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   Posted 4/2/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
So a couple days ago, I was just sitting at my computer, and went to rest my chin on my hand, and I noticed the front of my neck was REALLY sore. It felt like it was bruised -- very tender feeling, across the entire front of my neck. I tried massaging it out but it was just too tender. Then the next day I had the same tenderness on my left thigh right above my knee. Same issue, it hurt just to barely touch it. Then, the next day, both were completely gone as if it had never happened. There was no evidence of bruising or anything, and both areas were totally normal again. I figure this is obviously fibro causing it, but I'd just never heard of tender areas except at the tender points? Anyone have something similar to that happen?

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   Posted 4/2/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually, the tenderness you are talking about is common in fibro. Just about everyone I know that has fibro has periods where random areas are tender like a bruise or the skin just hurts for no reason. It comes and goes.

If an area gets tender and stays that way or looks different in any way, then you should probably call your doc. Otherwise, it's just another wonderful gift from the fibro fairies.

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   Posted 4/2/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Rache- This fibro is so goofy. I was scratching my lower left arm on the top and the following day my lower left arm on the top was tender. I thought what the heck did I do to it? Then I remembered I had scratched there- I was tender just from scratching my winter dry skin! mad


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   Posted 4/2/2009 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Rache.. I get that around the insides of my knees quite often.  In the beginning I had no idea what caused this, but now I know its one of the many fibro related mysteries.  There are other areas of my body that get like that.  Sometimes it starts with an itch and then the next thing you know its very painful in that area.  But my inner knee area is the one I notice the most.

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   Posted 4/2/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I get weird symptoms like this, too. Some days different spots on my body will feel super tender, just like you described, and then I'll wake up the next day and it will be gone. Just one more bit of fun with our lovely "friend" fibro!
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   Posted 4/2/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I have had this happen on my calf.  I was just sitting and wanted to cross my legs.  My legs barely tapped each other while crossing and I felt like I had the biggest bruise on my calf.  Went to check it out and I could barely stand to touch my calf.  Woke up the next day with nothing.
Very odd, but must be fibro. 
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   Posted 4/2/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
OK good, just really freaked me out at first! I assumed it was the fibro but then it was suddenly completely gone and I didn't know why. The "itch" thing you all describe sounds familiar as well. Ahh well, just another "side effect" of fibro I suppose.
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