got pedicure and now my feet have been hurting!

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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Can I not even get pampered anymore? I don't even have a diagnose (hope to get in for an appt. in August )but already I feel like I must have Fibromyaglia. Any kind of touch hurts. It just felt unfomfortable when I was there but I did tell him to not press too hard and not to pound on my legs like he started to do. Don't know if it is a coinicidence with my feet hurting.

I also hope to get a massage soon to see if that helps, but now I am wondering if it will hurt more then help?

I am not really into drugs and my pain isn't terrible. It's more like a constant low-grade ache but sometimes certain areas hurt more than others. I am definitely sensitive to touch. If someone touches me too hard I will get more sore or I will feel it for awhile afterwards.

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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
oh, and do your feet feel like they are burning sometimes? My feet feel like they go back and forth between feeling like they are burning to feeling like I stepped on something. It is a feeling like I just stepped on a little Lego toy or something, but i know I didn't. I don't know if that makes any sense! Sometimes I still think my symptoms sounds more like MS, even though the MRI showed no lesions, but I have only been having symptoms for three months now. The reason why it seems more like MS sometimes is because heat makes my symptoms worse-- like burning feet, pain gets worse, I get electric shock symptoms, and hands tingle more.

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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi bridget, just wanted you to know that I to can't stand pressure applied to the bottom of my feet. It has to be very gentle or I cant stand it. I dont have the burning or electric shocks but I do understand that a regular foot massage or even a regular massage can be very painful.
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   Posted 7/20/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Gentle massages are great.  You need a massage therapist that knows what they are doing.  Here is a site that might help you.  I use a MT off this site and she is wonderful and the massages do help me a lot.
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