- Feb 1, 2014
Hi everyone, I have been having aches and pains for 3 weeks now. I read so many articles about fibromyalgia, and I know you have to have chronic pain for 3 months before being diagnosed. But of course my Dr. scared me and said I may have it. I doubt it very much, and I just need some insight. I don't have tender points, I don't feel like I can't move or walk, my neck, shoulders, and abdomen don't hurt, I just feel achy all over like I have the flu. The only symptoms I have are that I have traveling pains and itchy skin at times- mostly in my legs and arms, which started 2 weeks ago and I have some days (like today) where my entire body aches. I had a fever yesterday (some articles say fibro can give you a fever some articles say it can't). My throat and glands hurt today, and my eyes are leaky. I honestly just think its a virus that is taking a long time to run its course. I just need to get this fibro out of my head so I stop worrying. I took cipro for the first time at the beginning of Dec and that's the only thing that's making this linger in my mind (bc fibro can be a side effect of fluroquinolones). Any insight from you guys would be appreciated. Thanks!