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Aug 18, 2015 6:29 AM

I'm new to this forum and after bouncing through doctors, physios, osteos, acupuncturists.. And so on ... I'd love some thoughts...

I'm 30.. For the last 5 years plus I have experienced extreme tightness in my calves which has seen pain rise through Achilles, my hamstrings, hips and more recently over last year have experienced extreme muscle and nerve pain in shoulder and arms.. Constant tightness/numbness in elbows, behind knees and wrists.. And it goes on.. No one seems to know what's going on.. Have tried changing diet, tried auyrevedic, magnesium, regular massage, dry needling.. Nothing seems to work... I haven't been able to do exercise for the last couple years.. Recently brought to my attention was maybe it's the type of contraceptive pill I'm on that is causing this pain trough my body? Two years ago someone threw fibro in the works.. But nothing has been confirmed.. Doctors turn me away.. I've had X-rays, ultrasounds done that have come back clear...


Aug 18, 2015 7:23 AM

Mickey85, have you seen a rheumatologist yet? Has anyone run blood work looking for inflammation? A rheumy doc will run more than the standard tests, looking for multiple causes.

I have tight swelling in my lower legs but it's caused by venous reflux (backflow of blood in veins) and fluids. My muscles however do get right and painful all over when I'm too active or on my feet to long. They also cramp so my pcp has given me muscle relaxers. I hope you can get this figured out real soon. Check out the fibro website: www.fmnetnews.com. 🙏🌼

Aug 18, 2015 7:10 PM

Tdy was like the best that I felt in along time I played w my grandkids then around 6:30 I for up to make dinner and omg it hit like a ton of bricks my bad and legs hit so bad that I thought I was about to pass out the pain was so I though up a friend of my told w fibromyalgia when the weather changes or if it storming it can case the fibromyalgia to flare up so my question is has anyone else has this happens to them

Aug 18, 2015 8:17 PM

Oh yes. Everytime the weather changes...I hope you feel better fast!

Aug 18, 2015 9:02 PM

Thank sweetie pie I haven't them two far long because it was weird I felt so good tdy I played w my grand kids because the want so bad tdy the I got up from the chair and hit like ton of bricks I about passed from the pain it was so bad k though up this is too much for me

Aug 18, 2015 10:14 PM

Dee6569, weather changes do cause my pain to change as well. I'm glad you enjoyed your grandchildren. I've learned to place my time with my grandchildren. For every hour I play with them I must rest 15-30 minutes before we do something else. Maybe you can try that and see if it helps. Praying you rest and sleep well tonight. 🙏🌼

Aug 20, 2015 3:30 PM

Thank u for that Flappyslady81 I will have to try that I know here lately I stay tried more then normal I can wake up in the morning and w in a he I'm like so tried and didn't do much and I do start cleaning it take me all day when it use take me like a hr I'm just so tried and the weight gain from the meds I'm on really depress me

Aug 20, 2015 6:36 PM

Hi Dee, first time we've met.😊
I'm sorry that you're suffering so much. It's really awful when you start comparing what you could do to what you can do now. It's best to try and avoid such thoughts because it will bring you down. I'm totally guilty of doing it too. It's hit me hard that my active days are being taken away and replaced by tiny amounts of energy with a healthy side order of forgetfulness and clumsiness! Since I'm a lone parent of two almost fully grown children, it makes things very hard sometimes. I've been told (by my daughter) that I have to stop acting like I'm fine when I'm not and to quit my negative thinking as it makes her worry! Yes my daughter is very much like me, stubborn and honest but loving and caring.
The weight gain sucks. Sadly, my weight has crept up despite all my efforts to avoid it. If it bothers you a great deal, speak to your GP and see if there's an alternative that won't pile on the pounds!
If you begin to feel very down with it all, the GP may suggest counselling, which some find helpful.
And you can alway rant here! Many of us are in similar situations, living with chronic pain and fatigue etc. this is the judgement free zone and I love that. 💛 Super soft hugs,

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