I have had ddd diagnosed for a four months now and since being off work I had a medical with the occupational health yesterday, Dr A was very sincere and said that I should only go back to work once the conditions are suitable, like in the ground floor, as my department is in the fourth floor at the present time, he said it looked like I had fibromalgia???? today I went to see the pain management clinic today, due to being referred by orthopedic, from ddd, I was very annoyed and upset by his manor, he told me he had a broken coxic bone and doesn't need medication and basically I need to get on with my life...... ....... Anyway later after looking at the note for my doctor, what he advised my doctor to prescribe me as noted above \"Gabapentin\" it is also noted I have congenital/neuropathic pain, which as I have read now is apparently is incurable??? Now if he had explained this in the first place I wouldn't have felt so foolish as if you as a patient don't know whats going on with your body ... you tend to think well am I just imagining things, but now I know I am not, I know its not life threatening .... just unpleasant!!!!!!! Why do they think by blurring things is the answer......haven't we as a patient got a right to know what is going on in \"our\" bodies?????
Do these doctors not realize that they are not helping with this method of Chinese whispers among their work colleagues, it has infuriated me, the only negative thing now I see is how one doctor can give you a medical and assessment in a different way and come to another conclusion..... Doctor A Occupational health doctor felt all my pressure points and noticed there was tenderness muscles in ligaments etc all over the body, where as the pain management doctor did my reflexes and when I explained what the occupational health had said about Fibromalgia he said he had checked for that???? He didn't do the same examination so how can he denote this conclusion????? anyway I have to except this and go with the flow..... go back to work and accept my pain!!!!
Is there anyone else that has this neuropathic pain or Fibromalgia? as I am confused.....seeing my doctor on monday????