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The picture[edit]

Either he's putting it on for the camera, or someone should phone an ambulance. It just doesn't look genuine :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:07, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

He deserves an Oscar!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:44, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Deleted the photo since it does not distinguish this pain from anything else; the image is arbitrary and does not furnish the viewer with anything more than a distraction

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis[edit]

Is "Myalgia" the same as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or are they different conditions? The Rod 05:21, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

i'm pretty sure they're different - i was diagnosed with myalgia last year but the doctor is adamant that i won't get M.E. - i think that M.E. is much more severe as it involves constant fatigue as well, whereas myalgia is just having problems with muscles [[User : han] han] 17:35, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
You don't get ME through myalgia. It's a post-viral disease, with myalgia as a consequence. Guido den Broeder (talk) 10:02, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Myalgia is one of the many features of chronic fatigue syndrome, originally called "myalgic encephalomyelitis" (although there is little proof of -itis in either the brain or the spinal cord). The term without modifiers just simply means "pain in muscle". JFW | T@lk 21:26, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

Myalgic encephalomyelitis is still the WHO's official name for this disease. CFS is a working diagnosis. There is no proof that the name ME is wrong. Guido den Broeder (talk) 10:02, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Except for the absence of significant inflammatation of brain and spinal cord in most autopsies of ME patients. JFW | T@lk 18:50, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Added to the List 2006-11-24[edit]

Some items of relevance I thought people should know. Tetanus vaccine can induce myalgia as can sudden cessation (known on the street as 'going cold turkey') of opioids (at abusive doses). I should probably mention that in patients taking β1-blockers this is not just possible but probably with tetanus vaccine. DrMorelos 18:51, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Injection site pain is a common adverse event with any vaccine and is not specific to tetanus nor is it "myalgia" in the usual sense since. Looking at [1] and the package inserts for ADACEL ([2] toxoid), Baytet ([3]), and Boostrix ([4]), I don't see any mention of any interaction with beta blockers. The injection site pain event is usually on the order of 10-20%. Myalgia is mentioned in the Boostrix package insert as having been reported in uncontrolled postmarketing studies, but it's not an AE that took place in clinical trials involving 3,080 subjects.Somedumbyankee (talk) 23:42, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Tryptophan supplements[edit]

Can't myalgia also be caused by taking Tryptophan supplements (although I believe they are now banned in the US)? --Marshmellis (talk) 22:26, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Zocor is not a good medicine.[edit]

It can worsen the muscle state not improve it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:39, 26 November 2010 (UTC)