I thought I'd post to see if what I'm experiencing is similar to those of you already diagnosed. I'm waiting on a referral to a rheumatologist for diagnosis.
Around a year ago I started having extra worsening fatigue, muscle weakness mainly in my arms which seemed to be getting worse-around 6 months ago I started developing a lot of stiffness which is also accompanied by sharp shooting pains all throughout my body.
The only way I can describe it is that it's like someone has a 100 throwing knives and is throwing them at all different parts of my body at the same time. It's in my knees and legs, and ankles and also my wrists and hands as well as back, shoulder, neck and chest. The pains come and go but have recently been at an all time high. So much so that I was running a fever and was in so much pain I went to an emergency doctor who advised me to go to A&E as he thought it was due to a severe infection. I was negative for any infection and sent home with painkillers. The pain can be in about 15 places at once all moving around my body as if someone is shocking me? I just feel absolutely dreadful. Everything hurts, I take codeine, have a heatpad and a tens and nothing seems to help. Along with shooting pains I have dull aches. The past few blood tests have been flagged for high crp levels so they keep making me repeat them. I know fibro is different for everyone but is anyone's pain symptoms sound like mine? My gp and A&E doctors can't understand why I have such a high fever and chills all the time with no infection.
Any advice would be great. Really hoping this flare up calms down soon. I'm so anxious waiting for it to get as painful as it did last weekend before I had to go to hospital.