Interesting that some of you are talking about prescription medications being the cause of tendinitis/fibromyalgia. I was told that because I did not have this until after major surgery to remove a tumor from my abdomen that the surgery may have triggered it. The doctor who diagnosed me with fibro said that if that is the case, then it will be more easily treated or cured. I will have to dig into my medical records to see exactly how many meds I have been put on in the past and see if any of what I have now is a side effect of those drugs. When I was diagnosed with fibro (FM), I was diagnosed by a doctor who specialized in it, he checked for all the nodes on the body that are signs of symptoms of FM, which I had on every point. I had gone in with a major flair where I had to stand and walk and stretch my muscles and joints. I rubbed my entire body continuously. I could not sit in the room and relax. That day I saw another guy doing the same. I asked him what was the matter and he said in a frightened tone that he did not know. What a strange symptom to crop up on people. Anyway, I have found that walking meditation and stretching relieves what feels like nerve pain than taking a lot of prescribed medications, and the more exercise the better, even though I fight through the pain, I may not get much stronger, but I have less pain than I would if I were not exercising. I was looking today for info on whether fibro is same as tendinitis and has been misdiagnosed, temporal headaches come along with mine, and sometimes make me so hazy I can barely concentrate, and that is before I have to take something. I take 25 mg of Tramadol, if I have to, which is maybe twice a year. Today I had to take it because I was cleaning the house so thoroughly and moving furniture. I also have other diagnoses: one kidney, ADD/ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder. I take Seroquel (mood stabilizer and anti-psychotic) by the way Marijuana alone has been known to treat all these symptoms, Lamictal (mood stabilizer), Adderall for ADD/ADHD, Clonazepam prn for anxiety, and Propranolol prn for panic attacks or heart beats that feel like my chest is going to explode. I also have Rosacea, (which I was diagnosed with as a baby) on my cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead that I take Eucerin for. I been also taking many enzymes and that has helped Rosacea and tummy and digestive problems. I have also been taking Progesterone, which ladies, is good for women over 40, (although I am 35) for what our body loses in hormones, and also helps me breathe better (I don't know why). Symptoms are alleviated, not cured. All of these symptoms may still be there, but not as strong as they could be.
So many things to do, and can't do them today because of pain and tiredness also from Tramadol, and a lot of haziness.
When are we going to get everything that doctors put in our medical records over the internet? That would be awesome. It would be nice to see what sort of things they think are wrong and whether or not the manipulate the truth, without asking us or asking the right questions.
It might be more helpful if we all described our meds and symptoms and illnesses, etc. Maybe we can collectively come to some conclusions.