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Painful Under Arms

Painful Under Arms

When I lift my arm all the way up then take my other hand and press lightly in armpit it is tender. The tenderness goes to my elbow and down my side. It’s like it goes in a line. Both arms are the same. If I lay on my sides to long it gets uncomfortable. Is there anyone else that has this and would you know what it is?
Thanks in advance

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I get pain under my arm on ny left side and my chest/left breast/pectoralis area. Its like a band that wraps from my chest to my armpit to my left shoulder blade. Depending on what I do, itll ache… read more

posted 5 minutes ago

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Does fibro cause hearing loss? I have had some in my left ear. Steroid pak did not work. No infection. No impacted ear wax.. MRI showed nothing wrong. I just wanted to check before I pursued any further.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Lol

posted about 8 hours ago

What Questions Would You Ask Your Doctor?

What Questions Would You Ask Your Doctor?

We are currently putting together a survey that we will be sending out to doctors. We need your input
What sort of questions would you like to ask a doctor? We are looking for generic type questions that could cover a multitude of different invisible illnesses.
Some of the questions we've come up with are:

Do you take a holistic approach to their care
Are you willing to work WITH the patient to manage their condition as best as possible?
Are you willing to work with other specialists to… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was going to write down the one that Heather has commented on. That would be the first thing. One that comes to mind though is how up-to-date are you with chronic illnesses and the techniques that… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

Does Acupuncture Help With Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Does Acupuncture Help With Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

I was referred to acupuncture a while back. And when I tried to get scheduled the acupuncture office said I didn't meet the criteria for treatment and rejected my referral. Then I asked my med doctor why and she just said she doesn't know but she's going to take their word instead of figuring out why and what can help me. I'm just annoyed because why get the referral in the first place when it won't be affective. Anyway have any of yous been through the same thing? Or have any of you had acupuncread more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I tried acupuncture for about a month, and it WIRED me and gave me severe insomnia . I went into the office with a lot of hope as I had heard this acupuncturist was great.i was so disappointed.

posted about 20 hours ago

No Pain But Shivering

No Pain But Shivering

I tried a new cushion last night to help with my hip pain and electric blanket. For the first time in ages I've not had terrible pain just a bit of stiffness, it feels really odd! But instead I just can't stop shivering when everyone at work is in shirts and t shirt. Could be my under active thyroid but does anyone else experience this?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thank you @A MyFibroTeam Member Doug got paid today. Am totally on me some cushion. :)

posted 1 day ago

Did Anyone Fibro Start Gradually

Did Anyone Fibro Start Gradually

Did anyone fibro start gradually?

For example mine hit hard and fast , pain started in my right calf/lower leg hours after a flight so they initially suspected a clot especially as by the next day it affected both legs
This was ruled out after tests.
The pain remained in my lower body(waist down) for 5 years until about 7 months ago I stated getting the same pains in my left arm then also in my right arm.
I’m to scared to go to the gp as I don’t want him to confirm it’s spreading for want… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Mine started gradually with just a back and neck ache. I thought i was working out too much. A year later, alot of awful trauma (thanks 2019) and its in my hip, chest, back, knee, and other areas… read more

posted 2 minutes ago

Anyone Have Trouble With Their Eyes? Constant Headaches, Trouble Focusing, Eyes Hurt When You Move Them?

Anyone Have Trouble With Their Eyes? Constant Headaches, Trouble Focusing, Eyes Hurt When You Move Them?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My goodness, seems as if you are not producing any lubrications at all for your eyes. A few years ago O was experiencing the same exact thing. My Optometrist gave me a prescription of RESTASIS 0.5%… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

Has Anyone Out There Applied For Disability And Been Successful?

Has Anyone Out There Applied For Disability And Been Successful?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

What @A MyFibroTeam Member said. I received my disability for chronic migraines. I was getting 25 plus migraines every month for a long time. But my disability lawyer said put everything on there as… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

How Soon Do You Go Back To Work When Experiencing A Flare Up?

How Soon Do You Go Back To Work When Experiencing A Flare Up?

I currently work full time. Usually when I flare up and can not make it to work I’m usually off for a maximum of 3 days. I hate being off sick and feel guilty when I’m off so I try to rest as much as possible and take pain killers so I can go back as soon as I start to feel better. My flare ups have never been really long, I think 2 weeks is my longest. However recently I’ve been flaring up more and more. So I was wondering what you all do when it comes to flaring up and how soon you go back to… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

The longest continuous flare up I've had was about 10 days. But at that time, I knew it was about the stress at work. So try to see if the flare up has anything to do with some kind of stress or… read more

posted 1 day ago

Does Anyone Know Of A Good Rheumatologist Around Las Vegas Or Neighboring States That Is Drivable?

Does Anyone Know Of A Good Rheumatologist Around Las Vegas Or Neighboring States That Is Drivable?

Moved to Las Vegas about 9 months ago and was able to keep my Rheumatologist in Maryland, but now she thinks I might need to find one local. I’ve called around but most are no longer taking new patients. So do you know a good Rheumatologist around the area? I’m willing to drive even to California/ Utah/ Arizona. Thanks

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Did and Thank you so much.

posted 3 days ago
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