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GSDgirl
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   Posted 4/29/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I read an article about hyperflexibility a while ago which is what people call double jointed.  In the article they mentioned the correlation between it and fibro??? I have been multiply double jointed as long as I can remember and was wondering if anyone else has noticed this.
 
I can put my hands flat on a surface and turn my inside elbows straight up and almost the other way.  When standing if I don't pay attention my knees will bend bowed backwards.  The lotus position is absolutely no problem.  I was able to put both ankles behind my neck until the last few years, now it is only one.  I can bend my thumb straight back on top of my wrist, not forward on my inside.  There is more but I wanted to give a few examples.
 
Not important but I was just curious 
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/29/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Denise,

Denise,

I sure hope you're wrong! I have often wondered the same thing, because I have a 20-year-old daughter who can do all those things, too! (And she is one that I've worried about for years as far as fibro, because she often gets pains for no reason. Not that I've said this to her, of course.) The doctors have never seemed to think much of it, except that she should try to strengthen her muscles, like anyone else.

One time when my family (except me) was skiing, and she was about 8, she fell and her whole leg turned the wrong way. I guess it looked like something out of "Death Becomes Her!" My husband was pretty freaked out, but kept calm and helped her to turn it back. It was just a little sore for a few hours. Good thing I wasn't there!

I myself am anything but flexible. I tend to have the "fast-twitch" kind of muscles. In fact, I can STILL make a pretty sizeable, hard bicep (just don't look underneath) :) I just can't DO anything with it!
  Achey 
 
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pksmdrag
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   Posted 4/29/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter (who has fibro) has some joints that are double jointed. The pediatric rheumatologist told us that she had loose joints and smooth skin. We sort of questioned EDS (Ehler Danlos Syndrome) but didn't go any further. She can touch her tongue to her nose. I guess only 8 - 10 % of the general population can do that, but 50 % of people with EDS can do this. Anyway, all these weird things but no additional diagnosis. Very interesting subject. Thanks.

Kim

GSDgirl
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   Posted 4/29/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
 
about the only (or one of them) symptom I haven't mentioned is the clicking of my right jaw when I chew something like a steat or piece of pizza===TMJ
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


Statgeek
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   Posted 4/30/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I have hypermobility joint syndrome in hips and hands and possibly neck (if it can be in the neck). The physical therapist said that a lot of gymnasts have it. The trick less pain is to stay strong. The fibro makes it more difficult to stay strong. I do not know if there is a link to fibro or not. But I know that fibro makes the pain from hypermobility joint syndrome worse. (at least for me, it does).
Sue

Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/30/2010 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Even so, although fibros can have hypermobility in their joints, having hjs doesn't mean you will get fibro. I have two friends with it and all they got was arthritis as they aged.
~ Jeannie
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colabear2890
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   Posted 5/2/2010 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
my new rheumy just diagnosed me with benign hypermobility syndrome. she said that this predisposes you to fibro, and thats probably one reason i got it (i got it right after mono)

you can google it. there is no test, but so criteria to fulfill

-Aliza
"never regret something that made you smile"

fibro, GERD, IBS, and appendicitis alot of times, finally removed

Meds:

prevacid, zofran, mircogestion , and ultram ER,

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