Hi, Wellreaded, and welcome! The symptoms you are describing aren't usually things we hear on this forum. Fibromyalgia affects the muscles, tendons, and ligaments and we have fatigue and some other weird things that can happen like twitching, feeling like water is running down our legs...nerve type things. The doctors think this is a neurological problem.
Did your doctor run a myriad of tests to rule out other illnesses before you were diagnosed with fibromyalgia? You see, many of the symptoms of fibro share the same symptoms of other illnesses that are treated in a different manner. You have to rule those out before the diagnosis of fibro is given.
I tried probiotics for a year because I thought candida could be a problem with other things I had...but it didn't help at all. I posted up further in the thread so I won't repeat myself. I'm not sure if you read the other posts.
Were you on antibiotics when this all came about? You could possibly have bacterial infections/s going on. If so, probiotics could help you. My dog had severe skin problems, was even chewing her skin until it bled...and was treated with antibiotics which caused more bacterial problems. She ended up with MRSA, staph, etc....five different bacterial problems. The bacteria became "immune" to antibiotics so the vet said he just hoped she wouldn't get worse. Antibiotics kill all bacteria...including the good bacteria. So I bought canine probiotics and started giving these to her and her skin cleared up within two weeks. So, if you haven't tried probiotics, maybe you should.
You also might want to see a dermatologist if things don't get better. I think they could help you.
Be sure to read Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there. Good starting links are called Symptoms, What Else Could It Be, and a Thorough Explanation of Fibromyalgia. The first two links when you open the thread give an explanation of what doctors think are causing fibro.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. Hope to hear more from you soon.
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