Having been diagnosed with many things, it is impossible to differenciate one from another.. I have been diagnosed with many things which have cross over diagnosis, many of which seem to be very similar. Why do I feel I need to be the doctor when I explain my symptoms with no response? I fear I will not be able to advocate for myself much longer. There must be a way go separate these conditions. I have osteoporosis (fractures of ribs times 3 three) fx l wrist, fx l elbow, fx thoracic vert. x two.
DDD entire spine with osteophytes osteoarthritis
Cercical spine DDD facet joint
Facet joint arthralgia Had epidurals, blocks and rhizotomy reducing pain by about 90%.
FMS-CFS- when diagnosed seems no further studies are done
Depression-anxiety when diagnosed -From pain a nd documented stress-thought to be mental not physiogical
4 yrs Rheumotologist- no help
Physical therapy, accupuncture, chiropractic x 4 yrs, pain rehab x 16 months, anesthesia pain management X 4 yrs in addition to medical pain specialist for pain. So much more. I want to help myself, medical profession and many many who suffer alone.