I think I have Fibromyalgia
Hello, Just introducing myself.
I have not been diagnosed (in fact has not even been brought up by a doc) but wanted to tell you all a little about myself to see if you think I may have Fibro.
I am 32 years old and I started having problems after my third pregnancy in three years. I have all over pain and stiffness and then more localized joint pain in my hips, hands and a new area, my shoulder. Sometimes this pain becomes so severe I am unable to use the joint. When it happens to my hip, I am unable to walk, no matter how hard I try. My leg just wont cooperate with me.
I have crushing fatigue and weakness. I have a hard time opening our sliding glass doors and pouring from a full gallon jug. I have a hard time standing up from sitting. I am extremely stiff in the mornings.
I have quit driving d/t my eyes will roll and not focus when I am driving. I have a hard time focusing at all really and lose track of what I am saying as I say it. A lot. Some times it is worse than others and it makes me feel as if people are going to think I am on drugs!
The only thing wrong with me is I am hypothyroid but under treatment. I have had a brain MRI with contrast with no remarkable results to test for MS. I have had labs drawn for autoimmune disorders and arthritis but nothing was amiss there. I have referrals to a rheumatologist and a neurologist but no appt until the end of the summer.
So does any of this sound familiar?