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Elbows and Fibro

Oct 25, 2016 7:12 AM

I was wondering if anyone was having problems with their elbows? I have been in a bad pain episode for the past few days and cannot seem to straighten my left elbow without intense pain. It feels muscular, but I want to make sure it's not a symptom of something else.

Oct 25, 2016 7:18 AM

I think we all know fibro can do weird things but if it's really intense, especially when you move it, i would think it's something else. Might be muscular or something like tennis elbow if you used your arm alot

Oct 25, 2016 7:36 AM

It's strange that it is my left elbow. I am right handed and use my right most of the time, but perhaps that's why, maybe the muscle is weaker and more prone to injury, or pain.

Oct 25, 2016 7:37 AM

Could have just moved wrong or slept wrong, sometimes it just takes that one wrong thing

Oct 25, 2016 7:54 AM

I do have quite a bit of problem with my elbows. The last few days I've been having issues with my right arm going tingly and feeling like I pulled a muscle. It may not be my fibro tho like the others mentioned.

Oct 25, 2016 9:40 AM

My elbows were so bad I could hardly use my arms. It part of what sent me on the hunt for answers. I got told it was tennis elbow. I knew it wasn't. Both elbows at once started hurting badly out of nowhere at once? It turned out that it is lupus.

Oct 25, 2016 10:43 AM

I have had the elbow pain for years and it was always written off as fibromyalgia. (As if "fibromyalgia" is an exuse for 98% of the drsI see to just ignore my symptoms). I got a nerve conduction test and mri a coulple months ago from an orthopedic surgeon and her= diagnosed Cubital Tunnel

Oct 25, 2016 12:09 PM

Your elbow pain is either Golfers Elbow or Tennis Elbow. I have both. I sleep with my arms straight so the muscles relax instead of being bent all night

Oct 25, 2016 12:51 PM

When in doubt the best thing is to have it checked out. It could be something simple but it could also be a lot of other things. Best of luck to you.

Oct 25, 2016 1:26 PM

Thank you to all. Lupus is in my family and my test came out negative... but I have thyroid cancer. I feel like once they found that everything else is "second" I understand the importance of treating the cancer, but I don't want these other symptoms ignored. I also have tarsal tunnel syndrome in both ankles, so it's possible it's a tendinitis type of thing.
I'm so sick of doctors! I feel like I live in waiting rooms!

Oct 25, 2016 8:06 PM

I was diagnosed with cubital tunnel. I want to see the specialist to get a brace for the other arm. I don't play any sports but I "fell" off a bridge 10 years ago and impacted my shoulder

Oct 25, 2016 8:43 PM

Yikes! I'm so sorry, hope it all works out for you! I have been in two car crashes, but other than that no other serious trauma. My mom has carpals tunnel &I a brother has tendinitis in his elbow. don't know if that is related or genetic.

Maybe I will interrogate my brother to see if we have similar symptoms and if so I'll go get it checked...

This feels never ending!

Oct 25, 2016 8:43 PM

I have been told I tested negative. As a former nurse and after so many testing I final requested a copy of my medical records. Found out everything was labeled as a Fibromyalgia issue. Hmm.. And my test results came back with a higher than normal ANA (did I get that right? Sometimes brain fog holds letters prisoner). So now I am being labelled as (forgot this word too.. SMH) but basically told its high but not enough to diagnose. Oh I remember now. It was borderline Lupus. My mom is 78 and was finally diagnosed last year.

Oct 25, 2016 8:45 PM

That seems like bull to me... have you considered a second opinion?

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