Hi all, I will try to keep a super long story short. I went to my GP about a week ago after going to weeks with a growing pains in my right shoulder and upper arm. An x-ray came out fine, I was prescribed 800mg ibuprofen. Two days later the pain went to my right shoulder/arm with tingling and coldness in that hand.I was prescribed a steroid and muscle relaxer. I went back to my GP today.. Almost a week later. I was diagnosed with depression/anxiety and says i have 12 of the 18 trigger points.I have aching muscles in my upper arms, shoulders, neck and down my back. They do not hurt more or less while I'm doing things but do tend to get a tired feeling. Not all spots hurt at once..( One day a shoulder the next day my neck.) But it will remain constant. Also, my joints both shoulders crack/crunch or pop with movement. The Prednisone I was prescribed doesn't seem to be helping much. Im going to an Ortho in less than a week and we will go from there. I do not want to jump the gun but was wondering if these are perhaps symptoms of fibromyalgia?
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replied September 19th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Generalized body aches with anxiety and depression are very much common in fibromyalgia, so yes it could be fibromyalgia. Treatment is mostly supportive, physiotherapy, psychotherapy sessions, vocational and rehabilitative programs, exercises and antidepressants. Low doses of tricyclic antidepressants are very much helpful. Amitriptyline in specific is very helpful. Consult your pain disorder specialist and let them decide what is best for you.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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