• 6 months ago

    Could this be fibromyalgia?

    For the past month or so, I've been having a very sudden bunch of physical and mental symptoms that seem to have come out of nowhere. It started with sudden anxiety attacks and elevated stress, even though I've never had any symptoms of that before. Now, I'm no longer suffering from anxiety or stress, but I'm still having symptoms. I have very mild chest pains from time to time, I've been having a pulsing or beating feeling in certain parts of my body, and very recently I've starting having small muscle twitches. Especially when I'm sitting or lying down, my legs and sometimes my shoulders will twitch or even lightly shake. I was wondering if anyone who suffers fibromyalgia goes through this type of thing, if maybe that's what I have. Other things to note are that a couple of weeks ago, I went through a pretty drastic weight change, going from 120 pounds to 115 pounds in just a few days. I'm now back up at my original weight, but I thought maybe the weight loss might have had something to do with the twitching or weak legs. I've seen my doctor about the weight loss and we did blood tests that ruled out diabetes and hyperthyroidism as causes, so I was wondering if maybe fibromyalgia could be a possible cause.


  • 5 months ago

    RE: Could this be fibromyalgia?

    This sounds nothing like fibro, your symptoms sound very minimal, like body fatigue after working out, or a nutritional thing since having low calcium or potassium for example can cause weird symptoms. 5 pounds is not a drastic weight loss so I do not think that has anything to do with it as well. If you're chest hurts I would recommend seeing a cardiologist.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Could this be fibromyalgia?

    Two years ago I experienced almost the exact same symptoms. Out of the blue It started with tingling and numbness in my hands, arms, and eventually chest, neck, and , face. Then I started having the leg tremors just as you describe, worse when sitting or laying down. It got so bad that I couldn't sleep. Eventually a Dr prescribed Flexeril which helped. Along with all of this I had fits of nausea, vomiting, light headedness and weakness. After seeing several doctors (neurology, cardio, endocrinologist) I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. My twitching did stop after a few months. I would recommend you see a neurologist to rule out Lupus, MS, and other neurological diseases. Good luck, I hope you figure out what it is.