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
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.
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
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 acupunc… read more
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?
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
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
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