Have any of you been diagnosed with it, and what led to that (what types of symptoms)?
I have been having chronic back/shoulder pain for the past 5+ years. It has gotten so bad in the last year that my muscles in my back will randomly lock and cause the worst spasms in my back, leaving me bedridden for days. The last 6 months I have had increased pain in other areas of my body, including shin pain and joint pain in my hands, fingers, knees and ankles. It hurts to wear my wedding rings. I'm constantly tired and my memory/concentration has been off, and I have a lot of vertigo episodes (none of these are debilitating, but it makes it hard to be a good employee). I have anxiety off and on (where my heart palpitates and my blood pressure skyrockets), for no reason. I also have been having bladder pressure (like between my back and bladder), which is not only uncomfortable, but annoying.I also have a permanent numbness from my hip going down the back of my leg all the way into my foot that I've had for 8 years.I have always blamed all these symptoms on my stress, or just having a bad back from strain, but lately think something else may be going on. When I was reading about fibromyalgia, I saw that it was linked to endometriosis and TMJ, and I have both of those. I'm not dead set on the idea that this is what's going on, but it does seem to fit the most so far. What do you think? I have a physical coming up with my doctor next month, but just wanted some insight beforehand. TIA