Fibromyalgia and muscle weakness

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Avatar f tn The characteristic difference between Fibromyalgia and other joint disorder is that Fibromyalgia presents with muscle pain. Unlike arthritis, the incapacitating pain is not in the joints but in the muscles and ligaments. Fibromyalgia is known for presentation of pain at specific sites known as tender points or tender spots. The pain is commonly located in the neck, shoulders, back, and hip and the tender points are located in the same regions.
Avatar f tn I've been having muscle weakness and burning in my arms and legs for about 8 months which is causing depression haven't done any testing yet so afraid I have als or ms do you know how long it takes for these to manifest itself.
Avatar f tn I'm new here and I haven't had a fibromyalgia diagnosis, but I have had muscle twitching all over (mostly in my legs) and that has died down quite a bit, but I've have tired muscles and I have been so tired. I get tender spots that hurt for no reason to the touch. This past Saturday I went dancing and almost didn't make it through the first song, my legs started to hurt so bad. I woke up the next morning and it felt like someone had beat my legs with a baseball bat.
1168938 tn?1327157832 I actually asked if I had seen rheumy and I didn't have myoclonus what would she think I had she was non commital and has discharged me and booked me in for rehabilitation for my muscle issues, bad back and myoclonus. Any input welcome.
4544656 tn?1371597148 from all the information I have read, muscle weakness and hypothyroid are linked and one dr said a lot of fibromyalgia patients were misdiagnosed by not threating the underlying cause, thyroid. Yes I do think if my medication was higher, the muscle pains would have went away. I only became recently aware that my plantar fascitus, joint aches etc was linked to undermedication of thyroid for over a year.
Avatar f tn I've been having muscle weakness and burning in my arms and legs and back for about 8 months now and am so afraid that I have als or ms. I was wondering how long does it take for als and ms to manifest ? This is csusing me great stress and depression can anyone Help!
437363 tn?1212014758 My doctor explained that the immune system being in such high gear with the fevers and all created the muscle pain and weakness--sort of like having a cold or the flu. I could look it up to be sure though. The autoimmune nature of lupus is what gives lupus patients the tiredness and muscle pain. I've also been tested for it--negative though.
Avatar n tn I found a web site of people like me with all my strange symptom including muscle weakness and leg pains. So I'll be going for more test soon and hope this is the problem. There are still caring doctors out there, not as many as the uncaring ones, but..... Please e-mail me if you want to talk ***@****. Loneoak, there are so many things your muscle problems could be from, you need to see your PCP first and then specialist, like neurologist and endochrinologist. The best to both of you!
3848536 tn?1348425041 hi some time i feel pain in my whole body i feel so weakness i want more effort or strenght to walk or do something work also feel so tired is this fatigue or muscle weakness alos feel stress or depression i take tension of my work :( what shall i do for this??
Avatar n tn I have been having Muscle fasciculations and weakness for almost 8 months. I first noticed it in my hands. They get very tired when I grip things or use them a lot. I find opening packages, petting the dog make them feel really fatigued. My legs also get tired, making it difficult to exercise. I can barely hold my arm up to brush my teeth or hair. My calf muscles and feet cramp up all the time. I'm a female, 39 years old.
769745 tn?1345750012 Is it Real? Weather Changes The Menstrual Cycle Troubles Breathing? Fibromyalgia Tender Points All fibromyalgia sufferers also feel pain in various tender points around their bodies. In fact, in order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you must experience pain in at least 11 of 18 specific tender points. Tender points tend to be located at areas in the body where muscles and tendons join together.
1550149 tn?1340004330 IGF is a hormone that is controlled by adult growth hormone and promotes bone and muscle growth. Low levels are associated with impaired thinking, lack of energy, muscle weakness, and intolerance to cold. In a 2003 study, however, there was no association between IGF levels and fibromyalgia. Researchers in the study noted that lower levels of IGF also occur with aging and obesity, which must be factored in when studying its role in fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms could also be due to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Both these conditions can lead to muscle weakness and cramps. Myositis can also be the cause of your symptoms but it is important to know which type of myositis you have. This will require further evaluation. Fibromyalgia is also a type of myositis.
Avatar f tn For the past 6 mos. I have experienced, increased muscle weakness in my legs, starting in calves, moved to thighs and now is in my arms. My GP has done full blood work, urine & stool analysis & ruled out heart/circulatory and rheumatoid arthritis. The sharp, electrical type pain, I have in my legs arms and lower face are getting so bad, I now walk with a cane & climbing stairs, kneeling or getting up from a squatting position causes me to cry out.
