do i have fibromyalgia.i have very bad body pain,muscle weakness,sever tiredness,feeling generaly unwell,im stiff in mornings,i have ibs.keep takeing infections,headaches,blurred vision occasionaly,stabbing pains,tinggling in fingers and toes,plantar faciitis,tendonitis,sore joints,keep needing new lenses. whats wrong.
We aren't able to tell you if you have fibro or not. That would have to be diagnosed by your physician or someone else who has experience with the illness. If you look in the Health Pages on the right sideboard, you will find more information about how it is diagnosed.
From the symptoms you have described, I can say that you may have fibro. However, some of your symptoms sound more neurological, which could be something other than fibro.
Please check with a neurologist or rheumatologist in your area about this. I wouldn't want you to wait and then discover it is something more serious going on.
Take care of yourself and please keep in touch to let us know how you are doing.
It certainly sounds like CFS or fibromyalgia. If you have more fatigue than pain... it could be CFS. If you have more pain (burning.. shooting pains, etc), it is more likely fibromyalgia.
I hope that your physicians have checked you for lyme disease, autoimmune diseases and ordered thryoid and adrenal testing on you as well. If not, I would discuss this with them.
As the name chronic fatigue syndrome suggests, this illness is accompanied by fatigue. However, it's not the kind of fatigue patients experience after a particularly busy day or week, after a sleepless night or after a stressful event. It's a severe, incapacitating fatigue that isn't improved by bed rest and that may be exacerbated by physical or mental activity. It's an all-encompassing fatigue that results in a dramatic decline in both activity level and stamina.
People with CFS function at a significantly lower level of activity than they were capable of prior to becoming ill. The illness results in a substantial reduction in occupational, personal, social or educational activities.
A CFS diagnosis should be considered in patients who present with six months or more of unexplained fatigue accompanied by other characteristic symptoms. These symptoms include:
cognitive dysfunction, including impaired memory or concentration
postexertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours (exhaustion and increased symptoms) following physical or mental exercise
joint pain (without redness or swelling)
persistent muscle pain
headaches of a new type or severity
tender cervical or axillary lymph nodes
Other Common Symptoms
In addition to the eight primary defining symptoms of CFS, a number of other symptoms have been reported by some CFS patients. The frequency of occurrence of these symptoms varies among patients. These symptoms include:
irritable bowel, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea or bloating
chills and night sweats
shortness of breath
visual disturbances (blurring, sensitivity to light, eye pain or dry eyes)
allergies or sensitivities to foods, alcohol, odors, chemicals, medications or noise
difficulty maintaining upright position (orthostatic instability, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, balance problems or fainting)
psychological problems (depression, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks)
weight loss or gain
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