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Symmetrical Joint Pain?
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KHawley - February 10

Hello Everyone!

I'm new to this site and have experienced strange symptoms over the last few months.

I was hoping someone could tell me if they have experienced symmetrical joint pain as a symptom of fibromyalgia. My symptoms started with dizziness, headache, flu achiness, and muscle achiness and pain. But, over the last couple of weeks most symptoms have decreased or left.

What remains is constant shoulder pain in both shoulders. Over the last few days, both hands and wrists have joined the party. I do not have any swelling or redness, just a constant aching. My head and neck still ache too.

Is fibromyalgia pain usually found mostly in muscles or is this type of joint pain also a factor? I have a rheumatologist appointment next month and I realize you cannot diagnose me. The "joint-pain party" is just getting a bit frustrating.

Thanks for any insight you can give!

 

lmb2 - February 10

fibromyalgia is definitley not in muscles only. A lot of it tends to be in the connective tissues which can feel like an arthritis type pain and stiffness. Some people feel it more in the muscles or both, but others might feel it more in the joints or connective tissues. Good luck at your appointment, I hope this month goes by fast for you, the waiting game is no fun when you want to know what is going on, but hang in there.... you're most likely headed in the right direction by seeing a rheumatologist.

 

KHawley - February 11

Thank you for the response, Imb2. I was starting to get nervous about RA, but I guess I will just have to wait and see as it could me something else. You are right, the waiting game is very difficult. Thank you for the well wishes. Take care!

 

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