Hi all sorry I've a bit quiet the last few days but experiencing excruciating pain in my shoulders, elbows, knees, thighs, back, wrists and fingers. Sometimes I get stuck and have difficulty turning over in bed.
I've not slept properly for years which I had put down to asthma but - touch wood - since started having inhalers through a spacer symptoms at night have been better controlled. I'm always tired I mean totally exhausted. Over the last year I have experienced problems with controlling my body temperature - which I put down to hormones. One minute I'm freezing cold and the next I'm dripping with sweat.
I spoke to the doctor at a previous surgery about being extremely tired a couple of years ago and about pain in my knees and wrists. I was tested for Rheumatoid factors and they came back normal. My knees were examined by ortho con who said that they might be partially dislocating which was causing the pain and I had nerve tests for carpal tunnel on my wrists but all came back. I asked Gp at the time if it could be ME or Chronic Fatigue and she suggested I cut my hours at work to part time and that I didn't want to be labelled with one of these conditions. Kind of got the impression put up and shut up.
But this flare up is affecting more of my joints and the only way I can describe it is my bones hurt. I have a dull ache all the time. My mum (ex ortho nurse) suggested either Fibromyalgia or Polymyalgia. Does anyone else have experience of these symptoms or know of a link between asthma and either of these conditions?
I'm at docs tomorrow to talk about it.