Welp, today is the day (four years ago) I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
It took me breaking down in my old rheumy's office to get anywhere with this diagnosis. I had been complaining for months about classic fibro pains AND the rheumy I had before this apparently putting in his notes that he thought I had fibro... without telling me. Then I finally went in crying because I knew I either had fibro or Multiple Sclerosis (which I watched my great grandmother suffer from).
I begged for whatever tests were needed to get me the truth so I stopped crying myself to sleep at night and debating getting into car accidents in order to get some pain relief at some point.
It's been a long road.
I have to say that it's interesting to really notice how much of a butthead my fibro is now that my SJIA is more under control. I don't know that we really ever have had my fibro under control. I started getting trigger point injections (post coming soon-ish I hope) and will soon be starting acupuncture to deal with my neck/shoulder/back pain. I am already experiencing great pain relief and am ecstatic to see what happens in the future.
So, um, happy birthday fibro... you butthead.