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flowerlover
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Date Joined Mar 2011
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   Posted 9/4/2011 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone !!
 
I've been hanging around reading the forum since I was diagnosed in June and today I've decided to actually post  :)   I just started a new job about a month ago opening a brand new sobeys as the floral manager, It's been incredibly physical and alot of long hours.....I've had two days off in the last three weeks and most days have been 12 hours or so.  I have never been in so much pain and don't know if I can take it.  I need my job though, I have a mortgage among other bills.  My main question to you all is about wrist pain, I've had pain in my wrists for the last year or so.....maybe more....but on friday twice when I went to grab something from someone there was a snap and so much pain that my wrist gave out.  It doesn't sound like carpal tunnell because most of my pain is in the  middle of the back of my wrist. except saturday morning where there was a sharp pain running down my arm to my thumb on the other  wrist.......does anyone have this?  I can't even use my wrists to push myself up out of a chair right now there is so much pain.... oh and some site I was just reading says that fybro eventually gets better....when does this happen ? cause I've been in pain for a very long time and I'm getting so frustrated....
 
 
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applevenus
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   Posted 9/4/2011 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds to me that some diagnostic tools are needed. Xray or MRI.
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getting by
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   Posted 9/4/2011 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if the fibro gets better. I think we learn to cope better though. We learn to put the pain in the background and move on. But that takes a lot of mind control. And keeping your mind busy.

Maybe it gets better for some, it has for me with medications and exercise. I do a lot of walking.

I am glad that you have joined us. Keep posting and reading.

Hugs, Karen
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Namian
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   Posted 9/4/2011 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd see a dr. about the wrist pain. In the meantime you might want to get some wrist braces to support your hands. I have some wrist pain and I wear the braces when I sleep.
Namian
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Chutz
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   Posted 9/4/2011 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi~

I'm sorry you're having so much trouble with the pain in your wrists. From your description is sounds like it's a sharp type of pain. I have a lot of arthritis in my hands so I can sympathize with you. It's frustrating to have so much pain in a hand/wrist that looks perfectly fine yet is won't behave itself. I am constantly dropping things and that's infuriating also.

I did some reading on the NIH (National Institute of Health) website and found a lot of information on this topic. Here's the link if you're interested.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003175.htm

It looks like there can be a whole lot of different problems that can cause your type of pain and the only way to find out is to have a doctor diagnose it. I've gone through 4 hand surgeries form things like carpel tunnel and 'trigger finger'... that last one is no fun.(I have another one that's ready for surgery but am being lazy about getting to it..) If I were in your position I would get a referral to an
orthopedic surgeon and see what they have to say.

One thing I did find on another site was: "When to see a doctor" Here's the reply.

Not all wrist pain requires medical care. Minor sprains and strains, for instance, usually respond to ice, rest and over-the-counter pain medications. But if pain and swelling last longer than a few days or become worse, see your doctor. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, reduced range of motion and long-term disability.

Good luck and keep in touch..
Chutz
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flowerlover
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   Posted 9/5/2011 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for all your replies, this site has been so helpful for me since I have been reading it and now posting on it, you all seem to be very supportive which is wonderful because some days are just brutal to get through and knowing there are others out there going through the same things makes me feel not so crazy.  I'm going to try to make an appt. this week but I'm not sure if I should talk to my rheumy or my primary care doc?  thank you for the site link I'm going to check it out, I'm a very strong believer in doing our own research and and atleast having some knowledge of how things work before going to my doc.  I really had to push to get my first appt with the rheumy, my doc kept saying that I was just unlucky !! but atleast knowing now that I do have fibro doesn't make me feel like I've just been a big whiner all this time.  :)
 
 
 
 
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Moonsinger
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   Posted 9/5/2011 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I get a lot of wrist and hand pain (including carpal tunnel especially after sleeping) but it does sound like you may have had an actual injury, perhaps something like tendinitis. I know with fms small injuries can take a lot longer to heal and feel a lot worse than they are, so a wrist brace to help you out for a while is probably a really good idea.

