does fibro ever come on suddenly?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lyndav, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. lyndav

    lyndav New Member

    It wasnt til June (5 months ago) that I really had pain. I have had occasional pain in my collar bone and the joints where ribs attatch to the sternum and was told it was arthritis. In June I encountered unbearable pain in my calves, knees, hips, arms. Now it has spread everywhere, toes, fingers, neck, back, occasionally I get pain in my ear and chin. Its excruciating. Blood tests revealed nothing, so my doc says fibro. But reading messages here most have had symptoms for years. I am going to a specialist for fibro soon, but maybe its not that?
  2. tracey122362

    tracey122362 New Member

    I was just diagnosised with Fibro and it just started within the last 4 months. I was fine and then it hit all of the sudden. This is all new to me as well. Hope everything works out for you Lyndav

    good luck
  3. lovinlifeinAK

    lovinlifeinAK New Member

    it didn't take much time for my doc to sen me to a rheumy and I was dx with fibro.
  4. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    In December of 2003 .Woke up one morning with a stiff neck.I figured I slept wrong.

    About a month latter the pain spread to the whole left side of my body .Then a few weeks latter my right side.Every part of me was in sever pain my teeth and jaw even hurt.I could barley walk.All test were negative.Had all the tender points .Have FM ,specialist for FM also said FM.

    It came on pretty fast for me.Also my GP say it also 4 Rheumy. And a orthopedic Doctor.

  5. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    became severe quite suddenly. It took a period of maybe six months but it just progressed faster and didn't stop until I finally got pain control. By that time it was 24/7, no
    flares, just steady "flare".

    I'm better now that I have pain control, more limber with exercising, my IBS is controlled most of the time and my sleep is controlled very well.
    I do not have total pain control but never asked for or expected that. Just to be able to fuction again and live my life in reasonalbe comfort is all I ask. I can work through the rest..or at least deal with it. But yes and no, I had it a long long time..40+ years and then it became severe relatively suddenly.
  6. lyndav

    lyndav New Member

    Thank you for sharing ((((())))). I have alot of the listed symptoms so it makes sense i have it. just started to doubt, but i see it is possible to suddenly have fibro
  7. jfrustrated

    jfrustrated New Member

    I have fm and I no longer remember what it was like at the start. But what I do notice is that it waxes and wanes. I have learnt that, in my case, it is often worse after I eat something that I shouldn't e.g., processed food. Of course, there are times when it just does its own thing and I cannot discern a cause for the flare-up. you might like to try to keep a record of things that might trigger a flare-up.
  8. nanna4550

    nanna4550 New Member

    after a car accident I had in 2000. I never got better, in fact the whiplash and hip pain progressed to leg and arm pain and overall achiness just never went away. The day I had the accident was the first night without sleep.
    Before that, I slept like a baby. It took a couple of years for a diagnosis, but once I went to the Rheumatologist there was no question. I passed the test with flying colors.
    I have tried just about everything to help with the pain.
    The best so far is Cymbalta. I've been on it for about a month now and the pain level is reduced by alot. I still
    can't sleep without meds.
    Best of wishes
  9. hurts2003

    hurts2003 New Member

    I woke up the morning after Christmas in 1998 with a pain that started from my cheek and went through to the back of my right ear, not an ear ache but behind it. Two days later I began getting knots in the back of my skull and then moved to my neck. I could not turn my head. about 2 days after that I began to get muscle spasms all over my body could not move without a spasm, didn't sleep for 3 days. Went to doc and he told me I had 'cat scratch fever' didn't get any better from antibiodics or prednisone. 3 months and 4 docs later I was dxd. The allergy specialist even told me that all it was was an allergy to dust.
  10. Smiffy

    Smiffy Member

    Mine literally came on overnight; I'd had CFS for 3 years that my GP said was 'all in my head' & I woke one morning in agony.
  11. risinforce

    risinforce New Member

    My pain came on w/in a month but now that I look back on things symptoms didn't. I started getting hot flashes around the time I was 31, then had a headache for a year around 32 then all of a sudden I was 80 years old. Then diagnosed.

    I was working for an abusive employer when I was 32 and the headaches started and chalked those up to stress, so did my neurologist. He was emotionally and verbally abusive and unfortunately I didn't document or I would be rich, rich, rich right now.

    Since then i've had this illness so yes and no. The pain hit me like a rock and has ever since.

    Hope this helps.
  12. tngirl

    tngirl New Member

    Looking back I think I had CFS but was never diagnosed. I was very tired and had some pain but the pain was not really bad.

    In January I had sudden lower back pain. Turns out I have dengerative discs and facets and arthritis spurs. About two months later the bad pain spread everywhere. I refer to it as the time the "pain monsters" moved into my body. I was eventually diagnosed with fibro.
  13. snooker11

    snooker11 New Member

    mine started with pain in my foot also! suddenly. I thought I had injured my foot without knowing about it. Then it creeped in and I had it almost everywhere. since then, about a year and a half later, it has subsided in a lot of the other areas but comes and goes in my neck and shoulder blades and a little in my feet. seems like those areas are the most stubborn because they recieve the most pressure.

    however, i must say, looking back, there seem to be hints of soreness throughout my childhood - especially in the neck area.