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becca101
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/6/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hello I hurt my back doing a client transfer  0ct 07 and have not healed from it, waiting for physo. I feel that more has happened to my body. Its feels like I have played tackle football everyday and burns. Now my arms get numb feet are always cold. Im suppose to go back to work march 10 after mat leave still fighting wsib. I think my symptoms are fibro related.
It all started with the client transfer and its my chest and back and my ribs.
My doctor gave me ciraplex and i started crying because its been two years and I cant take the pain any more. My boyfriend got me a perocet i took it last weekend and then i took two and i could move and not feel that burning feeling. I could bend over normally and help my 8 mth walk for 20 minutes i did this. I cant do anything without feeling pain and discomfort. The only relief i get is a hot hot bath.
 I dont want to take meds but am desperate to try anything although ciraplex side effects are long and can cause joint and muscle pain....why would he put me on thta.
 
He said to me that him and rhum think i might have chronic pain syndrom but hes not understanding that my injury is still there and the rest of my body is getting worse from having to compromise with my right side injury.
 
Does anyone have any suggestions? or experince like mine? can a work related injury develop to fibro if left untreated. im so tierd of feeling like this everything i do hurts and im tierd of minimizing my pain in my head. when i took the percs i felt no pain this proves that something is wrong. has anyone ever heard of the esteck scan?
 
Thanks for reading so happy i found you all....great support group
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sherrine
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   Posted 12/6/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Becca, and welcome!  I know.  We all are sick of pain.  I haven't been without pain for decades BUT I do have control over the pain and have lived a full and enjoyable life.  You can too.
 
I do have the chest, rib, and back pain.  I was checked out by my doctor to make sure there wasn't any problems with my heart and then was diagnosed with costochondritis.  Many with fibromyalgia have this problem. 
 
First of all, you need a diagnosis.  Your doctor should run tests to rule out other illnesses that share the same symptoms as fibro.  That's important.  If you are diagnosed, you will try various things to help you be in control of this illness.  Many members take several medications.  I don't because I have a sensitivity to these things and the side affects are worse than what it's trying to "fix".  I use ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, malic acid/magnesium supplements, and vitamin D3 supplements.  This had helped me be in control of fibromyalgia.
 
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info, including a list of symptoms.  You just might see yourself there.  Also, there are links to info about malic acid/magnesium supplements, vitamin D, and a link about costochondritis, too.  You will learn a lot in that thread.
 
I'm so glad you found us and joined our fibro family!  I'm looking forward to getting to know you and I hope to hear more from you soon.  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.
 
Sherrine
 
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/6/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Becca and welcome. Yes, an injury or even mental stress can cause fibro if we are predisposed to get it. In the fibro 101 thread is also a list of illnesses that need to be ruled out before you can get a fibro dx's cause fibro mimics them.
 
I recently started taking about a quarter of a 5/500 vicodin when the pain is really bad and it takes the edge off but I haven't been pain free since I had my first flare many years ago and don't expect to be completely pain free. I know that isn't much but I would rather not be taking any narcotics and I had it in my cabinet for almost a year before I gave in to that much.
 
I hope they get to the bottom of your problems soon.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
 
 
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Chutz
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   Posted 12/6/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Becca!!

And welcome to our Fibro Family. Even if you don't end up having fibro there is also a Chronic Pain forum that might help. Many of us visit there also.

Your fibro can certainly come from an accident like you had. Most often fibro is triggered by some 'insult' to the body. Some know what started their fibro like surgery, a car accident or a major shock to the emotional system. I believe mine was thinking about getting started when my oldest son passed away. It was then the fibro went into high gear and has never stopped. But there are people who have no idea where their came from. One of our moderators, Jeannie, has had fibro ever since she was born. She just thought all people hurt like that. I can barely imagine a child living with this pain.

Whether or not it's fibro you should certainly be referred to a pain specialist if your doctor isn't willing to treat your pain. There is no reason at all you shouldn't be taken seriously and there are wonderful treatments for pain, no matter what garbage the media decides to splash on the front pages every day. (sorry, it just really irks me)

But as Marlee and Sherrine said, a doctor needs to eliminate other problems first before confirming the diagnosis. Fibro is a great imitator so it's very important that you don't have something else instead before you move forward. From my experience, and I'm not a medical professional, just sharing what I've seen over the years, it wouldn't surprise me if you had fibro one something closely related.

I would ask your doc for a referral to a rheumatologist who works with fibro folks. That part is very important. There are still a few docs out there who are living in the dark ages when it comes to fibro and still believe it's "in our head" or that we don't need any relief from the pain. Those are the ones who NEED to get a bang-up case of fibro...IMHO...lol

So sit down and join in this wonderful family of friends. It's amazing how much your mind and heart can heal when you know you're not alone.

Warm hugs,
Chutzie
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becca101
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 12/6/2009 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow thank you for all your comments. I truely feel blessed to have found this forum. Im so tierd of being silent and afraid to show pain because wsib makes it like your imagining it as well as my employer. Its hard to stand up to all those big guys when Im just an injured worker.

Last year may i had xrays and it showed that i had spondiolthesis in my lower lumbar. so 3 years ago i was upside down on a slide and seen my dog go after another dog, I panicked. I was on my back laying downwards but still at top of slide there was a bar above me. I heaved myself up and was standing well when i had grabbed the bar and pulled up i think i really did damage to my chest muscles. it did go away after a couple of months but hurt and was very tender.

When I did the client transfer he was 6 feet tall dead weight and i used my right arm and grabbed him and barely got him into the chair. Pain was not immediate but that happened on a friday and then when i woke up monday my arm would not move something popped. its never been the same.


I tried physo for a month and it didnt help so big mistake i went to a chiro. I explained that with my upper right side and spondi when it all flares its so painful and theres no relief. He could see by my poster that i was in pain. Laid me on a table and poped my right side rib in...wow what a relief that pain i felt for a month went away a little all the inflamation went down and burning within half hour. so I went to him three times a week for three months. He didnt know i had spondiolthesis and neither did i. He thought he could pop that lower lumbar and stretch it. So I stopped going because i felt as tho he was adjusting my back to much and it began to do nothing but now when i do things i feel that rib, that is where my injury happened from transfering client. Now two years later i think its developed into fibro. I find a chair and position where i can apply pressure to that spot of rib i feel it pop and it feels better for a while. but when its out and with that injury it inflamed my chest injury and when all three are acting up i feel like im going crazy.

How can my rib do that when i have never broken it? does anyone know of ribs doing that and why?
I just thought that i would , mention this because my doctor doesnt seem to notice. I had to break into tears last week and finally hes giving me a mri. he thinks its good i go back to homecare lol every morning i wake up it feels as if someone was jumping on my back and chest all nite. HOw can he think that would be good for me to do all that repetitive movements. ugh

I just know now that i move a certian way and my upper spine now is beginning to feel like its getting injured 0h b0y see this all sounds insane. im so lost

Sherrine
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   Posted 12/7/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm not a doctor but the "popping" could be muscles moving.  It's called fascia.  It's in layers under our skin.  I will get knots and extreme tenderness.  My massage therapist can feel them and she said the fascia has overlapped.  When she works on that spot to smooth out the muscle, I can feel the popping.  So, maybe that is what you are feeling.

Sherrine


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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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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

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