Fibromyalgia without pain?

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Zalaeth
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   Posted 11/16/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd just like to know if any of you have been diagnostised in having fibromyalgia but without having any real pain. It feels like my muscles are weak and its uncomfortable to do any efforts at all, but I don't have pain.

I have pretty much all the symptoms on this site else than pain : http://www.fmnetnews.com/basics-symptoms.php

Any input would be appreciated

ktpie
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   Posted 11/16/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Fibromyalgia has been studied since the 1800s and there have been many conclusive studies that have shown that - potentially - those of us who have all the pain symptoms actually have had Fibromyalgia our entire lives, but the pain portion didn't begin (or wasn't "onset") until some sort of trauma.

This being said, I urge you to retrain your mind to let go off all worries and do everything you can to learn to direct your stress properly. The Dalai Lama stated: "If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry."

I suggest finding natural remedies for ridding yourself of any/all depression, anxiety, and stress. Never resort to brain-chemical-altering prescription medications. 500 years from now, we'll understand that nature provides the best medicine. Let me know if you'd like suggestions!

Warm wishes that you'll never experience the pain. ♥

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 11/16/2010 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Zalaeth, welcome to our fibro family, we have a great group here and we all care about each other. Have you already been diagnosed with fibro? if not you might want to check out fibro 101 at the top of this forum. Sherrine has compiled some great links there to help you. One of them is on other things that it could be that sounds like fibro. You want to make sure that these have all been ruled out by a doctor before a diagnosis is given for fibro. I can honestly say It has been years since I have been pain free. But I have good days and bad days. I do find that positive thinking helps alot and gentle exercise is another thing that helps. I hope this helps you.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/16/2010 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Zalaeth, and welcome!  I'm glad you found us and joined in.  Has your doctor run a battery of tests to rule out other illnesses?  You see, fibro has many of the same symptoms as other illnesses that need a different course of action.  If all the other illness are ruled out, generally a diagnosis of fibro is given.  You might have more chronic fatigue than anything.  I know my muscles sometimes feel "limp" and as one of our mods has said, we can feel like we are walking through wet cement!  But, whatever, you should be thoroughly checked out.
 
I use a board certified Internist for my fibro and other illnesses but many members use rheumatologists and a few use neurologists for their fibro.  Wherever you go, make sure the doctor treats fibro patients.  There are still a few doctors out there that don't think fibro is a true illness. 
 
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the first thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot.  There is a link to symptoms of fibro so you can see if this sounds like you.
 
I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  Hope to hear more from you soon!
 
Sherrine
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Runckle
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   Posted 11/16/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
At the moment I get very little pain until I exercise or work. Then it's like lactic acid builds up in all the muscles to give you a lot of pain. Do you not get the pain when exercising?
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/16/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I do gentle exercises.  If I really worked out at a gym, they'd be taking me out on a stretcher.  But I slowly built up my muscles and now I can do gentle exercises without pain!  Just pace yourself and start out slowly so your muscles get used to the movement and stretching!  I know I feel better after a good walk.
 
Sherrine
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Acheybody
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   Posted 11/16/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too, if I don't do much with my body, I may be tired and weak-feeling, but if I do much at all, that's when I get the pain. That's not how it's supposed to be!

Debbie
...fibromyalgia, hashimoto's thyroiditis, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......daily Nortriptyline, Levothyroxine, & Clonopin, and Darvocet as needed

crazykitty
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   Posted 11/16/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Zaeleth, I have pain everyday and I guess I'm used to it...when you live with pain
for a long time you do learn to live with it...it just becomes part of you.

Most of us have fatigue and pain...they are the two major symptoms of fibro.

There is a big differance between everyday pain and flare pain...when you are
in a bad flare, pain can be overwhelming. After time you more less learn what
helps alleviate it. Heat, exercise, relaxation, prescription meds and supplements
work for me along with a positive attitude. I consider myself to be an active
woman who trys to pace herself :) Daily exercise is a must for me.

A rheumatologist diagnosed me. Fibro is not always easy to diagnose.

Good luck to you and keep us posted!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 

Zalaeth
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   Posted 11/16/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the posts.

I do have extreme fatigue and sleeping really dosen't help, and it takes a long time to recover if I work out. Even if I work out I don't really feel pain, it's simply horribly uncomfortable and my muscles feel extremely weak. I dont feel better after exercising, taking a walk for example would feel very annoying and I wouln't feel better afterwards...

I didnt get diagnostised having it yet, but I did a lot of tests. I am supposed to see a neurologist but in Canada that can take from 1 month to 2 years probably, specalists are rare, so I'll probably not know for sure for ages....

I got prescribed Cymbalta, hopefully that helps at all.
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