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Old 05-23-2004, 05:28 PM   #1
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What are the symptoms?

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!

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Old 05-24-2004, 11:48 AM   #2
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Re: What are the symptoms?

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.

Old 05-25-2004, 06:13 AM   #3
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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)

Old 05-25-2004, 11:23 AM   #4
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Re: What are the symptoms?

Hope this help

50 signs of Fibromyalgia

1. pain
2. fatigue
3. sleep disorder
4. morning stiffness
5. cognitive or memory impairment
7. chronic headaches
8. TMJ syndrome
9. numbness and tingling sensation
11. skin sensitivities
12. dry eyes and mouth
13. dizziness
14. allergic symptoms
15. mitral valve prolapse
16. heel or arch pain
17. brain fatigue
18. painful periods
19. chest pains, noncardiac
20. depression
21. panic attacks
22. irritable bladder
23. multiple chemical sensitivities
24. joint hypermobility
25. suicidal
26. personality changes
27. lightheadedness
28. disequilibrium
29. severe muscle weakness
30. intolerance of bright lights
31. alteration of taste, smell, hearing
32. low frequency, sensorineural hearing loss
33. decreased painful sound threshold
34. ringing in the ears
35. exaggerated involuntary rapid eye movement
36. changes in visual acuity
37. intolerance of alcohol
38. enhancement of medication side effects
39. intolerance of previously tolerated medications
40. severe nasal and other allergies possible sinus infections
41. weight change (gain)
42. muscle and joint aches
43. night sweats
44. heart palpitations
45. muscle spasms
46. Raynaud's-like symptoms
47. carpal tunnel syndrome
48. heartburn
49. difficulty swallowing
50. interstitial cystitis

Old 05-25-2004, 08:31 PM   #5
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Re: What are the symptoms?

Thank you everyone for your responses! They are very helpful! I pray that I don't have this, but if I do I am lucky enough to have a place like this to find answers and support. Thank you!

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