info on here, any questions just ask :wave:
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