- Dec 29, 2019
- DX FIBRO
Hi, I'm newly diagnosed. January 2019 I had extreme pain throughout my entire body. My doctor ran blood work and everything came back ok except a lot of inflammation. He gave me Mobic which helped after a couple of weeks. I've taken it off and on since. The long term side effects worry me so I only took it when I was in pain. Then Christmas day I noticed my right hip was numb. By Thursday the numbness has spread to my groin, right butt cheek, entire right thigh and down past my knee. I was concerned so I went back to my doctor. After waiting for 3 hours in the waiting room my back and hips were hurting as well. He examined me and pressed on two spots on my lower back and I cried out they hurt so bad. It was awful! He said he thinks I have fibromyalgia that my pain receptors are out of wack bc I shouldn't hurt like I did. He's started me on Lyrica. It's only been 3 days, but I'm not convinced it's working. The numbness has spread a little further down my leg and my big toe is numb as well. I'm 38 years old and the breadwinner of my home. I'm concerned and scared. Can anyone offer any guidance or advice on what I need to do??