- Mar 18, 2020
- DX FIBRO
Hello, I am and early 30s female. I have had back issues since I was in high school. Early MRI and X-ray showed beginning of disc degeneration at age 17. Now at 33 I have “advanced degenerative disc” in lower back. Since August 2019 I now have a ton of other issues including pain in all joints- back, Knees, shoulders, elbows, heels, neck and especially hips. I also have muscle twitches, Extreme muscle stiffness in the morning and at night. Just a normal day of work at my desk job is too much, by the time I get home I am miserable. I have a small house and by the time I am done cleaning it I can hardly move. GP thought Lupus. Went to Rheumatologist and they said it is isn’t Lupus- most likely Fibromyalgia. I am awaiting the final blood work results for final diagnosis but I am worried. If it is fibromyalgia... what medications work for pain?? I have fatigue too but honestly I can deal with that at my age, it is the pain that is truly horrible. I am curious if anyone else started this journey with back problems that turned into fibromyalgia?