How did symptoms start and progress for some of you guys? Some people I talked to told me all their symptoms pretty much all came on at once and then the pain just got worse. Mine came on more slowly. My armpits is where I felt it first, and then it moved to my ribs and breasts. Then I started having sudden joint pain that would come and go. I have a headache that's in the back of my head and it feels tender there. The pain in my left arm and fingers is the one that's been more constant. Then… read more
For me it started slowly by over commmiting, stressing myself out, and getting little to no sleep on a regular basis due to an overloaded schedule. In other words...long term stress to my body triggered my fibro. I was a type A personality in high school and college and now, decades later, continue to pay for it.
Mine started with migraines all the time. Then I started back pain and insomnia and after a year of that I started going numb in my arms and legs. It slowly got worse from there progressing into pain everywhere if i stood too long at work or doing too much. The numbness became a constant for me. It went away for awhile when I was pregnant but I constantly felt as though my daughter was going to fall out due to the pelvic floor pain I had! Now I have a lot of other problems but like yours mine took awhile to actually come about. I had 6 years between my diagnosis and when I started going numb. I actually had told my parents in 2012 I thought I had it but they brushed it off to my imagination and not being active enough since the doctors couldn't find a cause at the time. It was so frustrating! Every case is different so don't judge yourself based on other people's experiences! You'll never find someone that has everything exactly how you have it. We all have bits and pieces of each others symptoms. Fibro actually has 200 symptoms and you can have a wide variety in your own case. It's tough to have at times but once managed correctly it'll get better! I am trying to get mine under control and its hard finding a medicine that doesnt cause bad side effects! I wish you the best and gentle hugs!
My fibro started with shoulder tension and fatigue. That was back in early 2016. It has gotten worse and I have experienced dozens of symptoms affecting multiple areas of my body. I am currently experiencing pain mainly on my right side. Arm all the way down to foot. Hand, fingers and wrist included. I also experience muscle twitching daily. I have had every test done and seen multiple specialists including most recently a neurologist who ruled out any neurological issue. Fibro can be different for everyone. That could explain why there are 200+ symptoms to fibro.
My fibro started about 10 years ago. It was slowly for me too. Joint pain. I can't bend my knees for more than a few minutes or it hurts like crazy. I would get these aches in my arms and legs. Over the years more weird things would pop up. The headache that wouldn't go away. Tingling all over that never goes away. I hate going to doctors. So it took a lot of symptoms for me to finally go. Now 10 years later I feel like I have them all. The latest one I got this year is IBS.
I had a kidney infection thinking it was the flu, The pain was so excruciating in my back, that I ended up in ER and found out it was a kidney infection that turn to Sepsis, stay in the hospital a week and when I got home a few days later I tried walking and felt like my feet were walking on broken glass and the flesh was being ripped apart, my whole body felt like I had been thrown down from the 52nd floor🙏🏼3 mos later my doctor thought I had fybromaliga and had me see a Rheumatologists which she diagnosed me with it, I now had a name it, but I told her I think I had this way before, because I had the restless legs, and my back was always hurting me, well now everything hurts me, i go to a Aerobics swim class and it definitely helps a whole lot 🏊🏻♀️Me and the ladies we all have so much fun🥰that’s the only thing that helps me with the pain🏊🏻♀️I tried walking, the stationary bike and omg~ it got worse😂 praying always for those that suffer chronic pain🙏🏼