Is this a trigger spot?

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Kimb
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   Posted 8/28/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
 
The past few days I have been having deep aching pain right beneath my collar bone at the level of my armpit on both sides of my chest (sorry not sure how else to describe the area). It is worse if I'm walking on the treadmill without proper support (lol, for the woman)!. This area is a new one for me. Is this one of the trigger points? And if so, OMG it hurts.
 
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kimb

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   Posted 8/28/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure if you mean trigger points or tender points, but it could be part of myofascial paiin syndrome which falls right in there with the fibromyalgia. Or it could be crostrocondritis (sp) which seems to hang out in the chest muscles.

Hopefully somebody will come on who knows more about this. I seem to be having some discomfort in this area too. Don't know if it has to do with holding my arms up more, as we have been picking berries. Or with the way that I sleep.

Best wishes to you,

hugs, ...Karen
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Kimb
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   Posted 8/28/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Karen,

Oh I am so confused with trigger points and tender points and so I'm not sure which I mean, lol. Whichever goes along with the fibro is the one.

Thanks

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kimb


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   Posted 8/28/2008 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Kim,

It does get so confusing. I think that they both have to do with fibromyalgia. I understand the tenderpoints more so than the trigger points, or the myofascial pain. I just know that I hurt everywhere and I contribute that to fibro. As for tenderpoints, I think that most of them are on your back. I know that when the doctor diagnosed me,
she pressed on some areas and touched one on my back and I about come off of the table. That was the day I learned about this nasty disorder. And it has been a struggle ever since. But at least now, I have a lot of it under somewhat control and it is tolerable.

I hope that somebody comes on that can help you more than I can. It will be interesting to see what people say.

Have a wonderful day,
hus, ...Karen
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RedDiane
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   Posted 8/28/2008 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Kim, there are charts of where the tenderpoints are. However, mine are never in the same spot as on the chart, they're usually a few inches away, up, down or sideways. Hope this helps a little. Diane
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Kimb
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   Posted 8/28/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   

so I got myself so worked up thinking I was having a heart attack that I had to take a xanax. I swear I'm slowly losing my mind! Its just that this area of pain is new. It feels as if my b_ _bs are pulling the ligaments/muscles in my chest; very weird. My husband thinks I'm nuts. I tell him "trust me, you can't make this stuff up". Also, I think my jeans are causing my thigh pain if that is even possible. I'm just having a bad flare up I guess. I did check the charts and it does show where I'm hurting as one of the trigger spots/tender points. At least I'm calmer now. I've read other posts here where people say they never know which part of them is going to hurt because each day can be different. I think I can honesly say "I understand". I wouldn't wish this on anyone and yet I'm grateful its not terminal. Its just some days are easier to cope then others. Its like just when I think "okay I can handle this" a new pain starts somewhere else. One moment at a time.

Thanks for listening and allowing me to share.

Hugs and have a good night

Kimb

 


Marlee2
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   Posted 8/28/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have tender points there also. I have a lot of tenderness in the chest area and on the sides below arm pits. Down the sides of my thighs also. Not too many places on my body that I don't have tender points and or trigger points. There is a good article on the difference in fibro and MPS in Sherrine's fibro 101 thread.
 
Relax Kimb all you have is fibro. shocked smhair turn
 
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Kimb
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   Posted 8/29/2008 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Marlee:

Thank you :-)   A new day today. We are getting out of work early today @1:00 and then Monday I am off and Tuesday I work from home...woo hoo!!! I will read that thread that you are referring too. I know I get myself worked up with worry. I told my husband "I feel as if someone robbed me of my quality of life while I lay sleeping".  No one can understand unless they are experiencing the same condition, like all of you are. 

Luv and hugs

Kimb

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