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head pain

Hi just wondered if anyone could shed any light on this please.Up until now ive been trying to cope with my fibro as best i can but the last few days i have felt its becoming worse.What is really worrying me tho is I have got 2 small lumps on the left side of my head one of which sends shooting pains to the back and it makes me feel sick and dizzy at times.Are lumps and bumps quite common to fibro sufferers particularly the head.I feel like i am more unwell than well lately and i know ive been lucky compared to some of these lovely people on this site but feeling slighty bothered now and would appreciate some help/advice.Was diagnosed about 5 years ago even though none of my doctors take it seriously hence the reason ive tried to just carry on.I seem to find out more by coming to this site and am very grateful that you are here for everyone.Many thanks Jan.x

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Hi mijila that sounds areally nasty pain. You say it is coming from 2 small lumps, which I assume are on the same side.. I think you need to go have a chat with your doctor get him to have a look at them, I hope that your doc can sort it out for you. If your pain inreases do please go and see A&E let them check for you.

Let us know how you get on. xgins


Thankyou gins i will get it checked.I dont like how its making me feel at the mo.The 2 lumps are both on the same side,had 1 near the temple for ages which i did mention a long time ago and was told its just like a fatty cyst but the one thats causing the pain i only noticed a few days ago.Thankyou again and i will let you know how it goes.Jan x


Triglycerides, which are body fat, consist of three fatty acids joined by a back bone of carbohydrate (glyc-); Limit your carbohydrate and you limit body fat production. Also, insulin is associated with cyst formation, and the primary driver for insulin is carbohydrate. Keep carbohydrate intake between 10 and 14 portions per day (1 portion = 10g carbohydrate), ideally 3 meals x 4 carb portions.

Eat low GI carbs

Make up the balance of your meals with natural, additive-free, unprocessed protein and fat foods.



I have the same problem but I have them every where arms

Legs head

I went to a specialist who told me that they are common with

Fibro, and are fatty lumps, called dercums. I know funny name.

Just to make sure I had one on my arm removed just in

Case, the surgeon removed the one that hurt, and it was

Just a fatty lump, I don't know why they happen I don't think

They do either. I'm not over weight and I have a balanced diet.

Never the less you should go to your doctors, as some times they

Attach them selves to nerves and this can painful.

I don't know about what concerned said but that makes sense as well he

Or she sounds like they know what they are talking about.

I can only tell you of my experience, but things like this should not

Be left.


Thankyou vivien60 for ur reply,it was very helpful. Jan.


Yes please see your GP as a lump should always be checked out and you shouldn't be suffering in pain

VG x


Hi VG i will get it checked out this week for sure, providing i can .get an app.Thankyou.jan x


it's always better to get lumps checked..

I have them too, but we can't tell what you've got, that's why we have doctors :)

even if you've had something for years, any changes in colour; size; shape; or cause pain need to be reported.



Hi sandra99b.Thankyou for taking the time to reply.I know it makes perfect sense to go to docs and i will do but its a bit like wading through treacle trying to get them to understand.The last time i saw a doc at r practice about my fibro,she said to me that fibro is a label thats given when specialists and gps dont know whats wrong,it didnt inspire confidence i have to say!!!.Thankyou again.Jan x


The lump - if it is about the size of a pea or a bit smaller, could be a trigger point, and pressing it will cause the pain to radiate. I had one in my head that was injected by a dentist who was trained in USA to deal with face pain, and it instantly relieved a headache that I had had permanently for weeks on the left side of my head. The other choice is to massage the spot yourself, or go to a trigger point massage therapist. If you want to try massaging it yourself, then you have to press on the spot - depending on where it is, you might find that you can use a tennis ball, and then press your head against the wall with the tennis ball on 'the spot' and move up and down a little bit over the spot for 10-30 seconds or so, it will make the pain worse initially, but then when the trigger point releases (a knot in your muscle) the pain will go like absolutel magic. But I guess that unless you are certain it is a trigger point, it would be a good idea to get it checked out first. Love and hugs xx


Hi Jjudith thankyou for taking the time to reply,it was very informative and sounds like it is to do with the fibro but will get it checked out this week.Love and hugs back xx


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