In so much pain today

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   Posted 7/23/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been hurting so bad today.  I have not hurt this bad yet.  Mostly my lower back and neck with some leg pain.  I did start my period this morning.  Do ya'll have flare ups around that time of the month?  Went to the chiropactor and it loosened my muscles some and that part feels better but where she pushes on me to get me to crack that hurts now. sad    Also do ya'll experience palpitations?  I have been having so many thuds laely.  I have always contributed it to the anxiety and GAD but then I read that it is also a symptom of fibro.  And yeah I have had all the heart tests that I can have to rule out heart problems. 
One more question....Did your fibro start out slow or did it get really bad all at once?  It seems like with me I have slowly for the past 2 years or so have had some little pains and things but now for the past month it has gotten really bad!!  September 29th will not come soon enough.
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder-GERD-GAD-IBS-DDD-Arthritis-Controled HBP-Going to Doc in Sept to be evaluated for Fibro.
Meds: Cardizem CD~Prilosec~Klonopin(prn)~Daily Vitamin~Tylenol

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   Posted 7/23/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Meg,

Good questions! As far as a chiro VERY careful to use someone who knows fibro well! Or better yet, someone that HAS fibro. They can do more damage than harm if uneducated.

My fibro came on over time and over the last 2 years has gotten very bad. Many days I can barely move the pain is so intense and that's with taking narcotic pain meds. But, I am guilty of pushing thru the pain and doing more than I should. On the monthly periods...I gave up my subscription several years But many gals do have more pain, especially the week before due to bloating and hormone changes. Try heat packs wherever it hurts, try to stay ahead of the pain if you do take any medications. If you wait til it's really bad then it takes way more medication to bring it back down.

Go easy,
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   Posted 7/23/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi meg,

I am so sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. It sounds like you are going through a flare. I haven't noticed being worse during my period. Maybe before hand due to tension from pms.

I think my fibro kind of came on slowly. I don't know. AT fisrt I thought it came on all at once because of severe pain, but when I think about it I think that it snuck up on me.

These aren't very good answers I know. But that is all I know. Fibrofog, I guess.

I had a lot of pain this morning due to picking blueberries yesterday. \bending over and squatting down. It wasn't easy and wasn't easy to deal with the pain this morning. I like to sit down and pick, but they aren't thick enough this year.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 7/23/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Meg, my fibro came on like a ton of bricks.  I was perfectly pain-free and 45 minutes later I was a mess!
I'd be careful with chiropractors, too.  I was hurt by one and, once I stopped going, the back pain got better!  That was my experience with chiropractors.
Yes, I had the palpatations but once I had all the heart tests, including wearing a monitor, heart problems were ruled out.  So, now I know what is causing them and I just "dismiss" it when it happens and get busy focusing on something else.  They usually go away.  Actually, I haven't had any in about a  year.  (Saying this was just the "kiss of death" for me now!  LOL)
As far as the periods go, I'm like Chutz.  My subscription ran out about 13 years ago.  But, I didn't notice any difference at the time, but I didn't know enough to look for it!  :-)
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   Posted 7/23/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
The chiro I am going to treats many people with I am very trustng of her. Chiro has always made me feel better because of the DDD. But I may have to rethink it because of the fibro..if that is what I have. The chiro did the pressure point test on me and she is convinced but like I said no Rhummy appointment until September. And thanks to the fog it took me 15 minutes to write this LOL my fingers and brain aren't getting along today!!
Diagnosed with Panic Disorder-GERD-GAD-IBS-DDD-Arthritis-Controled HBP-Going to Doc in Sept to be evaluated for Fibro.
Meds: Cardizem CD~Prilosec~Klonopin(prn)~Daily Vitamin~Tylenol

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