Hi Tricia! I'm so sorry you are having such a sustained bout of pain. Except for those extremely rare good days or even rarer remissions, pain seems to be a premium no matter what you do. There also seems to be no rhyme or reason as to intensity or location. The one set of pains I can count on daily are the burning pains in my arms, hands, legs and, especially, my feet! They vary in intensity, sometimes daily, but never disappear completely. I was scheduled for peripheral neuropathy testing right around the time of Hurricane Ike but that got delayed for a while because of his unwelcome visit.
Gentlest of hugs,
I never knew how many different forms of pain there were until Fibro. I have a "base pain" that never leaves - I could more easily point out places on my body that don't hurt. PLUS, I have stabbing pains, shooting pains, fleeting pains and nagging pains. All sorts of different flavors and they seem to change with the weather. The neverending headache is probably my most annoying one.
Arthritis type pains are normal for me too, especially on the backs of my hands and the tops of my feet - but I definately don't have arthritis.
Take care, Tricia.
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