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I have very strong pain in all muscles in my body, including

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I have very strong pain in all muscles in my body, including legs arms hands and neck. No other symptoms but finding it difficult to walk or even stand up. Can't even hold the weight of a dinner plate.
Sudden on-set on Thursday morning when I woke up, anti imflammatories aren't helping. What should I do, I have called 111 and they just said to see gp next week, is there anything I can do in the meantime because I can't even wash the pots? Could it be viral or a sign of anything more underlying?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Do you have any known medical conditions?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No, no further known medical conditions
Thanks for your response
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

This is really a peculiar problem.

Without a workup, it is impossible to know what the cause is

it literally could be hundreds of different things

I would suspect first of all some type of autoimmune condition like polymyalgia

that should be the first thing that is looked at

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Should I try and get seen by a gp at out of hours over the weekend to try and get some diagnosis or shall i wait to see my gp on Monday?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Yes, I would try to get seen

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** call 111 again and hopefully get seenThanks for your help!
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