Is it fibro or pulled muscle?

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   Posted 9/18/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks,
Maybe this Canada trip has my fibro flaring. As it turns out my dh won't be able to go with me because our hosts don't have the room and it would stress them out too much.
Anyway, I woke up today with a pulled muscle that started in my hip joint on my right side and went around to the front. It almost feels like sciatica but also feels like just a pulled muscle or ligament. The pain was excrutiating and sometimes shot down all the way to the top of my foot. My question is: Is this fibro? Or is it just a pulled muscle from a lack of exersize? I just don't understand why my hip joints hurt so much. I took 2 advil and I'm waiting for them to kick in so I can get some sleep. I have been burning the midnite oil lately and that's a nono   for me. I need my rest. The kids keep me very physically active.
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.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carolyn, I am guessing it could be a sciatica or pulled muscle if the pain is going down to your feet. But of course you never know with Fibro. I hope it gives you relief soon. Where in Canada are you heading?? If you don't mind me asking.
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   Posted 9/19/2008 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
My hips were so bad in the begininning that I had to put pillows under them to sleep.  It was the fibro.  They put me on a muscle relaxant which helped a bit and then the specialist gave me pain med and now I can sleep without the pillows.  I would say its the fibro.  Sue2z turn turn turn
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   Posted 9/19/2008 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
My vote might be for the sciatica. I have a pinched nerve at the L5/S1 location and the pain is just as you described. Shoots into the 'cheek' and down the leg to your foot. The root of the nerve that is located right where the sciatic are starts goes all the way down the leg and also branches into the buttock. Yours could very well be different...I sure hope so for your sake.

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