Hi all, I’m new here. I think I have fibromyalgia. My Rheumatology appt is in June but my health issues have been ongoing for 11 years now. I’ve looked at the updated diagnostic criteria and I more than meet that. I’ll try to do a short backstory so you can have an idea.
Breast cancer 11 years ago
Many, many surgeries connected to that including reconstruction
Oophorectomy 10 years ago (so in menopause at age 26)
IBS starting 10 years ago
Migraines since age 2 but have been incredibly severe for the last 7 years
For the last 2 years my scalp is incredibly sensitive and painful
For the last 2 years my body has been getting more and more painful
Insomnia for the last 11 years
Anxiety and depression slowly getting worse over the last 5 years
I think that covers it. Currently I see a Neurologist for my migraines and they’ve blown me off completely, as has my PCP which is why I’m seeing a Rheumatologist.
I have been getting massages weekly which helps my body pain a ton. A therapist I love has been hard to get into because of how far she is from me so I’m working on getting into someone more locally.
I’m actually getting approved for short term disability from work right now because I cannot work 45-50 hours anymore due to the amount of pain I’m in.
I wanted to join here to see if anyone has suggestions for me or advice that I could follow? I’ve read other threads and I’ve been doing heat and trying to do some yoga as well. I’m looking for acupuncture in my area too. I live in a small area so it can be challenging for things like that unfortunately.