I know a lot of people have previously posted about rib pain and it seems to go along with Fibro but I’m starting to feel like I’m crazy. I’ve had an X-ray, ultrasound, full cardiac workup to make sure it wasn't my heart and more recently an endoscopy. Everything has been clear and my docs have told me I’m healthy and it’s just Costocondritis, but this has been going on since February in both of my ribs, mostly the lower ones sometimes going into my breast bone but never usually my upper chest… read more
Its like a sudden jabbing pain like someone has stabbed you with a pin or several pins. Its is so embarrassing when it happens and I have visitors. We can be talking away and suddenly I will jump up and shout OUCH!.
I feel such a fool, they must think I am nuts.
When my guest asks what's wrong I just reply I think I was stung by a wasp. Cos that's kind of what it feels like. Does anyone else experience this sudden random pain?😠
Oh yes. The stabbing pains. Not nice.
I have recently had a very painful flare up centered in my foot. It often happens that my flare ups are centered in specific areas. Is this common for others as well?
I was diagnosed with this after EMG nerve conduction test.
Has anyone been diagnosed with this or have heard of it?
My primary care dr has never heard of it?
We all speak of the dreaded " flare up" but do we all experience the same symptoms ? For my own curiosity I'd like to know what others call their flare up . A flare to me is my whole body filled with aching , burning , stinging relentless pain. My mind becomes cloudy, thoughts make no sense, speaking becomes hard because the brain and mouth aren't working together . Nothing takes the pain away, no amount of drugs, therapy or rest eases it, it's like the flare takes over and ravages your body… read more
Small tender lumps pea size on upper right leg and left side of abdomen. I've had an abdominal CT Scan that came back clear. I can feel two on the left side of my stomach and two on my upper right inner leg. My PCP says I'm just a "lumpy person" and they are cysts. Ive had two doctors look and they dont seem concerned as they don't change in size. They never go away though?
I have them all over my legs and arms and they hurt so bad, especially if you rub them.
When I was first diagnosed, I was exhausted and achey all over. Mostly in my back and knees and it would wax and wane. Now the pain has spread through my entire body including my wrists, ankles and feet. Every morning when I wake up I dread getting out of bed because I am so stiff and sore, my pain level is a 10. My back, shoulders and neck are extremely sore and tender ALL the time, and I need to rest with my heating pad a few times throughout the day. This was not the case when I was… read more
I was diagnosed in 2013 but I noticed that each year seems to get worse because some new pain develops somewhere. And it just keeps adding up. It most certainly does get worse.
I see lots of discussion and helpful suggestions about dealing with the pain of fibro, and I do appreciate those. However, for me the fatigue is the most debilitating part. Some days I wake up feeling decent, but just taking a shower wears me out and I need a nap.
Hi fellow fibro warriors. Lately I've been feeling like my symptoms are worsening over the years. Pain is getting worse as is forgetfulness and anxiety. I'm afraid to drive or go anywhere by myself. Seems like I'm having less and less "good days" and sliding down fast. Not sure if this is a real thing or just my imagination.
Does your brain fog and memory loss get worse under stress or is it consistent?