Have i got Fibromyalgia


I have just heard about Fibromyalgia (i think) I have been suffering with bloating and abdominal pains now for over 5/6 years it comes and goes but has been the bain of my life. I have had blood tests, investigated bowels gynea investigations, scans the list goes on and i still have no idea what is wrong with me. I know this sounds like irritable bowel and it might well be. However my body is aching all the time (all though i am very active) i sleep alot and feel fatigued at the end of the day and go straight to bed for an hour after work, even after a good nights sleep. I never feel really refreshed!

So after coming across Fibromyalgia because i was looking up why my knees are going numb whilst excercising, i started thinking that perhaps this could be the problem. Only thing is i get sharp pains sometimes during sex and their is a constant dull ache in the ovarian area - Does anyone know if this is another symptom? As to be honest i can handle fatigue, tiredness, numb knees, it's the abdominal pain that is driving me nuts

Thank you for reading, sorry its long...any ideas or information would be great

8 Replies

  • Hi there sjjay and welcome to our lovely site :-) We are a friendly bunch, so make yourself at home :-)

    If you visit our mother site fibroaction.org you will find lots of information which could be of assistance to you. However, from what you have said I think a visit to your GP may be a good idea and mention Fibro to him/her and there is a trigger point test which they can do which will give them a pretty good indication as to whether Fibro may be part of or all of your problem.

    A lot of what you say is pretty classical for Fibro but we are all individuals and there isn't a blanket answer which can cover all of us, so the very best way forward, in my humble option, is a visit to your GP.

    Do let us know how you get on, and I look forward to seeing you around the forum :-)

    Foggy x

  • Hi sjjay :)

    Welcome to our friendly fibro forum and I hope that you find us caring, sharing and helpful where possible to help you on your journey for diagnosis :)

    I can see that Foggy has given you the link to our Mother site which is full of a wealth of info especially the About Fibro section :) fibroaction.org/Pages/About...

    I agree with Foggy that a trip to your GP is a good idea as they can assess you and together you can work out what to do next. Going informed is useful so I'm giving you the link to our FAQ I have symptoms of Fibro, how is it diagnosed? this has some beneficial information that you could use :)


    Also, this link to patient.co.uk that gives you the descriptor for fibro too :)


    Many of us keep a diary and note down all the little things as they occur so we can show the doctor when we go to visit them as it can be a valuable tool in the process of any diagnosis of any illness :)

    I usually write a list when there's many things going on at once.

    A referral to rheumatology would help with diagnosis for you too.

    I hope this is helpful for you and please don't be afraid to ask any more Q's or join in on our posts and even join us for for the fun and giggles we have to distract us from the pain we feel :)

    Fluffies and smile for you and wishing you wellness, looking forward to seeing you around :)

    :) xxxsianxxx :)

  • Thank you for your responses,

    Yes i will visit GP and discuss this. See what they think

    Thanks again


  • Hello and welcome!

    My experience of fibromyalgia sounds very similar to what you have described....

    My first diagnosis was irritable bowel ( I now also have irritable bladder).

    Then extreme period pain and abdominal pain and pain during intercourse. I had several laparoscopys to look for endometriosis, which showed nothing.

    The abdominal pain was sometimes so intense that it felt like "labour pains". I was convinced it was related to my uterus or bladder. I know one lady who even had a hysterectomy, only to find that the pain was still there!!!

    I now have "moved on" to other fibromyalgia symptoms.... fibrofog, tiredness, random sharp stabbing pains in various parts, aching muscles, poor sleep.

    I personally made a list which I took to my G P and asked her to refer me to a Rheumatologist, which is probably the best route to follow.

    It took several years of scans, tests and investigations to rule everything out, and "bingo" I was left with Fibromyalgia!!

    Like you it is the abdominal pain that really gets to me.

    Lets hope your doctor can help you find out the solution, let us know how you get on. :) xx


  • Hi sjjay

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? And welcome to the forum, and I genuinely hope that you find it useful and interesting. I see that you have been given some wonderful advice to follow up on, so I want to wish you all the best of luck with seeing your GP and hopefully, finally getting a diagnosis one way or the other?

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken x

  • Sweetheart you sound like me, I had pain during sex and bowel movements and stomach problems. It was endometreosis I have the spelling wrong. Then later my stomach started killing me again... among all the other symptoms .... fibromyalgia. Get checked, don't suffer as I did any longer than you already have. Hope this helps if I can answer anymore questions let me know. Best of luck!!! xxx Mitzi

  • I have recently started taking magnesium tablets, and have cut out wheat . I know the wheat sounds obvious but buy gluten free flour instead of normal flour - yummy pancakes and biscuits. This helps my bloating. Keep your feet warm it may help your knees and the pain during sexual, that has also stopped now that my menopause is over. Just a few non-medical observations.

  • I read a great national best seller about giving up wheat (USA) I'm trying it again.

    I was informed that eating apples can cause extreme gas pain...I stopped eating them and the gas pain disappeared. Now I eat pears. The book is called something like the wheat stomach book or something similar. It also spoke of not use get gluten free products if your goal is weight loss...bc the gluten free stuff can cause food cravings...

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