Arm weakness, tingling, pain is it Fibro?

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   Posted 10/18/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi folks!
Haven't visited the list for a while, way too busy with work and life.  I have been having this symptom on and off for about a year.  Seems to be getting worse.  It's not something I have typically seen on most fibro symptom lists. Feels like the arm weighs a ton, and fingers won't cooperate sometimes.  Also get pain in my head (ear) down through my neck and into the shoulder on that side.  My guess is a possible pinched nerve from a myofacsial knot (of which I have many!).
I am always trying to explain away pain as something other than pain doc's PA looked at me one day and asked what I attributed that day's pain to...I said that I had done some raking...and she just said "you have fibromyalgia".  Like just "get it", girl!
Anyway, rambling, sorry, anyone get this type of pain with fibro?

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   Posted 10/18/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, get it. It is fibro.

I tell myself this over and over again. You would think I would have accepted fibro completely by now. I guess I do not want to admit that it plays a major role in my life.


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   Posted 10/19/2008 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rosie,
I was actually thinking myofascial pain too.  I have full blown fibro, but for the last 8-10 months I've also had pain that isn't fibro.  I too have quite a few of those myofascial knots.  Lots on my thigh, lower back, forearms.  I'm actually seeing my rheumy tomorrow regarding all this.  No diagnosis of myofascial pain syndrome, but I think it will be coming.
You could probably attribute it to fibro, MPS, or both!  Do you get physical therapy for your myofascial?
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   Posted 10/19/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I get the exact same thing, my mum has to cut my food for me sometimes coz the pain in my hands is so bad!

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   Posted 11/1/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry it took so long to answer back, yes I have had PT on and off for several years and just started another round.  The best PT I had really worked the myofascial trigger points, but they always come back.  Been told if I strengthen muscles I'd be less prone to the knots, but also been told not to try strengthening a muscle that has knots.  It would be nice if there was a concensus.

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   Posted 11/8/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes it is Fibro!! I had elbow pain in both arms with weakness and tingeling in my fingers and the first 4 doctors tried treateing me for carpal tunel, tennis elbow, and a herniatied cervical disk until I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Good luck and no more raking! Gentle Hugs
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