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Question regarding Fibromyalgia
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Marie - November 16

Hello. I apologize in advance for the long post. I suffer from chronic aches and pains, headaches, chest pain along the breastbone that hurts when I sneeze and sometimes swallow, pain in the arms leading from the elbows, tingling mostly of feet and hands but other places too, chronic sinus problems, tmj, sleep apnea, am chronically fatigued and recently just diagnosed with an anxiety disorder due to having full blown panic attacks. I deal with back pain, pain around the ribs that can't really be pinpointed, nausea, chronic bowel problems with constipation, burning painful sensations in the muscles in the back of my neck and upper shoulders, depression and more. I have been to the doctor, er, etc. I have had blood work done, ekg, chest x-ray, ultrasound and they can never find anything at all. Just over the last few months, I have been having strange skin sensations. I enjoy being massaged but recently at times, when my husband massages my lower back, hips, backside I all of a sudden have the sensation that that part of my body has gone numb. It really freaks me out. I came across a page on Fibromyalgia that mentioned how the skin can be ultrasensitive to touch at times and react with numbness. It brought my attention to this condition and am wondering if any of this sounds familiar to any of you who have been diagnosed with this condition. I appreciate your input and thank you for the wonderful information on your site.


Jean - November 16

It does sound like Fibromyalgia. I have not had the skin problems as some of you have had. I really don't know how to guide you on this one. I suggest you talk more in depth with a rheumatologist or your primary care physician. The CNS is a very powerful and not simplistic. You might have some allergies associated with medication or even types of food. I quess try to record what happens with certain foods and medications taken to rule out those items.



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