Hi there, and welcome! Many with fibro describe their pain as sharp and stabbing, aching or throbbing. Mine has always been burning/stinging...mainly my thighs, hips/butt and upper arms...sometimes my back if I sit slouched over the computer for too long. I too have not found exercise to help the pain...but most do. I try to exercise anyway, even if it's a walk to keep from getting stiff. But I usually have more pain afterwards. It might not be due to my fibro, but disc compression, spinal stenosis and other back problems I have. I tell the hubby I feel like I have stuck my arms and legs in a beehive, then set myself on fire. Somedays are better than other, and that's how it goes with fibro.
I hope your doctor has ruled out the other disorders that can mimic fibro...it is a hard disease to diagnosis and is usually given as a final dx when other testing shows nothing abnormal.
I have never had a muscle biopsy...no doctor ever suggested one. Good luck to you in finding something that helps...for me a hot bath is the only thing that gives me relief, even though it's a temporary fix. Fibro is not an inflammatory disease so it's not surprising that NSAID's don't provide you with relief. I take Advil and Tylenol because I don't like how the traditional fibro meds make me feel...but others have had great success with some of them. At best...Advil just takes the edge off. And muscle twitching...oh yes. And the feeling that my muscles are 'buzzing'.
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