mild fibromyalgia

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Hi, my mum And aunt have fibromyalgia and I am 19 years old and I have noticed that I am different to other teens imyy age, as I suffer with nearly all the symptoms of fibromyalgia..as I am constantly tired and aching and headaches painful periods depression..nearly all...but reading some people's conditions. .it makes me think otherwise. .as although I find thigs harder and im always in pain..I have a job and still do pretty much everything..but normally after an hour of walking I am tired out and ready for bed so I was wondering if theres any one that has fibromyalgia mild..and wgat are there symptoms..?

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    IT COULD BE BUT IT COULD BE OTHER THINGS AS WELL , LIKE GLANDULAR FEVER OR ADDISONS DIESESE , BOTH TREATABLE BOTH CAUSE PAIN AND FATIGUE , SEE YOUR DOCTOR FOR TESTS ITS THE ONLY WAY YOUR NO FOR SURE. TRY NOT TO WORRY.
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    My daughter has mild fybro and it was recognised very early. She is a midwife so its important she keeps control of it as her career is everything she's worked for. She has a naproxen at night and a low dose citalopram. Also has buscopan if her ibs flares up. She has days when she struggles more than others but she does ok. I am just grateful she doesnt have it as bad as I do. See your doctor and explain your concerns.
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    I really hope you haven't got it, you are far too young and should be out and about enjoying yourself as much as possible. A lot of people  start with fibro from some kind of trauma or other illness. Mine was an accident where I damaged my spine and pelvis 22 years ago. I was only 24 actually. God thats just made me realise how much I have missed out on myself! I was housebound for 4 years with severe sciatica, then started to suffer with various other pains as the years went on. My neck used to go into serious spasm and I had to sleep on a sun lounger cos I couldnt lie down.

    anyway, this is about you, not me! Lol if I were you, I would try to deal with the tiredness and painful periods. It could be the tiredness causing the aches. Speak to your gp and find out whether you need more iron. It could be as simple as that. In the meantime, try to eat well and if you drink a lot of coffee or tea, cut it right down, or cola, that can have adverse effects, especially if it has aspartame - that bugger causes all kinds of problems! Also, you are worrying a lot - that in itself will cause aches and tiredness. Try to get out with friends and enjoy yourself. Go for peaceful walks somewhere beautiful or just quiet and try to see the beauty in nature, it works wonders. Mostly, stop worrying, it never does anyone any good, just makes everything seem much bigger than it is. My son is a worrier too so I just want to give you a big hug like I do him, he is 20 and wont take myadvice about getting out. I cant stress enough how much of a difference it will make. I hope you feel much better soon x

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      Hi, thankyou for your reply, it helped a lot, I have been to the doctors several times about the aches and pains the really bad back I used to have..the heavy painful periods and also my jaw that is a big problem atm, they dont really know whats wrong with me, until speaking to my mum and my aunt and also looking up several conditions, fibromyalgia only really seems the one that I have the most symptoms of, so I do need to go to the doctors nd talk about it, I dont think my doctor understands the condition much though... I had a really bad childhood with many traumas so I guessyit could of came from that..as its been the last few years that ive noticed im different to others.. my bloods have come back fine, other than im a little low on vitamin d,  I guess I am a worrier as ive not really understood whats wrong with me for ages, but if I have this then it doesnt worry me too much as then I know what it is, I just seem to have all the symptoms other than ibs,  I reckon I suffer with depression as I fight with my emotions quite a lot, but im quite ashamed to admit I think I have it.. the tiredness is a problem as I am always tired, and just after an hours walking or excercise my hips go stiff and I feel drained, other than this..I do push myself, I have a fairly actyive life, there are some days that are worse than others, I am constantly aching and I have a job as a carer and some days I do struggle with doing things but I carry on so ..really im just looking for ways I could maybe make me feel better ..and I will go to the doctors soon
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      Don't be ashamed about suffering with depression - it just means you are sensitive and human! You would probably be surprised to find out how many of us actually do suffer with it. You have to be quite hard to get through this life and not suffer. I take citalopram for mine and it has helped a lot, I was very depressed to the point where I wanted to take all of my pain meds until I started on citalopram. The vitamin d being low is something I suffer with too and get mouth ulcers if I dont take my calceous. Your tiredness could be related to your depression, as that will always make you feel tired and your vitamin d deficiency to your tiredness, it is a vicious circle. 

