I am both sorry and relieved that you have all experienced muscle weakness. Relieve b/c I have had severe pain and weakness in my muscles, especially hands, arms and legs, for a couple of weeks now. Of course I always expect the muscle and joint pain -- that is not new. But the degree of weakness is. My PCP believes that often what is diagnosed as Fibro is often something else that has not yet been figured out. I've been twice to a rheumatologist who says I do not have an autoimmune disease, and am about to undergo EMG testing to rule of Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular disease. My neuro, PCP and rheumatologist all suspect that is what's going on...BUT what I have read about MG tells me it does not include pain, just weakness. And I have pretty severe pain all over.
My greatest hope is that they find nothing, go back to the Fibro diagnosis (sad, huh? to be hoping it's "only" Fibro) and get me on a med that works for me. the Elavil, which initially seemed to work, doesn't seem to be doing much these days.
Anyway, although I don't make it here as often as I would like due to generally not feeling well, I am so glad this forum exists. Thank you.
Oh, and if anyone has any thoughts about nejuromuscular disease like MG, or has undergone tests for it, I would love to hear about it. Am also going to start a separate thread about that. Thanks