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I awoke to pretty bad muscle pain in the back

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I awoke to pretty bad muscle pain in the back of one shoulder(rt.) and in my opposite calf. Slight imbalance and a little foggy.
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Follow up: Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 1 hour later
I am still waiting, does it take this long?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Your symptoms seem to be related to polymialgia rheumatica.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to polymialgia rheumatica.

It is an inflammation of the muscles, especially in the shoulder.

I recommend to do some examinations to confirm the cause.

I suggest you to do:

A complete blood counts (CBCs), erythrocyte

sedimentation rate (sed rate) and

C-reactive protein.

Meanwhile, I recommend to use anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three tablets a day.

If the diagnosis is confirmed steroids may be used to treat the condition.

I also suggest to use vitamin D supplements.

I recommend to eat healthy, exercise regularly and get enough rest.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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