So 11 months ago I was attacked with neck pain electric pains in arms stabbing in chest I even wore neck brace it will be interesting to see if u lot got attacked with it at once or slow progression I started having mad sugar cravings in the night to xx❤️
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Mine came on pretty much like yours but I did have a bit of a problem with aches and pains that a private physio was treating me for before that. It all started big time when I had Acupuncture, after a couple of sessions it was excruciating and the person giving me the acupuncture didn’t know why! From then on it just carried on spreading all over.
Blimey sounds like me I paid 50 for deep tissue massage the next day I couldn't walk the *** made it 100 times worse I Diddnt no it was fibro and thought I was just tence after that massage I had electric volts going through me and really bad twitches never again although I find cupping good and not intense x
Hi bobby, that's exactly how mine started. I do get many many more problems now but I'm getting older too. I agree I don't believe you wake up one morning and Boom you have fibro. I think it happens slowly over a period of years. That's why when you finally get a diagnosis you know you had suffered with it for many years previously. But thats just my personal opinion 😊
Hey babes xxx firstly I hope you are having a “good” day as we all know we don’t get many lol xxx about two years ago I had severe anxiety attacks and I was on pregabalin and venlafaxine to try and control it xxx but I was still struggling so the shrink in his infinite wisdom placed me on mirtazapine which I took thinking ok I will try what I’m told xxxx after a week I was in a lot of pain all over my body after two weeks I couldn’t walk xxxx I went to the doctor who took me off them but was concerned as I was still in pain two weeks after xxx
I was then sent to rheumatology and had xrays bloods and ultrasounds across my body xxxx and it turns out that the mirtazapine kicked off a fibro flare and they are still debating if I have ms as my immune system is shot xxx so mine came on suddenly because of pills xxx
It's crazy I ain't it Hun I'm having an ok day I just come on here when I get pain to see if people can relate lol or go completely off my head !the worst for me is the stabbing chest pains they are so scary my fibro started with insomnia and panic attacks I never had panic attacks before this xxxx hope your getting sorted xxx push to rule out ms think u need Mri it's probably not tho as fibro and ms are similar symptoms x
I've had it for years but only diagnosed roughly 4 years ago. It seemed to be a slow process but then bang!! It's all over me but I do have many conditions which doesn't help!! Take care. Love and hugs Lynne xxxxLynne
I was diagnosed with nerve pain due to diabetes roughly 6 years ago the pain was in my right leg mainly since then pain has crept up on me until I am all over in pain diagnosed with fibro 2 years ago lower back pain is very bad can't raise my arms above shoulder height can't walk far legs feel like they weigh a ton🙄
Yes, I know what you mean. Pain 24/7 is no joke, it's horrendous. Thinking of you. Take care Lynne
Thank you. Yes, I've got my head around it now. It's not much to ask, just to be pain free for a night.
How are you feeling tonight?
Take care Lynne
Progressive It was over 10 years before I was diagnosed.Symptoms possibly started in 1986 with Arthritis ,Around 1994 suffered from "Fibrofog"-poor memory,fuzzy head.Fatigue Joint.muscle pain.Diagnosed in 2005-progressively worse since 2011-but symptoms now match those of Pagets Disease of the Bone.
Hi there for me it started off with hip pain after an operation I had gotten done, suffered from IBS for years prior to this. The pain then traveled to my neck which they thought was a trapped nerve but it got progressively worse and and now the pain effects my whole body, I can crack every bone in my body whenever I move not sure if it's fibro related but it's so loud even my hubby can here it lol. Brain fog is the worsed I think as I hate not being able to remember what am doing or saying and i feel it makes me look silly and it can be very upsetting when am in class talking about something and then I forget what am talking about, luckily my class mates and lecturer are understanding and help to decode what am trying to say x
OMG please tell me about the cracking and clicking! I too call myself Snap crackle and Pop. When I told the Rheumy this she looked at me like I was stupid and said 'everyone's joints crack sometimes' in a withering tone, like I don't already know that. I'm talking all over chronic cracking and snapping. Sometimes it disappears then reappears. So good to see it's not just me!
Hello Lauren1987, sorry to hear you are feeling so unwell.
FB is very strange and does not effect everyone the same. So although in my case my symptoms did increase and are still increasing ! I have not experienced what you are experiencing - but others might/will. If in doubt get symptoms checked out as they may be something elsE that can get fixed but your putting it down to FM.
Mine was slow in onset, started 12 years ago with general aches and pains. Today it is almost unbearable. All over muscle and joint pain. Polyneuropathy, feet really bad. Undergone two spine surgeries the most recent this year, unfortunately nothing seems to help. We badly need a break to be discovered.
Not in the chest but almost everywhere else. Across the shoulders, neck and both arms. Pain could manifest itself one day and then move somewhere else. Pain killers don't help anymore. We have to be able to handle so much, especially when the pain interferes with your sleep pattern. Good luck, Lauren, if you find a cure, please let me know xx
Mine started gradually. I noticed I was getting these red rashes all over. No pain, just these large red patches. They weren't itchy or anything. But they would randomly appear, stay for a few days then disappear. Then I noticed my eyes kept getting bloodshot, I'd have a permanent red halo around my iris - again no pain, no dryness. It would appear then disappear.
Then I noticed that if I knocked myself or fell down it felt more painful than usual. Then I sometimes had what you're experiencing, a random sharp stabbing sensation under the buttocks, or in my breasts or gums and sometimes a severe burning sensation in my legs.
Then I started to feel like my feet and hands were swollen, even though they weren't and my hands felt 'tight' to bend and opening bottles doing up buttons hurt a bit. Then I noticed that if I wore my normal heels, my feet were absolute agony to point of not being able to walk. I started to become very clicky in my joints all over, you could hear me coming. I started to become really tired and I noticed I couldn't tolerate physical exertion well and would flush really easily (I'm black so that was noticable) Then I got chronic sinusitis and nothing would help.
Then my allergies became really severe as if my immune system had just ramped up a massive notch. I ended up needing 3 years of immunotherapy because allergy drugs didn't help. Strangely I experienced physical pain all over if I came anywhere in contact with something I was allergic to. I mean walk into a dusty shop (dust mite allergy) and suddenly feel pain. Feel pain reaction to someone's perfume etc. Couldn't tolerate hotel rooms or the sheets on my bed or my mattress or bookshops. I phoned allergy UK twice and they had never heard of it happening. The doctor thought I was crazy. Why would an allergy cause you pain? Got offered anti depressants.
The crucial point came when I came out of a train station with my son and suddenly screamed because it felt like someone had literally taken a hot wire and lashed me across the face. My cheeks felt hot and I kept getting electric pulsing sensations. I went home and noticed I had a red butterfly like rash across my face. I thought it was Lupus, but as you probably experienced, all tests came back negative. After that day it all got worse, but luckily sinus is much better.
I went to the doctors a Gazillion times with all these symptoms before finally being diagnosed. They just didn't connect the dots. I read reports that Fibro comes on suddenly, but I disagree, I think if you think carefully, it hasn't, it's just the symptoms at first are barely noticeable or do not fit into a pattern, so you may have dismissed them. But think carefully. The stabbing pains are just a very noticeable symptom.
I do have hashimotos disease and I believe i had that untreated for decades so IMO I do think that was the catalyst as Fibro seems to appear with immuno illnessess or trauma of some kind.
I'm not the only one then! (yay but boo for you its horrible I know). But I'm interested in this as it's a symptom not often associated with Fibro, but it looks exactly like the Lupus Malar rash. I even get raised shiny skin sometimes along with the heat. I think they are not really cataloging all of peoples experiences and physical symptoms of Fibro.