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Could this be fibromyalgia?

Hi found u by accident. I am 50years old and over the past three months or so i have suffered muscle and joint pain in various parts of my body seems to have settled in my back and neck at the moment. My arms hurt when I move them and my neck clicks every time I move it. Today I have also had some blurred vision. Have been to the doctors but they just shrug it off as it being muscle strain. I feel like it's so much more. I am always tired and finding it hard to cope.

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It's possible but it's IMpossible to diagnose over the internet, even if I were a doctor - which I'm not.

Perhaps pester the one you have or try to seek another. If you have a group practice, relatively easy, otherwise the last resort is to change doctor. Your description is consistent with needing more investigation.

Good luck :)


Thanks for reply right back to the doctors on Monday will be pestering :)


I am so genuinely sorry to read that and as Mr Badger says, keep going back to your doctors and ask to see a different GP if necessary. It is impossible to say over the internet but if you could get a referral to a Rheumatologist then you could be on the way to finding out or getting a diagnosis one way or the other. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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I am 58 and live with chronic pain. I too thought that I had fibermaligia,

What I suggest is that you talk to your doctor about getting an MRI of your back. You might have a bad vertebrae.

The medication my doctor gave me is


I go to a pain specialist.

Maybe if what your doctor gives you doesn't work, then find a pain specialist.

The doctor who treat pain are antatheiseologist. (Sorry about my spelling)

Good luck, and hit me back, I'm interested in the process you will be making!

Good luck,


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Hi Shelley, some good advice from others on here. I have found chiropractic treatment is helpful, although you would have to pay for that. Some practices will offer an initial consultation at a reduced price, and can often tell just by touching your spine/neck if something is misaligned. Certainly the clicking neck sounds as though it might need examining. Chiropractors will also X-ray any doubtful areas, at a cost though. I recently paid for a foot X-ray as my GP wasn't interested in pursuing the problem. Hope you get some help. Best wishes MariLiz

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Welcome. Good advice from everyone I do think there are several issues there that need addressing even just to eliminate other things. Sometimes unfortunately you have to go into pester mode before getting anything done. I have always stood back and accepted things and then last August I was in so much pain I made it clear that I did not want any additional meds i just wanted some other help and then had various courses of treatment only one of which unfortunately helped but at least I know now what does or does not help mu condition.

You unfortunately are in the dark at the moment as to what exactly is happening with your body and until you get proper answers can't pursue treatments.

Good luck with your journey please let us know how you get on.x

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I would go back and see your doctor again, is your pain both sides. I was just like you. my doctor did bloods for inflammation factor esr and crp, I had polymyalgia rheumatica which is treated with steroids. also you could do with having your thyroid checked if that is underactive can also give these symptoms. have you had any weight gain. let us know how you go on x

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Thanks everyone will do as you advise and go back to the doctors. Just been able to talk to you all has made me feel a bit better. Will keep you updated 😃


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