Hello everyone, my name is Emily. I am new to this and had some questions about Fibro. I started having symptoms like what people describe, but my doctors wonít give me a straight answer. My problems started about a year ago with pain along my jaw line and neck then spread to my chest, shoulders, and back in 5 months, and now it hurts all over. The pain is strange and hurts to the touch and also very achy. It comes and goís but when itís bad I canít do much and I seem to sleep more than usual and I get a migraine. I have had joint pain in my hands, knees, and bad back pain for years, and every once in a while I get a numbness on the left side of my face and left arm, where I also get weird twitches. I have been tested for Lupus, Arthritis, Thyroid, and
MS. These are all normal.
I hate going to the Doc. I always feel like they donít believe me. I donít know what is wrong with me and I would love some answers to why I feel this pain. If this doesnít sound like Fibro, I would love to be pointed in the right direction. I have 3 children and the youngest is two. He is a tough little boy so itís hard to play with him sometimes and it makes me feel so bad when I have to tell my kids ďsorry mommy isnít feeling so hot todayĒ
. I need help and the meds they keep giving me just make me sleep. Muscle Relaxers, Naproxen, and sleeping pills donít even cover it up.
Other info about me is that I am Bi-Polar 1, with depression, and was taking quite a few meds. I didnít like the way they made me feel so I donít take them anymore. I have been doing ok with things on my own and working through the mood swings. My kids and husband are a big help and are great at understanding when I am manic and stuff. I am not sure if any of that has to do with the pain I feel but I hope it helps to understand me better.
Thanks for everyoneís time reading this. -Em