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A 33-year-old female asked:

Joint pain everywhere, bone pain in forearm and shines, can't move at times, muscle weakness, numbness fingers toes. ra is -, lupus- lyme-, what else?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Fibromyalgia? : 33y fem. w. "joint pain everywhere, bone pain, muscle weakness" & extremity parasthesias, i.e., several soft tissue pain generators. Assuming long-term & no fevers, fibromyalgia, FM, which has this symptom constellation, is within differential diagnosis. Prolonged inactivity, due to chronic disorders like RA can potentiate via global soft tissue deconditioning/widespread spasms. Rheumatologist ?
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
Global deconditioning secondary to chronic illness/fatigue is an etiologic factor, among others, evoking fibromyalgia. Young women with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome are particularly vulnerable; as major joints further loosen via diminished soft tissue tone; arousing widespread ligament strain/pain & muscle spasms.
Aug 25, 2015

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