...if I may have Fibro.
Ever since I was maybe 12 years old I would get pains in my arms and legs.
It was so debiliatating sometimes that my mother would keep me home from school and urgeme to keep my legs elevated all day. (which never worked but we didn't know what it was).
One day both my legs and my arms were hurting so bad that my mother took me to Urgent care to see what was wrong.
The doctor seemed to bush it off and told me that it was arthritis.
So I assumed for this long that that's what it was and I've come to terms with it.
Until I heard about fibromyalgia.
Once I brought it up to my doctor when I was pregnant and I was telling her about the pain in my legs and how often it happened.
I told her how the pain feels like everything under my knee cap is burning and the muscles in my calves feel as if I've been working out for hours.
And then I described to her the pain in my lower arms in the muscle would come and go unexplained.
Imagine my shock when she told me that it couldn't be arthritis because arthritis happenes in your joints only.
She didn't offer anything else on the subject so I let it go.
I am unsure as to whether I should see a doctor about it because it's not an everyday thing.
It happens every now and then and I'm almost guaranteed to suffer after a long walk in the mall or standing for a period of time.
A lot of things have been popping up as the years pass and I don't know if they have anything to do with Fibro but it concerns me so much because I don't know what is wrong with me.
Sometimes my mouth hurts and it feels like all of my teeth are cold and sensitive. (like right now)
I have dizzy spells almost daily.
And sometimes when my someone touches my legs or arms it hurts beyond what a normal touch should feel. It always feels as if it's bruised and lingers for a while. This isn't constant either.
Sorry this was so long, haha.
Do I have anything to worry about if these things aren't constantly happening?
Thank you so much for those of you who decide to read this and help me out :)
It's much appreciated.
(btw I'm NEW. HI!!)