A 40-year-old female asked:
can fibromyalgia feel like flu? i dont have pain, just the gross flu feeling all over, i get it often. rheum. doc thinks fibromyalgia after exams
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Pain Management 36 years experience
Fibromyalgia: FM is a generalized systemic condition that is characterized by widespread aching or pain throughout the body, notably in the weight bearing muscles. No single treatment is completely effective in controlling FM and treatment is largely empirical. The tender points injections is one of the treatment modalities and very efficient one. Good luck.
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Pain Management 20 years experience
Then it likely is...: Absolutely! Your symptoms are VERY common amongst my FBS suffers. It is a complex syndrome that likely has multiple causes with similar presentation. There are MULTIPLE treatments but you will likely only find some of them to be helpful for you. I HIGHLY recommend that you seek out a Fellowship-trained Board-Certified Pain Medicine specialist who treats a LOT of FBS suffers. Do NOT go for opioids
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