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Could it be Fibromyalgia?
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Mary - February 19

Answers at last! I have been dealing with my symptoms for 2 months now. My doctors have done every blood test and everything comes back negative. I am suffering with extreme muscle ache and fatigue. No one has mentioned fibromyalgia. I've been reading all the info on this site and it is like reading all about me! I had a serious infection on my toe in November and everything went down hill after that. Would love to hear some comments and advise. Thank you!

 

Denise - February 15

It sounds like a distinct possibility, Mary. I don't have a lot of advice to give - I'm still searching for answers myself - but I'll be happy to listen.

 

JJ - February 15

You didn't mention what type of doctors you are seeing, but typically it is a rheumatologist who will be able to diagnose for FMS. The diagnosis is done by a process of elimination of other possible problems that could have similar symptoms (hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthiritis, lupus for example) and can be tested. You may have already gone through this process. They will also test for sensitivity of 18 "trigger points" on the body, but I have a FMS diagnosis without having a significant number of these trigger points. good luck.

 

KR - February 19

I was diagnosed in January. I work out, so I was used to muscle aches, but when I try a new workout now, it takes much longer to recover. My doctor gave me magnesium/malic acid supplements. Most of us have low amounts of magnesium in our muscles and he said this would help me respond better to my workouts. I also responded well to physical therapy with focus on myofacial release since my pain moves around. Hope this helps.

 

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