This is a short essay on my medical journey in trying to figure out what is going on with my body. I truly do not see things as the doctors do because I live it each day. They like to serve up a bowl of steaming nonsense wrapped with a nice pink fluffy bow. I do not buy into their textbook fluff! Read on:
In 1998 I started having headaches. I had one so badly one day I had to go to the ER and had a CAT scan to see what was going on. They said it was only maxillofacial spasms and sent me home.
Advance a few years to April 2003, and a sudden onset of neck pain hit me and much to my dismay I went to therapy for the neck pain. I hated therapy so much because it hurt worse. Then after a few weeks my back hurt just like my neck. They never found the cause of that.
Advance a few more years to 2009, and I went to an RA doc that diagnosed me as having Fibromyalgia. I truly have a hard time believing in this diagonosis for myself because there are so many symptoms that are different and I feel it is very much an umbrella term. The doctors only place a label of syndrome on something that they truly cannot identify. I am still in the loop of the medical mayhem and am seeking my own solice in finding my own cure and truly dedicated in helping others WHEN I find out anything that helps myself. This is only in short of what I have truly been through with dealing with this illness. I hope soon I can find a way to help others dealing with this.