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ocean blue
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   Posted 5/23/2009 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi.
I have FM. Diagnosed about 6 years ago. I was doing really well and I decided to wear shoes with tiny heels to a wedding last Saturday. I have not worn shoes like that since my diagnosis. I wore them for 35 mins. and then put my comfy shoes on for the rest of the night. Well, since Saturday I have had severe burning, tingling and contant pain in both feet. I don't think I have ever cried as much as this week due to the constant pain. It feels like the bottom of my feet have been burned. It doesn't go away at all. No relief. How can this possibly happen from wearing differnt shoes for 35 mins. Please, does anyone out there have a solution and most of all has this ever happened to any of you and how long did the pain/burning last. I am despereate, devastated and very depressed. I can't take this pain. PLEASE REPLY! mad
Thank you

Baloo
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   Posted 5/23/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Girl I am so withyou on this one. I don't have an answer, but I wore flip flops yesterday and the bottoms of my feet are swollen and I have a swollen ankle, the pain is so intense I can't walk. It hurts, I stuck them in our pool which is like sticking them into a bucket of ice. And it relieved it some but still feel like I am walking on coals and feeling it. I hope someone has an answer.
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puppylover
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   Posted 5/23/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ocean and welcome to the forum.  Could you have plantar fasciitis?  I stupidly danced one evening in heavy sandals and woke up in constant pain in my feet.  Mostly the bottom.  The pain was worse when I first got up in the morning.  It hurt so bad that I went to the podiatrist finally.  He said it was plantar fasciitis.  He gave me several cortisone shots and a lecture about wearing proper shoes and stretching legs and feet.  I'm sorry you are in such pain.  If the pain doesn't improve maybe you should see a doctor.  Our feet are so important and it is almost impossible to do anything when they are so sore.
 
I hope you let us know how you are doing and what finally helps.  blush
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ocean blue
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   Posted 5/23/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I am not sure if it planter fasciitis as I heard that the pain from that is mostly in the heel. Mine is the entire bottom of my foot including my toes. How long did you have the pain for and did the cortisone shots help and how much did they hurt. I'm so scared!

Sherrine
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   Posted 5/23/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Ocean Blue, and welcome.  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.  You can have burning and tingling in your feet and hands...actually many places...with fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia seems to affect the nerves sometimes.  I've never had what you are experiencing but I've had a lot of pain in my feet and it eventually went away. 
 
I do wear Birkenstock shoes all of the time because I did have plantar faciitis.  The sandals took care of that because they help keep the tendons stretched.  Plantar's does affect the heels the most.   Flip flops are supposed to be one of the worst shoes you can wear so if you do have problems with your feet I'd stay away from them.  But, perhaps those tiny heels just didn't have enough support and caused this problem.  If so, this should go away for you.
 
This also sounds a little like neuropathy.  Are you diabetic by any chance?  There are medications out there that are supposed to help these conditions so if you are still having this problem after Memorial Day, you probably should contact your doctor and let them know what is going on.
 
Meanwhile, have you tried soaking your feet in Epsom Salts?  That might help some. 
 
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to information about fibromyalgia, including a link to symptoms.   
 
I wish I could be more help but I haven't experienced this problem but I do know others on this forum have.  I hope these people will be on shortly to help you.  Since this is a holiday weekend the forum is much slower than usual.
 
Please let us know how you are doing.  We really do care about you.  Hope to hear more from you soon.
 
Sherrine
 


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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 5/23/2009 4:49:29 PM (GMT-6)


ocean blue
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   Posted 5/23/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much Sherrine. I am NOT diabetic and I have had burning before BUT not like this. Just hearing you say that it will go away gives me hope. I am desperate right now and full of despair and all these posts are helping me. I have tried Epsom salts, alcohol, ice, resting etc. Very little to NO RELIEF. For 6 years I have ONLY worn very comfy, cushioned walking shoes. I guess it was a moment of insanity thinking I could wear those tiny heels but my gosh, look at the consequence. I can only hope it passes soon! Many thanks again...Ocean Blue

Sherrine
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   Posted 5/23/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   

We had a discussion a few months ago about wearing tiny heels and many said they had problem even wearing those.  I had plantar faciitis sooo bad that I needed a wheelchair to get through an airport.  I couldn't walk more than a block, at best.  But then I tried the Birkenstocks and they took care of the problem.  It wasn't instantly but now my feet are fine.  I have given this advice to others.  I have a friend that is a travel agent and she accompanies groups on trips all around the world.  She was having the same problem with her feet so I told her about the Birkenstocks, she tried them, and now wears them all of the time.  It took care of her plantar faciitis, too.

If I were you I would stick with your comfy shoes right now.  Also, try to stop freaking out about it.  Stress does make the pain of fibromyalgia a lot worse!  Your feet will get better.  If they still aren't improving, see your doctor and there are things they can do to help you.  But, for me, I have found that I can be totally miserable with a problem but if I wait long enough it goes away!  I hope you are feeling better soon.

Sherrine



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ocean blue
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   Posted 5/23/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you again Sherrine. You have made me feel so much better. I will be reading your post over and over. xoxoxox

Lindaloo
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   Posted 5/24/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had fibro for over 28 years and I tell you, it is mostly in my feet and legs. I have been taking the drug Lyrica and have found it to be very helpful in my leg and foot pain. It is for nerve pain in fibromyalgia. Now I'm not saying you need to take it, but it is one option both you and your doctor may discuss.

Hope this helps.

Lindaloo
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Marlee2
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   Posted 5/24/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ocean Blue and welcome. I'm sorry your in so much pain right now. I've never had as much pain as you are having from shoes but yes, if I wear a pair of shoes my feet aren't use to they end up hurting and burning like I walked on fire. I cleaned out my closet recently and got rid of so many pairs of cute shoes cause I can't wear them anymore. It's all about what my feet like now not what is in style. With the changing season I have to change shoes a couple times a day to get my feet use to shoes. I'm not diabetic but I do have neuropathy in my feet.
 
I'm glad you joined us and you will get plenty of support on here.
 
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imbaffld
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   Posted 5/24/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Ocean,

I know exactly what you are going thru with your feet.  I have FM also and planter facitis as well.  I do not have neuropathy but it feels like I do.  The pain and horrible burning are constant.  The one thing that has helped me besides stretching my feet, is vitamin Bcomplex.It needs to have B6-100mg inparticular. It has helped. I don't have any other answers but from reading the other replys I'll have to price the Birkenstocks and give them a try.  I am really am soooooooo tired of all this.  Good Luck to you.

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