So frustrated

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For the past 2-3 months, I have been getting muscle pain all over. In my arms, my neck, my back, my pelvic region, my legs, a pulling feeling behind my knees, and my feet being the worst. My jaw cracks, which causes headaches and pain in my ears and eyes. The TMJ symptoms are worse in the morning, but the pain in my legs is worse at night and i can't seem to get a full nights rest. I also have an upset stomach a lot lately. Does this sound like Fibromyalgia? It all started when my anxiety skyrocketed.

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    Hi courtneyreneeb1 From how you have discribed your symptoms it does sound like it could be fibro. For a definite diagnoses of fibro your gp needs to refer you to a rheumatologist they are the ones that normally diagnose fibro. gps like to rule out conditions it could be before referering you to see a rheumatologist.You need to see your gp and see what they say. take care
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      Okay, thanks. You're right. I hate the thought of going to the doctor, but it looks like I need to. I was hoping that my gp could diagnose it, but whatever I need to do to get it diagnosed is fine with me. 
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      widespread pain like this can often be fibro but as kaz has said, GP's will usually refer for various tests first to rule out anything more specific.  The problem with fibromyalgia is that it's impossible to diagnose specifically, so a diagnosis, usually by a rheumatologist, will be on the basis of them being unable to find any recognisable other condition.  Fibro just means fibrous tissue and myalgia just refers to pain generally.  Thus, fibromyalgia is a rather cover all term to indicate the patient has widespread muscle pain which isn't attributable to a more defined cause.  Stress is often a factor, as is any other traumatic event or injury.  Fibro is a strange beast, it can come on at any time, and affects everyone differently - the commonalities are unexplained widespread pain usually muscular, fatigue, concentration issues etc.  To be honest, treatment will be the same with or without a diagnosis, eg pain meds, SSRI's or some antidepressants such as amitryptaline can help.  Cognitive therapy (CBT) does help some people, in that it helps with stress which in turn lessens the body's production of cortisol and adrenalin.  Anything that will help you relax will help too.  Good luck with the doctor - definitely your first port of call.
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      I can for sure see that stress and anxiety plays a role in all of this. It didn't start until I started having high levels of anxiety. It comes and go along with the stress. I have an appointment on Monday also I'm just praying it goes well.
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    Hi Courtney I have just been diagnosed with fybromalgia..

    Some of your symptoms sound a lot like mine.  Stress and trauma can bring it on.

    There is 18 points of pain that diagnoses Fybro 

    https://patient.info/health/fibromyalgia-leaflet#nav-4

    Go to your doctor and ask him to check these for you..

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    Hiya courtneyreneeb, poor you, i feeling for, you, kaz is spot on you need a rhumo re referral, once you have a diagniosis, whatever it is, you can start looking it up..plus a rhumo will know what meds you need if any..i get really bad cramps still and ive had fibro for 30 tears..i take double the recommended dosage of magnesium and mutton bird oil...im in Australia where its made, its excellent you can buy it online, like everything that helps us its nito cheap..hope you find out soon whats going on..😘😘
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