Hi, I'm 27 & was diagnosed with ME about 13 years ago, the problem is nothing they have ever adviced or given me for the pain has worked! I display most of the symptoms of ME but a lot of rheumatoid symptoms too. I have read up a lot on both of them & they are pretty similar really. I have been to the docs numerous times but they are refusing to test me or refer me on about rheumatoid, surely they should at least find out if I was misdiagnosed all those years ago. My Nan suffered from it, my mum has it & now my Dad has recently been diagnosed with it as well as a cousing being tested for it. I have changed docs twice hoping this would help, but I'm still being refused further tests. I am in a lot of pain sometimes & it is really getting me down that no-one will help me, apart from giving me more of the stuff I am already taking, although it's not working. I'm fed up with being made out to be a hypercrondriac every time I visit the docs.
What would suggest I do?
Thanks in advance, Rebecca