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king1234
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   Posted 9/5/2008 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Can Firbro symptoms start all at once? Many of you know my story.. My D is basically normal now so my shooting body/bone pains are not from low D.
 
I just woke up one day and it felt like my ankle was going to snap, next day it was fine. A day later my whole right foot felt like bones were being crushed, toes included 20 min later fine. I get shooting pains in my spine, lower back hurts too. My spine is now sensitive where my bra strap hits. My fingers get pulsating pains at times. Now muscles twitch all over my body. Also, my joints have been cracking like crazy since the onset of this.

Can fibro kick in all at once?
 
 
I have had blood work for everything and a bone scan...
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of August-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
 
 
 


Tapestryloom
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   Posted 9/5/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know that answer. I was officially dx. a few months ago and was told that I didn't seem to have "too much" pain. Everyone I have talked to IRL has told me the pain get's worse. So I'm trying to stay positive and not focusing on that if it is indeed true!
Carolyn
I am a mother to 4 children; James 11 mo.'s, Davey 2 1/2 yrs,
Dana 4 1/2yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.


Sue2z
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   Posted 9/6/2008 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I took a blow to the back of my head, two days later my whole upper body on fire and musce spasm round the clock, tests showed nothing, however I had numbness in my arm for 6 weeks prior and jaw displacure.  I have read an injury to the head is quite a common thing to start it off and also that most people have had stress and anxiety probs.  Mine had started before in injury but that was what brought it on fully. Three years later and finally im getting the right treatment from the right people.  sue2z  :-) :-)
Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
norspan patch, valium, prothiedon, lyrica


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/6/2008 4:02 AM (GMT -7)   
What I've heard about Fibromyalgia:
Starts in women who are high achievers.
Starts after a traumatic assault.
Starts from ..............hmmmm Depression
Starts from the positioning during a surgery
I personally think it gets worse when doctors say ... It's nothing. We don't trreat it.
One doctor told me: "You either have something wrong and need surgery or you
have Fibromyalgia. We don't treat Fibromyalgia.
It comes from the hurts of living and from people who have been hurtful.
I think of Violets that have been stomped on by heavy boots.
(What I've said is not medical information. Most came from my head.)
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome,.Prolapsed Bowel and Bladder, Attention Deficity Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety,


toryboy1969
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   Posted 9/6/2008 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pamela

Research has shown that stress etc deplete the immune system. Recovery from an operation also places stress on the immune sustem. As and when you have a moment, it might be worth looking up the works of a Professor Garth Nicholson on the subject of fibromyalgia and cell wall deficient infections, such as mycoplasma. The quality of his research is far superior to much of what I have read and I can state myself, that his treatment protocol works. Further, the medication that he recommends are generic, ie cheap (patent expired) and he is not being paid any commission for the recommendation. In light of how many of my friends have developed fibromylgia over the last 5 years, i have had a chance to observe its spread and i am confident that this chap is right.

Marlee2
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   Posted 9/6/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel mine started from a long period of being stressed to the max. It started with fatigue and then the pain slowly came til I finally had a full blown flare that got a dx quickly. My body no longer processes stress normally. I feel like I pretty much stay in the fight or flight mode.
 
We all seem to have different stories in how it started.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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augoldminer
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   Posted 9/6/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine started over night.
One morning i woke up feeling like a truck ran over me.
Severe muscle cramps and pain.
Then the sleep problems.
later a autoimmune disorder with neuropathy and sleep apnea was found that looks like it triggered the fibro.
Autoimmune Sarcoidosis with neuropathy 2003
Secondary Fibromyalgia 2002
Heart Attack and bypass x5 2006
diabetes 2008
ex firefighter/EMT
ex US Navy


Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/6/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow! I looked up several articles about mycoplasma infections and this one may be one of the keys to many of our problems. If it is the underlying causative agent for Chronic Fatigue, Fibro, Gulf War syndrome as well as possibly Lupus, slceroderma and other problems... Whewie! What a huge can of worms that might be caused by a family of very tiny microbes! I'm gonna start a new link about this.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


king1234
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   Posted 9/7/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys. Today I woke up and can barely walk, feels like the bottom bones in my back are about to snap off. I dont get muscle pains, but pains that feel liek they are in my joints

Anyone else have the shooting pains that hit for a second as well? Anyone notice extreme joint cracking with the onset of symptoms?

I am also getting my parathyroid checked...
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of August-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
 
 
 


Marlee2
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   Posted 9/7/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
So what happened to the other 1233 Kings??? We have a snap, crackle, pop club for the sounds are joints make when we move them.
 
I did some yard work yesterday and the muscles in my whole back and even down into my arms were so tight last night it felt like I had a shirt on 10 sizes too small. My DH tried to massage my back, he really doesn't have a clue how to give a massage, and it did loosen some. It feels like the pain is in the joints but it is the muscles, tendons and ligaments. My shoulderblades often feel like they are being pulled apart in all directions.
 
