very stiff muscles

i suffer from fibro like most people on here have,want to no,does anyone else suffer with this problem,if i do something like walk to the shop or have to run across the road,because a cars coming,when i get bk indoors,sit on my settee,all my muscle in my body start going really stiff,even when i cough,my chest and stomach goes rigid which makes my breathing hard to breath,it like this all the time,had this problem for about 2 years and its starting to get to me.

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  • Hi there

    I am not medically trained and can only speak from experience.  It sounds to me as though your muscles are going into spasm.

    If you are having chest pain on a regular basis this is not something that you should ignore.  I really do think that a visit to your GP would be in order.

    There is something that many Fibro sufferers have, and this is called Costochondritis.  It is where inflammation occurs in the chest wall, although your GP may (I hope) send you for an x ray to be on the safe side.

    There is a medication that can help with muscle spasms, so I think it would be a good idea for you to book a double appointment with your GP so that you can discuss these issues with him or her.

    Please don't put it down to just Fibro.  Especially where there is anything chest related.

    Please let us know how you get on and make that appointment as soon as you can.

    Wishing you much peace

    Lu x

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  • I have this problem but it's not immediately. Mine is in the morning...I can tell if I've done something out of the norm the next morning.Peck☺

  • Ditto

  • Vit d prescribed by doctor as most people with fibro are deficient and Epsom salts in bath have been most beneficial for muscle stiffness. Also essential oils like black pepper for muscle pain. Good luck

  • Funny you should mention about people with Fibro having low Vitimin D. I have low vitimin D and I have Fibro.



  • Also chelated magnesium. Has anyone read the Magic of Magnesium by Dr Carolyn Dean?

  • I think Lu is right in saying because you are having this problem in your chest area especially as it is affecting your breathing you need to have that checked out.  It soinds like costo as I have had thst but my close friend has some strange angina and that was how she initiwlky was feeling.  She thiught it was her asthma playing up and it was only when I pressed her to go to the doctors they found out it was something else.  It is now succefully treated I might add. We can tend to out any unexplained symptoms down to fibro and try to struggle on  when something kight be abkr to be done about the symptoms.

     I must say I am the same I might manage okay whilst I am out as long as I keep a slow pace but I get home and sit down and when I go to move again it is as though everything has seized up.  I am like that now since coming back from an outing with some friends.  I wonder whether to do these things we are pushing our fibro infused bodies outside their comfort zone and when we come back and relax it says "well now you are going to pay for it".

    Do let us know how you get on and I hope you will soon be feeling a little easier x

  • Defo check with gp as for vit D check but chest pains need sorting muscles locking aching and stiffening are a part of must of our lives but anything chest related needs a check xxxxxxx good luck and best wishes hope you get help hunny xxxxxxx

  • Hi walterhollis

    I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are experiencing this issue, and I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to the problem. It could be that it is like both Bluemermaid and rosewine say and that your muscles are going into spasm. It could also be that your body is not use to the sudden vigorous exercise and thus your muscles begin to tighten?

    I really think that you should have it checked out just to rule other medical conditions out of the equation. Please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • thanks ken

  • Yep, but I don't run, couldn't because of hips and back, as others have been saying see you GP for chest pains. Take care.x

  • Hi

    Yes unfortunately I do, just having to learn to adjust.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.

    Best wishes.

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