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Any Ideaa On What Causes You Pain Level To Increase Dramatically In A Short Period Of Time?

Any Ideaa On What Causes You Pain Level To Increase Dramatically In A Short Period Of Time?

I've noticed over the last 3 or 4 months that driving or riding in a car an hour or more causes so much pain. Its worse if I'm the 1 driving - my thighs, hips and arms hurt so bad the day after. I've been getting pain in my fingers if I'm like holding the steering wheel or grocery cart. Standing for too long causes back pain but now standing causes bad hip pain and it doesn't take as long to cause the pain in my hips as it does to cause the back pain.

Also, sex has starting becoming painful -… read more

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have found pain relief in my feet by using shoe inserts with memory foam and shock absorption. You can buy the inserts in stores or online. You could also try soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salts. It helps reduce my pain. A Magnesium suppliment helps me as well by increasing the amount of deep sleep I have. There is a great book I bought at the advice of my psychiatrist called The Fibro Manual by Ginevra Liptan that has so much information in it that has helped me. I’ve also found it helpful to keep a diet journal to elimate problem foods. Caffein is a huge problem for me and so are artifical sugars. Real sugar causes pain as well if I eat too much of it. Also high fat foods or fried foods. Turmeric help reduce my pain. Alot of info but maybe some of it can help. I’ve had fibro since I was 8 so I’ve learned alot in 31 years that I really hope I can pass on to help others.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am the same In the car or standing or sitting for long periods. Lots of back pain and also neck and hips. I like to start my trip with a heated corn bag and also blankets or small pillows to wedge around me to change positions.

As far as intercourse I know that can be hard to work with. I am in menopause so I have my own challenges.

For meds I was not able to take cymbalta. While it actually did help some with pain, it gave me horrible nightmares. Lyrics didn’t seem to work. Right now I take super low dose naltrexone, Prozac, and lowest dose of Wellbutrin which helps with energy. No weight issues with these meds. I still deal with pain but I think these help some.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hello. Over the years I have found that staying in the same position or repetitive movements will cause my fibro to flare. So will standing or sitting on hard or cold surfaces. You may be experiencing more pain because you are in a seated position for so long and your arms are constantly tense because of holding and moving the steering wheel or pushing the cart. I’ve taken Cymbalta for about fifteen years and it really helps and I haven’t gained weight. You could try changing positions often and not sitting or standing for too long. This has only been my experience however. I am not a medical professional so I am not qualified to give medical advice. I encourage you to speak with your doctor about any medication change and information concerning that medication and the safety of its use.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

BuddynuttButterfly1 and Afrazier sorry it took so long for me to chime in. Yes, I'm also on hormone patches. I was to the same point...night sweats keeping me up all night; I would literally sleep on a beach towel with a change of clothes next to me in bed. Finally went on estrogen patch (low-dose). Even though I was trying to avoid hormones, I got to the point where quality of life was a necessity. I no longer have my uterus so I was able to just go on estrogen only. Tiny little patch I change 2 times a week. It made a HUGE difference! I feel like I got some of my life back! Plus the doctor said they are regulating hormones much better now and as long as you don't stay on them forever and regularly get your levels checked, there's no reason not to be on it. :)

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have RA so my joint pain is very severe the older I get. I can only sit in a bathtub so long, ride in a car so long etc. All my joints are very sensitive.

posted over 3 years ago
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