The doctor thinks I have fibro, but I am not sure if it would be. I have a lot of the symptoms in the fibro 101 article, but the actual pain seems uncharacteristic. From what I understand, it is supposed to feel sore, and then hurt a lot to touch the sore areas? Even the lyrica commercial mentions aching and tenderness.
What I have is the most terrible muscle pain ever, it's like my muscles twitch and spasm until they lock up, and I feel like I'm being killed when it's occuring.
-If it's my neck, it will feel like someone is trying to rip my head off of my spine because the neck muscles are pulling on themselves and hurting so badly. It will usually spread to one side of my face and make it impossible to chew because my jaw will be unable to open, or unable to shut, depending on my luck with which area of my face muscles get affected and end up locking up.
-If it's my back, it feels like the muscles are pulling to the sides so strongly that my back is going to split open, and it hurts to breathe a normal breath.
-If it's my hands, it feels like I'm being stabbed between all of my fingers and in every joint of my fingers, and it literally feels as though my thumbs are being broken and then ripped off of my hands.
-If it's my leg, it feels as though the leg is being amputated because the muscles in my thighs seize up so badly.
In all of these areas, whenever I hurt my muscles are so stiff that you can literally touch them and feel that they are bulging and hardened and stiff. They have me on flexeril every day, so that seems to help somewhat, as I do not have all of those horrible pains going on at once like I did when I went to see the doctor. I will usually have one area spasm and hurt and lock up every day though, so there is still some level of intense pain that I experience every day.
Is it supposed to hurt this bad with fibro? Or is it just me? I really hope it's not normal to feel like someone is amputating your body parts, I cry to think that so many people would feel that kind of pain for the rest of their lives because they have fibro.