could i have fibro ?

hi over the past 2/3yrs my mrs was diagnosed with sjrogens syndrome and a few months later with fibro. my mrs says with all the aches an pains i have that are very similar to hers i could have fibro i kno in cases men do but im not convinced as i just put it down to age an past injuries that ive suffered symptons are lots of back ache hands and fingers ache neck an shoulder but only my left side my hip an knees ache a lot im a very slow walker feet feel cold to me but to touch mrs says they are warm. any ideas or is it just my age an past injuries .......any advice

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  • I put it down to getting old in my twenties, you need to get it investigated in order to get treated,or you will only get worse or to the stage where you can't cope any more,it really is a debilitating condition,for many,some do manage but many struggle,physically and emotionally, with the dreaded 'fibro'. Wishing you health and well-being, dear friend. Good luck and God bless you and your lady wife and all loved one's. Regards. Jay.

  • ty

  • Hello and welcome to our friendly fibro forum where you can get advice, support and help with a gentle chuckle or two to lighten the day.

    Have you been to our Mother Site ?

    Here you will find information about fibro symptoms which could set your mind at rest.

    Normally fibro takes a while to diagnose and then usually only after other conditions are eliminated. Whilst some of your aches and pains can be put down to age, old injuries or arthritis, it really is essential to have a proper diagnosis, which means a trip to your GP.

    I wish you Good Luck


  • will have a visit ty

  • My dad used to say that when I would tell him about my aches. But my husband and I have talked about it. He has an ache here and there - his work is labor intensive so he is commonly achy - but I have chronic global pain.

    You may or may not be. Keep a tabs on how you feel and how long it is bothering you.

    Have you tried to stretch and lightly exercise your aches and pains, I have fibro and it helps me. So give it a try, maybe it will help.

    The main site gives good advice at starting a stretching regimen. Which I think bluebell gave you a link. And exercises- I advocate injury prevention exercises. Strengthening the right muscles to prevent future injuries.

    Good luck ××

  • i walk my dog a steady 3/5 mile walk every other morning an im normally busy during the day ...its more 1st thing in mornings (stiff an aching) an afternoon where i suffer with all the aches n pains (

  • So if I'm reading correctly achy in morning, ignorable or not too bad during day then pain at night.

    Before my first bad flare up that is how I used to feel.

    When I first was diagnosed my major problems were at night, the pains were deep muscles- If I was busy during the day I could ignore the ache and work through with no problem. Then it would keep me up at night.

    Have you looked into?-

    B12 complex


    I think the vast majority of people are low in them but us fibros I think are more so or just feel the effects more.

    Also Vit. D.

    I'm sure there's more.

  • i can get to sleep after taking gabopentin but early hrs 3/4 am in morning im awake due to pain . im diabetic type2 i have lost around 2 stone in 5 months had some stomach problems i am vitamin b12 deficient injection every 3 months as a topup not sure on magnesium .......i had a bone blood test ? unsure what it is (calcium an other things) im not a regular visitor unless im in real bad pain or its a blood test

  • Yea, it takes a lot to get me to go to the doctor. Blood tests don't show a magnesium deficiency, the blood will steal it from the rest of your body to keep your heart working.

    From what I've read if you regularly eat sugar, white flour type foods then you would benefit from supplimenting with magnesium because they use so much magnesium to process in the body.

    Anyways you could try it and see if it helps.

    I would suggest if you do decide to try magnesium to look into transdermal-magnesium: magnesium chloride oil from what I've read is the best absorbing type of magnesium. Rubbing magnesium into your skin keeps it out of your digestive system and prevents possibly giving you tummy troubles.

    Anyways. I hope that helps.

  • ty i will try magnesium etc .can you get these from holland & barrett ive taken notes of it and will look the next time i am shopping

  • Not sure where to buy it there, I'm from the states. I get mine from local health store.

    Just a tip if you go with magnesium chloride oil, dilute it with distilled water at first, it reduces the itchiness and the itchiness isn't as bad once you rub it in also.

    It really helps me, so I hope it helps you too.

  • Hi there

    Statistically more women than men have Fibro. However, I do wonder whether that is because women (in general) are more likely to see a doctor than men?

    I think your best bet would be to ask your GP for a referral to see a Rheumatologist. They are the Consultants best placed to make a diagnosis for you.

    Getting a diagnosis can take a very long time, as I am sure you will be aware of.

    Although you say that you don't think you have it, it must be on your mind for you to post about it.

    I do think it is worth trying to find out, otherwise it will always be in the back of your mind.

    Wishing you much peace

    Lu xx

  • I have a male friend who has fibro . He also has arthritis really bad too . ... his symptoms can be worse than mine at times .... I hate when he calls go say the pain he is on cause you know yourself how bad it is .. please get yourself checked out ! Xx

  • Hi eggbox1970 and welcome to our wonderful forum ☺I'm sure you will come to find the forum invaluable in chatting to others who are going through the same experience as you & talking to others at different stages of their lives with Fibro & learning from their experiences.

    It does help with the whole process & i wish I had found the site years ago. I have had Fibro for nearly 30 yrs & I'm still learning about it, like we all are.

    I'm sorry you are in so much pain and i see you already have some good advice which I can't really add to, just wanted to say Hi.

    Can I also remind you to keep safe on the internet and lock your post, link to simple instructions here >

    Peace, luv n light

    Jan x

  • Hi eggbox1970

    Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I can see that you have been given some wonderful replies and advice so I will simply and sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


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