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Old 10-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #1
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Myofascial pain syndrome vs Fibromyalgia vs mixed connective tissue disease

Hi All,
Long story short, I've had chronic pelvic pain since 2003. Over the past three years I've developed new symptoms and pain is increasing. It started out as a mild flu-like feeling. Rheumy thinks it could be fibromyalgia syndrome, neurologist called it could be mixed connective tissue disease, a mish mash diagnosis to me. Do my symptoms below sound like fibro? I'm so tired of not really knowing what's wrong with me. I'm 53 and feel like 80. I still work full time but every day I suffer with horrible pain. I started on Savella but only a fourth of the way through starter pack and no noticable difference yet. Tried Lyrica and Cymbalta but did not like the side effects, though Cymbalta helped alot. Do many of you have to use narcotics to get through the day? Thanks for you time and response.

Chronic sore throat/acid reflux
Chronic pelvic pain
Bladder irritation and spams (interstitial cystitis ruled out)
Stabbing pain in muscles, joints, tendons - pain moves around and is different every day
Ringing ears
Back (sacral) and hip pain
Pain on inside of both feet
Muscle twitches and spasms in legs, arms, chest sometimes
Anxiety
Hair loss
Scalp tenderness
tingling weird sensations in scalp
Weight gain
Fatigue
Flu like feeling
Nausea
Sweating then cold

That's enough!

 
Old 10-15-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Myofascial pain syndrome vs Fibromyalgia vs mixed connective tissue disease

I have both fibro and myofascial pain and your symptoms sound a lot like mine. I do take narcotic pain meds. Sometimes they work sometimes they dont sad to say. I also get trigger poing injections. They help a lot. Sorry you are having to go thru all this.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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Re: Myofascial pain syndrome vs Fibromyalgia vs mixed connective tissue disease

Thanks Singin,
I guess I just needed some reassurance that this is probably what it is. I'm an RN and having worked in just about every field of nursing I question everything. Do you have to take pain medication every day? Did you ever wonder if it was Lymes? Seems like the symptoms are so identical. I may go to a Lyme literate doc to rule out all possiibilities. Once that's done then I'll be at peace. Hope you're having a pain free day.

 
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