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skrap
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Old Jeff Foxworthy joke- he and his wife are watching a medical show on TV. She says I have that, I have those exact symptoms. He says Baby you don't have testicular cancer, you don't have testiculars.

I have chronic fatigue syndrome.

Unrefresing sleep-check, I'm just as tired when I wake up as when I go to bed.

Muscle pain-check, every muscle in my body is stiff like I have been working hard but has been this way for over a year.

Joint pain-check, both knees, both ankles and is starting in my left elbow and neck.

Pain in lymph nodes-check, in my right armpit. Do you have lymph nodes on the side of the neck? If so, on the left side of my neck.

Legs feel like logs-check, some days I can barely walk.

The only symptom listed that I don't have is a chronic sore throat.

From what I read on Webmd there is not a lot I can do. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Sounds like my Boss's symptoms, she has fibromyalgia and gets a shot from the Dr when it gets bad. It seems to help her. You may want to check that too.
Hope you feel better soon...{{{{vibes for you}}}}

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Yes, there are lymph nodes in the side of your neck. They're what swell up when you get the mumps.

Haven't got any advice, sorry.

Nonny

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vfwchick- some people may say that fibromyalgia is also somewhat psychosomatic, since it is completely unknown what causes is, and the pain can come in various manifestations. I'm sure that if I hadn't told a new doctor about my knee surgeries, or my uneven legs (thereby making my hips uneven), and started mentioning that I get pains in my knees, and hips, and sometimes through my thigh when my knee AND hip hurt, and he couldn't find any of the usual problems (arthritis, as an example), it could be diagnosed as fibromyalgia. Once they discover the different causes for different kinds of pains in the body that are currently listed as fibromyalgia, there will no longer be a need for the term at all.

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Lymph node pain and muscle pain could be related to some kind of other illness you have, which is causing you to be fatigued. And I don't know about you, but when I'm overly fatigued, my legs sure as hell feel heavy!

Without being a doctor, and without being there to get a better idea of your symptoms, no one can diagnose you with any form of ailment. If you're genuinely concerned, seek a professional's- not a Snopesenal's, opinion.

I hope you feel better soon!

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quote:
Originally posted by A Plague of Nonny:
Haven't got any advice, sorry.

I do: enough with the self-diagnosis!

If you're concerned, get to a doctor. They're qualified to make these pronouncements. We're not.

And I speak as someone who has diagnosed himself with everything from cancer to HIV infection. That's how I know to stop it.

(For the record, I am in good shape. So obviously I wasn't a very good doctor.)

Hope you're feeling better.

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What Canuk said. The best thing to do is to go see a doctor with a list of the symptoms you've been experiencing, and in the case of the joint problems when you've been experiencing them and how long you have them for. (As an example my joint problems are worse when I first get up or if I haven't been moving that joint for a while, and get better after I've gotten a chance to get things losened up. Those are the sort of things the doctor will want to know.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Mickey is a weather girl:
vfwchick- some people may say that fibromyalgia is also somewhat psychosomatic, since it is completely unknown what causes is, and the pain can come in various manifestations. I'm sure that if I hadn't told a new doctor about my knee surgeries, or my uneven legs (thereby making my hips uneven), and started mentioning that I get pains in my knees, and hips, and sometimes through my thigh when my knee AND hip hurt, and he couldn't find any of the usual problems (arthritis, as an example), it could be diagnosed as fibromyalgia. Once they discover the different causes for different kinds of pains in the body that are currently listed as fibromyalgia, there will no longer be a need for the term at all.

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I'm gonna have to disagree with you here. There is more than just hurting involved in the diagnosis. You must exhibit widespread pain in all four quadrants and pain upon pressure at 11 of 18 specific points. They aren't points that would normally hurt, in fact one is in the place that people pat you on the shoulder, and believe me when they do it hurts like hell. The list of symptoms are just that, symptoms that may accompany the syndrome, not a diagnostic criteria.

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Skrap, do you have an update for us? I've been worried...

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Sorry, I didn't mean to worry anyone. I talked to my doc and he wants me to come in for a wellness check. Breast exam, gyn, blood work, that sort of stuff. All I have to do is figure out a day when I don't work, don't have to drive for an hour to get somewhere to do something for some one else and have a couple of hours to do something for me. Since I'm usually the only who drives in my house, I'm the only one that does all the errands. My husband has had a failed back surgery and driving will put him in so much pain that he can barely walk. I don't let my mother drive at all. She would kill herself and probably take somebody with her. I'll figure it out.
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skrap, that is a lot for one person. Please say no to someone and take of you. It's just for a few hours and if you don't then who will take care of them if you can't? Let me know what happens.

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The symptoms you describe could be anything. Chronic fatigue is usually the answer they give when all other diagnoses have been ruled out. I definitely have to agree with everyone who said to avoid self-diagnosis. It really does more harm than good, both physically and psycologically. How long have you been experiencing this problem?

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Be sure that your "blood work" includes a thyroid function test, and that your doctor is aware of the revised diagnostic standards for hypothyroidism -- it's now considered appropriate to treat people who a few years ago would have been left untreated.

Your symptoms could be caused by many things, and you're absolutely right to see your doctor and to keep an open mind. I mention hypothyroidism only because it's something with which I have personal experience.

Good luck. Listen to your doctor. Please take good care of yourself and get some help. I hope you feel better soon.

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quote:
Originally posted by Canuckistan:
quote:
Originally posted by A Plague of Nonny:
Haven't got any advice, sorry.

I do: enough with the self-diagnosis!

If you're concerned, get to a doctor. They're qualified to make these pronouncements. We're not.

And I speak as someone who has diagnosed himself with everything from cancer to HIV infection. That's how I know to stop it.

(For the record, I am in good shape. So obviously I wasn't a very good doctor.)

Hope you're feeling better.

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