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Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia

I was diagnosed in November 2018 - - I didn't know what Fibromyalgia was until November 2017 when I googled my symptoms at my ACL forum in Toronto; I was in absolute agony that weekend, nearly brought myself to the ER. I was relucted to bring myself because I feared that I wouldn't return home like my friend, Aswyn didn't return home in May 2013. I was terrified, I pushed myself to attend my trainings and promised myself that I would go to the hospital back home Monday morning. When I returned home, rested, the pain had settled down so I decided to forget about it until the same pain returned in the new year. I started pestering my GP every couple weeks. She wouldn't understand my pain or believe what I was staying at times, but she would always realize my suffering when I expressed my sorrow and tear up at my appointments. She would send me for ultrasounds, x-rays, ct scans, MRI throughout that year until my appointment on November 27. I asked her if it was possible that I had Fibromyalgia, she looked at me and asked if she could check my body for the tender points, after her examination she agreed that it was Fibromyalgia. She wanted to refer me to a rheumatologist to confirm my diagnosis. Which was done over two appointments - - - on March 13, 2019 it was official that I had Fibromyalgia. I felt very hopeless after that appointment. During our first consultation with the rheumatologist, I thought I was in good hands, and felt that this doctor could help me through (and on going process)... but I was dismissed, he said he doesn't care for patients with Fibromyalgia, that I would continue long term care with my GP.


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