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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok here's the situation, about 6 weeks ago I had 4 teeth pulled at once(ouch) and since then all of these others problems have suddenly appeared. Right before I had my teeth pulled I was under a LOT of stress from finals at school and then worrying about getting my teeth pulled the next week only made it worse. But here's the problem, since I got my teeth pulled I've been having aches and pains in my arms, hands, feet, legs, and neck, and headaches, back pains. (I've had the pains in the past but they just really caught my attention after the dental surgery and I developed an ulcer from the pain meds) especially when I'm out in the cold or worrying too much, I posted here about a month ago but I haven't since then because I thought maybe the pains would go away but the aches are getting worser and I can't see my pcp till the end of feb. to discuss whether its fibro or not and maybe get some type of med, is there anything you all can suggest that may help? Lets not forget my anxiety appeared with the teeth pulling and the finals and I'm dealing with that without meds also until I can see my pcp.

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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Miz.  Well, it seems that fibromyalgia can be brought on by a myriad of things.  Your tooth pulling session could have cause fibro to kick in.  I'm not sure why I have fibro but I've had it for nearly 22 years now.
Check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum...if you haven't already.  There are links to a lot of good information about fibro, including a list of symptoms.  Maybe this will help you see what is going on with you right now.  I see that you have posted on the anxiety forum and many people with fibro suffer from anxiety, also.
So, anyway, check out that thread and read back posts.  There is a world of information in them.  I'm glad you came back to continue to ask questions.  That's what we're here for.  I hope to hear more from you soon.
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   Posted 1/27/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
When you lose teeth, your bite changes. This can throw off your entire body. It really can cause pain from your head to your feet.

Once you change the way your mouth closes, you change the way you position your jaw. This changes the way you hold your head and this affects your neck. Once your neck is involved, it affects your posture. Once your posture changes, you can start to hurt anywhere.

I used to see a holistic dentist way before I got fibro. He was awesome. He asked about all physical problems and then discussed how some could be connected to your bite or the way you swallow. My left knee was always uncomfortable whenever I did a lot of physical activity. There was nothing wrong with it but it was annoying. When I told this dentist, he adjusted my bite just a little and the pain went away. I thought he was full of it but it really helped. Whenever he did any dental work, he personally called you about a week later to see if anything changed.

I wish I could see him now but he retired over 20 years ago.

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   Posted 1/27/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow Dagger thanks for that info.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh wow, Dagger, that's pretty intense and it does make sense... mizz, maybe get heating pads for now to put on your most painful spots, and honestly what works for me for my anxiety is to breathe in deep.. from my diaphram, honest it works!!! Because if you control your anxiety a little bit more, the less your Fibro (if that's what it is) will show it's ugly head... Stress, anxiety, they obviously only make it worse.. and yes, the weather does as well, and what is nicer in the winter time than nice, hot heating pads for your achy body?
Good luck.
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   Posted 1/28/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Miz,

I use what is called a bed buddy. You can get them at Walmart. They are a long tube filled with rice or other grains. You heat them in the microwave and wrap them around your neck. It really helps with relief. It is a moist heat and relaxes your shoulders. You might want to give that a try. If you can't find one, you can make them out of a tube sock. You fill it 3/4 full with rice, not instant, and tie the end in a knot. it really works.

Best of luck to you,
Hugs, Karen
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