Avatar f tn You said you have fibromyalgia and thoracic outlet syndrome. With TOS, you may have pain, tingling and numbness in forearm and fingers and weakness of hand muscles. In fibromyalgia, there are pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles and soft tissues in the whole body. There are tender points in the soft tissue on nape, shoulders, chest, lower back, hips, shins, elbows and knees. Other symptoms are fatigue, depression, migraine headaches and memory concerns.
Avatar m tn However I will try to provide you with some useful information. Muscle aches and pains (which is under the term myalgia) have many causes. These include systemic causes such as viral or bacterial infection, myopathies (which can be inflammtory – polymyaglia rheumatica or inflammatory myopathy - or genetic), electrolyte abnormalities (such as with calcium or potassium), or even a problem with your thyroid gland.
Avatar f tn PART 2 Natural Energy Boosters for Chronic Fatigue People with chronic fatigue syndrome — many more women than men — can experience symptoms that range from severe fatigue and low-grade fever to swollen lymph glands and muscle and joint aches. The puzzling array of symptoms associated with chronic fatigue has left many physicians perplexed and many patients open to alternative therapies to help manage their symptoms.
Avatar f tn 4) The differential for your constellation of symptoms is broad and includes radiculopathy (compression of nerve roots caused by structural abnormality of the back), fibromyalgia (diffuse muscle aches and pains), metabolic (as already mentioned), lifestyle (too much caffeine, anxiety/stress), etc. You should be evaluated by a local neurologist to have a complete neurological examination focusing on upper and lower motor neuron findings.
Avatar n tn Your desscription of the muscle weakness (jello legs) is exactly how I described it to my neurologist and I do believe there have been times that emotions-alone have triggered some muscle shakiness...interesting! In regard to CFS, a past doctor I was attended by, who resigned his practice because of a back problem, told me that he felt I had CFS and my wife was with me at the visit when he said this.
Avatar f tn And is there anything I can do to loosen my muscle exercise seem to make it worse. And do the knot every go away if keeps me up at night because I ache and my muscle get so tight my hip hurt (exspecailly if I walk alot) sometimes it makes my knee hurt and my neck hurt all the time. I could sure use so help on what to do?????
Avatar f tn I am walking better but when I try to walk on a treadmill or if I walk too much my legs just give out on me and I have severe muscle pain. I constantly have pain in the muscles in my legs and it hurts for anyone to touch them. The pain in my legs is much worse than the pain in my upper body so I have been wondering if this could be something other than Fibromyalgia. Also, have problems with my right hip dislocating and I have osteopenia.
Avatar n tn I was also diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency about 3 1/2 months ago but 14 weeks of a 50,000 unit D2 caplet each week, has not resolved my muscle weakness. I was also found to have low-normal B12 and have been getting B12 shots for about the same length of time (twice monthly - now once a month).
368646 tn?1208397487 Sorry I'm no help. But I am wondering what type of inflammation you have. I have muscle weakness and seizure-like symptoms that always get worse about a week before my period. My docs can't seem to find a link with me.
Avatar m tn I will at times slap myself in the face from a muscle jerk. The more I exercise, the worse I feel. I play volleyball and I'm okay during play, after I am in pain. Often for days afterwards. I go walking but my walking feels as if I am walking on wooden legs that are cramping the entire time. My hands and feet are extremely tight and feel as if they are going to curl into a ball.
Avatar n tn My symptoms: -weakness (most noticable in my legs, they become jello-like and I have fallen a few times) -jerking/twitching (severity varies but can last anywhere from a few seconds to hours) -pain - mostly in shoulder area, my back along the sides, my arms and hands, and lower legs.
Avatar n tn Some of the symptoms of MCTD are fatigue, muscle weakness, joint pain, joint swelling, swollen fingers, mild fever, and Raynaud's phenomenon (blood vessel spasms that interrupt blood flow to the fingers, ears, nose and toes.) Also many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, which I also have.
Avatar f tn I am so frustrated because I am a get up and go person and that has well, gone. I noticed muscle burning at the gym and started sweating as soon as I started to work out. Now, i can't do any of that. Walking up steps feels like a ran a marathon. Needless to say, I am not just frustrated, but I am scared too. These symptoms are SCARY! My dr. is good, but I don't think he's 'on it' like he should be.
Avatar n tn Hi, everybody. I'm a male in his 20s and I have fatigue, perceived muscle weakness, soreness while doing physical activities, and sensitivity to loud noises like utensils clinking together. The fatigue and perceived muscle weakness feels like somebody would have if he had a fever. I play tennis for fun once a week to keep my body healthy, though it's a bit difficult to move around easily. Sleep doesn't cure the fatigue. My problems started during an extremely stressful college semester.