- Aug 22, 2021
I have had chronic pain and a host of other symptoms (flares of pain that moves around my body and gets stuck where I have any kind of strain, TMJ, pelvic floor issue, vertigo, insomnia, brain fog, blurry eyes, digestive issues etc.) for 15 years - I think post infectious and post extreme stress. I never asked my doctor to look for fibromyalgia because I didn’t have the pressure points that I thought indicated fibromyalgia. Doctors generally agreed I had chronic fatigue but never formally diagnosed it and told me I was doing what I could for it with pacing and self care. Now I am reading these new guidelines for fibro and I fit them better than CFS. Would being formally diagnosed lead to any help? So far, with all of this, my doctors have not offered much help and I feel that as I age, my pain gets worse and more frequent. I give each doctor a list of my symptoms and they don‘t offer much help. My son is taking Cymbalta for mental health issues and he keeps saying I should give it a trial. Maybe?