I feel for you
I have been in the "mill" for about a year now. Actually it has been longer than that, since the docters said that I had tension headaches for the longest time after I described the pain in my neck and the pain. They didn't even check it out. I have been through physical therapy, meds also round the clock. I am now going to have the surgery. It is my last resort. The doc said it won't make it worse. I have a 50% chance of it making it better. Then I go of to a rheumatologist. I am relativly young to have all these joint problems. I have done very physical labour all my adult life and that probably contributed to it. I was hard pressed to find a docter that would take time and listen and discuss. 24 hour a day pain is just too much sometimes. I do know there are folks out there worse off than me. I wish you the best!!!!!