Welcome to the Board!
I have a friend with fibro also. About 20 yrs ago she was in the air force working on jets. One day while working she started to hurt for no reason. She went home & the next morning the pain was severe. She couldn't walk or lift her arms. Not sure how she got through it other than the fact that she wasn't giving in.
Now she keeps busy, I couldn't keep up with her. She does take Vicodin daily. The strongest my Rhum prescribes is Tramadol. I try not to take it very often, don't want to rely on it & have it quit working. But then, took it yesterday & it didn't do anything...
I do fear that I'll need help getting around if it continues to get worst. The pain & fatigue are only getting worst. My leg muscles have been so stiff & painful it hurts to walk, among other severe pain right now... I don't know how to stop the progression. I eat healthy, exercise, ect. I also have 4 kids & it's tough. I have had to put allot on their shoulders.
Anyhow, yes it is likely the fibro giving you so much pain. But, if you feel like there is something else going on, make your doctor listen or see another. Make them run all tests. I know there is something else going on & as of last week, finally have a doc taking me serious & trying to figure out what's going on. My Rhum doesn't help much. He blaimed fibro for everything, doesn't listen & just wants to prescribe meds that don't work.
I really think you should see another doctor. If you are that upset after your appointment then that doc is worthless. You should walk out feeling like you got the help you need & deserve! Please see your primary doctor, tell them what's going on & ask for a referal to a Nuerologist or another Rhumetologist.
I found out we're supposed to have blood work yearly because things can change quickly. I hadn't had it done in over 2 yrs. So, if it's been awhile you need to get it done again.
Don't give up, it will get better! Just need to find the right doctor!