I'm no doctor...
Posted by tim in It wouldn't fit in any other category... on November 27, 2007

...but I'm kinda worried about something.

For the last few years, I've had issues with the nerves in my arms. I've never known what it was, but it felt like I had a thousand needles sticking in just the surface of my skin. Even the slightest touch, such as the sleeve of a shirt, would cause extreme pain when this was happening.

I was just doing some shuffling around Wikipedia and I cam across the article about Fibromyalgia. I'm not sure how likely it would be for me to have such a condition, but here's what they have to say about the condition:

Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) is a chronic syndrome (constellation of signs and symptoms) characterized by diffuse or specific muscle, joint, or bone pain, fatigue, and a wide range of other symptoms. ... The defining symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic, widespread pain and tenderness to light touch, and usually moderate to severe fatigue. Those affected may also experience heightened sensitivity of the skin (also called allodynia), tingling of the skin (often needle-like), achiness in the muscle tissues, prolonged muscle spasms, weakness in the limbs, and nerve pain.

Anyhow who knows me knows that I'm often very tired feeling, and that I have quite a fair bit of diagnosed arthritis. Had I not stumbled across this Wikipedia entry, I would have been inclined to pass it off as just typical lethargy/arthritis/nerve issues. Now that I've read this though, I'm strongly considering seeing a doctor (not something I like doing) about it.

 
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Do it!

  • Posted by Fufu (Guest) on November 28, 2007 at 11:11:16AM
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