      You need to ask your gp to refer you to a rheumatologist. A lot of gps still do not believe in fibromyalgia, let alone understand it, so insist on seeing a specialist. I work in health and social care too and have been off sick for almost 11 months now, I found it impossible towards the end, so please don't wait until it gets that bad. Yoghurts can help with vitamin D too so try a couple a day. Please also mention your depression to your gp. If the one you see has no understanding, see a different one. There are 3 at my surgery I wouldnt waste my time on and 4 that I feel very at ease with. Took me a while to work that out but with all of my visits over the last 2 years I have had a good chance to suss them out! Lol

      good luck, let me know how you go xx

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      A rheumatologist is someone for arthritis isnt it? Because ive had tests for that too and have come back clear, yh I dont think my doctor does believe, but if thats the case il have to swap doctors and get referred, im vary wary about going to the doctors about depression because im worried they will get me onto tablets, and they have never done my mum any good depressed more than people that arent on tablets and shes been trying to get off them for years,  how bad is your condition and how do you cope? Is there things you do that makes you feel better? I will start eating yoghurts, hopefully it might help, ive noticed if I eat a balanced diet and have a lot of water it helps, but living with people who dont eat the same is a nightmare lol, by exercising I dont know if im doing more damage than good
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      A rheumatologist is someone for arthritis isnt it? Because ive had tests for that too and have come back clear, yh I dont think my doctor does believe, but if thats the case il have to swap doctors and get referred, im vary wary about going to the doctors about depression because im worried they will get me onto tablets, and they have never done my mum any good depressed more than people that arent on tablets and shes been trying to get off them for years,  how bad is your condition and how do you cope? Is there things you do that makes you feel better? I will start eating yoghurts, hopefully it might help, ive noticed if I eat a balanced diet and have a lot of water it helps, but living with people who dont eat the same is a nightmare lol, by exercising I dont know if im doing more damage than good
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      you should keep moving walking swimming tredmil on slow to medium

      but you shouldnt be pushing yourself.to hard it will make it worse .i know because idid it.

      try some natrual treatments for depresion such as 5htp , oxylift, or magneisum .  i am defiencent in vit d as well try vit d3 supplement doctor told me to get it as he couldnt perscribe it and it was the best for vit d defiencency.

      also try a sad lamp daily that lifts your mood .iv got one from Amazon for around £50 with the right light leval the really cheap ones arent the right light output.

      also if you have energy saving light bulbs that can cause tiredness as well ,change to a white light l e d barnet or screw baulb , its a bright light

      it does cost about £10 but will last around 2yrs.

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      I think if you are able to exercise, it can only do you good. I managed quite well once I had got back into things after i had been housebound following my injury. I kept swimming, htdrotherapy etc, it is only two last two years things have become very difficult. I think the fact I have put weight on is exacerbating it, so make sure your weight is a healthy one. Mine is pretty bad now as my hips are dreadfully painful, this is why I have been off sick, but before that I used to walk as much as possible and it kept me fit. Once it gets you this bad it is harder to get on top of things so its really important not to let it get on top of you. Insist that the doc sends you to a specialist, they will just think cos of your age it isnt necessary if they're not that understanding, so you must insist. They should not turn you down. Once you have a proper diagnosis you should feel more positive and able to do more, get out more etc, and that has wonderful benefits, the worrying should ease too. I used to find that a positive outlook could do more than any other treatment x
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      Okay thanks I will insist for a specialist, and Imy weight is quite good so I will definitely stick to a balanced diet and try some classes, aw I hope you can get moving again and loose the weight I know its hard when your stuck in that situation, my grandads the same, I guess its just healthy eating and little walks if u can, good luck x
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