This post is from Mt. Lady. You posted this question twice so I deleted the other question.
Hi Angie F
and welcome! I'm sure many will be along soon to give their input. First off, there is SO much written on the subject in today's world. I was diagnosed over 20 years ago and it was so difficult to really get any information on FM, much less find a doctor who believed in FM. In any case, to address your question, at least I think I am: Most of my pain and you will find that every person with FM is different, is the bottom half of my body, from my lower back out to my hips, down my legs, and it's different on different days, sometimes the front of my legs and sometimes the back of my legs, down to burning pain in my feet. It all feels like deep muscle pain. Then again, I also have some low back stenotic problems and it that is acting up, then I have sciatic pain down thru my butt and down one or both legs. The only time I get shoulder/neck/head pain is when I am flaring, and then it's pretty much the same as the lower half of me, deep muscle ache. If I had to score my pain, on bad days, or without meds, I'd score it 8.5 to 10. Thankfully, I have a wonderful rheumatologist that works with me, changing medications and just trying to keep me comfortable. The more pain I experience, the more anxious and stressed I become and it only makes the pain worse. I hope this helps you...
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Post Edited (Craftygal) : 3/1/2010 1:33:09 PM (GMT-7)