Invisible bruises everywhere?

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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 1/28/2011 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone...yesterday and and today, my body has felt like it is bruised almost everywhere. The pain is worse in certain spots- my thighs and hips, my sides and back (those are the worst), and my arms and shoulders. It feels like my skin hurts but also underneath my skin- but not quite my muscles. Just like there is bruising everywhere, but there is nothing there. It's terrible! It hurts to just put my hands on my hips, rub my back, etc. I have no idea what to do because I've had body pain, aches, muscle/joint pain, etc, for a long time, but this is new. My skin has been sensitive before, such as my scalp, arms, etc...but never to this extent. I'm a little (okay, more than a little) freaked out. Is this normal?

Has anyone else had this? What should I do about it? I take tons of vitamins and supplements, including omega 3 with vitamin D, magnesium, and potassium...should I take something else? Pain medicine? Muscle relaxers? Is there anything that helps this go away?

Thank you cry
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/28/2011 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had the same kinds of feeling mostly in my arms, shoulders and thighs. I can only explain it as being in my 'long' muscles. Sometimes it is accompanied by what appears to be muscle fatigue. I don't know how to explain it, other than it's like I'm trying to swim upstream. Lol.

I don't have any answers, just wanted you to know you aren't alone. :)

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 1/28/2011 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi McGraw,
Yes, as far as I know, this is a fibro thing and it sucks! These invisible bruises can be surprising because they don't always act up on me. When they are, it hurts like heck to scratch an itch or for my hubby to softly rub my skin. Of course, don't we automatically just scratch an arm when it itches, then owie - that hurt!

I think the other worse thing about fibro is the achy fevery flu feeling - the way you feel when you are coming down with a bad cold. For some reason, percocet (or the generic kind) help me a lot with that.

My doctor has me on one mobic tablet (7 mg) a day to keep the pain down to a lower level. It is better than ibuprofin because it has less of whatever hurts your liver and stomach. Then I take tramadol or percocet for breakthrough pain.

We cannot make the pain go away completely, but we can lower it some.

Good luck.

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Date Joined Feb 2011
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   Posted 2/1/2011 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Morphine...I totally feel it worse when I am past due on taking my Morphine and it is VERY strange! The feeling is more than just bruises but hard to describe to someone...also, I'd make sure not to buy vits from a regular store like Walmart for example, if you happen to be doing so. I hope your day gets better - my thoughts are with you =)

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Date Joined Feb 2011
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   Posted 2/16/2011 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I am pretty new here but have had fibro since 1997.  I must agree, I feel like I have those same invisible bruises all over my body. If I start at my thigh (ie) and rub all the way down to my knee, I will touch spots that literally make me jump they hurt so bad...this for me is everyday. I know they talk about trigger points but what about all these areas that are so painful, it is almost like a quick jolt of pain when you touch it. I am thinking that maybe it is mynerve endings all over that are super sensitive. It is the worse. I also suffer from rls which has started happening in daytime and not just in my legs but my arms too. It is all so overwhelming for me sometimes. If anyone has any advice for me I would appreciate it.
Thank you!
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