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I have quite a long story that has lead me to this forum. I'll try and make it short and sweet.
Everything started happening after I got pregnant with my one and only child who just turned 5 years old. About 1/2 way into pregnancy I developed electric like pain in my hands and feet. I chalked it up to pregnancy being I had never been pregnant before. After she was born the electric like pains subsided. I had some muscle cramping and stiffness. So I went to the neuro per my docs request. I had ever single test under the sun including an MRI, EMG, Nerve study and many labs. All normal. In fact, my nerves performed better than the norm. Basically decided hormones or inflammation caused the issues.
I haven't been right since.
My mom (who passed) was diagnosed with fibro and recently my sister informed me of her struggles and diagnosis. This is leading me to believe that fibro may just be what my problem has been all along. And I've feared MUCH worse along the way.
Here are a list of my symptoms:
-muscle pain and aching, all over, can be off and on
-insomnia is bad
-restless legs (constant twitch/buzzing feeling)
-heel pain/foot pain off and on
-many symptoms worse before period
-joint type pain
-random eye pain
-sensitive to bright light
-occasional zaps all over body
I'm sure there are some things I'm missing.
Here is the kicker, I was put on the Cymbalta for anxiety/depression. I see that it is used to treat fibro as well. I recently didn't get my script filled due to doctor error and I had to spread out 3 doses in a week. I didn't get 4 of my doses. This set all my pain REALLY high (especially my arms, they ache terribly and spasming bit) All I can think is it's because of missing those doses.
With all of that being said....should I see about an appointment with a rheumatologist?
My neuro thinks I'm crazy, so I can't ask him for input any longer. My general doc (NP) isn't much help.
Thanks in advance!
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