My name is Athina and i am from Greece. I am 28 years old and recently before a month and a half i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia,afer 5 years of endless running to the doctors for pain in the hands, in my back, in my legs and making all kind of exams...
I've been in a lot of pain for...forever, it seems. None of my doctors have treated it like it was significant - told me to take Tylenol or Advil and it should improve. It doesn't. I have osteoarthritis and spinal issues, but this pain is not in my joints. I have several spots that are...
After many years of living as a recluse, I finally started going to doctors and getting referrals to see specialists.
From the 1st doctor I went to; while in a full blast panic attack, these are the remarks she made;
- "you should start working" (yeah because I finished an ivy league...
I’m having a flare in my left side upper back/neck. It’s like a burning pain and I can’t get comfortable. I didn’t sleep at all last night. I feel panicky and hopeless and i don’t know how to resolve it.
I’ve used dry heat and moist heat. I’ve taken Valium and tramadol (not at the same time)...
This year after trying every type of therapy and treatment I came across I have finally, FINALLY feel like I can Manage my symptoms via MMJ, Gabapentin, sertraline, amitriptaline, long hot showers, and an massage chair. ALL 6 are equally vital for me. The addition of the Massage Chair just...
I just started getting massage therapy treatments from a practitioner recommended by a friend of mine (who also has fibro). She mostly does shiatsu and has experience with Fibro patients. I've done two treatments so far. She uses gentle pressure, and while I can't tell if it's helping...
Hi! Hope you can shed some Light on what's going on with my body.
It all started about five years ago. I was healthy athletic man in my prime, never had any health issues.
Then one day i woke up with a stiff lower back, but it loosened as the day went on. As days and weeks passed i got...
fibro? extreme stiffness
I have and still do experiment with medications, food ( add or subtract ) rubs, tubs, massage and other hands on modalities, and other things.
One of my PCP doctors loves what I do and report back to him, the other HATES my experimentation and often reads me the riot act. The later doctor also...
My massage therapist was the first to mention the possibility that Fibro may be what is causing my pain and tightness in my muscles. Ironically, I went to massage school some years ago and we were schooled a little about "WOMEN" with Fibro. One of the male instructors went so far to say that...
I have so many different muscular symptoms...notably tightness, spasms, twitches, and a weird problem at night that is like RLS but not actually RLS. I think it is originating in my gluten and also have problems with my traps.
Anyone out there doing anything for their muscles besides...