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kelsrox
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   Posted 12/20/2011 2:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I know some of you guys here also suffer or are also on the chronic pain forum. I have the feeling that my entire back is bruised. But it isn't. I haven't run in to anything. I haven't been beaten..I haven't done anything strenuous.. do any of you know what this sounds like? It came all of a sudden last night and it hasn't stopped since..
Kelsey; 25 year old lady suffering from a slew: Depression, Anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), etc.

bayoub2
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   Posted 12/20/2011 3:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I Have fibro so for me that would not be weird at all but... could you have slept wrong? Sat too long hunched over a keyboard-lol?

Those things usually only affect part of back so I don't know. Take motrin use a heating pad and if it doesn't get any better, go see a doc

Good luck
Maggie
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kelsrox
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   Posted 12/20/2011 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Maggie. Idk why. If it continues, I'm definitely gonna go to the doctor.
Kelsey; 25 year old lady suffering from a slew: Depression, Anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), etc.

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   Posted 12/20/2011 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, this sounds strange to me. I have fibro too though, so if it happened to me, I would figure that is what it is. My hips hurt bad in the morning. I hope that you feel better soon. I would talk to the doc aobut it.

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kelsrox
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   Posted 12/20/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah its actually pretty much all over at this point. If I touch my sides, they feel bruised. If I touch my shoulder, leg, hip, it all feels like one big bruise. But the real pain is mostly from my back today. I have back issues anyway, having had half of a disc taken out last February. And now scar tissue is pressing on the nerve that was being affected by the bulging disc.

I really hope this new thing goes away. I knew what fibromyalgia was, but not all of the symptoms and had held off lest I'd freak myself out for no reason. Well today, the pain is still there. So I looked. All I have to say is: Pray for me!!
Kelsey; 25 year old lady suffering from a slew: Depression, Anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), etc.

kelsrox
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   Posted 12/20/2011 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
How did you guys get diagnosed?
Kelsey; 25 year old lady suffering from a slew: Depression, Anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), etc.

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   Posted 12/20/2011 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Dx'ing fibro is more a process of elimination than anything else.

Fibro, at this time, is really doctors saying "Hey I know you are in pain and that it is pretty wide spread but we don't really have a clue as to why."

There are several diseases and conditions that do have most if not all the same symptoms, and these can usually be confirmed or ruled out with exam and a handful of tests such as x-ray, ct scans and blood work.
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kelsrox
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   Posted 12/20/2011 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
That's what I'd read, about the process of elimination. At least 3 months of widespread pain.. hoping its just my body being exhausted from being sick. Like I need anything else? Thanks Jim!
Kelsey; 25 year old lady suffering from a slew: Depression, Anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), etc.

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   Posted 12/20/2011 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
The one thing about fibro is that it can't kill you. But there is no cure for it. Like Jim said, you have to rule everything else out. It kind of sounds like you have it. But hopefully not. But remember there are worse things to have than fibromyalgia.

I hope you find out soon what is going on.

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kelsrox
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   Posted 12/20/2011 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm just a little clueless as to who to go to. I mean, of course my pcp would have to refer me to whomever it would be. But how long should I wait, if this pain continues for more than another 2 days or so? I don't want to go now because what if it is just some side effect from my staph infection and bronchitis like issues that were going on. Maybe my body is just exhausted. So I don't want to do it today or anything. But how long should I wait if it does continue? I know you probably don't have the answers, but maybe just what youd do in my situation..
Kelsey; 25 year old lady suffering from a slew: Depression, Anxiety, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), etc.

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   Posted 12/20/2011 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I would keep after the doctor and continue to let them know that you have pain. That is about all that you can do for the moment. Hopefully they will continue to look for answers. A lot of people with fibro go to rheumatologists. I never have. My family doctor diagnosed me years ago. And ibs goes with fibro a lot. You may have had it and it is just now rearing it's ugly head. It can be difficult to deal with pain. do you have fatigue? That also goes with fibro. But depression can cause these symptoms too.

I hope that you get some answers.

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daisy76
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   Posted 12/20/2011 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kelsey,
You mentioned that you were getting over a staph infection and bronchitis, so I thought of the possibility of pleurisy which is basically inflamation surrounding the lungs but can cause pain in the chest, shoulders and back. That wouldn't explain the other widespread pain you're having, but sometimes having an infection can cause muscle pain. If it continues, I'd go to your Dr and see if he'll order a chest x-ray to check.
Just thought I'd throw this out there as something else to consider.
I hope you get it figured out and feel better soon!
Amber

"When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful." -Barbara Bloom

justwant2bemeagain
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   Posted 12/20/2011 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kelsey,

I get pain like that ,and it is caused by shingles. You can have shingles pain, without the horrible breakouts. The pain and breakouts ,can, and will be worse if you are under a lot of stress, and watch your caffine intake. I get back, neck and shoulder pain just from stress sometimes. hope you feel better soon, and try not to stress over it. Just a thought... I would go see my dr. before you draw any conclusions. Take care, and please keep us posted.

Blessings, Michelle
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