Is having scalp tenderness a symptom of Fibromyalgia?

Is having scalp tenderness a symptom of Fibromyalgia?

I just got diagnosed a few weeks ago with Fibromyalgia. I have had scalp tenderness on and off for years. I've talked to a few of my doctors about it. No one has given me answer.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I've written this info before but I think it's worth another comment on scalp pain. I thought for many years my scalp pain was caused by my firbromyalgia. I was recently diagnosed with polymyalgia rhumatica. Not only was my scalp sore but my shoulder was always painful. I had stiffness in my back & hips upon getting out of bed. I urge you to have your doctor to do blood tests to confirm that it might just polymyalgia. Untreated it can lead to blindness. Google it to see all the information on this auto immune disease. I am currently on 15 mg. of steroids & methotrextate(MTX) ( an old cancer drug). I went off the steroids and had a major flare. I could hardly walk for the pain I felt & I was so tired I went from the bed to sofa. I had no energy at all. Within 3 days of taking the steroids I couldn't believe how much better I felt. The doctor said I got off the steroids too fast & didn't give the MTX a chance to work.I hope this info is helpful.

posted 11 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi there
I think it does because
We all have nerve endings all over our body and head!
I get very tender on my head
And it moves all over my head
At different times be on back, one side or the other or on my
Top of my head !! The transmitter in our brain tells our nerves there is pain and it goes to that parts of our body & head !! Crazy but true!!

posted 9 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes it is. Fibro is a muscle disease, therefore it effects everything, even your eyes. I learned that last year.

posted 9 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes! I have it also, I've been telling doctor's for years. Burning itching pain constantly. Even tried emu oil on my scalp takes the edge off sometimes. Also losing my hair. It's gray now and very thin. My scalp feels like it shrunk it used to be very smooth and round now I feel lumps an indentations. Doctor thinks I'm crazy. I've had so many symptoms and illnesses, tried so many different medications, cannabis, CBD oils, holistic doctor's, acupuncture, trigger point shots, diet's in the last 47 yrs. I'm giving up! One Day At A Time! God Bless all of you fighting this disease. Hug's 🤗

posted 7 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am so glad to hear other people talking about scalp pain. My head feels like when I was a child and my mother left my hair in a tight bun for too long. Except I don't have the bun - only the pain. Thank you! I didn't know what it was from - didn't realize it was part of the Fibro.

posted 5 months ago
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