nanno, that is what I find hard, is it the joint or muscle and ligaments. My rheumatologist wants me on these cell alterating meds but I dont think that its arthritus as such, though apparently fibro can lead to arthritus. The ligaments feel like someone has tried to pull them from the bone and the burning is so deep down only another fibro person could relate to. Either way I find antiflammatory drugs do help.
tyno3, I was so bad that I was suicidal, it felt like I was on fire and no one could understand, then I saw a pain specialist I was initially fogged off but he took pity on me and put me on a drug called "norspan patch" all the pain lifted. A doc can prescribe so can pain or rheumatogist. It really saved my life, they are meds its just such a battle to get them.
try the lyrica, I have 150 in the morn and the same at night, it really does help with burning sensation and is a mild relaxant.That and the norspan patch have reduced my pain by 70% right when i thought there was no hope I finally got the help I needed by a rheumatolgist is important, he was the one who gave me the patch which is an opioid drug and he sort of understood the pain I hate my doctor as I really feel he holds me life in his hands and I feel he knows it... its taken over two years for my doc to come to terms with it and it is barely. I take my husband in sometimes so he can verify what I say.