My GP says he’s pretty sure I have fibromyalgia after going back and forth to him with different symptoms for almost a year. I now have an appointment at the hospital in early December with a rheumatologist to discuss the symptoms further, have a full examination and hopefully receive a diagnosis.
Over the last few months my symptoms have gotten worse and more diverse and I can barely stand it anymore. I constantly feel tired no matter how much sleep I get and the minute I do anything like make a meal or go shopping I feel exhausted and have to rest. I get what my doctor says is tension headaches all the time and feel as though I am allergic to everything! My nose, ears and throat constantly itch (sometimes unbearably) and and I’m always sneezing. I always feel as though I am about to get a sore throat and ear ache and then it goes away. I have chest pains that feel like I’m having a heart attack and I get stabbing pains that feel as though they are underneath my ribs. My back constantly aches but when I try to sit or lye comfortably I get stabbing pains and can barely sleep in the early hours. My ankles feel as though they are sprained even though I haven’t done anything to them. I bruise so easily and the slightest touch feels so painful. Even running a finger over my skin sometimes feels as though I have sunburn or something similar. My arms and hands and legs and feet go numb all the time and sometimes I get what feels like hot pin pricks in them. When I walk sometimes or am lay down I get shooting pains down my legs. My Doctor says I have IBS and I spend all my time either constipated or with diarrhea and horrible stomach cramps.
I feel like I am going insane and I can’t cope. I’m quite sure I sound like a hypochondriac but I really do experience these symptoms on a daily basis. Am I alone in this or do other people with Fibromyalgia have these troubles?
I am on anti inflammatory tablets(pregabalin after gabapentin wasn’t working) but they barely do anything. How can I live like this for the rest of my life?
I have had many blood tests to rule out any other defficiences etc.

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  1. I have a lot of the pain and everything that goes with it,plus was diagnosed with chronic chronic fatigue syndrome

  2. wyndi whitehall on

    As if I wrote it myself I feel Yor pain! I wish there were more to read….but I already know the story
    My condolences.

  3. Hiya, all these symptoms you have described are exactly what I experience and I have fibromyalgia plus psoriatic arthritis! Hope you get a diagnosis soon because it’s worse not knowing! Best wishes

  4. I have been fighting this since 2009 but it went full bloom in 2012. I was in so much pain my doctor took me out of work. As I get older, the pain gets worse. I hurt so bad all I want to do is sleep and then it takes a while for me to go to sleep. The pain comes from out of nowhere and won’t let up. I hurt all over every inch of my body. MORPHINE anyone?

  5. I have experienced everything you mentioned except for the itching of the nose ear and throat. Cymbalta and gabapentin didn’t help much but I’m pretty sure it contributed to the chronic fatigue. In February I started taking this all natural vitamin and mineral product called Thrive. Thrive has given me my life back. I have so much more natural energy without a crash (I crash on red bull and other energy aids). My pain has decreased substantially and I no longer take the gabapentin or cymbalta on a daily basis). When I do have a flare (rain seems to be a trigger) I will take gabapentin but the pain is NOTHING like it use to be. I use to have daily headaches and know I may have 1 or 2 a month (if that). My digestive system is better, I have lost 20lbs and so much more. Again Thrive has giving me a life again. Here is a link to check it out and learn more about it. I also have free samples.
    I tried every synthetic drug that the doctor threw my way, with side effects that were almost as bad as the what I was taking it for. I was skeptical of Thrive but after all of my research I realized that this could actually make my life better and it has.

  6. Angela Manus on

    Oh, yeah. I can relate to much of that. (Thus far, I have only two small tender points. Fortunately, my doctors based my FM diagnosis on all my other factors. So, I’m not sensitive to touch.)
    Thankfully, I also don’t get the chest pains.
    I hope your doctor(s) give you a proper diagnosis and that they don’t just brush you off.

  7. I get the stomach shoulders back leg chest rib pains in pretty much An identical fashion. the biggest similarity is the massive overtiredness that comes from any kind of activity I simply call it pay back! I honestly believe though that I actually have m.e along with fibromyalgia but I’m unsure how to have this confirmed. my shoulder pain is directly related to a fall I had over 2 years ago where it was Mis diagnosed that I had actually both shoulder bones or collar bones and there is a historical injury that may need intervention at some point. you have my deepest and most sincere empathy. any news feel free to e-mail me a windup@ with updates on any future diagnosis of new conditions other than simply calling everything fibromyalgia.I believe because it is a generalized term it is too easy to blame new symptoms I’m not actually treat underlying fledgling conditions.

