I went to the doc yesterday specifically asking for the fibromyalgia diagnoses because my chiropractor has been certain for quite a period of time I've got it and she did the tender points check and I had well over the number of tend points that I had to have in order to be diagnosed. It took me 3 doctors to finally get one to agree with me. So very frustrating. What's more frustrating is that I'm so overweight and they all tell me that when I loose the weight, the pain will go away, yet my physical therapist says that my pain in my back isn't related to my weight but to some deeper problems. So much contradiction! I don't know who to believe anymore! Is there anyone out there that started out severely obese and lost the weight and the pain let up or didn't let up? I'm kinda curious as to what my future looks like with this and with the weight loss correlation. I'm just sick of all the docs telling me it's my weight causing every darn problem I have when it likely is contributing but not the sole cause. I have an appointment with a rheumatologist here in like a month and a half because he's so booked and also because I'm a new patient. But at least I can get some descent treatment. In the mean time, I'm getting 800 mg. Ibuprofin scripts from the doc. She says that for the first five days or so to use it consistantly then back off to only as needed. She says I shouldn't need it that often. Little does she know the amount of pain I'm in and how often I really need pain relief to function. Dang, I'm just frustrated. If anyone can relate/share/anything, please message me. Thanks so much!
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