Hi Hope and welcome. Mine started with anxiety, fatigue and maybe some depression. It took quite awhile before the pain started. It took an all out flare to get a dx. If I had any of the tender points before the first flare I didn't pay any attention to them. I didn't know anything about fibro so I wasn't looking for any of the symptoms. Mine was gradual onset. Fatigue is still at the top of my list unless I have a flare. I have more pain from osteoarthritis than I do from fibro most days. I have pain from fibro everyday, it's always there to some degree but not at the top of my list.
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Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
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