So anyone that may have read my introduction knows I've had chronic neck/shoulder and upper back problems for over 5 years now. Often times my neck and shoulders will literally lock up on me for days - on an average basis I'm generally just in pain, tired and depressed though.
Well a little over a week ago my doctor called me and told me my blood work showed I may have arthritis - he set up an appt. with a specialist to determine what kind. To be honest I was both upset and strangely happy with the diagnosis cause now I at least had a name for what this is. But when I went to see the specialist today he told me he doesn't see any of the physical signs of arthritis and that the blood test is notorious for testing a false positive.
He did say he had two theories - I either have hypermobility syndrome or fibromyalgia - he told me to exercise and call him in a few months if it doesn't get better... I'VE ALREADY DONE THIS!!!! I've been to PT, I've had a gym membership - I feel like nobody is listening to me!!!! I just reviewed the symptoms of each but they don't seem to be a fit at all! And I just paid this specialist a co-pay that will soak out the last bit of money I have in my bank account until pay day Friday so now I have no gas money for this week. This is beside the medical point I know, but it's yet another negative consequence of me even bothering to find out what's wrong with me. No answers and now no gas money! I wish I could just throw my hands up and never get out of bed again but that's not even an option. I'm so disappointed. :< I'm sorry to be such a crybaby but I don't really have anyone else to talk to.