I apologise in advance for the length of this; I'll try to be concise...
I have been diagnosed as having hypermobility joint syndrome with 'aspects' of fibromyalgia. I feel a little fobbed off but would appreciate the views of others as to whether this fits.
3 years ago I was pretty athletic, doing between 9 and 12 fitness classes each week. I gradually developed patellofemoral pain syndrome and over time reduced the activity to an eventual cessation of all gym activities, food/clothes shopping etc to avoid pain.
Since then I have developed widespread chronic pain. My feet have dropped and are now severely over pronating. I have weakness in the glutes and scapula winging seems to indicate weakness in some muscle in my back(?). I have an aching in my arms when raised which can become agonising over time with activities such as using the telephone, styling my hair, typing etc. I also have lower back ache regularly but in particular it seems to 'spasm' if I try to get up from lying flat.
I have had custom orthotics to correct my overpronation for about 6 months.
The doctor prescribed amitriptyline which I am currently taking 20mg with a view to increasing them until it helps with the pain. I am getting weekly physio and on a waiting list for hydrotherapy.
Do I need to concern myself about the reason for the muscle weakness or can this really be a result of hypermobility?
Oh and just incase it's connected I have also developed really bad eczema on my fingers that are now extremely sensitive to everything (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, cleaning products, moisturisers, you name it!). I was diagnosed with Hyperprolactinaemia about 15 years ago. I am a 33 yr old female.
I am hopeful that someone can shed some light on this and help me either trust the diagnosis or look at other possibilities that I can discuss with my GP. :confused: