swelling

  1. R

    New User - Frustrated, Trying to Get Diagnosed

    I have chronic pain in most of my joints (but very severe in my neck & lower back) and in the soft tissues or muscles near my joints (both forearms & shoulders, both calves & achilles heals). My first symptom, almost 2 years ago when I was 57, was mainly fatigue. I couldn't understand why I...
  2. H

    Why Fibromyalgia Pain Feels Different

    For Amy Mullholand, simple chores like washing the dishes or making breakfast can be incredibly challenging. “On a good day, I can get through the cups and the silverware, then I must sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Then I tackle the bowls. Then I sit and rest,” said Mullholand. “On a bad...
  3. D

    Broken bones and Fibro

    I have Fibro, have for years. 8 weeks ago I took a really bad fall and broke 2 bones in my foot/ankle. one on the inside and one on the outside. When they found the first fracture I was non-weight bearing for 2 weeks, after 2 weeks they discovered a second fracture. I was allowed to start...
  4. C

    Newly Diagnosed, yet not sure my symptoms fit...

    Hi there, I'm new here and was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia by my rheumatologist. She didn't seem totally confident with the diagnosis but sort of as a way to "give me something" and send me on my way. This is going to be long but I would so appreciate some thoughts. Here's some...
  5. W

    Sometimes Moving Helps

    Moving your body, that is. I've had chronic inflammation and pain my whole life, but when I was injured on top of that, I went through a period where I tried to move as little as possible, because even tiny movements hurt a great deal. I seemed to develop a philosophy that it was best not to...
  6. K

    No more sex, please!

    Well I've had fibromyalgia for the past 6 years 1 month 10 days. I only feel getting worst and everything I try I have to say has only helped my drastic swelling. I would swell up to 20lb in one day to another but know it's about 5lb to 8lb. I feel this is a great accomplishment and I hope my...
  7. S

    Licorice

    While attempting to put the pieces of this fibro puzzle together for myself, licorice came to mind. I remember reading once that licorice could cause adverse effects in some people: this is according to the University of Maryland Medical Center: "Licorice with glycyrrhizin may cause serious...
  8. N

    Shocked, frustrated, depressed.....

    My doctor suggested a couple of years ago I might have FM, but I really didn't think so, but I was wrong. I believe after reading about this horrible condition I have had symptoms for about 8 years. Over the last three years I've been dealing with an infection filled abscess which tunnel and...
  9. L

    Glad to have found this group

    I came across this group during the several month wait until I can get an appointment with a rheumatologist. I have had symptoms for about ten months. I started with pain and stiffness in my knees. It felt like there was one of those air filled arm bands that kids use for swimming inside my leg...
  10. M

    Hello im new to this sight

    I am also newly diagnosed with Fibro with CF and CP. I had pain for about a year when i finally went to my Primary DR. with joint pain in my fingures and ankles and swelling. after bloodwork and xrays he sent me to a bone specialist which took months to get in to see.She then sent me to a...
Top