like being scalded...

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

yankee girl
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 1/10/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
The fibro has been getting worse, which I think is partly due to the cold.
 
Some of my muscle pain feels similar to being scalded with hot water---
 
Anyone else experience this? 
 severe nerve damage/several surgeries on wrist, fibro,TMJ, PTSD
 


Sherrine
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 1/10/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, the burning pain is pretty common.  And you are right.  It probably is due to the cold.  Don't think you are getting worse.  You are just having some flare problems because of this horrid weather we are having.  When the weather breaks, you should start to feel better.  It might be a gradual improvement, but I do think you will feel better soon.
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
***********************
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


yankee girl
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 1/11/2010 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sherrine, I hope you're right!!! I feel I have been getting worse over the last 6 months---generally hurting more all over, literally from head to toe!!

It's now 22 outside ---it is supposed to gradually warm up to where it's supposed to be by the end of the week--70 (I'm in the Tampa area).

Thank you again for responding. Hope that you're staying warm and as pain free as possible.

Yankee girl
 severe nerve damage/several surgeries on wrist, fibro,TMJ, PTSD
 


Sherrine
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 1/11/2010 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Yankee Girl, I'm in the Tampa area too and, yes, I'm freezing!  My heat pump wasn't designed for this weather and I can't get the inside of my home more than 65 degrees!  Brrrrr.....this is why I left the frozen north!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
***********************
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


AustenFan
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 1771
   Posted 1/11/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Yankee girl, I'm certainly not making light of your pain, but I had to read your thread subject 3-4 times because I kept reading it as "I like being scalded." And I thought the topic was going to be about liking hot showers. I'm really gonna blame that one on fog. :)

I'm having a lot of burning pain right now too. I also think it has to do with the cold. I wonder if our muscles/nerves/brains sometimes interpret the cold as burning? I usually do feel better when it gets warmer outside, and I'm hoping you experience the same.

Soft, warm, cyber hugs - Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


ochiba
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 1/11/2010 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
"The fibro has been getting worse, which I think is partly due to the cold.
 
Some of my muscle pain feels similar to being scalded with hot water---
 
Anyone else experience this?  "
 
--- yes ... every few months, i'll get a localized area, maybe the size of my hand, on different parts of my body -- feels more like a bad sunburn ... it always has distinct pain borders .. can be on my scalp, torso or groin and will usually last about 2-3 weeks ... 2 neurologists from the same group looked puzzled when i mentioned it .. i've been on higher doses of gabapentin and it seems to ease the pain somewhat...
 
more of an annoyance, than the more intense pains i have, but in my eyes, these should have been signals for my doctors years ago for an earlier diagnoses...

Sherrine
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 1/11/2010 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, Ochiba!  It's nice meeting you.  Nope, it sure isn't fun having fibro and I totally agree with you that the doctors should be able to give an accurate diagnosis in far less time than they do these days.  But, for many years the doctors didn't think this was an illness, that it was all in our heads.  They are changing their thinking finally but it does take time.  At least now they are really looking for causes for this illness.  Meanwhile, we will help one another and get through this with flying colors!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
***********************
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


yankee girl
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 1/11/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to everyone for the responses!!

Austen, I love hot showers!!! (I think we all do).

Sherrine, I'm sorry your house is cold--- my hardwood floors are great in the summer, they keep everything so cool, but now, they're like ice to me! We're keeping the fireplace burning.

Ochiba, the timing of my burning pain is similar to yours....every few weeks it hits a new area.

I'm certainly looking forward to spring! Hope everyone is feeling better today.

Yankee girl
 severe nerve damage/several surgeries on wrist, fibro,TMJ, PTSD
 


Sherrine
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 1/11/2010 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Yankee Girl, half of my floors are covered with ceramic tile.  It's usually great but it's like walking on ice cubes right now.  No bare feet for me!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
***********************
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


ochiba
New Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 1/11/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
sherrine ... tks for the welcome!.'gonna be lurking  devil   .. but i'l think i may end up being a regular here ...hope i can offer help to some as i get some wink
 
-- john

Nana Monster
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 952
   Posted 1/11/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry it's so cold down there. My boss is down in Disney World right now and I don't think those
rides are really designed for that kind of weather.
We finally hit -4 here in central NY and my front door froze shut. My kerosun heater keeps it
about 55-60 in the living room but a month or so ago we had severe cold and blowing to the
point my toilet bowl froze and it was 46 in my living room.
Even being used to the cold I find it seems to "burn" my muscles much more in the winter.
I know for years before the fibro my arthritis would burn to the point you could actually feel
it through my clothes. My joints would get very hot.

Jadensmommy
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 1/11/2010 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you started this thread! I have been complaining all week about this burning pain in the muscles in my back! It's just never been this bad before so I've noticed it alot more. I live in Indiana and it's 23 degrees here right now. The cold has made it difficult to function daily! I'm still waiting on my first pain management appt (Feb 5th) and I think some of my pain has been from getting more and more nervous about that first appt. I've never been to one before!

My joints get hot as well Nana. I've noticed that my knees are both warm to the touch every day, mostly in the inner part of my knees. Usually I am in the recliner with ice on both knees. It's not a great existance by any means. I have no pain meds to take for any of my pain so I've resorted to drinking Nyquil at night just to get some sleep! I hate my life at this point, just because I really don't have one! My life revolves around this pain and I don't see an end in sight!

Wow, depressing. I hope your pain gets better and you find a way to get it to let up. If you find a way, please let me know! Thanks!
Fibromyalgia Dx November 20, 2009

Pain issues: Pain in neck and upper/lower back, chest/ribcage pain, Degenerative joint disease in both knees, migraine headaches, very painful menstrual cramping, pelvic pain.

Meds: Neurontin 300mg.

First PM appt on February 5th!


Tammy <3


Littleneck
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 599
   Posted 1/13/2010 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Yankee, I wanted to reply because I am being 'scalded' at this very moment on both biceps and back of my neck. It feels like someone has a heated iron and is using me as an ironing board! The muscles themselves feel very tight and overused. Boy, I need a hot tub...!
"You must imagine your life, and then it happens." - John Updike, The Witches of Eastwick

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 2:46 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,214 posts in 301,284 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151388 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ebinease.
188 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
tidalmouse, magoo2, NiceCupOfTea


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer