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I have been suffering for 7 months from extreme muscle pain in my legs (quads, hamstrings, calves). For the past 3 months I have also been suffering from neck and shoulder pain and stiffness.
When I first went to the doctors for my muscle pain in legs, I thought it was weight lifting related. I was referred to a Sports and Medicine specialist who was stumped. Was prescribed Ibuprofen for pain. Here I am 7 months later, being out of the gym (no weight lifting, no cardio), not super active, stay at home mom, still in pain. Sometimes I have no pain for weeks, sometimes my left quad will hurt so much I am limping and other then temporary relief from epsom salt baths, nothing helps.
Three months ago I also started having issues in my neck and shoulders. I spent the entire month of December with neck spasms. I have made some changes that help me a bit. I make sure to stay hydrated, bought a good neck support pillow and only sleep on my back or side and the occasional epsom salt bath help make it manageable. However, I wake up every morning with this stiffness that is there pretty much 24/7. And the pain runs to my shoulder blades sometimes and feels like I have something in there scraping at my bones? Some days are better than others, but every morning I feel so stiff. Which brings me to my next issue.
Why do I feel so tired after resting well? I am tired whether I sleep for 5 hours or 8 hours. It's hard for me to get out of bed. And I remain tired for the entire day. Coffee does not help. I could drink a cup of coffee and fall asleep perfectly fine right afterwards. I feel lazy and unproductive and find it hard to focus. I am a stay at home mom and trying to homeschool my son but I find it so very difficult to focus on anything. I recently took 5 mg of Adderall and was shocked at how clear my mind was. It made me realize that I am in a constant fog which upon doing research I think might be fibro fog.
I am sorry to have written so much but I am desperate for real answers and would appreciate some insight from people suffering from Fibro. Thank you!
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