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Have fibromyalgia. Taking Gabapentin. Have arthritis in knee. Symptoms of which disease?

My fibromyalgia pain is moving about my body from hips to calves to hands and arms. I have been taking Gabapentin 300mg. 3x a day. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not. What else could these symptoms be if it is NOT FMS? I also have severe arthritis in my knees, and I wonder if these other pains are also arthritis. I have had episodes of this for over 8 years, with long periods of remission.
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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The intermittent pain that you have described is likely to be related to polyarthritis. It is not necessarily related to fibromyalgia. Taking mild pain killer and doing a hot fomentation of the affected areas will help in decreasing the discomfort.
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Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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