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Hey all,

Last year after doing a cleaning/labour job I developed Carpal Tunnel syndrome. I have since went off work as my hand is mostly always numb and in pain, swollen wrists and now pain in my knuckles and joints in both hands. I am getting cortisone shots next month and hope they help.

Over the last few months I have been having increasing pain all over my body, stabbing/shooting pain in upper back and neck, pain in left breast, pain in left knee and pain in and around thighs. The pain mostly comes and goes except the pain in upper back and breast which is there everyday.

Im only 29, and am not sure if this is fibromyalgia or if it even affects people my age. I have been off work so havent strained or hurt myself from activity. What do you think? Im on strong pain meds for my hands and it doesnt help the pain in myback at all.

Thanks for any responses!

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    My advise is to have a full physical to find out for sure what is going on in your body. At 29 I don't believe that the pain you are experiencing is normal for someone your age. It could be fibro since the pain does move around, but in any case you need a doctor's diagnosis

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    My advise is to have a full physical to find out for sure what is going on in your body. At 29 I don't believe that the pain you are experiencing is normal for someone your age. It could be fibro since the pain does move around, but in any case you need a doctor's diagnosis

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    Hello, yes I agree get a full check up, I have same symptoms but I have spinal problems and arthritis, I have Ms too but the neurologist says my latest is my spine. Ask for an MRI. Good luck. Ps I started with spine problems at 18 so although you are young it could be that.
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    Hi Nicole,

    Fibro can affect people of all ages, why don't you have a chat with your GP and ask for a referral to a Rheumatologist, as they are qualified in this field.  They will do tests, xrays, scans etc, however a lot of people with fibromyalgia will have normal results in all of these and they are done mainly to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, they may then give a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  Good luck x

     

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    I have fibro and have experienced pain moving around to all different parts of my body that is how it effects people

    I think you should be checked out thorouly by a specialist

    I knit  a lot and had carpol tunnel and had a steriod injection in it and then had the other hand done and it worked for me

    Hope this helps

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