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Having pain in chest, shoulder and while passing stool. Negative acid reflux, arthritis. Taking omeprazole

Feb 2014
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i am suffering with chest, shoulder, neck, toes, stool passing pain from last 4 months. doctors are still diagnosing. they tested for acid reflux, arthritis, diabetics, thyroidal. but all tests seems to be negative. lost 5 kgs weight from last 4 months.

problems still persist with sleepless nights. they suggested for 3 hours physical tests after a month, currently using omoprozol, gaviscon for acid reflux but no use.

can you please advise what could be the causes for these pains, what tests to be taken up?

Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later
Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.

From the history given it seems that you might be suffering from fibromyalgia.

You can feel better by following this:
Getting enough sleep and the right kind of sleep can help ease the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia .
Although pain and fatigue may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it is crucial to be as physically active as possible.
You can continue to work, but you may have to make big changes to do so.
It is important to have a healthy, balanced diet. Not only will proper nutrition give you more energy and make you generally feel better, it will also help you avoid other health problems.

You have a feature to upload the reports / image by yourself at the right side of the query page, please utilize that so that I can answer your queries better way.

Your good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Follow-up: Having pain in chest, shoulder and while passing stool. Negative acid reflux, arthritis. Taking omeprazole 11 hours later
What tests will confirm fibromyalgia? pls advice.
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 15 hours later
Thanks for posting your query again.

Diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia include:
Widespread pain lasting at least three months
No other underlying condition that might be causing the pain

While there is no lab test to confirm a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, your doctor may want to rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms. Blood tests may include:
Complete blood count
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Thyroid function tests

Hope this will help you.

Wishing you good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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