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Pain Triggers

Pain Triggers

Can a blood test trigger of pain?

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hhhheeeelllloooo @A MyFibroTeam Member!!!! Well I thought that I would throw in my 2 cents....There are often situations that I find myself in where I think that I'm doing fine at the time but then realize afterward that I had been holding extra tension in my body and don't realize it until the event is over. This is especially true of visits to the doc. I have commented MANY times about how amazingly wonderful my medical team is and I know that I'm very fortunate to have each and every one of them...but Fibro is a funny thing...just the stress of having to be someone at a specific time can cause a little extra pressure (especially if you're a tad OCD like I am and even the THOUGHT of being late can cause a slight panic in my brain) and even if your medical team "believes" you and is fully on board with your fibro diagnosis there are still times that you can be "afraid" to confess certain thoughts and/or symptoms...I mean sometimes I wonder if my doctor is gonna start thinking that I'm crazier than I am and that maybe I'm suffering from hypochondria instead of Fibro. AAAHHHHhhhh....looks like I got a little off topic there...more of my own "head stuff" than what's related to your situation...lol! From what you've said here the simple fact that you don't LIKE blood tests is the key here...working yourself up to it...getting it done with little to no pain/problems...and releasing all that pent up stress because you realized that it really was NO big deal...that entire process will have a mental/emotional effect...which of course in our case ultimately affects our physical condition as well.

Hope that *helped*...at least I was able to get things off my chest...LOL!!!
Light and Hugs,
Cyna

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

For me yes hqving blood drawn does cause flares, because it is rare they get in a flowing vein the first time and keep moving around the needle and have to restick me several times. So not only the pain but the increased anxiety as it is occuring makes for more pain. It all happens within 5-10 minutes but the flares last for hours or even a day or two at times depending on how aweful they stick me. Bu i think i have a solution. I wonder if i put a numbing cream on the draw site that works fairly instantly would help. I might try that next time.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Stress is a huge trigger for me. So, thinking and worrying about things can get your fibro going for sure.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

The nurse trird bpth arms i hate that when that happens but once they found a vein and blood grts taken km.fine

posted over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have had pain from blood tests but the worst pain was from trigger point injections. Something that was suppose to help the pain just made it twice as worst.

posted over 6 years ago
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