I think any doc who can take a look at it and make sure there's no serious damage is good.

flowerlover
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   Posted 9/9/2011 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
so I took some time and went to the doctor about my wrist......turns out she thinks I have a partially torn tendon in one wrist and tendonitis in both wrists,I'm wearing a brace on the worst one and using ice at night.....does anyone have tendonitis?  or know much about it?

59sunflower
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   Posted 9/29/2011 4:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I have tendinitis in both arms, bursitis in both hips and maybe tendinitis comes with FMS. I never really had a problem until I suffered an injury to my low back and sacral joint in the military and about three months later I was in a car accident and suffered a head injury, whiplash and caused re-injury to my low back & sacral joint. about a year later the symptoms of FMS started. My doctor feels that maybe that trauma caused FMS to develope. All I know is I hurt all the time and get injuries to muscles easily. Some of the tender points they use to diagnose FMS are areas where tendons attach to bone so I guess it makes sense that we would develop tendinitis in areas we over use daily, maybe FMS & tendinitis go hand in hand. I don't take medication for FMS anymore due to it causing weight gain, extra weight causes more pain in my hips & knees. It wasn't doing anything for me so I quit taking it & lost 20 pounds without even trying and have kept it off. I take ibuprofen, wellbutrin for depression, oxycodone at night for when I wake in pain & for really bad days. I am in the process of weaning off methadone. Methadone is a hideous drug and I feel it should never be given for chronic pain. At first it worked for about a year but then it didn't seem to help at all. Now I am physically dependent on it and take it only to keep from going thru withdrawal, which is a nightmare. Now I just want off it. Could be it's the culprit in my constant fatigue. I only use the oxy if I have a nasty flare up. I would like to warn everyone I can about the horrors of methadone. I only ever took 5mg 3 times a day but when it's over a 5 year period an addiction is formed & you don't even realize it till you try to stop taking it. Getting off methadone can take sometimes a year. I tried cold turkey & wanted to jump off a cliff after 5 days. I can go weeks without oxycodone because I'm careful to not become dependent on it. Learned my lesson with the methadone. I am down to 5mg at bedtime and 2.5mg in the morning. I reduce it by half every month so my body gets used to it slowly. I hope I have maybe helped you a little. My oldest daughter has FMS and my youngest daughter is having mild symptoms that could be early FMS. My grandson is having some symptoms as well. They say it could run in families, I believe it, I have 3 sisters who all are having early signs as well. I hope they make a break thru soon, I'm 52 & don't really want to suffer with this to the grave. I don't want my family to either. Good luck to all of you. I just takeone day at a time, pace myself and of I need to rest I do & don't feel guilty anymore.

McFibro
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   Posted 9/30/2011 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I have occasional flares of tendonitis and my pain Dr. prescribed this wonderful cream call Voltaren. It works for arthritis also. If I shouldn't be posting the name of this cream, please let me know. It's a wonder drug for me. Take Care, Anne

evenkeel
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   Posted 9/30/2011 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
How are your wrists doing now? I had "snapping" in my wrists that my chiro told me could be tendons moving around in the joint. It happened a lot more before I had the ganglion cyst removed from my left wrist, but it still happens now and then. I hope you've gotten some relief. Take care!

flowerlover
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   Posted 10/5/2011 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
hi all, thanks for all the replies, this site is really great.  I still have the pain in the wrists but I also have alot of numbness in my left arm and hand which at first they thought was related until my whole left side went numb and i started having vertigo, now were not sure what is going on.  I think the wrist soreness and snapping problems are a seperate issue from the numbness.  I have an appt. with a neurologist this wednesday and an MRI booked for Nov. 1st so we'll see then i guess.  I'm pretty nervous now though.  And wow Sunflower my thoughts are with you and your family, you really have been through alot but atleast we all have each other and this site to make us feel semi normal. wink
Fibromyalgia, Coccydynia, Sciatic, Hiatus Hernia, IBS, TMJ, Patella Femoral Syndrome
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