Hello Everyone! I think I may have fibromyalgia, but I am not sure. I was wondering if you could tell me the symptoms of this condition. The sure tell signs. I will tell you a little bit about myself. I am 24 and I was in a car accident 3 years ago. Since then I my neck/shoulder area has been in so much pain. They found a herniated disc and I recently had a cervical fusion done on c6-c7. The numbness in my hands and fingers has gotten better, but the aches and pains in the shoulders and neck are still there. Sometimes so bad that I have horrible horrible headaches. I am also always so uncomfortable I can't get to bed. That is another issue. I can't sleep. I have a hard time, and I hate mornings because every morning I am in pain. I am tired most of the time and I feel bad because I don't always want to go have fun with my friends, I would rather stay home and watch a movie and try to go to bed early (even though I know I won't). Anyway, that is just some of my symptoms. I am not sure if I have this, but I would appreciate any guidance. Thanks!
I wish I could give you information, but I'm in the same situation. I had no idea it could be fibromyalgia. I had heard of this disease, but just thought all the muscle tightness and pain was from my C-6/7 nerve that was damaged and consequently the vertebrae fused. But lots of tightness of muscles and still the burning pain in my forearm. Supposedly that nerve had been freed up. I also have a lot of tight muscles in other places.
Best bet is to do a search on fibromyalgia as I believe one site stated there are 60 + symptoms and we all have different degrees. It will show you how deeply the entire body is affected by this horrible affliction. Unfortunately there is little advice on how to get successful medical treatment and this is the worst part of being diagnosed with fibro as it seems no one is willing to treat you. (TT)