Post Edited (tranquility) : 5/21/2009 3:06:10 PM (GMT-6)
Hi, Tranquility, and welcome! I'm so glad you found us and joined in! Yep, it sure sounds like what I have, too. I have the pain in my back, shoulders and neck. But, my pain in the neck has a name...Marlee! Just teasing. We kid each other a lot.
I see that you have been directed to the Fibro 101 thread. In there you will find some good stretching exercises that can be done sitting down and they really do help. The best way to stretch the muscles between your shoulder blades is to bend at the waist and let your arms swing freely. Most stretching exercises don't move those muscles. My massage therapist told me about that and it does help.
Be sure to read back post and ask questions because we are here to help you. I'm so glad you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
Hi Tranquilty and Welcome-
I have all over constant pain, but then I will get BAD pain that comes out of nowhere in different areas of my body. Today it is my legs (climbing my oldest sons deck stairs last night and there has to be a million of them, I swear), and my upper back, inbetween my shoulder blades and my neck. I will get pain in my sternum and I think too, jeez is it my heart?? But then I get no other symptoms with it and it passes. And like Marlee stated, a flare can happen in a matter of minutes for me also with the weather and extreme stress. Sounds like your under plenty of it-
I hope it will ease up for you having a 4 day weekend and try to fit some R&R in, or some "fun." Life can get way too serious! Nice meeting you-