When i exercise the next day i am in pain and so tired i practically sleep around the clock for days. Could someone tell me if this sounds like fibromyalgia. Thank you.
If you are used to regular exercise, yes, this might be exhaustion due to fibromyalgia or many other things. If you're not used to regular exercise, exhaustion is usual after a workout, though 1 day is typical, depending on your age and other health factors. If you google fibromyalgia, look for trigger points that are diagnostic of fibro. Then try these points out on your body to see if they hurt like the article indicates. This is not diagnostic, but is helpful to you to see if you have some of the signs of fibro.
Fibro is a tricky thing to diagnose officially and many rheumatologists, the Dr. most qualified to treat and diagnose it, are hesitant to even diagnose it. If you have aches from doing simple, repetitive tasks, that's common in fibro. If your muscles get tense or knot or burn easily, that's often common. Sometimes you can feel a very strange sensation like a worm is crawling under your skin. Loss of flexibility in your neck area is often noticeable, probably because of the need to look around to drive safely. Daily stretches are often needed to maintain flexibility in order to move normally in your neck and arms.
It's really a whole new world of learning how to cope and what helps and what doesn't. You can ask your Dr. what he or she intends to do about getting you a diagnosis if you research this and think you are positive for fibro. There's a drug called savella (name brand only) that helps some people with the symptoms. Deep tissue neuromuscular massage done by a very good therapist helps tremendously, especially if you take the rest of the day very easy after the massage and don't get busy and undo all the work of the massage by getting tensed up again.
Best of luck to you.
Adcive from a recently diagnosed fibro patient. Dont give up. Fight for how you feel, nothing more or less. You are your own advocate and you can choose a new doctor or get a second opinion, if you need. That's your right. Dont let specialist scare you, they are just very cold. Take medication as prescribed and start keeping a medical journal with dates symptoms, side effects, new meds, doctors visit notes, etc. If will save you a life time
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