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Fibro At 14?

Posted In: Fibromyalgia 7 Replies
  • Posted By: davidmt1
  • February 18, 2009
  • 04:32 AM

Im a 14 year old boy. For at least the last four months my muscles have been in pain all over my body. My arms, legs, neck, back, chest, wrists, and ankles are the main points. I can no longer do PE because I am in to much pain to run. I went to the doctor and she said I could have fibromyalgia, which my mom actually has. I have checked the trigger points for this and I have twelve of them. Does this sound like fibro to you guys?

P.S.
Its disruppting my sleep too.

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  • I'm sorry to hear the hard time you're going through, I have fibromyalgia and understand pain. Something simple you might want to try to help you through this is to take magnesium. It will help ease muscle spasms. I started with 125 mg a day and increased my dose until I reached my maximum which is 200mg a day. You know you took a bit too much if you get diarrhea. If that happens just decrease your dose a little. This might help your mom too. For your pain, it's always a good idea to see your doctor and have some blood tests. With 12 trigger points you just may be developing fibromyalgia but it's best to rule everything else out. All the best!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Vitamin D deficiency mimics fibro symptoms. A simple blood test will tell you your D3 and D2 levels. Please make sure they test you for this. Do you live near a Lyme infested area? Did your symptoms occur suddenly or over time? Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • ive been on the supplements recommended for over three months now. calcium, magnesium, vitamin d, and all the b vitamins. so it's not a defincency there.
    davidmt2 18 Replies Flag this Response
  • ive been on the supplements recommended for over three months now. calcium, magnesium, vitamin d, and all the b vitamins. so it's not a defincency there. Well that's not completely true. You should have been TESTED for D, because if you were to have a severe deficiency your doc would have put you on mega high doses ( like 10,000iu's a day).By not doing this simple test they are not ruling this out, and a 400iu dose of D isn't going to give you therapeutic results. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • So I may still have fibromyalgia, but they don't want to classify it yet. The one problem I'm having now is fatigue. Excersizing has almost eliminated the pain, but that took a while. But I'm always tired still. Any ideas?
    davidmt2 18 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you had blood tests done for thyroid function? You should have blood tests done for vitamin deficiencies as well to make sure you are taking enough of each, how much of each vitamin are you taking? Have you tried swimming for exercise? It's no impact so it shouldn't be painful for you and may help your pain over time.
    SpineGirl 64 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you had blood tests done for thyroid function? You should have blood tests done for vitamin deficiencies as well to make sure you are taking enough of each, how much of each vitamin are you taking? Have you tried swimming for exercise? It's no impact so it shouldn't be painful for you and may help your pain over time. Sorry about not posting in a while I forgot about this site. I was tested for thryoid problems and vitamin defenicies. I haven't tried swimming specifically but I have a personal trainer now to work on it. The trainer is doing anaerboic and aroebic with me.
    davidmt2 18 Replies Flag this Response
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