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Elbow & Arm Pain

Elbow & Arm Pain

Hi all, In October 2019 I woke up one day with pain in my right arm - from my shoulder to my wrist, (occasionally fingers). I recall thinking, "what did I do to make it hurt?" I couldn't think of a thing! From then until now (Jan. 2020) it has continued every single day, but is now mainly the elbow & surrounding area, sometimes wrists. It's worse after my arm has been bent a while, or like for typing, on the phone, and when lifting or pulling.
~ In late Nov./early Dec. 2019, I again got… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

It depends on what one does, even days before. Fibro has a tendancy to give you a false sense of security i.e. On a good day one can conquer the world, so one tries to. Then.... Maybe not the day after but 2 maybe 3 days after.... Wham....it hits you. So don't think just what have you done moments ago, or if you've slept awkward, think back a few days ago. Someone's fibro pain will hit you then) there, but it's sneaky too & can take a few days to show. It can last a few hours to a week. It's the same with M.E./Chronic Fatigue. All I can say us if you gave a muscle oil & can massage the area, or use a small hand massager, do that & rest up, not just for a few hours, a day or more. I know we have to do the basics, but keep to that until the pain eases or if you're lucky, goes away. For the last few months I have worken up every day feeling like my body is a 2 ton weight, I often fall back to sleep for up to 4 hours, not waking until noon. Drives me nuts. I'm in pain all day, every day, the levels range from 3-4 on waking to 7-8 by the end of the day, never less. 10plus on bad days when I've overdone it. My body won't do what my brain wants to do. Very frustrating, hence I overdo it.. Hence I'm in a lora pain the lot of the time. I'm a bright OK one yo tell anyone to rest up. I'm really depressed about it all. I often get a high temp as I have lupus too, it's part of the MCTD/ Mixed Connective Tissue Disease that I have on top of everything else. I never feel comfortable, never feel in control. It's depressing frustrating and to be honest, unfair. I feel for you all. I wish there was a miracle cure. Take care xx

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have the same thing. If I'm in bed and reach down on my right side, I get a sharp pain going down to my fingertips. Sometimes it's better or worse, and comes and goes. You can't make sense out of the crazy symptoms that make this crazy condition.

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have pain in my elbow every day. Some days the pain is a lot worse than others. Arm bent does make it a lot worse. At one time I was told it was a pinched nerve. I don't buy that one. Not when I do everything possible to settle it down and it only gets worse. The past few months my fibro pain has been so much worse than ever before. Nothing helps the pain. I take it one day at a time.

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member Your GP shouldn't blame everything on Fibro unless he has run tests to rule out other things... Fibro shares symptoms with a lot of other disorders, which you may already know. All general doctors don't know everything, so having other opinions of other doc's could help, especially specialists. Maybe that's what I need, idk. God bless you my friend! Hugs! 😙

posted 10 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi Susan,

Hope the pain has improved some? Like others, I also occasionally get random sharp pain like you describe that can last a few hours or a few days. I’ve also been told on at least two occasions that it seemed to be a pinched nerve. PT (stretching and massage) helped eventually. My personal theory is that we tend to have this happen more frequently than the average person because we tend to be in a constant state of inflammation and very tight muscles, so its easy to just move the wrong way and end up with things in the wrong place...😝. Hugs, Becky

posted 9 months ago
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