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Nov 19, 2016 7:54 AM

Everything hurts & IDK why.It's not the joints, it's muscle pain & worst near joints. I've never tracked it before but I'm at a point that I can't handle it anymore. I'm 35 & I can't get out of bed most morning without major pain. When it started I thought it was due to inactivity. I started working out & then thought the pain was from that. It never got better only worse. I stopped working out, it just hurt too much. I started a new job that is pretty physical & thought the pain would get better after I got accustomed to the work. It's been or a year & it's only worse. I asked my Dr. once & he said I'm healthy & blew it off. I'm going to insist that he take me seriously so I decide to track symptoms. I have ADHD so when I go in there I can't remember everything I want to tell him & I get sidetracked. Maybe that's why he doesn't take me seriously. Something has to get better, I'm miserable.

Nov 19, 2016 8:33 AM

What kind of working out were you doing?
Stretching is best for muscle pain, followed by cardio to try to get the blood flowing.
Remember to start low (less than a quarter of what you think you can do) and very slowly move up.
By main pain is muscular. I find yoga to be very helpful as well as massage and acupuncture. Heat is great. Epsom salt baths.
It takes time for results do be patient.
As for getting side tracked and forgetting things at the doctors, i keep a 'living' document on my computer with symptoms and history on it and another one regarding what i wanted to talk about at the appointment. I print them off and take them in to my appointments.

Nov 19, 2016 8:59 AM

I tried weights & I really love to run. I like yoga too but if I stretch even a little those muscles are very sore the next day & then I don't want to do it again. I have tried masage but it hurts & even if they do a light masage within several hrs I have a lot of swelling & my muscles get lumps in random places, they turn really red. Hopefully I can be more organized about tracking symptoms & not forget to document them. Thanks for the suggestions :)

Nov 19, 2016 9:18 AM

Have you tried soaking in a hot bath with a cup or two of epsom salts? It really does help relax your muscles.
Sometimes with things like yoga you really need to take it really slowly and preserver after the first few sessions it will get easier but it will hurt more to begin with. Speak to the yoga instructor as you might need them to go really light and slow to begin with then as your muscles get used to it and stronger they can change the levels for you.
I hope your day is a light pain day {{{HUGS}}}

Nov 19, 2016 9:57 AM

I can't dx of course, but it sounds like fibromyalgia. For one thing write things down to take to your doctor. This app will help too. Ask your doctor to refer you to rheumatologist. In fibro there are points that the rheumatologist can check. A lot of doctors want to run all kind of tests before they will dx fibro. It's not necessary. I was dx right away by a rheumy. I had a smart doc. Good luck.

Nov 19, 2016 10:27 AM

Thanks for the tip. I hope it's not fibromialgia. I want it to go away :(

Nov 19, 2016 12:18 PM

Maybe look into magnesium and potassium supplements.
Magnesium malate is the one that helped me the most. It cut my after activity pain in half.
Talk to a medical professional before taking supplements

Nov 19, 2016 1:34 PM

I totally agree with Animal Lover. You need to see a rheumatologist. I thought for years my pa I n was contributed to my migraines. The first time I saw a rheumatologist I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and after blood work was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Be your own advocate and write down questions and keep your own records. Good luck

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