I am a 26 year old guy who has had on/off back pain since last May. I have been to many doctors, chiropractor, physiatrist, orthopedist. rheumatologist. Ive had mri's, xrays on back and nothing shows up. Blood was checked by rheumatologist for everything he could think of and nothing showed.
The pain/discomfort went on for about 5 months , may -september. I never had pain elsewhere and was not very tired. From october to end of february, I have felt fine. I'd say my energy levels havent always been great for as long as I remember but I can still run 5 or 6 mile runs almost 3 times per week.
I am most concerned about fibromyalgia at this point. I saw a new rheumatologist today who did not rule it out. He did not examine me for the 18 points that I have read about. I told him that I had prostate problems in the past and I have had some constipation ehre and there since I was 19. He tested my blood again and told me that Fibromyalgia is a DX by exclusion and he did not rule out that I had it.
I have read a lot about it and I don't have the fatigue that I have read so much about. Yes I am not full of energy at all times but I am not nodding off during the day and I don't have pain all over my body.
I was curious to see what you think as I have seen that you have been helpful and informative to others in the past.
Basically, I am just looking for some help to figure out what is going on with me.
Thanks for listening/reading