Hi, sleepybear, and welcome! I'm so glad you decided to join our fibro family. I was a lurker, too, before I joined in. Yes, we do have a good forum. We have wonderful members who love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too. I think you will like it here.
I see that Karen directed you to the Fibro 101 thread. There is a link to symptoms and you will find a lot of what you are dealing with there. You are not alone. Right now, my fingers are like little ice cubes. I live in Florida and I have the door open right now because it's sunny and 82 degrees outside but my hands are like ice...my feet too. But, that can change in a heartbeat. I spend half the night putting on covers and then taking them off....over and over again.
Many doctors that are studying this illness are starting to lean towards this being a neurological problem. That could explain the nerve problems you are having and why our perception of pain is great! If someone playfully swats my arm, it hurts sooo badly and I swear I'll be getting a bruise, but I never do. But, I can bruise easily if I bump into a wall or something like that.
I'm so happy that you are here. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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