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I feel like I may have fibromyalgia?

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Since I was 11 years old, I have had consistant pain. It comes and goes whenever and gets worse on its own too, nothing triggors it. Nothing specifically happened when this occoured at the begining but i did get shingles around this time. Its pain in the muscles of my back (all of them) and neck and joints all over my body, particullary: shoulders, neck, elbows, wrist, hips, knees, and ankels. The doctors diagnosed me with fibromyalgia since i do have all the triggor points, but i feel like thats just because my whole body is in constant pain. He gave me a muscle relaxor and an anti inflammatory pill to take every night to help me sleep, which is does help me to fall asleep but thats it. It does not help me with the pain the next day or in the morning. Everytime Ive gone back to him he has done nothing different. I feel like I may have fibromyalgia but I know there has to be more to it and its so frusterating that after every specialist ive seen no one has been able to figure it out.

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First Helper User Profile CharlieJane

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replied April 15th, 2011
Fibromyalgia Answer A21976
Welcome to ehealthforum,
You should consider visiting a Rheumatologist to go ahead with further evaluation to look for the exact cause for the multiple pains. If Fibromyalgia is reconfirmed, then consider getting started on newer therapies for its control. It usually affects women in age group of 30-50 years. Multiple approach is necessary for treatment that includes medications, exercises, and diet changes. Cognitive behavioral therapy is also known to help people who do not easily get relief with the medications. Ongoing researches have been directed towards better pain relief. You can discuss about getting started on trial medications to see if they benefit you.
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