Muscles and Joints....ARGH!

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   Posted 4/13/2010 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
So I'm fairly new to both CFS and Fibro and its difficult to distinguish between the two.  For example I try to move around to help the fibro, but then the next day - or even two days later I feel like I've done full work outs.  Then I will get a stabbing pain that starts from my shoulder or my elbow and shoots the whole way down with the join remaining sore...nothing meds or creams, etc.  I guess - I know I haven't worked out like I used to in a while and have really lost muscle tone - basically before my first surgery last year which was July, but I get that "hit by a truck feeling" out of nowhere! 
So I guess to get to an actual question - Is it common to stretch after doing NOTHING and your muscles are sore like you've spent the last 5 days working out???

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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I could tell you this is uncommon but I can't. I can sit, stand, lay down, walk, or just stretch, and my body feels like I have been run over with a big semi. Sometimes meds help but mine never totally leaves. Try heat and it could take some out. I almost live with electric blankets, including one that plugs into my car. Hang in and just try and try again. For me I'm going to be sore no matter what so if I want to do something and I am able to, I do it. I will deal with what happens then, pain wise.

Talking to people who understand is very helpful. Jan

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   Posted 4/13/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pennstate71,

Yes this is normal. You can ache for no reason at all. Stretching or not. But stretching is good for you. Gentle stretching that is. Don't stretch all the way. Stop when you feel the resistance. Next time go a little farther. You have to get into everything gradually.

They often say that fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue syndrome are one in the same. You can get chronic fatigue from fibromyalgia. So I think that they really go hand in hand.

I hope that you start feeling better soon. Take care, keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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