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   Posted 7/16/2009 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey folks,

I hope I am coming to a good place for this.

Anyways, for at least a couple of years I have been suffering from depression, anxiety, restless leg issues and sleep problems. However, just recently (I mean, within the last week) I started to have pain in my forearms and hands. The pain started almost as skin sensitivity but turned into an aching sensation that I soon got in my feet and legs a little bit as well. I noticed soreness in my neck and got headaches more frequently. The pain is fairly constant, but tends to be worse at night than in the morning. However, I always wake up in the morning extremely fatigued and (for the last week) with pain in my extremities.

So, what do you all think? Is it possible?

I am seeing the doctor soon, as well.



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   Posted 7/16/2009 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   

And welcome to Healing Well. I know you are aware we're not doctors and can't diagnose your symptoms but we can share our thoughts and experiences. If you read the definition of Fibromyalgia it is different than what you describe. There is a lot of good information at the top of the forum page called Fibro 101. By reading more you will have a better idea if this applies to you or not. Here are a couple of good sites for more information. The first is the National Institute of Health (Medline Plus) and the other is Wikipedia.

These are the main criteria for fibro...

"A history of widespread pain lasting more than three months—affecting all four quadrants of the body, i.e., both sides, and above and below the waist.
Tender points—there are 18 designated possible tender or trigger points (although a person with the disorder may feel pain in other areas as well). During diagnosis, four kilograms-force (39 newtons) of force is exerted at each of the 18 points; the patient must feel pain at 11 or more of these points for fibromyalgia to be considered.[89] Four kilograms of force is about the amount of pressure required to blanch the thumbnail when applying pressure."

Although reading and researching is encouraged for anyone dealing with a chronic disorder, what you really need to do is get to your doctor and let him/her find out what's wrong. Even if you have fibro it would be way too soon for a diagnosis. Please trust me in telling you that you do NOT want to have this disorder, but you do need to find out what's going on.

Keep in touch,
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