So I had my appointment with the rheumatologist this past Monday. She spent over an hour and a half with me. She was very thorough and went through all my symptoms and went through prior test results that I had done that ruled out other conditions that can produce the same symptoms. She concluded that I do have fibromyalgia. I am taking Cymbalta for it which I had already started on a few weeks prior for my migraines. Cymbalta is one of three medications that are approved for fibro. I was also give Tramadol for pain as needed. Also trying my best to get back into walking at least three times a week will also help. It’s a catch 22, you don’t want to exercise because you are in pain all over and exhausted but in the long run exercise like walking, yoga, swimming, etc are good for fibro. I’ve walked twice this week and will mow my lawn tomorrow or Saturday. This diagnosis gives me closure to the symptoms I developed after my allergic reaction. I couldn’t understand why my body hurt all over all the time, why my migraines got worse, why my insomnia worsened, and many other problems that I didn’t have just 7 months ago. It’s been just over 6 months now since my allergic reaction that landed me in the hospital for 13 days and required me to get 11 blood transfusions. It’s been a rough year but now that I have an answer to these new problems and a treatment plan I feel as though I will be able to tackle my future.