Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Dreaded night

Never heard of this condition until I described how I felt! I go to sleep and then about an hour later wake up and I feel as though I have been battered about the legs with a base bat and all my bones broke and my legs won't hold me up! Also though I go to sleep with my legs streched out it is as though I have had my legs curled under for so long that they have set and dread to straighten them (although iv not my legs are still outstretched! Also I sometimes feel as though I have shaver burned my legs but iv not

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I understand how you feel. I get terrible leg and foot pain. My ankles and heels are so painful i have trouble walking sometimes. Hope your pain calms down soon x


You are not alone my feet and legs are exactly as you describe it's hell What I do is wear elasticated stockings to bed , I always rub my legs in with Mediem to hot cream


I am so genuinely sorry to read that, and I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to these issues. Fibro can be very painful and very emotionally draining from my perspective, and I want to wish you all the best of luck with getting a diagnosis one way or the other.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Yes, can definitely relate to that feeling. I used to "joke" with my husband that I felt as though I'd been trampled by a herd of wildebeest during the night! I just take a bit of time before I get out of bed, and do some gentle stretching first. My skin burns too. MariLiz


Yes, I have the same pains. I wake up & tell my husband I feel like I've been run over by one of those rollers used to pave highways or that I feel like someone has beaten me with a baseball bat up & down my body. And like MariLiz, my skin burns - majorly.

I find some relief by wearing warm socks to bed, using a heating pad & muscle cream. When my hands hurt, I wear soft, warm gloves - love chenille - wear them or winter & it really helps.

Hope you get some relief.



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