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Could this be fibromyalgia?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 28, 2007
  • 04:32 AM

Hi all. I have the following symptoms and am wondering if this could be fibromyalgia...

Big toe pain: right foot
Weird sensitivity to touch on top of right foot
Muscle achiness: thigh
Muscle achiness upon use: upper right arm and some on left upper arm
Feet feel cold from inside but not to touch
Cold prickly sensations throughout body
Feel speech is weird: harder to annunciate
Back is achy: feels like bones are rubbing against each other, sometimes feels like hot needle being stuck in back
Shoulders achy, but not to touch
Slight ringing in ears, sometimes right, sometimes left
Right upper arm feels weaker when doing things; fatigues easily
Bruising easily for no reason
Small red spots, mostly on arms
Pain in collarbone
Pain in hands, joints of fingers
Twitches
Right calf muscle cramp
Cold prickly sensation in feet
Some achiness in lower arms
Have had rib pain in the past, gone now
Have had more headaches than usual
Woken from sleep by weird sensations like twitching or electric shock type feelings
Trouble falling asleep
Painful menstrual cramps, often accompanied by diarrhea, loss of appetite, some back pain (have always had this)
Head feels like it’s too heavy for neck to hold up

I also have what is best described as fibro fog...I just cannot seem to think straight and put two and two together lately! All of this started after giving birth to my second daughter under very stressful circumstances as my husband is currently deployed and I lost my father not too long prior to having my baby. Any thoughts? I was told by my family physician that he suspects fibromyalgia however a rheumatologist disagreed as did a neurologist. Both the rheumatologist and neurologist tell me it's stress and anxiety. I just don't know what to think anymore. Appreciate any feedback.

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  • I would have to agree that it sounds more stress related than like Fibromyalgia. Pain with FMS is more wide spread and tender to the touch. I have FMS and the symptoms you described did not seem similar to what I experience. Someone else may come along with a different opinion, but I would not worry too much that this could be FMS.
    harleybear 8 Replies
    • October 2, 2007
    • 03:26 PM
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