I've suffered from unexplained pain for over a year. The only thing it seemed to relate to is my severe and increased stress at work.
I've seen pulmonologist, dermatologists, cardiologists, neurologists,etc. and they find nothing and no explanation for the pain, rash/sores, severe fatigue.
I finally saw a rheumatologist a couple of months ago who did an xray on my shins thinking he knew my problem but it came back negative. I finally got a "maybe fibromyalgia" comment out of him but there was no real diagnosis, treatment plan or anything else. I asked if we could come up with a treatment plan and he said he wasn't sure what he could do to help me. This left me very confused.
He did give me a pain medication (1 every 8 hours) put it takes more like 2 every 8 hours and it helps but doesn't alleviate the pain and does nothing for the stiffness and swelling in my ankles, legs and feet. He said to take the meds for a few months then gradually come off them and I would be OK.
I'm sorry but the pain is worse and not taking anything or taking meds for a couple months with the pain supposed to miraculously go away after a year is ridiculous.
Now I don't have health insurance due to expense so I have no care.
It's harder and harder to go to work and work a full day and I'm becoming more and more depressed about my illness to a point where I fear I will lose my job.
I'm not sure what to do anymore.