Sherry, I think you ARE having muscle pain! Muscle pain with fibro also includes tendons and ligaments. These help move your body parts. If they are hurting, it can feel like it's your joints but it actually is caused by sore tendons and ligaments! If you had arthritis, that would show on an x-ray. Nothing showed. Muscle pain doesn't show and that's why they are calling it fibro, I think.
I have pain in my hips. It feels like the joint but I know it's the tendons and ligaments because it comes and goes for me. I have had bad pain in my toes and fingers too. My doctor thought I had gout for a while but it was fibro. It really feels like it's the joints...really!
I had really bad pain in one of my thumbs a few years ago. Even the bone on the inside of my wrist got puffy and extremely tender. I could barely use a pen and was practicing how to write with my left hand! Even fabric touching that wrist would really hurt. I babied that area because I kind of had to. I was unable to open jars, too. I just "knew" it was arthritis! But it wasn't. It gradually got better and now I have absolutely no pain in that thumb or the wrist. I haven't had any pain in that area for about four years now. But, Sherry, I could have sworn it was my joint.
So, it's my opinion that is what is really going on with you. Let us know what you do find out. We really do care about you.
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