Fibromyalgia was only diagnosed in 2015, though. Even though my orthopedic doctor had already said he suspected it might be fibromyalgia back in 2006. That suspicion was checked out in hospital too, but not confirmed. Back then, their diagnosis approach was based on "tender points" and I didn’t have the 11 out of 18 tender points needed for a diagnosis.
I went to countless doctors because of the pain after that. Nobody mentioned fibromyalgia anymore or, if they did, then only to say that there's no such illness or that it's a purely psychological thing. Unfortunately, lots of doctors aren’t familiar with the condition or don’t accept that it's real.
I've been seeing a pain management specialist since about 2015. She made the diagnosis.
I'm often written off sick and regularly have treatment in hospital. I have other conditions as well as the fibromyalgia.