Hello--I just registered. I have ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. (I've been checked for lyme.) Three months ago, the fibro became much, much more intense. It was everywhere--the classic pressure points, plus many in the arms and legs, around the wrist, all around the knee and anklebone, and even between the bones of my feet and hands. (The bane of my existence is the inside-the-elbow pain, which began in 1967! Talk about an early warning!) When the fibro is at both at the ankle and the knee, I crawl through my apartment (which, conveniently, is tiny). But since 1980, long before I was diagnosed with ME/CFS-Fibro, I had a throbbing, burning pain (accompanied by numbness--I know it sounds like a contradiction) all down my left side, 24/7. I don't know where this comes from--fibro, ME/CFS, or simply neurology gone wild.
Unfortunately anti-inflammatory meds make me anxious, sick and sleepless. Meanwhile, the "burning" element makes my entire left arm and leg feel like they are on a spit, blazing and crackling like a roasting chicken. Happyflowerlady, I've never heard of coconut oil for general ills but it sounds like I should try it. Can anyone else suggest something that might improve the throb-and-burn?