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Pain in neck, shoulders, upper arms. Taking Co-codamol for pain. Fibromyalgia or polymyalgia?

I have recently been informed that I may have either Fibromyalgia ???or PolyMYalgia??? I seem to have pain in my neck and shoulders and upper arms,and for the past few days it seems to also travel to my legs and knees. I was offered a low dose of antidepressant ,but I also have IBS and C0PD,and some tablets cause me problems. At present I am taking Co-codamol for the pain.sometimes this helps other times not... any suggestions The Rheumatologist said that one of the Blood tests taken was raised a little,this is why she is not sure if it is Fib or Poly which is worse in the mornings because of the stiffness
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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The pain in the shoulders and the arms that you are having can be related to fibromyalgia. The pain killers that you are taking need to be continued. Doing a hot fomentation in the affected area will be helpful.
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Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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