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.
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
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