rion, this sounds like it may well be caused by your severe anemia. Are they treating you for it?
The thing about iron deficiency anemia is as I understand it, it takes awhile for your iron stores to build up, and then your body begins the task of replacing the red blood cells so it's not like within a week of taking iron you start to feel better.
u have fibromyalgia there r some new medications out for it now; talk 2 your dr. the pain can be unbearable......its nerves not hitting right in your muscles...i think. I have it really bad, especially when the barametric pressure falls with the whether changes...rain, etc. Start noticing the changes that go on when you have a flare-up; sometimes it just stays for very long periods and then it may go away for awhile...talk 2 your dr.
Would Anemia really cause such a severe pain in my shoulder and neck? If it is then I will just tolerate it. But for me it always felt like a nerve pain cause I could feel like there is a string going through my shoulder. I am being treated with iron pills yes. Please I would love to verify it. The pain is really hindering my back.
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Severe anemia can cause bone pain due to increased bone marrow activity. Correcting anemia is important in treating this pain.
Another possibility is fibromyalgia. Apart from fibromyalgia and anemia/ Vit B12 deficiency multiple joint pain is seen in hypothyroidism, low Vitamin D levels, Hashimotos thyroiditis, gout (can sometimes cause multiple joint pain), rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, SLE, electrolyte disturbance particularly those involving calcium and magnesium, parathyroid gland problems, chondrocalcinosis and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!