Fibromyalgia patients are inundated with constant spasms of pain and the temptation to exclusively rely on medication is great. A variety of pain management techniques are available. Massage is one of them. Deep massage is the most effective though FM is a challenge to patients due to allodynia...
Hi, this is my first post and I'm hoping to get some info on my condition.
It actually started about 8 years ago. I was at work and a spot about the size of an apricot, just below the left knee on the outside became itchy. Didn't think about it. Gave it a good scratch and ... omg... I've never...
Hi I am new to this, but I am trying to figure out what I have. I think it is Tactile Allodynia a form of Fibromyaligia, anyone familiar with this. It is spots about 2 to 3" wide, that burn especially when you or anything touches the sport, there is no rash, no swelling, no change in skin color...
July 2014 I started having sharp shooting pains so intense my limb would spasm. It would happen anywhere, totally unprovoked. My arm, then my foot, the in my chest, the my hand... it was baffling and very scary for me. After relatively normal blood tests, EMG, MRI of brain & c-spine I was...
I've always been an incredibly resilient person but this morning my therapist of 3 years suggested I think about seeing a psychiatrist and taking an antidepressant. I'm at a new "low" so to say.
I'm 31 y/o, started having the crazy weird unexplainable pains about 9 months ago, was diagnosed with...
Every time I call out of work I break down crying. It breaks my heart that 1, I cannot SAFELY do my job (as a home health nurse) due to fatigue and mental fog, 2, I cannot be reliable for families who depend on me, 3, I'm losing out of the rewards of caring for others, which is in and of itself...
From the beginning I didn't have "classic" fibro symptoms, and when I was diagnosed I asked my rheumatologist if I should expect symptoms to get worse, she said anticipate that they will change. Originally I was having sharp shooting pains throughout my body, first an arm, then a leg, then my...
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after 2 horrible car accidents... Personally, I have never felt like this was my actual or full diagnosis... My Dr's have, over the past several months started looking in to Crps aka complex regional pain syndrome which used to be called RSD reflex sympathetic...
I rarely experience allodynia, but I have tremendous pain from muscles that repeatedly cramp up. Massage, even deep tissue massage, or self-massage with a hard tool usually provides significant relief for the acute pain. These cramps pop up all over my body. Pretty much whenever I use a muscle...
So I saw one of my Dr's today, she said I have Allodynia, which is pain from simple touch with no pressure used. I've read that Allodynia can be a part of fibromyalgia, but this Dr said today that it's not associated with fibro, even though she said it's a problem with how my brain...