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   Posted 10/28/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,I was wondering if anyone out there has had a frozen shoulder.  I have had it in my right shoulder and now that is getting better I now have it in my left.  I was diagnosed with Fibroyalgia 16 years ago. and have my share of pain but this is just crazy pain. help!

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   Posted 10/28/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I just recently went through this with my right shoulder. My GP tried doing cortisone in the joint and it did help. It used to be that they basically expected people to do PT and treat the pain with meds. Now they're finding ut that cortisone to the bursa seems to help. Sometimes (in my case it did) it will cause it to flare even worse for 1-3 days, but then the relief does come around. It's an immediate relief, but I got most of my mobility back within about a week to a week and a half.

It's been about 2 months now and they're talking about having to do another round of cortisone as it's starting to tighten up again. But it seems to be the most productive thing that I've found by recommendation as well as my own research online.

Hopefully they can do something silica for you, I know how miserable it can be as it is the shoulder on my primary hand. So or course it was involved in everything that I do. I was seriously tempted to see just how ambidextrous I could teach myself to be. Hehehe

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   Posted 10/29/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
My shoulder was on the verge of being frozen. PT helped it tremendously. Very few problems with it now.
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   Posted 11/2/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for replying.  I have been doing therapy for over two years now...First the right with 3 shots and final manipulation under anastesia which worked with lots of PT and now the left with 3 shots and lots of PT  really sick of this...Now with my bad stomach/pancreas I can't take any meds at all except for my xanax  and nexium reglan.  This is so frustrating  I wonder if this has anything to do with my Fibromyalgia..Does anyone know??

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   Posted 11/2/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you could help me? Im sorry i know nothing about your shoulder pain. But we recieved the information that our 16 year old daughter has fibromyalgia. She had been taking nortriptyline for one year for her myo facial syndrom ,we found out on friday the results of her on going pain . We will be starting her on lyrica as well as the nortriptyline this week .Have you used lyrica for your fibro? Also what about vitiams will any thing work? her apain lasted one month this time thats why were are adding lyrica. Any sugesstions

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   Posted 11/3/2008 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Nascar, and welcome!  Some take Lyrica on here.  Either they love it or hate it.  You usually have side affects but they sometimes go away in a couple of weeks. 
I take ibuprofen and Tylenol for pain and I also take malic acid/magnesium supplements for pain and fatigue.  I just started the malic acid last December and it really has helped me.  I also take extra calcium with it.  People with fibro can be deficient in certain vitamins, too.  Her doctor can check to see if she needs extra vitamins.  Many, including me, are deficient in vitamin D.  Some are deficient in the B vitamins, too.
Check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  You will see links to great info about fibromyalgia.  There is a link about the symptoms, a link to good stretching exercises, a link all about the malic acid/magnesium supplements, among others.  I think this will help you a lot. 
It's important that your daughter keeps moving.  If you sit or lay too much, you will be stiff as a board.  Walking and water exercises are really good for fibro.  Hot showers and baths feel great along with moist heat given off by rice bags or Bed Buddies.  I saw the Bed Buddy sold in Walgreens but I'm sure you can find them elsewhere.
Have your daughter come on the forum.  She can learn a lot here to help her live a full and enjoyable life with fibromyalgia.  We have several teens on here and I know your daughter will get help.  We have wonderful people on this forum that have great ideas to help with nearly anything that fibro throws out at you.  And a big plus is that we really do care about each other.  So, I hope she will come on and ask what is on her mind about fibromyalgia.
I'm glad you found us and we will help you, as a parent, as much as possible.  What affects your child, affects you.  I'm glad you found us and I hope to hear more from you soon.
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   Posted 11/3/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
hi, I have only taken Elavil and that worked great for me. I also walked every day for at least 1/2 hr to 1 hr and did alot of stretching....I still do that when I can.....First walk, then do the stretching routine...that really helped me out. I hope this helps you. Oh and very long hot showers and then stretch.

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