muscle pain

  1. D

    genetics

    I'm just wondering does anyone else have family members with fibro...CFS or ME. I have often read that it is hereditary even though it may take a trigger or several to switch on the overload on our minds and bodies that cause this disease,..and why more trauma can change it from mild to...
  2. G

    what type of doctor to help with this pain?

    I was diagnosed a year ago with FM by my general practitioner. At the time I was already on Escitalopram for depression and he prescribed Mobic for the pain. I also have bone on bone OA of both knees. The Mobic has helped my knee pain but for me, the worst pains are the "zings" that happen out...
  3. S

    no fatigue but pain Fibro?

    Hello all, just joined the site. Wanted to ask if having fatigue is a determining factor when being evaluated for fibromyalgia. I have no fatigue but do have widespread pain, cramping, stabbing muscle pain in legs, aches and spasms in my neck and back, tight muscles everywhere - most notably in...
  4. H

    So Much!

    I have quite a long story that has lead me to this forum. I'll try and make it short and sweet. Everything started happening after I got pregnant with my one and only child who just turned 5 years old. About 1/2 way into pregnancy I developed electric like pain in my hands and feet. I chalked...
  5. R

    New User - Frustrated, Trying to Get Diagnosed

    I have chronic pain in most of my joints (but very severe in my neck & lower back) and in the soft tissues or muscles near my joints (both forearms & shoulders, both calves & achilles heals). My first symptom, almost 2 years ago when I was 57, was mainly fatigue. I couldn't understand why I...
  6. C

    Diagnosis finally gives me some relief

    Hi, I've had fatigue and muscle pain for many years, I've been previously told by Drs and friends I was too stressed, too fat, too inactive, and that I complained too much! i did everything the Drs suggested and more...and when it didn't help I was told I complained too much. I was diagnosed...
  7. S

    Daughter with Fibromyalgia : Need help

    Hello, this is my first post on this forum. I have a daughter that has been suffering from fibromyalgia for four years now. She is currently 16, in her junior year of high school. When she was in the sixth grade I had her take the infamous Gardasil shot. Although we are not sure, we do think...
  8. J

    Got a diagnosis, but I am not sure

    Yesterday my rheumatologist diagnosed me with fibromyalgia, but I am not sure if this is the correct diagnosis. For the last 12 years my main symptoms have been burning pains in my hands and feet, that can sometimes involve most of my body, that usually start at night, and end when I get up in...
  9. S

    Muscle Pain/Casein

    OK, so here is a little story of what I have stumbled upon, and it probably won't work for everyone, but I imagine some... Last week my neighbor wanted to borrow my folding table. I couldn't find her number to call her to tell her to pick it up, so I decided I would bring it over. Granted, the...
  10. S

    Licorice

    While attempting to put the pieces of this fibro puzzle together for myself, licorice came to mind. I remember reading once that licorice could cause adverse effects in some people: this is according to the University of Maryland Medical Center: "Licorice with glycyrrhizin may cause serious...
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