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It is a good medicine for many with fibromyalgia. It is a “tier 1” medication.
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Hi Jackie, Would you mind telling me more about myofacial trigger points? And the difference between that and fibro? Thank you in advance!
Hi Charr

My story sounds very similar to yours, with the (very scary) gradual spread of pain around my body. My symptoms started overnight and I am really not sure what the trigger may have been. Like you I lived my life a 100 miles an hour but now there are some days that I do not recognise myself.
I was wondering how you were getting on?
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Can't write anything I had 4 sentences and they keep saying I had more than 420 characters
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JayCS
420 characters = letters/numbers etc., so you have to keep it down even more to write in profile posts :) = 106
Anyone have Issues with burry vision and eyes unable to focus correctly with Fibro?
maavalos8
maavalos8
You know I just brought this up to my doctor. I feel like my eyes are getting blurry and sometimes I see double vision. Could be the Lyrica and I need to get to my eye doc. I'm also being worked up for possible lupus so who knows :(
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JayCS
Amitriptyline did that to me, went after weaning it off....
MarieWolf
MarieWolf
Same here. It usually comes with a flare up. I’ve been wearing glasses forever and went to see my eye dr and he didn’t find anything. They I stated to associate it with a certain stress / not long before a flare up. Seeing your eye doc his not a bad idea. Like this you make sure it is nothing else :)
Hi there! Does anyone else get really itchy when they exercise? I’m wondering if it is part of Fibromyalgia.
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JayCS
Hi, Hopeful: I get really itchy after too long showers or rubbing myself dry too much or sweating: From dry skin. Less water? Less soap? Lotion? No, it's not typical for fibro. But if it's not a nerve-reaction (which I've had too), then it could be part of a sicca syndrome, which you can have with fibro and other diseases.
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Hopeful7
Oh, wow! I have never heard of sicca syndrome! I will look into that. Thank you very much for your insight! It is very helpful. 🙂
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JayCS
:) I only learnt of this, after it being suggested that I have Sjögren's this summer. Then I read it cd be just plain fibro, too. Whatever, interesting seeing that several other parts of my body seem too dry (eyes, mouth, stomach = hyperacidic burning/heartburn/reflux). Helps me think about remedies and understand myself...
I went to another doctor yesterday and he said I don't have Fibromyalgia since the upper part of my pain is not there???? I took the test on internet and I have all but one thing I don't have. He looked on the medical book and I showed him my list and he told me not to get info off of internet. Is Mayo clinic and Dr. Web no good???? I am not imagining my chronic paid and all other symptoms.
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Dusty1957
If I could move at all I have checked on some exercises. However, I need something for pain to enable me to move to do these. I eat healthy and did move to a very cold climate. I was healthy living in the South.
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Dusty1957
Foggy brain and don't take medications now.
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JayCS
Change the doc? Keep exercises short & gentle? Gentle osteopathy first?
Cryotherapy / cold washing stops my Ache a while and helps tolerate the cold better. Warmth/heat therapy (pads etc.) help me too.
Or if none of these you may have to try the Duloxetine for a certain time. As a life-belt. Until the adverse effects are too high. You could split the 30mg up first...
Hi sunkacola... Any idea why I suddenly "have insufficient privileges to answer here" in all areas? o_O Or what I have to do to be able to talk again...? ;-)
Hi! I’m new with this forum. I was diagnosed with Fibro March 2020. I’ve been in a lot of pain since then. Severe headaches, IBS, GERD etc..done with lots of test/exams. At present I’m taking duloxefine.For few days already i’m experiencing eye pain with eye floaters. I wonder if some of you also experienced the same.I am really scared.. because i read some articles online that you can go blind if you have fibro..
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james192
can't go blind, but I have started noticing things, because I have slowed down because of FM, so my eye sight has gotten better at seeing things that others don't.
JackieA
JackieA
Myofascial Trigger points are worse than fibromyalgia tender points. They are in nerves located in the fascia all over the body. Practitioners who do MFR can release them.
I have learned not to fight against FM so much, and I just try to go with the flow.
the worst part of FM for me is the lack of sleep. it seems, I wake up feeling just as tired as I was when I went to sleep. the lack of sleep makes all the other symptoms worse.
accepting the changes we have to make in our lives because of FM, but still not liking it. "that which does not kill us makes us stronger"
I suffer from this terrible muscle pain for more than 2 years. I told my gp and he told me it is all in my head. I sleep continuously, I can't touch my skin or massage my muscles. I had some blood tests , but my gp told me everything is OK. My father died from fibromialgia 12 years ago, and he was diagnosed in Austria. I live in England and I am desperate to be treated and diagnosed properly. What do I need to do?
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james192
specialist and don't give up. it is a long road. it took me almost ten years to get a definitive diagnoses, and that was before FM was well known. your symptoms indicate a further follow up.
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Creola17
How do you die from fibro?
Hello, I was just diagnosed. It's a relief to know what is wrong! So many tests and scans.
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james192
congratulations I think. now you can spend your time doing something else besides chasing a diagnoses.
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