I was awake a lot of the night feeling my forearms - not sure why I started doing it, but I began to find painful lumps. Does anyone else have this issue?
Yes! I have lumps on both forearms and have not been told why they are there. This was the final straw before I went on long term disability. My arms were aching constantly and I was waking up with both pain, tingling and numbness in both hands. Thus has improved but the lumps remained after not typing all day long. Wish I could see a professional who could explain and suggest treatment. The chiropractor used shockwave last week and that seemed to flatten and loosen them some. Nice to know I am not alone...
I have horrible lumps on my bicep on my left arm ( upper outside of the arm) Apparently they are Lipomas ( fatty benign tumors and usually painless ) and with they are very painful. Yes they are odd, the whole Fibromyalgia situation is very odd. How many members have suffered panic or anxiety at any point in their life ? I tend to believe there is a strong connection and that both are directly related to an exceptionally sensitive nervous system. This doesn’t mean you are a basket case, quite the contrary. Sufferers actually can endure more stress than the average person and basically your brain says “ enough “ and manifests it’s dislike for what is happening with physical pain. When the sufferer continues to ignore perhaps the “real root “ of the problem ...the body is told by the brain to react ! Overtime the Nervous System becomes very sensitive, that would be to temperatures, humidity, sound, lights( optic nerve) and most importantly “ pain receptors “, muscles contract on and on and on.
This could be Dercums Disease - small hard mainly pea sized lumps under the skin - some of them extremely painful when gently pressed. I had these all over my body for years - especially on my thighs but a year after losing 4 stone in weight the pain has pretty much gone and the lumps are less noticeable. May be coincidence and not related to weight loss.
Lipomas are what my dr calls them. I have them all over my body. Mostly arms , back and legs and stomach.
Wow! I have many lumps in both arms for a few years now. Starting to get some on my stomach. Doctor told me they were just fatty tissue and will probably go away, but never did, just got more... always wonder why? Never thought it could be related to fibromyalgia!