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livenlaugh
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   Posted 4/8/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry.  I have another question.  Is it typical to have pain on one side of the body such as your leg and little or no pain on the other?  Does everything have to be symetrical?  I know this may sound stupid but I don't know....
 
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Lisa

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   Posted 4/8/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa,

No it is not abnormal to have pain on one side and not the other. It is not semitrical (sp). I use to have pain in my right hip and my left knee a lot. I am glad that I don't have that problem anymore, I could barely walk. Doing much better now due to medications and moving around.

HOpe that this helps some.

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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/8/2010 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Gee Lisa, you've just described my fibro to a "T"! My left side feels completely different from my right, and has for almost as long as I can remember. This may stem from the 3rd-degree burn I got when I was 13 (left side of my back.) I have thick scar tissue on that side. At first, it just felt tighter, but as I got older and more messed-up, that's where about 95% of my pain is. I haven't been able to lie on that side for more than a few minutes since fibro (20+ yrs). My whole left side feels buzzy and sore all the time. It used to worry me a lot, till I finally got an MRI and it turns out there is some disc damage on my left sacroiliac joint, but nothing horrific. Also some mild scoliosis. I think wondering why and imagining all sorts of awful things is the worst part. My doctor always tells me, "We don't really know how the human body works. We're just guessing!"

Thanks for responding about my Effexor paranoiia! I will get to the pharmacy.
Debbie
 
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Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam,  Effexor, Darvocet as needed
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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/8/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
(OOOS, that wasn't you who responded to my other question. Never mind!) :)
Debbie
 
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage, keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine,
 
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam,  Effexor, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
 
Chiropractic adjustments


Orlo
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   Posted 4/8/2010 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
My pain is mainly focuses on my right side. Oddly enough whenever I get an ear infection, it's always my right ear and when I got a kidney infection, it was my right kidney. My pain does migrate around to my left side sometimes though, so it will be semetrical some days.
Fibromyalgia: 2008

Effexor 150 mg, Flexril 5 mg, Gabapentin 600 mg


shannahsmom
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   Posted 4/8/2010 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine too is almost always on my right side. Right shoulder and neck pain, right side TMJ, right sciatica, right back pain :(
Shannahsmom
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Sherrine
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   Posted 4/8/2010 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
My back and neck hurt all the time on both sides but I will get pain in one arm or one foot or one hip, etc.  So, it isn't symmetrical at all for me.  I never know where I'll hurt next.  It can change several times a day, too.
 
Sherrine
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