For those of you that have been diagnosed, did your GP diagnose you? I feel that I have had fibro and moved a year and a half ago. Before my move, my GP there would give me a flu test and CBC and sent me on my way when I went in with fatigue, muscle aches, and low grade fever. I went to him three times and just got tired of him not listening to me. His whole staff was more concerned about moving to new office and all their furniture and how they were going to decorate that to really work with patients.
Now that I've moved and don't have a GP, I have had two back surgeries, one ALIF on L4/L5 and 6 months later a PLIF on L3/L4/L5 with hardware. My neurosurgeon has done a CBC and sed rate, but said my symptoms are due to the chronic pain and two surgeries. Now that my lumbar is better, my shoulders, arms, and neck are killing me. I've had the fatigue and flu-like aches off and on and seem to be in a bad flare for this past week. I have mouth sores, have had vaginal ulcers in the past, low grade fever, soreness like I've chopped wood for days...basically I still feel like crap. I went to him again yesterday and he's put me on the 6 day prednisone pack, more pain pills, a new muscle relaxer and Motrin 800mg.
I'm ready to see a new doctor, but wasn't sure what kind to try to see, a GP, a rheumatologist, or an endocrine doctor? What kind is the best for fibro? My co-workers tell me that I sound like I have thyroid problems, my mom says it's the osteoarthritis, my aunt says it's fibro and CFS, I keep getting lots of pointers, but I need to see someone that's willing to find out what's going on with my muscles and body, and not say it's the flu or my two surgeries.