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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue

I'm new to this forum and as such I have no idea whether or not im posting correctly. I spent a few minutes on the site looking for clues leading to discussions on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, but to no avail. I probably overlooked an entire section. Anyhoo...Im wanting to discuss both conditions and am wondering if anyone out there is going through the trials and tribulations associated with these syndromes.

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replied February 9th, 2006
I have done the same... Been right through this board and can't find a section of fibromyalgia either! Do you have it? I am recently diagnosed and feel like I am banging my head off a brick wall trying to convince my own doctor how bad I feel.
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replied February 12th, 2014
I am new to this forum also. I am 32 years old and just last month found a primary physician I like. I have had many painful symptoms that have gradually gotten worse. I asked her if I could have fibromyalgia? She asked me a series of questions and sent me to have blood work to rule out Lupus. I got my results today, and I don't have Lupus.
She prescribed me Cymbalta and in a few weeks we will discuss the changes from taking the meds if any. Then she will decide to send me to a rheumatologist or not.
My symptoms are: frequent migrains and tension in my neck, upper and lower back pain, middle back is sensitive to touch, but doesn't hurt too much. Also both shoulders pop and crack w/o effort, elbows, and wrists pop and crack w/o effort. My hips and abdomen hurt, thighs (front) burn and ache, my knees hurt (right knee pops), ankles and heels. I to have confusion trying to put together the right words to form a sentence. My attention span is very short, I am very sensitive to light I almost always wear sunglasses. My hearing is not always sensitive except when I have a migraine. When I roll my head, I hear fluid in my neck like inflammation?
I wake up 3 or 4 times through the night and even though I am prescribed Phentermine for weight mgt (speed pills), I am still always very fatigued. Mostly from morning till 5 or 6 pm, then I am more awake and with it. I am curious to know what this could be if not fibro.
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