I have the shooting pains in my head from a muscle in my neck.
 
Fibro can cause so many strange feelings. Just keep asking questions when you have something strange and see if anyone else feels the same thing. Most of the time they do. Reading and asking is the best way to learn.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium and Osteoarthritis
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches and Tramadol
 
Co Q 10, Super B Complex, Extra B12, Multi vitamin


king1234
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   Posted 9/7/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
So joint cracking could be a sign? Literally the extreme cracking onset with my pains...at night when I roll around all you hear are loud cracks. My muscles dont seem to hurt so much (though lower back has been tense) more my bones--deep in my bones. The thing is I have had a bone scan, been tested for leuk. So...I just dont know

Can the pain just hit one area for a second like a quick zap? I get those and other times (like today) its a long standing pain..for example today I could hardly walk it felt like my tail bone was popping out of the socket-also I feel like I ran into a brick wall

BTW I was just dx with basel cell skin cancer---hope THAT is not causing all of this though they say it does not met to other areas. Getting it dug out Tues- Wear your sunblock!
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33 yr old female
 
GERD dx March 2007
Migraines with Aura
IBS
Currently no diagnosis for:  migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of August-muscle twitching throughout my body. 
 
 
 
 


Greensleeves
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   Posted 9/7/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
My first fibro symptoms manifested as severe pain in my knees and ankles. I tried to run across the street one day and fell down...
This came on after a really severe flu. I was down for a week and haven't felt right since. :(
I also get a lot of snap, crackles and pops, particularly in my lower back. It's embarrassing, because people can actually hear it and they always say "Ohhhhhh, Owwwwww..."

king1234
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   Posted 9/7/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My issues came on after a bad cold. Did your joint cracking start when your pains did? Do u get shooting pains that feel like its in the bones?

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 9/10/2008 12:04:16 PM (GMT-6)


Greensleeves
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   Posted 9/7/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, the bone cracking came on at about the same time.
I don't get shooting pains, though. Usually my pain is either like over exerted muscles or the nasty sunburn sensation

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 9/10/2008 2:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie: Looks like you found out some interesting stuff. I believe the Gulf War
set people up for Fibromyalgia. Now the United States war medics need to find
the cure. I've read that they do work on pain problems. Don't know where I found
it.
Tory Boy: Garth Nichols sounds like he might know some stuff. I'll look him up.
Why oh why is the US so good at everything ... (but pain)

I want gold medals and cheering crowds for some brainy medical people who come
work on the humanitarian cause ... PAIN smurf

GamJill
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   Posted 9/10/2008 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi king-

My symptoms came on in just weeks. Started with a migraine. Then with muscle twitching around my eyes and mouth and then throughout my "whole" body. The twitching lasted a couple months. It was SO annoying! I only get twitching once in awhile now. I had numbness and tingling in my face, tongue, and feet. Then came the pain!!!! I had just gotten over a bad flu bug but had been under alot of stress for months. Not sure what straw broke the camels back.

I also get the traveling pain. Each day is different, and like Marlee said this stuff has so many strange feelings! I was fortunate enough to get a quick diagnosis this last spring, after an MRI, and gallons of blood tests all came back normal. All the symptoms were there for fibro.

Hope you can get this figured out soon and we are here for you if you have more questions or concerns! GamJill  


 
 
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck
 
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king1234
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   Posted 9/10/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much. Is it common to get a quick jolt of pain to a part of the body too? Also, my spine is SO tender where my bra strap hits. I feel like when my joints crack there is air or something in between...its so odd, every single joint is cracking non stop. When I roll over at night it sounds like a popcorn machine.

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33 yr old female, GERD dx March 2007, Migraines with Aura, IBS
Currently no diagnosis for: migratory joint/bone pain, extreme joint cracking, feet buzzing, fatigue and dizzy spells, bumps and indents on nails. New as of August-muscle twitching throughout my body.
New as of Sept- basel cell skin cancer

King, please click on the "control panel" words in the blue line above and then on the "edit profile" one and amend your signature. Signatures are not to be over 10 lines long (including spaces) to conserve bandwidth. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Post Edited By Moderator (Jeannie143) : 9/10/2008 12:07:25 PM (GMT-6)


Mominmich2
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   Posted 9/10/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
My symptoms started slowly over the course of about 5-7 years (after 7 surgeries for endometreosis), gradually getting worse to the point that I am now. I feel that this is as bad mine is going to get (not including the flares).
Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Pelvic adhesions, IBS, Asthma, Anxiety, Slipped discs, Irritable bladder, High Blood Pressure, and GERD. 
 
Ambien 10mg, Tramadol 100mg (3-4 X a day), Motrin 600mg (3 X a day).

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