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I am a 66 year old female - still working as a CPA. I'm noticing muscle pain in my buttocks, legs, and arms that is out of the ordinary. I've recently resorted to a raised desk so I'm not sitting all day, yet the muscle pain continues. I dance (slowly) to about 3 songs a morning. It doesn't seem to help much, though I've incorporated many exercise stretches, and 3 pound bar bells. Walking doesn't seem to help either - as I tried that regularly when the weather was warm. Is this just aging? Getting ready to drive south - two - 8 hour driving days, and am concerned I can't stand up to the stress of it with my muscle pain problems.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Any redness or swelling in the leg?

No redness or swelling, just pain. Seems worse first thing in the morning, but stays with me throughout the day. Is Vitamin D-3 helpful to take?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

There are siblings (I have 11) with many types of cancer - breast, lung; a sister died of pancreatic cancer; a brother died of esophageal cancer. Some high blood pressure and digestion tract problems in my family, but I've remained healthy on the whole. This pain is just wearing on me. I'm used to go-go-going with no complaints. I have sisters who claim to have Fibromyalgia. Could that be it?

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

Are your muscles actually tender?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Not particularly, seems more like a "bunching up" as if cramping sometimes in arms & legs - when not otherwise just a general overall pain - as I seem to have daily in the buttocks. Massaging seems to help.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 5 months ago

OK

There are two possibilities here--

Low vitamin D levels so that supplement may help

Low magnesium levels in which a magnesium supplement would help

You can try both of those on your own but you should have your doctor check some blood work to look for those problems

Please let me know if you need any more information

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