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muscle spasms in arms and legs due to fibromyalgia

Sep 22, 2015 10:38 AM

My sister and I both have fibro...she went to a new pain management doctor and she tried telling her that muscle spasms in her arms and legs is not caused by fibro...

Sep 22, 2015 10:44 AM

Since your nerves are what tell your muscles what to do and not do, it's hard to separate the two. I don't understand these doctors dismissing spasms as part of what your fibro is doing to your body. Fibro has been around for so long and yet they know so little about it or totally deny it exists at all. I've heard that there have been doctors that say that Fibro is a diagnosis that doctors slap on a patient when they can't figure out what is wrong. I hope that you and your sister are able to find good pain management doctors and get some much needed relief from your pain. πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Sep 22, 2015 6:16 PM

I suffer twitching (or muscle spasms if you prefer). I'm on two meds that help this. Nortriptyline which was originally given for sleep and pain but apparently has an effect on muscles or nerves.
I was more recently put on baclofen which is a muscle relaxant. It made me
relax but a little dopey the next day to begin with. I'm fine with it now though I do still take it regularly.

Jan 28, 2016 9:34 PM

I have muscle spasms in my legs. They can be very painful. My rheumatologist told me they were caused by the fibro. I take muscle relaxers at night. They numbness in my fingers,hands and other parts of my body is making me crazy.

Jan 29, 2016 11:34 AM

My doctor said my muscle spasms & night cramps are from the fibro. I have muscle relaxers for them.

AlwayZ, I think docs just refuse to believe. πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jun 03, 2016 7:22 PM

I have muscle spasm so severe that I scream in pain ...I have fibro...I have not been able to get a good night sleep let alone a day where I can function properly. ..this pain is so severe I sometimes say to myself I can't take this much longer what do you do to get some peace of mind...

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