- CASE FILE
I am 56 and I have been dx with fibromyalgia 23 yrs ago. Started with fatigue, muscle pain, low back, neck pain.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am 54. When I was 31 I had a minor car accident. I was a little sore (low back,neck) but not that bad. I was around 4 months pregnant with my first. (I have 2). Due to my pregnancy, I opted not to have any xrays, or take any meds. As time went on, and after having both of my kids, the pain in my neck and back got worse and the muscle pain started along with weakness, insomnia, and extreme fatigue. Add in some random bouts of diarrhea and constipation. First diagnosed with thyroid problem. Labs were negative. All blood tests were normal. For lack of any clear idea what was wrong, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and depression. I can’t find any relief for the muscle pain and joint pain. I fear it is starting to affect my job and taking the joy out of my life. I don’t know how much longer I can fake wellness. Donna