Hi - Over the past couple of years I've been to my doctor complaining of fatigue. Each time I went in I told my doctor that I didn't know if I was tired because I was depressed or depressed because I was tired. I am not sleeping well largely because moving is painful. I can no longer stoop down to put on clothing and basically feel like I am 80 and I'm only 56. My lower back is constantly aching and more recently my neck and shoulders. I wake up each day so tired and drag through each day. I've had blood work, thyroid is slightly low (or high?) and in one community I'm told the docs would put be on thyroid meds but in my community they will not... I've always been an exercise nut but even hugging my husband is painful these days. I guess my first step is to find the right kind of doctor to find out if I do have fibromyalgia. Can you tell me what kind of doc to see?View Thread
Thank you BetteK. I very much appreciate your advice. Hoping to see my family physician next week. I'll try a neurologist next! Do the symptoms ebb and flow with stress? I seem to be in more pain when I am under a lot of stress...View Thread
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