Weird, new symptoms

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Connie3, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Connie3

    Connie3 New Member

    I cannot imagine what is going on with me now! Started out a week ago with sore throat(which I have alot anyway), congestion. Two days later I got a non-itching rash all-over, but not on bottoms of feet or palms of hands. During all of this I felt very flu-like, typical of me with fibro-flare. Went to my doctor on 4th day. Discussed all meds to see if possible drug reaction. I take 30 mg. cymbalta and estratest in a.m. I had also been taking 500 mg. mag. am and pm and 600mg.mucinex am and pm. At night I take 50mg. trazadone, .5 xanax, senokit and colace for chronic constipation, and atenolol. The week before this happened I tried a new diet where you eat fruit until noon and then protein with vegetables or starch with vegetables. This was really different for me because I tend to feel better on low carb, except for the constipation and colon pain.

    My doctor gave me a cortizone shot for the rash. I told him my hands are started to hurt in finger joints along with my chronic low back and colon pain. He ordered blood work to check for sjogrens, RA, and lupus.

    The next day I woke up feeling much worse and both hands were extremely painful and swollen. My right knee was very swollen and painful. Could barely bend it or walk because of extreme pain. That was 3 days ago and I am worse. My hands are so swollen and painful. This is so strange. Can anyone relate to these symptoms. Any information will be so much appreciation.

  2. lovethesun

    lovethesun New Member

    but I hope you feel better soon!Linda
  3. Pianowoman

    Pianowoman New Member

    This is a bit puzzling, Connie. I haven't had those symptoms; they are a bit different from Fibro. It could be a flare up of a virus or it could be some other Rheumatic disorder. I would have thought that the cortisone would help the joint pain.
    I guess, wait for the bloodwork but if you keep getting worse, I would get back to the Doctor.
    Good Luck and let us know.

  4. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    Do you have Chronic Fatige Syndrome as well as fibro? It sounds like it.

  5. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    Do you have Chronic Fatige Syndrome as well as fibro? It sounds like it.

  6. wangotango

    wangotango New Member

    and my doctor told me just last week that almost every one he see's for cfs has a weird skin condition. i have these little red bunps on my arms legs and some on my face. i have been every where and had all kinds of tests done, they have no ideal what it is. my doctor (dr joseph brewer in kasas city mo) said that he has a paiient that went to 7 different specialist for the skin condidtion and no answers, she has cfs as well.
    mine seem to get worse just before a bad fatigue spell.
    good luck bill