I have suffered chronic pain for many years and now suspect I may have fibromyalgia. I just recently started putting all of the pieces together. I have suffered from constant headaches (left side of face and skull including some mild pressure behind the eye), jaw pressure and stiffness (jaw clicks too), neck pain (stiffness and pain), back pain (burning, muscle stiffness), major depression disorder/anxiety (I have been diagnosed with this and taking meds for it), skin sensitivity (when it gets very bad, my skin is sensitive to the touch almost like there is an abrasion or cut, but there is none), facial twitching (left side eyelid twitches), stomach issues (though many have gone away since losing some weight and regulating sugar), severe and often sudden fatigue (I can sometimes rest for 10-15 minutes and then feel pretty normal again and ready to get up and be busy), insomnia (sometimes doze for 20-30 minutes then am awake for another 3-4 hours). I am planning to see a doctor to confirm this, but wanted to get any advice or recommendations since I know diagnosis is both controversial and difficult. Is there a blood test for this? Can FM be confirmed in any other way?
I was reading another FM board too and describing my headaches and someone recommended taking a small amount of benadryl at night. I took some this week and woke up for the first time without a major headache ... it was amazing. I have also lost weight (about 45 pounds over 4 months intentionally) and am regulating my sugar intake (very low sugar diet) which seems to be helping as well.
I am thankful that there are resources and communities here. Any advice, comments, or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and be well,