Sorry you're feeling so rotten. Remember, it is flu season and you could have a bug that's messing with you.
Yeah, we know alot about fibromyalgia around here. The first thing most of the members would tell you is, you'll need a have a bunch of tests done to rule other nasty diseases. Like, Lyme Disease, MS, Lupus, RA and about another 50, or so, illnesses. So my first suggestion is get yourself to a doctor as soon as you can. It usually takes at least three months for an acurate diagnoses. There are some doctors out there that don't "beleive in" Fibro. If you have a good Dr. that you can talk to that really helps.
Fibro is a life long syndrome, it usually starts with women (but men can get it too, but not as often as women do) during your childbaring years.. so sometime after puberty (SP?). If you do wind up having fibro, the symptoms are different with everyone. But once you've got it.. you've got it forever. There's no cure for Fibromyalgia. The medical industry doesn't totally understand it and until then, I assume, there won't be a cure. Some folks can live a very normal life, some can't. Most of us suffer from chronic pain, fatigue, brain fog and lots of muscle aches.
There's lots of information on the second thread of this forum, call Fibro 101. I've really learned a lot from that section. You should check that out. Do your research and check with a medical professional. Another suggestion is to keep a brief diary of your symptoms.
Take care and I hope you don't have Fibro. We're always here to help and answer questions.
I hope by this time that you are feeling better. There are some really nasy viruses out there right now that could cause this problem. It does take a long time to get a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. Do be sure to see a doctor that can begin to rule out other things. If your doctor is not one who actually believes in Fibromyalgia then find one who does because it is a real disease. Hopefully your boyfriend will be more understanding. If you do have Fibro then educate yourself and him as much as you can. This site is wonderful and the people are understanding and that's what you need if you have this. Take care of yourself and keep us posted.
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
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I am a new member and recently diagnosed with fibro and rheumatoid arthritis. This is actually my first post. But your bf thing hit home with me. My husband and I are separated right now which as a result of my recent diagnosis although he would not admit that. He does not understand how I could have had this for so long or the excrutiating pain I am in sometimes. Fibro is very hard not only on the the person with the disease but those around you. I would go through testing if this episode happens again. The other thing is flu typically comes with a high fever but really only a doctor can tell you what is wrong. If you have insurance where you dont need a referral a rheumotalogist (not sure of spelling) is the quickest more direct route in my opinion. I hope and pray you do not have fibro although once I was diagnosed I was so happy that what I had had a name cause I thought I was crazy. Good Luck.