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merrygirl
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   Posted 7/21/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
My name is melissa and I am 30 years old. I usually am in the lyme or chronic pain forum.
 
I got Lyme disease in MAy 2007 and have been disabled ever since. I have since been diagnosed with FIbro.
 
I write today because I am in agony, but there is something new. I have severe pain and recenlt started going to a pain clinic. The severe pain is nothing new but this feeling likeit is very difficult to move my arms. Its always hard but this is different. Its almost lime my muslces are locked? any ideas or suggestions?
 
 
thanks a lot,
melissa
Chronic Lyme Disease
Fibromyalgia
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Sleep Apnea
Hypothyroidism
Adrenal Fatigue
 


SarahBear9708
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   Posted 7/21/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish I knew some wonderful advice for you, but I'm really in the same position. A couple things I have found helpful though are seeing a chiropractor, and taking the Malic Acid/Magnesium supplement. Massage therapy is good too, unfortunately I've had to stop though because my insurance won't cover it. Anyways, those are my tips. Good luck!
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Indomethacin, Buspar, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Symbicort, Compazine, Lunesta.


confused Okie
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   Posted 7/21/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
It could be a neck problem, you may want to make sure there is nothing neurological. If not ..... My neck was so stiff I couldn't turn my head and horrible pain between shoulder blades and spine. I couln't do anything above my head. I reluctantly went to PT, iv'e tried before and it was horrifiing. This time I got a good therapist and she was very knowledgable about fibro. After 3 weeks of GENTLE stretching it was so much better. So now when it's start again I do my stretches and it lessens the pain. I haven't had any luck with the stetches for other muscles, but the neck ones helped to where I can work over my head longer without my arms burning and feeling like 50 lb's.
If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you won't.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 7/22/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Melissa, and welcome!  I'd try the gentle stretches, too.  Also, use moist heat.  That seems to help a lot.  Hot showers and baths and some use a Bed Buddy.  You can get these at Walgreen's and other places or you can make your own!  Take a tube sock, fill it 2/3's full of raw long grain rice, and tie a knot on the end.  Pop it in the microwave and it gives off moist heat due to the moisture in the grains of rice.  It does feel very good.
 
Malic acid/magnesium supplements help many with pain and fatigue.  I use these and they did help me, but they don't help everyone.  It might be worth a shot.  Also, vitamin D deficiency can cause pain and fatigue.  You might want to be checked for that.  I live in Florida and still have a vitamin D deficiency!  I am presently taking 3,500 IU of D3 a day!
 
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the first thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibromyalgia, including links to good stretching exercises, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and also a list of symptoms.  You will learn a lot there.  Many of the symptoms are like what you experience with Lyme.
 
I'm glad you popped over here and joined in!  We have a wonderful group here that love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do care about each other, too.  So, I'm happy you are here and I hope to hear more from you soon.
 
Sherrine
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


merrygirl
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 7/22/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
spoke with my pain clinc and they didnt have to much to offer as far as solutions go. I can take my pain meds differently.

thank so much for the warm welcome!!!!!!!!!

melissa








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Chronic Lyme Disease
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Chronic fatigue syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Sleep Apnea
Hypothyroidism
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