I have had a pain in the knuckle nearest my nails on my middle finger. I'm not getting full movement either. I've not had diagnosis yet but GP thinks I have fibromyalgia. Has anyone else experienced this?
I didn't explain very well. I have back pain and random pains all over my body. Nerve pain in my head and neck. Shooting pains in the soles of my feet. I have IBS. I feel like I'm walking through custard some days and the fatigue is unbearable. The finger pain is new and I wondered if it could be related. Thanks for your replies. I have family members with EDS, AS and fibro.
I've had fibro symptoms since 2007, muscular knots, tender points, and neuropathies. I have had OA all over since the 90's. I was diagnosed with Sjogrens in 2015 officially, though I've had symptoms for years. Just last year I started having pain, first in one finger then another then another. It randomly happens with swelling, pain, puffiness, and not always in every fiber or all fingers. My Ortho and rheumatologist send to think it could be a combination of the OA and Sjogrens attacking the joints due to my already hyped up autoimmune issues. See a rheumatologist and orthopedist. Until then wear compression crafters I gloves; they help some. Hugs love and prayers you can find out answers soon! 😊💕🙏🌸
No. One knuckle? Fibromyalgia is a body-wide pain & tenderness, along with extreme fatigue. The pain is exacerbated by any exertion, and can cause you to be laid up in bed for days to weeks. There used to be a test of 18 pressure points that were used to identify Fibromyalgia, and if you didn't have pain/tenderness in 14 of the 18, you wouldn't be dx. Now, most drs have kept up to date, and know that those points are only a minor fraction of the disease. Pain and arthritis in one knuckle would suggest a prior injury, perhaps even when you were too young to remember it.
Laura, thanks for explaining. Yes, from your combined symptoms, Fibro is plausible. Funny you mention walking through custard- I compare it to wading chest-deep through half-set cement, lol. We all do the best we can to describe it in a way that others will 'get it', and most of the time they just don't. I'd advise you to do some research online about Fibromyalgia and its many symptoms, then make a list of symptoms you have or have had that are relevant to Fibro, then present the info to your drs.
Thanks for all the messages. I went to see a rheumatologist on Monday who examined me but didn't examine any of the parts I said were currently hurting. It appears I have Ehlers-Danlos as well as fibro. Still waiting for MRI to check for arthritis in my back. No further forward with my finger but from my research and the way my finger is feeling now I think it might be trigger finger
The tubes of blood work does seem endless. I once had 19 vials taken at one time! I sarcastically asked if I would need a transfusion when they were done. It is very hard to just endlessly wait and wait. Distract yourself and try to be patient. You want the correct diagnosis not just a convenient catch all. Make sure you get a physical copy of every single test they do on you. Just in case you change doctors. For some reason many doctors want to do the same tests over if you change doctors. Also for many auto immune diseases the tests are not always correct. Also the symptoms overlap. I have had the Rheumatoid Arthritis Ana test done twice in the same week...one was positive and one was negative. Don't give up it might make you a little crazy waiting but a correct diagnosis is worth it.