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Fybromyalgia or something else??

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  • Posted By: fallingapartmommy
  • July 5, 2011
  • 09:36 AM


I am 30 yrs old. I have 2 kids, 10 and 6. I am 5'1 and 100lbs. About a yr ago I was diagnosed by a Rheumo with Fibromyalgia and then by my PM with nerve damage in my L5 from a EMG.

Test done: I have had a MRI of my back, neck and hips all normal. I have had blood work including ANA all normal. EMG shows nerve damage in L5.

Symptoms: Sciatica pain on my right butt check shotting down to my foot with heat and numbing including tingles. Sometimes also my left leg as well. Any physical activity including cleaning the house the next day all my muscles feel torn and broken. At times I am unable to even walk. My skin will even hurt to touch from muscle pain. Knots on top of neck down to shoulders and shoulder blades and back. Any massage will make will worse and is very painful. Knots smooth down while being massaged (with unbearable pain) but immediataly return. Pain in joints including: Shoulders (creeking sounds), wrist (pain), knees (popping sounds when moved in certain positions). Hip pains as well as in the tail bone area hurt chronically. I get migraines, chronic fatigue. I at times will not sleep when having good days at fear of waking up in severe pain. I also become dizzy at times, forgetful and have lost alot of weight as well as chronic nausea. (The last sentence I am not sure if those things could be from somthing else).

I believe that there may be something else the doctors are missing. I lived a happy, healthy life before this started. Please, if anyone has had any of these symptoms and could help! If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them to get a clue of what is going on with my body. I am still young and would love to live a normal life again!

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