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My husband made the same statements you just did. He refused for the longest time to agree with me and the doctors that he had fibro. He always stated it was his JOINTS not muscular! His common statement is I'm 39 and feel 95. So close. His pain would get him in all his joints. Hands, elbows, ankles, knees and so on.
So now about 8 months later hes on pain meds, a combo of Ryzolt and codiene. Also taking Savella. Trying to tolerate the last med again for the second time.
He sees a PCP but will end up at a PM doc like myself. Hes happy to deal with the fibro dx for it at least gets him some relief and doctor attention. His RA tests were negative everytime he took it also.
Hes also so stiff he fell down a set of stairs because his ankles were so stiff. He is also like you if he sleeps he ends up getting up because his back is so stiff it hurts.
Just go into this with an open mind.
Kidney Diseases and Disorders
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........