Hi pansy and mouseygirl and welcome to the family. Pansy, I get burning pain, dull aching, sharp pain and tingling pain just depends on what fibro is in the mood to do to my body. I have a place between my shoulder blades on my spine where fibro decided to stab me with a knife right at the moment.
I think we have more members flaring than not at the moment. I know here in central Illinois it has been raining and the temp steadly dropping and my body hasn't liked this for the past few weeks.
I describe my pain to normals as going to the gym and working out hard for two straight days but I didn't have to do anything to feel like that.
I take 100 mg of amitriptyline at night and take tylenol during the day. I'm going to try neurontin this weekend when DH is home, I have medphobia and won't try a new med without him being here in case I have a bad reaction. I really hope it works. Heat in any form helps. I do use a TENS unit to interrupt the pain signals sometimes but right now the pain is so wide spread I don't know where to put it. My beloved pulsating massage showerhead broke a couple of weeks ago and I have tried four new ones and still haven't found one equal to the old one. It would beat on my sore muscles and make them contract and it felt so good.
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luv and hugs
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