I'm new here because I am a right wreck and have no idea what to do.
For 5 years now I have been exhausted, put on weight and everything hurts. I have been fobbed off with Fibromyalgia but hardly any of the symptoms fit. Menopause doesn't help but I haven't fared too badly with that.
Any bit of exercise and my bones hurt for a week and I can barely stay awake. This is not good with a full time job. I have solved a bit with cutting out any processed food and filtering water etc. I am still aching.
I recently joined a proper old fashioned gym. I used to do bodybuilding in my 20s (now 54) so I know how to do stuff and what muscle soreness/use feels like. My muscles don't get chance to get sore, after a light workout, 2-3 days later I feel like my bones have been steam-rollered. My knees are so painful I have given up the 'leg room.' My finger joints are now starting to grate and ache and I had a gout attack in one thumb a few years ago.
Getting up...bed or sofa...means I have to poddle about for a few minutes before my feet sort themselves out!!
Doc says just age....not convinced.....
Any advice gratefully received.....no gym tonight...home to sleep....
I'm glad this place exists, I've read through a number of posts and you seem like a lovely lot dealing with more than your fair share of bad stuff. XXX