Advice please...fibro question....Not coping

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ohsofibro
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   Posted 6/19/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I am relativiely new to fibromyalgia, its affected me on all levels as i can imagine it has all of you but I am in a pretty bad place right now...too many symptoms= fear.
In bath I found a huge bruise on my outer thigh, dark purple and red, and I never bumped it. Is this a common thing with fibro can someone tell me, because I am worried I am bleeding under the skin for no reason...or is it just a bruise that cant be explained. I have costochondritis too and have several signs of inflammation throughout my body. My understanding was tht Fibro didn't cause inflammation nor is it an autoimmune condition but I am starting to wonder what else is going on in my body.

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 6/19/2010 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear ohsofibro,
I find bruises everytime I turn around and most of the time have no idea where they come from. I did read somewhere that people with fibro bruise easily. You might have just bumped it and didnt even realize it till later. I hope this helps.
Shirley

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   Posted 6/19/2010 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I know I bruise very easily, don't even remember what I bumped into, but there it is. I had something happen last night about 3 AM.
 
My DH got up to use the bathroom, our dog followed him out. As my DH came back to our room, I got up to use the bathroom (I get up several x per night) I don't turn on the light, just walk thru in the dark. As I entered the dining room, something slammed into my shin - my dog on his way back to the bedroom. My darling 'puppy' has a head like a tank. This morning I found a bruise on my shin.
 
I have costo, also. My sternum is sore most of the time, especially, if I lean forward. It can take my breath away. I also have swelling going on in my body, my ankles and insteps, my hands and fingers. I had to take my wedding ring off before, because my finger swelled up. It just does that sometimes. It is annoying and uncomfortable. I'm not quite sure what FMS 'is', but a lot of us do have swelling and inflammation. Hopefully, we will get more info soon and some relief.
 
I have had this all my life and sometimes it just gets to be 'too' much, but I've come this far and I'm not about to give up. I try to rest and regroup as best I can, sometimes it just isn't possible. That is one of the reasons I love it here. Ppl get 'it', and sometimes that is enough to give you the strength to keep going.
 
Fear is not our friend. I tell myself that everyday. Come here and ask questions, read some back posts, read over Fibro 101, the more you know what to expect, I think, the less you will be afraid. We are here for you, we are all in this together.
 
Get some rest tonight and I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.
 
God bless.  Alice.

AustenFan
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   Posted 6/19/2010 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm constantly finding bruises, and I have no idea how I got them. I blame it on the clumsiness and fog that come with fibro.
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


vestabula
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   Posted 6/20/2010 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I bruise easily also.  I think along with other things like bumping into furniture etc, some of the meds we take can cause brusing.  I woke up with a black eye a few months ago...know for a fact no one socked me.  My sons lab puppy jumped on my lap last week and my entire thigh was bruised.  I take a lot of Advil so that could be part of the problem.
 
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damouthy1
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   Posted 6/20/2010 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I too bruise easily and always have (at least for as long as I can remember) My latest thing I am freaked out over is that I have several small lumps on my shin bones. I don't know if they are cysts or what. I think I have had them for awhile (at least one or two of them) but right now my doctor is in Africa visiting her daughter who is in the peace corps so I have 2 weeks before I can go see her. Yuck...what next?
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines


it's a new day
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   Posted 6/20/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me that people with fibro often take longer to heal.
Yah!

crazykitty
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   Posted 6/20/2010 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Fibro can be overwhelming at times especially to someone who is newly diagnosed.
Like the others, I'm an easy bruiser, too. Did you have blood work done to rule out the
autoimmune diseases?...that is usually done initially before a dx of fibro is given.
If you haven't had testing done, you should express your concerns to your doc so that
you can alleviate any worry. Keep posting, this is a great place for support. Coming here
you know that other people really do understand what you're living with.

Hugs, Robin
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Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
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getting by
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   Posted 6/20/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Dalmouthy,

Do you think that the lumps could be fibro knots?

Just a thought.

Hugs, Karen
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damouthy1
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   Posted 6/20/2010 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Karen, I have never heard of fibro knots. So I think that could be what they are. I know that they are under the skin because I can move the skin and the lumps stay put. My fear was that they were in the bone, but the muscle maybe? I hope that's what it is...another fibro joy and not something like bone cancer (I know, a little paranoid there). Thanks for the information, it is much appreciated!
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines


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   Posted 6/20/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have them all over my body. And they seem to be where the muscle gets closer to the joint. But they don't hurt, they are just ugly. And annoying because they are there. I hope that is all that it is. Let us know when you find out for sure.

Hugs, Karen
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Alcie
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   Posted 6/20/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I bruise easily, but some of it is my diet, which is low in vitamin K (needed for clotting). I can't eat gas-producing vegetables, like broccolim which is a good source of K, due to stomach surgery which leaves me unable to burp and thus prone to bloating from gas.

I try to eat a salad every day for the green, leafy vegetables which also have K. Even cooked the greens have good amounts of K, especially kale and spinach, and these don't cause me to have a gas problem.
Alcie
 
 


ohsofibro
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   Posted 6/20/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies everyone. Appreciate you more than you know, having a hard time accepting.

Gentle hugs

Sheila1366
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   Posted 6/21/2010 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I bruise very easily. I find new bruises every week. Have no clue how I get them. I got two huge ones on the back of my leg a couple of weeks ago....looked abused. Embarassing.
Fibromyalgia,arthritis,raynauds syndrome,gastroparesis,IBS,depression and roseca
 
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 6/21/2010 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shelia, I also bruise very easily.  It started after 6 months of a chemo type therapy (which I think kicked in the fibro)  to clear the live virus of hepatitis C. 
 
Thankfully I did clear but will always show antibodies.  All my bloodwork was actually perfect last month. 
 
My hubby hasn't accepted the fibro yet and keeps asking me what I ran into and it usually just pops up out of nowhere.  You are not alone in this wacky world of fibro, unfortunately we don't know what causes what.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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Mary41
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   Posted 6/21/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I get bruises all the time. I have been watching this one on my shin its finally starting to fade and now I have one on the back of my leg.

Chutz
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   Posted 6/22/2010 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi ohsofibro!

I hope you are feeling better and know that we are always here when you need us. The emotional upheaval of fibro may just be the worst part of it all...even more than the pain. Accepting it is very difficult for any of us but at some point I think you will settle into a routine and it may be at that time you accept your new way of life. It isn't a 'bad' way but just different. When I get into trouble it's usually when I start thinking of how life 'used to be'. But anyone can that that was due to life in general, including normal aging.

I also have plenty of bruises but I'm not sure if it's fibro or not. I forget what happened by the time I see the bruise!...lol Oh surprise! ;-) One thing I would suggest is please do mention this to your doctor so you can totally put your mind at rest. There might be something else involved but it's likely fibro. Either way you do want him/her to know.

Keep in touch and here's a very gentle and warm hug...(((HUG)))
Chutz
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