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22 year old female with sore joints

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 19, 2007
  • 03:06 AM

Hello. If anyone has any thoughts on this, It would be very helpul. Thanks !

I am a 22 year old female and am experiencing joint pain. For the last ten days I have had joint pain in my hands, feet and knees. For the last three days, the pain has spread to my wrists and arms. For the last two days, I have noticed a sharp muscular pain in my arms ( particularly on the right hand side).

My mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia two years ago. I understand that this condition can be passed through the genes and is more common in women.

I thought that maybe I had a lack of vitamins in my system. On Monday, I started taking Vitamin B, Potassium and Zinc. I also started to drink milk for calcium.

Could this be a possible case of fibromyalgia? I feel like I am too young to be experiencing these joint pains. Does anyone have any suugestions to what this might be? :confused:

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  • I'd research your symptoms on the net and maybe change my diet if I were you. Paul Twitchell has a classic book out there on Herbs called "Herbs: The Magic Healers". It was written in the 60s, and may turn most people off with its mysticism and talk of the arrival of the Venusians, but the nutrition info is great. I be this book talks about joints and joint pain. I've read it, but it has been a while ago.
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  • I'm a 21 year old female and I have and I am experiencing the same thing. It worsens for me in my right leg, though, not the right arm like you. I'm not sure that it is fibromyalgia. I did research and they say you have to have pain in 11 specific points or more to fit the criteria. Best to google more info on it. :) But what do I know? I haven't found a cause as to why I get the pain. - Li out
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