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Fibro with severe anxiety

Jan 11, 2016 12:45 PM

I've been experiencing a variety of symptoms for about a year: headache, IBS symptoms, tender spots, costochondritis, extreme fatigue, widespread joint and muscle pain, numbness, etc. I have also had crippling anxiety that gets worse whenever the rest of the symptoms are worse.

I had been getting a lot better almost to the point I could have a decently normal life again. Two days ago the symptoms started again and with them the anxiety. My limbs are burning and aching, the near constant headsche is back, and with the anxiety a constant feeling that I will die at any second.

Does anyone else with Fibro/CFS experience this? I should mention I also am fjndjbf it difficult to accept this as my diagnosis. It's as if my mind keeps telling me there is something else wrong that desperately needs to be treated. The doctors haven't even been sure about Fibro. It's simply the most common diagnosis I keep hearing.

Jan 11, 2016 2:05 PM

This is exactly every symptom I have! Wow no one has had same yet

Jan 11, 2016 2:11 PM

And that was my diagnosis without being 100 percent also if that makes you have any relief like you it scares me

Jan 11, 2016 2:21 PM

Explain where youre pais are min staryed in one shoulder to the next than through scapula both than breast bones under arms through back one hip most time sometimes other now my ibs stmptoms some days im fine than it starts abdominal pain everymorning as soon as i wake up subsides couple hrs rib pain also! Headaches usualy right above my right eye top of head and neck pain isnt consistant but yes it hurts..aso down arm through wrist also not consistent

Jan 11, 2016 5:16 PM

That sounds pretty similar to me. Mine all started on the left side mostly. I had pain in my left shoulder joint and scapula (sometimes also on the right). I had pain and numbness at times in both my left arm and leg. The headaches also primarily above the right eyebrow, but I'd also get weird sensations on my head where it would feel kind of numb and tingly.

The IBS stuff comes as goes as well. I have tender spots all over my stomach and on my ribs. All my rib joints are very tender.

Do you get the really bad anxiety like I do? I guess even of we aren't sure what it is, it's nice to know I am not the only one! Thanks for the reply :)

Jan 11, 2016 5:18 PM

Omg my anxiety is crazy always different times no ryme or reason had to go to hospital for it twice!

Jan 11, 2016 5:23 PM

Also my forehead gets itch tingly and top. Of head

Jan 11, 2016 5:30 PM

Burning arms , legs in spasms
Pain all over its got more difficult with the weather getting colder 😡😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

Jan 11, 2016 6:35 PM

Yeah, it for sure for worse when the cold weather started. I found today thought light exercise is helping a lot which both the pain an the anxiety. I take ballroom lessons. It's enough movement to give me some exercise but not too much that is adds to the pain or wears me out. I highly recommend something like that.

I've ended up in the ER a few times this past year for anxiety. I couldn't believe that's what it was. I felt like I was just fading into nothing. Managing it a lot better now.

Trying to do things naturally. My doctor recommended a supplement called ashwanganda. Just started taking it. It's supposed to help with stress and anxiety. So far it helps a bit. At least I slept pretty well after taking it which is not always the case.

Jan 11, 2016 6:46 PM

You will have good bad days try epson salt bath when youre having anxiety and add some vit d3 and b12

Jan 11, 2016 6:48 PM

Thanks! I'll try that.

Jan 11, 2016 6:49 PM

Oh magnesium also helps me with ibs and relaxes muscles

Jan 11, 2016 6:49 PM

I take that too. It does help a lot.

Jan 11, 2016 7:26 PM

Dab18, the anxiety is normal to having so much going on. I have it and depression. I started with fibro in 2007-2008 but wasn't officially dx until 2012. Last year I was dx with Sjogrens and hypothyroidism. I kept telling my doc something else was going on.

Rather than stressing & your anxiety get out of control, keep a detailed journal of every symptom, when it starts/ends, what you were doing when it occurred, what/if anything helped relieve it, etc. Then take it with you to the doctor. Use the dancing or other gentle exercises and relaxation techniques to try and keep he anxiety down. And if needed use a rx to help. We are all here to help get you through. Someone is usually online day/night. Research anything you think might be important.

Michellle1971, the tingling on your head sounds like my trigeminal neuralgia. Hugs & prayers to you both. 😷🙏🌼

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