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vestabula
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   Posted 12/8/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay...I think I mentioned in another post that once about ten years ago, I was in a dog park, ran about 100 MPH up to what I thought was a rubber ball, kicked it, and it was a round, cement hitching post for dog leashes.  I fractured two toes...badly.  Anyway, for the past week, these two toes have woken (woke...awakened?) me up in the middle of the night with the worst , searing, throbbing pain...I want to shoot myself. It is not a cramp.  It lasts about five minutes then goes away...has never happened during the day...nothing visible is wrong except one of them looks like a shilaligh because well...I DID kick a fixed, cement ball.  They aren't sore to the touch when I wake up.  What could this be?  Is it because I am in a flare and I am getting a special treat with once broken bones??
 
donna
 
Hush, Sherrine..like you NEVER kicked a round 100 pound cement ball with all your might...tee hee!

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SleepyBug
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   Posted 12/8/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
hi donna,

hmm..does the pain seem weather related at all? my father broke his back in '93 and he's super sensitive to barometric pressure changes and has a lot of pain when it drops-of course, he's also parapalegic and so has a lot of pain in general, but i've heard of other people having issues with previously broken bones during certain kinds of weather. then again, when the flares come, anything and everything can hurt as we all know...

hope you feel better soon!
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~danielle

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   Posted 12/8/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I have fallen six feet off of a ladder onto concrete and never broke a bone but several years ago I stepped on a leather shoe and broke the outside bone on my left foot. After it finally healed I had no problems with it til fibro. Now when I'm flaring especially when the weather is changing it aches.
 
Some have heard the story how my DH was going to fix my back one day and broke many of my ribs in doing so, yes it took my mind off my aching back. He has since rebroke two of them during lovemaking. I have one under my left breast that never did heal right. Okay I have costo but I can tell by touch where each rib was broke cause they stay sore in those places. So yes, fibro or arthritis can make old breaks hurt.
 
That had to really hurt kicking concrete. shocked Did you not notice that none of the dogs were playing with the concrete ball???
 
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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, Donna, that's what you get for being a showoff!  devil
 
I think when a bone is broken you will have problems with them periodically.  Then, when you add the fibro to the mix, I think you will have these symptoms.  I have a toe that was fine.  I never broke it, never kicked a cement ball, etc.  But, all of a sudden the toe swelled and it feels like I have a lump under the pad of the toe.  I've seen the doctor about it but he's not sure what the problem is.  BUT, it does wake me up aching like a toothache!  It also will ache off and on during the day.  I need to keep it warm.  Cold makes it worse.  I think this is fibro.  Know why?  I had a toe on the other foot that did the same thing and was bad for months but now it is absolutely perfect...just like the rest of me!  turn    Really!  No pain at all.  So, I'm just waiting for this toe to get better.  I find if I wait long enough, things go away but something else crops up.
 
But, I do think  you will have pain in that toe, off and on, because of it having been broken and also the fact that you have fibro.  I hope it feels better soon.  Come to my house and I'll amputate it for you!  devil
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Marlee...what is this 'making love' you speak of?  Hmmm...let me think.  I think I used to know what that was but now the concept escapes me.  If it includes getting your ribs broken I don't think I want to indulge.  Other than broken bones...is it enjoyable?

tee hee...my poor husband HATES fibro worse than I do!

donna

 


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   Posted 12/8/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I have broken the ring finger on my left hand ten or twelve years ago. Also three bones in my right hand, one being that ring finger. Needless to say, I always know when a low pressure system is coming with snow or rain because all four of those areas ache unbearably. There is truely a connection between broken bones and barometric pressure.
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   Posted 12/8/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't mean to question your perception of the pain.......but are you sure it isn't a spasm? I occasionally have problems with my great toe. Its horrible. it usually happens when I take my shoes off to get ready for bed. Some nights, it takes a couple hours for it to subside. I had surgery on that toe about 10 years ago, and the podiatrist said that it was a bone chip from arthritis. Is it possible that you have developed arthritis since your injury, and the maybe you have a piece of bone in there that causes a spasm or gets lodged in a bad spot? I guess with arthritis we can make some extra calcified stuff that can chip off. What I discovered that I have to do is put my sock and shoe on, and it seems to stop the spasm. I look sort of funny sleeping in my jammies with one tennis shoe on.

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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
oh my GOSH! Vesta...that sounds terrible! I can't imagine doing that - wowzers! I can see how it would hurt off and on and especially as it's healing...
- for someone with fibro, that healing process with its sharp pains is probably multiplied!
I have Fibromyalgia, but nothing else!

I take Lyrica 150mg b.i.d.
Tramacet 75 mg for breakthrough pain

Tried amitryptelene 2.5 mg but it made me a zombie!


vestabula
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   Posted 12/8/2008 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Well...it might be weather related.  It has been blizzarding here for a week.  I just don't get why it does it when I am sleep...shoots me out of bed like a bottle rocket.  Like I said, I have never felt this during the day.  I'll see if it does it again tonight.  Like there isn't enough sleep depravation with fibro!

thanks guys

donna


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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I know one thing now,

I wont ever go up to a random ball and kick it. Not after hearing that story.

I hope that you feel better soon.

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CathyA
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   Posted 12/9/2008 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you getting enough calcium and magnesium?

vestabula
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   Posted 12/9/2008 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
The doc tested me for magnesium in my last batch of blood work...it was fine.  A few times in the past, I have shown too much calcium and was told to stop all supplements.  This time, however, it was fine.  Due to high calcium readings, I had a  parathroid test done and that was normal also.
 
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   Posted 12/9/2008 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes Donna, the thing called lovemaking is good, you should try it sometime. It is recommended for fibro cause of the endorphins. devil I put a sign on my midsection that says "keep off".
 
I think fibro ampifies our pain but people without fibro that has had injuries hurt too during weather changes and over doing it. I know my oldest and youngest sons both have pain from injuries.
 
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   Posted 12/9/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
broken ribs from love making sounds like it could have been a fun time
I smashed my hand a couple years ago between thanksgiving and christmas all presents went in bags. I was putting the dishes away and smashed it between to big pans then as if that was not enough it hurt so I pulled back and smacked it on the top of the cabinet. and now the cold weather is not my hands best friend it hurts alot.. I take alot of advil around here I think we should all buy stock in pharmaceuticals
might as well pay our selfs for the pain we are in.
Hope your toe gets better
LeeAnn

vestabula
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   Posted 12/9/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Marlee...Unfortuatley, I get a bigger endorphine rush from eating a bag of chocolate chips or an entire bag of Milano Mint cookies.  My skin is so sensative to touch right now I can't stand my clothing against any part of my body.  I about died just walking through Walmart last night.  Why do they air condition a store when it is almost zero out??  You should have seen me trying to walk through the freezer section to buy ice cream!  I will, however, try to endulge in this wonderful ritual you speak of as soon as I stop yelping whenever the hubby even tries to hugs me.  Sounds like fun!

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donna


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   Posted 12/10/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
 Hi all.  This is my very first post.  I felt like I had to join because of the laugh that Vestabula provided by telling her 'kicking the cement ball' story!!!  You are a hoot!!!  I'm not laughing because you got hurt...but because of your ability to tell the story in a hysterical manner!!  Bravo!! 
  I'll talk about my many 'afflictions' in another post. smilewinkgrin
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