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Diagnosed after30 years!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:16 pm
by Millymo
Hello everyone, Today as a last resort( I thought I might just give up and die quietly if it didn't work) I paid to go and see a specialist in Birmingham. After 30 years(as anyone else had it that long?)I finally have a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia.I wonder if any of you can identify with the feeling of relief at finally having a label for this misery and sadness for a life that has been such a struggle. I don't do anger,but I'm angry at the drs over the years who dismissed me as if I was some sad hyprocondriac, one of which said " if you keep coming here with all these complaints how are we supposed to know if your ill? It's a long story ,which spans a long time. I'm glad to have found you all. I have just turned 60.I'm married with one son( sadly in the USA). Its been a funny day today. I feel like I don't know what it feels like to feel well.It does help to know that others understand.xx

Re: Diagnosed after30 years!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:20 pm
by Theresa34
I am thankful that as soon as the pain started up, I was diagnosed. But I was already seeing a rheumy for arthritis which I was diagnosed with last year aged 34. I've been through the anger etc at having both conditions so young but I'm ok ish now :) I cant change any of it, so I just keep moving forward, a day at a time. It's all you can do xxx

Re: Diagnosed after30 years!!!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:30 pm
by denys
Hi and :welcome: to the forum