  8. Your doctor hasn’t given you anything for pain? I take morphine, pain cream and pain patches, Gabapentin & diazepam. You are not alone in having pain throughout your body. I also feel like my legs have weights on them and I am not able to walk very far at all. My thoughts are with you and hope that you can find some relief.

  9. Michelle Whitesides on

    Fibromyalgia is the worst thing I’ve ever had to learn to deal with. Fibromyalgia is hard enough to live with without trying to get other to understand it, an although I educate them about Fibromyalgia an ask them to read up on it yet most act as if I’m putting on or using it as an excuse. If they could only experience it they’d not act nor say the things they do.

  10. It sounds as though you are having a bad time. Yes, these are all symptoms of FM unfortunately, but you do seem to have an extra large helping at the moment!
    I have found the best way to deal with FM is find a great GP, ditch the gabapentin and pregabalin and look at changing your mindset. The internet and support groups are too full of (real) sufferers of FM/ME/CFS but who seem to live the illness and not their lives. Do what you can, when you can, don’t overdo things and make sure you smile through it.

  11. Micaela Hansen on

    I can relate because you sound like you are describing me and my symptoms. I do use a really good pain relief lotion/cream that really works to ease all of my fibro pains as the pain from the neuropathy and arthritis. If you want to know more about this pain relief lotion/cream, email me at It is all natural ingredients, no medicine smell like BenGay, etc., doesn’t burn, and it is really effective.

  12. my symptoms sound very similar to yours i get constant chest pain and all muscles and bones ache I’m always tired and always in pain I have done every test under the sun I always feel sick also which I’m not sure if that is reflux or my fibromyalgia seeing I have been diagnosed with both of you want to chat email me or find me on Facebook 🙂 hope you get a diagnosis

  13. Drastically reduce sugar (I know, you crave it for energy sake) and find someone who sells the product Juice Plus. It’s nutrition based capsules that changed my life. I lived two years of hell in pain and exhaustion. Not to mention cognitive problems I called brain fog. After 6 months of Juice Plus, I began to feel like myself. Then I tried something cheaper and had a set back. People thought I was dying, and sometimes so did I. Now I’m still experiencing some pain, but nothing that can’t be easily managed unless I go on a sugar binge. Then, ouch! Make these two changes, and you will be amazed. Just don’t expect an overnight change. It takes 4 months for cells to re grow. Good luck.

  14. Yes! I have all of that and more. Everything you said is consistent with fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, there are relatively few medications FDA approved for fibro, and I’ve had little improvement and/or severe side effects or allergic rashes with all of them. I’ve had limited success with aquatic physical therapy, though my insurance will only cover so many sessions per year, and psychiatric and therapy services are essential to my ability to cope with the constant pain, severe pain peaks, depression, and anxiety about my condition and my prospects for the future. I also joined a fibro support group on Facebook, since I had trouble finding one in my area and have trouble driving anyway.

  15. I can sympathise with you I get all the same problems as you worse pain im finding at the moment is in my hip and pelvis bones . I also have ibs and find the best thing that is working for me is chinese herbal tea it doesnt taste bad either

  16. I have all the same and about ten more symptoms. I have had a life time to learn how to deal with it as I have had it since I was 8 years old and I’m 41 now. I hope you get the answers you are seeking and some relief from your pain.

  17. Yes, all the above.
    I got FMS in 1993. Then had 2 car wrecks in 2 months apart ( neither my fault ), in 2001.
    I’m a Chronic pain patient now. Have had several Radio Frequency surgeries. Now, am doing derma acupuncture. It is AMAZING!!! After the Dr put the 3td needle in I was pain free…& am, 90% of the time!
    Anyone try it please! You’ll get your life back.
    If you say ” I tried acupuncture & it didn’t work!” It’s the acupuncturist, NOT the acupuncture! Try again 🙂 I’m glad I did 😀

  18. anna chapple on

    OMG this is me all the way, I have tried for years to get help, and I have got no ware.
    My doctor said I had fibro about 5 years ago, the only way I can fall a sleep at night is with a very very hot bath

  19. You are not alone! I experience all those symptoms you describe. I have had fibromyalgia for 19 years. More recently it has gotten worse. It is depressing going through every day with pain…and having it be so difficult for other people to understand. But do know that you are not alone… Continue to work with your doctors to find things that will help you to feel better. At the moment I am in physical therapy, taking vitamin supplements, and only using Advil for pain. I definitely notice a difference with the physical therapy, but I know it doesn’t help some people. Each person is different so you need to try things in order to see what works for you. Good luck…I hope you find answers soon.

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