I have had issues with pain almost all my life. Because of my spinal deformities (kyphosis and lordosis) my back is always painful which makes it hard to perform everyday activities. I have consulted many physicians in the last 25 years to try to help diagnois my many painful areas. None of them had any answers, until lately when fibyromialgia is better understood. As for the arthritis, I had a rhuematologist who diagnosed me with ankylosing spyndolosis and I was put on medications to help the pain in my lower back. I stopped going because the doctor was too far from work and more below
I couldn't always leave work early to go. Then several years later she didn't see any evidence of the above disease. I had the older records sent to her and then she included it in my medical history, along with fibromyalgia. I get very upset when visiting doctors because when they check my flexibility I have no problems, I've always been flexible even with arthritis. I don't think that flexibility has anything to do with it as I still have pain and I feel like they think I'm a hypochondriac. As for my depression, anxiety and mood swings I have had symptoms all my life. They have seemed to increase with age.
Apr 03, 2009
Apr 13, 2011