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My muscles ache constantly how do I know if this is fibromyalgia?

My muscles ache constantly how do I know if this is fibromyalgia?

New way to diagnose: In 2011, the american college of rheumatology published new diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia. These criteria include counting the number of symptoms you have, the number of areas of the body where you have tenderness and quantifying the severity of symptoms of fatigue, thinking problems and sleep quality. A score is derived and if your score is 13 or higher you meet criteria for fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Muscle spasms have been happening often and I am not sure what to think ? They don't hurt i can just feel it twitching...Happens all over my body..

Muscle spasms have been happening often and I am not sure what to think ? They don't hurt i can just feel it twitching...Happens all over my body..

Minerals: Have the following levels checked: calcium, magnesium, rbc magnesium and potassium. If these are low, a simple multimineral supplement at bed time can be of great help. ...Read more

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How do I know if my pain is fybromyalgia ?

How do I know if my pain is fybromyalgia ?

Physical: Fibromylagia is a diagnosis of exclusion. What that means is we tend to have a high degree of suspiscion after a history and physicial is completed with a patient and we rule out othre disease states. Also, most of us like to do labs and possible xrays to make sure no other disease is present. You need to see physician to see where your pain is coming from. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i constantly feel tired. My muscles ache and sometimes they just don't want to do anything. Its more fatigued than tiredness. What is this?

See a doctor: Hi. The list of what could cause your tiredness/fatigue and achy muscles is a long one, indeed, and one we can't diagnose on the internet with so little information. I suggest you see your physician for a history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling like this muscle pain (i think its muscle pain) that moves around my body, what could it be?

What do you recommend if I am feeling like this muscle pain (i think its muscle pain) that moves around my body, what could it be?

Need more info: It is impossible to provide an answer without a thorough exam, including lab work. The possibilities are numerous. See a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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My hips and lower back ache it is cold and damp where i live do you think this is serious. Thank you! ?

My hips and lower back ache it is cold and damp where i live do you think this is serious. Thank you! ?

See below: You probably have osteoarthritis and unfortunately you "become" your barometer with weather changes where you will hurt and ache more. ...Read more

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I have a severe pain in the muscle behind my right shoulder about 24/7 nothing seems to be helping...I really don't know how to get rid of it and it really makes working uncomfortable?

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I have a severe pain in the muscle behind my right shoulder about 24/7 nothing seems to be helping...I really don't know how to get rid of it and it really makes working uncomfortable?

Test Rotator Cuff: There are a number of structures behind the shoulder. One is the rotator cuff muscle. When a rotator cuff tear occurs, pain can manifest in the muscle portion on the shoulder blade. A rotator cuff repair may end up being necessary. It can also just be the shoulder blade stabilizer muscles, in which case, stretching and exercises would help. An evaluation would be helpful to isolate the problem. ...Read more

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I have a constant irritable and anxious feeling in my body. It's getting to the point where i can't handle it anymore. What can I do to make it stop?

I have a constant irritable and anxious feeling in my body. It's getting to the point where i can't handle it anymore. What can I do to make it stop?

Get an eval & help: You sounds very uncomfortable. The most effective help begins with a thorough evaluation with your doctor, who may also want you to see specialists such as psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Your doctor needs to review your overall health, because some physical problems can cause symptoms like yours. If that's clear, there are very effective talk therapies -- and medications if you need them. ...Read more

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I do believe it is cause my back is hurting me and I am not getting any relief?

Explain please: I am not clear what you are asking about. I understand that your back is hurting but could you clarify the question for us? ...Read more

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I think my back is permenatly 'hunched'... Is there anything I can do to make it better ?...With it being hunched, I have back pain, what can I do?

Congenital disorder: A series of plain x-rays will serve to diagnose. In the mean time ice skating and roller blading are great workouts for a deformed back. ...Read more

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How I know if my back ache is dangerous?

How I know if my back ache is dangerous?

Good question: This is a very good question and it is not easy to answer. The best way to answer is to see a doctor. Some concepts to consider- 1) serious back aches interfere with walking, sensation to touch, or control of the urinary or bowel function 2) serious back aches occur with trauma, a history of cancer, or infection 3) serious back aches tend to become rapidly worse Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hi , why do I feel a tight sweeze pain in my heart would anyone know what could be the cause as I get this pain often now and can't move myself ??

Chest pain (heart): This problem requires you to see your doctor as soon as possible to be examined and diagnosed. There are many possibilities. If you cannot see a doctor, go to the ER. ...Read more

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I have burning muscle in my leg. I know what sore muscles feel like, and this is different. What could it be, what to do?

I have burning muscle in my leg. I know what sore muscles feel like, and this is different. What could it be, what to do?

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound. Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

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No matter how hydrated I am I get terrible headaches when I exercise. I don't over do it. Why is that - The headaches?

No matter how hydrated I am I get terrible headaches when I exercise. I don't over do it. Why is that - The headaches?

Headaches: w/exercise. Please see you doc. PERHAPS you have high blood pressure or a sinus or circulatory issue. There are many types of headaches and he/she will identify what type you have. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have very bad pains in my side and every time i move it seems to get worse i can't bare the pain do you know what it is?

Side Pain: You did not provide enough information to permit a well-considered answer. This could be a minor or serious problem and is best managed by your personal physician. You need to be seen asap in order that a proper diagnosis be made immediately. ...Read more

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I have a bad headache it is making my stomach hurt and I do not feel right what should I do ?

I have a bad headache it is making my stomach hurt and I do not feel right what should I do ?

Get this diagnosed: If you suffer migraines, this could cause stomach upset and even pain, but should be associated with nausea and/or vomiting usually. If you have a fever, the symptoms could be due to an infection. The "not feeling right" can be associated with either. Best, if this persists to see your primary doc and get some help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fever, why does my body ache everywhere?

Let me explain: Fever is a sign of abnormal activity in the body(infection, flue, common cold). Body ache also a sign inflammations in your body. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more


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Aches (Definition)

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