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I'm hoping and wondering if any one can help make sense of my symptomns, fibromyalgia? As it's been a puzzle for the past 2 years. 2 years of being lost and my world being tipped upside down. Apologies in advance for the long message but hope you take the time to read, thankyou.
It all started January 2020, I was a fit 44 year old male, initially symptomns started with a chronic painful throat, (lasted 2 years now) and also I'd wake every morning with a chronic tense head, a type of tense head ive never felt before, severe eye strain, dizziness. I went to ENT, neurologist, they couldn't find anything and it came to the point where the ENT took my tonsils out, but that didn't help, speech and language next that didn't help, after about 3 months I noticed I started suffering with fatigue, at first every 3rd day I would need a rest day, at around 9 months it got every other day I was layed up, fatigued and increased throat pain after exertion. Then it progressed to where I had to pace myself every dayx do a lot less, but managed a walk each day but nothing with intensity. The pain and fatigue has gotten worse and worse, roll on 2 years I've started getting pain from head to toe, and at the same time have gotten raynauds, most days I can't even manage to nip to the supermarket around the corner. My sleep is badly effected, it seems the moment I fall asleep my stiffness and tender points kick off to their worst, when I wake it's almost like my body is in shock. is this normal with fibro? Can fibro start with one effected area and then spread after some time? Has anyone got a chronic bad throat what never goes away? I've only not long gotten in touch with a rheumatologist. I've had around 7 scans in this past 2 year, and lost count of how many hospital appointments to no avail of any positive findings. I've spoke to the rheumatologist and he said he needs to investigate a little more, I asked could it be fibro he said a strong possibility and if he can't find anything this will be the diagnosis. I also get spasms in my feet, calfs, thighs, and even my abdomen and various other places when I wake. Can anyone make any sense of this, or relate. Or have any expertise. I've been put on duloxetine but only started the lower dose. I'm praying for some improvement with this drug, as this is so tough.
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