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  • tigger_gal
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    I have to agree with Donna, you need to see a doctor. I have it really bad, but its not just one part of your body. I also had it so long I can't recall how it started.

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  • DonnaBee
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    mine came on gradually. It was actually my husband that noticed the change before I did. One day he said to me "when you come home from work you plop down on the couch and don't move again till its time to go to bed". So I made an appointment with my PCP, and after ruling out any emotional stress factors she ran the bloodwork for inflammatory markers and Rheumatoid factor. I tested positive for inflammatory markers and Rheumatoid factor so she sent me to my rheumatologist. He was able to run more specific bloodwork on me and event hough I tested positive for rheumatoid factor I do not have rheumatoid arthritis. He began my treatment for fibro with flexeril at night. that gave me minimal relief. On my follow up visit he prescribed lyrica. It took a few days for it to take effect (and my bladder to tolerate it) but I am now about 70% better. I have another follow up next month where we can adjust my dosage. I'm also doing a water exercise class in physical therapy and that's helping too. It feels good to be able to move my body in the water with no pain.

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  • bladderpain451
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    She's right, many things can do this. Get your immune system checked too, ANA test, and RF factor for rhematoid arthritis. You can have autoimmune disease without a positive ESR. The inflammatory markers do not necessarily show up (ESR/RF) in autoimmune disease. I started out with fatigue, then muscle pain, then joint pain. My overall muscle pain hurts the worst in my legs without including my muscle strains. You can have your vitamin levels checked too, it can cause muscle pain/muscle weakness. They can diagnose fibromyalgia based on trigger points, though I didn't have enough, I still got the diagnosis because of chronic muscle aches. It is only diagnosed when all that other stuff is ruled out.

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  • Cassaundra
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    I have fibromyalgia.

    First go see your PCP and have her run bloodwork and ask to be ran for all inflammatory markers.

    Good luck.

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  • asIshallbe
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    My fiber started gradually...

    And just kept escalating and escalating.... Sorry my auto-correct changed fibro into fiber! Grr!

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  • ICNDonna
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    You need to see a doctor. There are many different things that could be causing your symptoms and I don't even want to try to guess.


    Donna

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  • KatieB
    started a topic How does Fibro start?

    How does Fibro start?

    Can Fibromyalgia start suddenly? Or does it come on gradually? The reason I ask is because I'm having severe pain, so bad that I needed my shower chair and I'm having a hard time lifting my legs to put my pants on. I guess it started slowly on Monday but yesterday and today the pain has peaked and I'm having a really hard time walking. I'm NOT trying to find something else to worry about, IC is really enough!! But I'm just asking. Thank you!!
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