22 years old, fms is killing me
Hi. I was in a terrible car accident when I was 11 years old. It left me in severe pain that no one could figure out until I was 18 years old. Fibromyalgia.... My problem is, I'm from Canada, and the doctors here don't seem to recognise that FMS is real. They just tell me that I am 'too young to be disabled', or 'at 22 you shouldn't be in this much pain'. I was diagnosed by a
rhumetologist in a major city, and I cannot afford to go back. I cannot work because of the pain and I have a 14 month old daughter to look after.
Any suggestions for finding a doc that knows FMS... Or anything at all. I am just so tired and I hurt so much all the time. I don't know what to do anymore.
Steph, mum of Emma- March 14, 2003