Can Fybromyalgia cause these symptoms?

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   Posted 12/24/2017 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Tight chest pain.
Numbness in jaw.
Burning in left arm.
Frequently need to empty bowel.

These are my only symptoms, been going on for around a year, I've had all the tests for heart trouble, one doctor mentioned fibromyalgia as a potential cause

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   Posted 12/24/2017 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, CJB1, and welcome. I'm not a doctor but I would say no. The criteria for a diagnosis of Fibro is pain in all four quadrants of the body that lasts several months and also most have cognitive memory problems. Pain is the hallmark of this illness. We have many other symptoms that join the pain party too but the pain should be the main issue.

Check out Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot about this illness and you probably will agree with me.

My uneducated guess would be the check out anxiety. It can cause the chest pain. So can costrochondritis. There is a link about that in Fibro 101. Anxiety and stress could be causing you to unknowingly clench your teeth which could possibly cause numbness in your jaw. Your dentist would be a good one to ask about this. When I'm anxious, I run to the bathroom a lot. And the burning pain in the arm could possibly be caused by a pinched nerve. Feel your arm. See if you can feel muscle knots in the arm. If so, try massaging this out and maybe this would help you.

I do hope you get the help you need. Do try to relax. I think that will help. Let us know what you find out because we do care about you.


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