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What Is The Deal With Muscle Deterioration?

What Is The Deal With Muscle Deterioration?

So ended up back in the ER today because the doctors I go to are useless. I have not seen my doctor since April! Anyway, I was in the ER because my legs were having spasms something I would liken to being ripped apart and then viced back together. The doctor this time that this type of Fibro pain can actually cause muscle deterioration. Really? He said it is quite common for fibro sufferers to have muscle deterioration. I never have been told anything like this. To be honest, I get my info from… read more

over 6 years ago (edited)
A MyFibroTeam Member

Fibromyalgia does affect the muscles, tendons, et ligaments. fibro means fibrous tissue, myo means muscle, algia means pain. Hope that help some:) god bless et hugs

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I've had fibro for 27 years and not lost any muscle tone yet, so I'd suggest doing some research on this before panicking. All I've seen is that since fibro users tend to AVOID using major muscle groups because they hurt so they tend to lose tone--thus the suggestion for exercise from most doctors (plus our own endorphines are the BEST pain killer for fibro). I think he probably just could have stated it better.

over 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes. I am taking physical therapy to strengthen my ankles. My hands have also weakened. When we tried electro stimulation therapy on my legs, my right leg felt no stimulation, even when the electricity was cranked all the way up. That leg appears thinner than the other.
I use a scooter anytime I leave the house. If I walk, I will have severe cramping when I get home.
Epsom salts baths are my answer to cramping. 15 to 20 minutes in the tub works wonders. Sometimes I do this twice a day.

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

yes, I have to take potassium, vitamin B, C, D and still have pain, but they do help

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

There are SO many symptoms, that there are too many to count. Then you add other diseases into the mix which are exacerbated by Fibro or the Fibro is exacerbated by them. Before and since I was diagnosed with Fibro, I was and have been diagnosed with several other things.... ie hypothyroidism, IBS, chronic cluster migraines, Sjogrens syndrome, ulnar neuropothy, carpal tunnel, and the list goes on.

Hope your feeling better today!

over 6 years ago

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