I'm 27, been suffering from fms for 2 years and frustrated as ever
(Saratoga, Wy US)
I lived in Michigan and I had to complain about my symptoms for a year before I was tested for fms. One day I woke up and the pain was worse than ever. I couldn’t move my head, bend over, and even my steps were painful. I had to make an emergency appt. with my doctor, who wasn’t in that day so lucky for me. I got a doctor who tested me right away and we found I was suffering from fms. My doctor who I'd been seeing for over a decade didn’t believe my symptoms and thought I might just be trying to get narcotics for recreational purpose. My mother had the same doctor and she has fms might I add and my doc still didn’t think to test me. Might I add that she didn’t believe in prescribing narcotics. After I tried everything they could give me and nothing helped, I was lucky enough to get a doc who cared enough to test me for the illness and prescribe narcotics. After I was tested and my regular doc seen the proof and that narcotics was the only thing that could give me relief, it was no problem getting the help I needed. Even physical therapy twice over didn’t help. Then as we all know, Michigan’s economy went sour and I moved to the state of Wyoming where it is easier to schedule open heart surgery than to find a doc to help with your fms. I found a doc
who would prescribe me narcotics but only for six months. Now that’s long past and the small town I live in that’s about 45 min from the doc I just mentioned, these docs in town won’t do anything. They give me very mild pain relievers that don’t help unless I take more than I'm supposed to and even doing that just makes the pain a little more dull but it still bothers me. So on top of the fms, I get severe stomach aches from having to take more than the recommended dose. Then I have to suffer with nothing for a couple of weeks because I can’t get a refill because my month supply isn’t supposed to be gone until the next month on the same date I got them. I've told them over and over about this vicious cycle and considering I've been through all the trials I can stand from 24-27, I know what works and yet they won’t help. They think I'm trying to get high on vicodin. I don’t even do drugs, I hate the feeling of being high, and I have one drink, two at the most, a month. I'm broke and the pain doctor is 200 miles away and they want 600 up front. I'm frustrated, I can’t enjoy my life to the fullest. I'm supposed to be cleaning my house right now and I can barely move. I can’t stand the frustration, I'm 27, I shouldn’t have to sacrifice my life for my fms.