Fibro a possibility?

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tangalang
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   Posted 11/16/2008 3:14 AM (GMT -7)   
So I've been having random pains going on about 2 years now (I'm 22, almost 23. Male). The pains were generally burning in nature. If I had to squat on my knees for any longer than 15 seconds I would immediately start feeling a burning sensation in my knees spreading down into my calves. The same thing also happens when I lift my arms straight and level. 15 seconds then bam, burning. Not to mention random back, neck, and general blah aches and pains. I generally feel tired and usually don't want to get out of bed. Then I discovered this forum and discovered a thing you guys were calling brain fog. This perfectly described how I feel a good 50% of the time. Almost like I have to have my brain work extra hard to get something done. Setting something like my keys down and then forgetting where I put it after 5 minutes. Getting up to do something and forgetting what I was going to do midstride. There're also the the twice a week headaches. If I'm lucky, I'll go a week without getting one. ;) haha, I don't want to sound like I'm whining. Just sharing my little story. And I was also wondering if any of you felt anything like I described above?

I finally bit the bullet and visited the doc. Described everything I'd been feeling and brought up the possibility of fibromyalgia. He told me before we did anything else he wanted me tested for lupus and RA asap. Talk about nerve-wracking! =O. So, right now I'm waiting for the results of the blood-work.

I know you guys don't know me from Adam, but I will try and get involved in these forums and keep you updated. Thanks for reading..

EDIT #2! Sorry, the questions keep coming in! Do any of experience the most horrible neck pains possible after eating certain foods? Examples would be anything that could potentially cause acid-reflux. The pain is like a sore neck gone horrible awry!

Post Edited (tangalang) : 11/16/2008 3:21:44 AM (GMT-7)


getting by
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   Posted 11/16/2008 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tangalang,

It sounds like you could very well have fibromyalgia. There is a thread that is the second thread on the first page. I recommend checking it out. There is a lot of interesting information on it.

I want to welcome you to the site. I think you have come to a good place. Everybody here is so kind and compassionate and full of knowledge. So please stay with us and check it out.

Hugs, Karen
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tangalang
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   Posted 11/16/2008 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   
getting by said...
Hi Tangalang,

It sounds like you could very well have fibromyalgia. There is a thread that is the second thread on the first page. I recommend checking it out. There is a lot of interesting information on it.

I want to welcome you to the site. I think you have come to a good place. Everybody here is so kind and compassionate and full of knowledge. So please stay with us and check it out.

Hugs, Karen

Howdy! I've checked out the fibro 101 thread and it was full of goodies. I was just looking for more in-depth descriptions of the pains other people experience. I know some scientists believe fibro can be caused by a traumatic event, and I truly believe that to be my case. When I was 12, I somehow came down with shingles. Needless to say, this 12 year old body was not meant to experience pain on that level. I don't think anyone should experience pain on that level. But I am thinking this set the tone for my current condition.

Thanks for the warm welcome! :)

getting by
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   Posted 11/16/2008 4:45 AM (GMT -7)   
You are welcome,

Yes, shingles is very painful. I am sorry that you had it at such a young age, and I too believe that fibromyalgia can be set off from a traumatic event, and I consider that to be traumatic.

I think mine was caused from stress and the loss of my first husband. I had opend a plant nursery and floral shop, and I guess that was way too much for me. I had caught a flu (at the dcoctors office of all places), and it was like I never got better.

I truly hope that you feel better soon.

Sincerely,
hugs, Karen
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Marlee2
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   Posted 11/16/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tangalang and welcome. As you probably know there is no test for fibro so your doc is right in ruling out RA, lupus and MS. Sometimes it seems to take a long time and a lot of testing before you get a dx.
 
Is the neck pain in the front of your neck???
 
Did you look at all the symptoms of fibro to see how many you can relate to??? Most are surprised at how many symptoms there is.
 
Hang out with us and learn all you can about fibro than if you get a dx you will be way ahead of the game.  
 
Sadly we are seeing more people your age on here.
 
luv and hugs
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/16/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Tangalang, and welcome!  Most with fibro have neck and shoulder pain.  It isn't caused by food.  Many have headaches and they think this may play into the neck problems.  My neck and shoulders do hurt nearly all the time and some times more than others.  I get pain that travels, too.  I've had it in my knees, hips, ankles, feet, toes, hands and wrists, elbows, etc.  Thank goodness this hasn't happened all at the same time!
 
It's good your doctor is ruling out other illnesses.  That is usually done before a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is made.  At least your doctor is listening to you and that's great.  Many here have had doctors that don't believe fibro exists!  So it sounds like you do have a good doctor and that is a major plus for you!
 
Fibro fog is really fun...Not!  You do have to have a good sense of humor, though.  When it first started with me I thought I was coming down with Alzheimer's!  I have done some pretty dumb things like trying to start my car with the key to my freezer.  Sometimes I have a thought right on the tip of my tongue but just can't spit it out.  It can be very frustrating and worrying and stressing about it will only make it worse.  Hence, the sense of humor.
 
So, as  you can see, you do have a lot of the symptoms of fibro.  If it turns out to be your diagnosis just hang out with us and we will help you live a full and enjoyable life with fibro!  We have good people here that have some really good ideas.  I'm so glad that you found us and I hope to hear more from you soon.  Be sure and let us know what you find out.
 
Sherrine
 
 
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

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