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I have suffered with pain since probably my early teens.
I have always had muscle pain, tension, chronic nausea and abdominal pain, and general tenderness in my body. For a long time, I just thought it was because of stress and anxiety. I started to make healthy lifestyle changes, like becoming a vegetarian, taking up running, yoga and other exercises, and after discovering a gluten allergy, I stopped eating flour products as well.
It helped, but the pain and soreness was still there. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2004, which explained much of my vaginal, uterine, ovarian, and abdominal pain. I also suffer from Endometriosis, which makes certain exercises and even sexual activity extremely painful.
About 2 weeks ago, I was struck with a sudden bout of extreme fatigue and exhaustion that completely debilitated me. It was as though I'd been hit by a truck, and I could do nothing except sleep and move very slowly due to all the pain in my muscles and bones. I now have moderate-to-severe headaches every day, and my muscles are throbbing almost every second I am awake. It literally came to me overnight!
I am unable to do anything I used to do- haven't been able to exercise in 2 weeks, going out is a huge chore because I get extremely fatigued after about an hour, and all I have the energy to do is sleep.
I have a suspicion that I have Fibromyalgia, as it is common in my family on my father's side. I have a doctor's appointment next week and will find out then.
This pain and fatigue every day has had negative effects in my life already. Several people in my life think I am over-reacting or making up the pain. Some think I am pretending to be tired all the time so I can get out of previous engagements. A few even think I am just lazy.
It bothers me that no one takes this seriously, but if they don't believe me there's nothing I can really do. I have to take care of myself- it's no one else's responsibility.
SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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Hang in there! I get what you're going through. For almost 3 yrs now, I've been suffering from constant abdominal pain. Shortly after that, I started getting what felt like heartburn, but my tongue/mouth was burning, too. I've done so many tests/treatments with no solution. I went on a variety of diets and lost a lot of weight, to the point where now my bones are showing since I lost all the cushioning around my body. During this time, I also head moderate to strong headaches that meds couldn't cure. I had moments of extreme fatigue and trembliness and loss of appetite. For some reason, the doctors can't seem to figure things out, and I started getting the feeling that they thought I was overreacting and making things up. They hinted that it was a psychological issue, and they wanted to give me antidepressants. I know it's not in my head, and I strongly believe there's something very wrong with me. I just hope someone can crack this code soon because it's torcherous to live like this.

I have found some natural solutions to these pains! I didn't realized so many people have suffered and are suffering! I want to pay it forward! My friend and I were both secretly using the same natural solutions and we both improved significantly without all the side effects of pharmaceutical meds! If you are interested let me know! It works so fast!

i know how you feel about people judging you. I have several health problems and all my life my family called me lazy.....then my husband.....and its hard to deal with....even when you have doctors backing you up and have proof that you are sick. All I'm saying is that you need to find out who is going to back you up for the long haul and who you need to dump now so that you can have more peace in your life. Find a support group and make friends there that know what you are going through so that you don't have to deal with all the ****. I do hope that you find happiness, its there even in the dark days. Good luck

I have found some natural solutions to these pains! I didn't realized so many people have suffered and are suffering! I want to pay it forward! My friend and I were both secretly using the same natural solutions and we both improved significantly without all the side effects of pharmaceutical meds! If you are interested let me know! It works so fast!

I just took a class on Fibromyalgia at John Hopkins. I can't say that that is what you have but these signs and symptoms are imaginary. Seeing your medical doctor is a really good idea.

Another naysayer. lol

opps, my brain was going faster than my finger could type... that should read, "these signs and symptoms are NOT imaginary.

sadly a lot of docs are not nearly so well-informed...

Whew! That's a relief!

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