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Fibromyalgia & Osteoarthritis

Fibromyalgia & Osteoarthritis

Can fibromyalgia amplify the pain of other conditions?I have a question about pain. I've had osteoarthritis in my knees forover 10 years but just got diagnosed a couple of years ago and in 2015 I got diagnosed with fibro. It seems lately my knees have been in so much more pain than before. Can fibromyalgia make the pain from osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, feel even more painful?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have had fibro for many years but when the BIG A decided to make itself known...my pain has been more and more. Was very hard to convince my doctor that the pain in my knees was not fibro -- an x-ray confirmed degenerative osteoarthritis. For me the fibro has magnified the arthritis pain......

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When I was hurting my worst, I would walk all over the house. I use a walker, so it was a little awkward, but it did help. After a while the pain became low enough that I wasn't going to scream or cry. Doesn't make it go away, just less enough to get by. I'm on a couple of really strong pain killers and a couple of muscle relaxers. And I still use heat from electric blankets or heating pads to help with pain when I'm laying down.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, fibro often includes hyperalgesia (excess pain to negative stimulus) including pain from other disorders, I believe

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have Osteo in just about all of my joints...it makes the fibro flares 10 x worse, especially when the weather is cold or damp. gentle hugs!!

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

i had osteo first both knees and both hips then got fibro and ive found the osteo has got 100% worse dont know why ..but going to see dr tomorrow as i can no longer cope with the pain and the meds im on aint touching it!

posted over 4 years ago
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