Shoulders!

Sophiexx

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DX FIBRO
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Hi everyone

Have been having severe pain in neck and shoulders anybody had the same?? Any ideas

Thank you
Sophie
 

sunkacola

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Many of us have had the same. but what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another in terms of pain relief. For neck and shoulders I usually use a heating pad + medication.
 

Sophiexx

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Hi thank you for replying
Yea I have tried heat pad etc and I have alot of pain medication just wasnt sure if there was anything else
Thank you though
 

longtimer

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That's where my worst pain is - and I had neck surgery last summer and for a while I was pain free - but the FB started in the fall, and its all in the neck and shoulder and down into my hand. I use heat and medication and found when I was doing some shoulder and arm exercises (very mild) that it helped get the blood moving. I do gentle stretches and relaxation exercises every day too.
 

Sophiexx

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Yea same my neck and shoulders are so bad all the time. Iv had lots of physio and nothing seems to help my shoulders are constantly rock solid and I realized parts of my spine are also extremely tender..
Thank you for replying. This is the first time iv posted on here and I'm so greatful tht u understand I feel like I'm on my own with this.
Thank you
 

Sandian

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DX FIBRO
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04/2019
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UK
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England
Yes, neck and shoulders are constantly tight and painful. Gentle stretches and gentle massage can help but I find that it's only temporary. I'm still looking for a solution - I guess it's just one of those fibro things! Stay positive. You're not alone.
 

littlee68

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hi, yes, same problem area here too. I take tramadol for all over pain plus use Frieda magnesium cream locally on the shoulder and neck. I also have dry needling treatments once or twice a year. FYI I'm on medicare so if doctor approves that therapy is paid. Some other insurances also pay for that therapy I'm told. it's a little uncomfortable while getting done but relaxes the muscles and eases pain for a few weeks.
 

Sophiexx

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DX FIBRO
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Thank you everyone I will definitely look up dry needling. I'm so glad iv joined this forum I dont know anyone our FB does everyone else have chronic fatigue syndrome as iv been diagnosed with both. I'm finding it hard to adjust to a new life with these.
Thank you
 

Rndew

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MD
I use over the counter lidocaine patches for shoulder and leg pain. I love heat as well, but the lidocaine patches help ensure that the pain doesn't wake me up at night.
 
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