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Shooting Pain - does it fit?
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Dame - July 7

I am 25, for close to about 10 years at this point I've been dealing with mild to severe joint & widespread pain along with fatigue (along with several other things.) When I was younger it was blamed on depression (which is another argument in itself) and a few years after that on hypothyroidism. It has been about 7 years since I have had a drop in my thyroid levels and they've gone below what they consider normal range. For years my pain has been shrugged off by my doctors as lingering thyroid issues or due to obesity. I've never really argued this because well, it seemed logical. I've wondering about possibly having fibromyalgia for years but I had always felt at the time that it wasn't worth the fight.

About two months ago I started having shooting pains in my arms and legs, which within the last month its branched to my back and my sides. Its taken me a while to get help, moved out of state and hadn't gotten a GP and I ended up having to go out of network because no one in my plan would see me within 6 wks. The particular doctor gave me all of about 3 minutes of his time before he slapped the word "neuropathy" on me and ended my appointment. I finally have an appt with a neurologist, but I am worried about what my outcome there is going to be. The last time I was at one about 8 years ago with similar symptoms but no where near as high on the pain scale it was once again blamed on hypothyrodism and I was told to just live with it. I am so afraid I'll be told that again.

What does your pain feel like? If my tests with the neuro come up with nothing, can shooting pains really be related to fibro?

 

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