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   Posted 7/26/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
The other day while in my kitchen. I suddenly got a pain so bad it made me screem, very unusal raction for me. It felt as if someome had stuck a three in needle between my big toe and second toe. After dropin everything on my hands . I exmened my toes since at first it felt like a bug bit or beesting. There was nothing not even a red spot .
Is this normal in fibromialgia patients. I was diagnosed abou 2 months ago.         june

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   Posted 7/26/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you had such extreme pain.

I've never had anything like that happen so I don't know if it's fibro or not.
Sending you a gentle hug.
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   Posted 7/26/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have all kinds of extreme pains that i can't explain. I don't know if it's fibro either, I just hope you feel better. Take care.

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   Posted 7/26/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi June!

Wow, that sure does sound painful and the shock factor is awful for us fibro's. I'm not convinced it's a normal fibro thing but since so little is known about the disorder it's hard to tell. I do get sharp pains like you describe but mine is from a collapsed disk in my lower back.

Do mention it to your doctor next time you go. Evey tidbit of information is another part to the puzzle of who you are and what is going on with your personal form of fibro. I'm convinced that fibro affects each of us a bit differently which is another reason it's so hard to treat.

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   Posted 7/26/2010 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi June I have had fibro for a very long time but dont remember having anything that extreme. However like Chutz said each of us is different in alot of ways. If this persists definitely talk to your doctor about it.
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi June, what you experianced is what I call needlestick pain. In fact I just
had a few sticks moments ago. I get them in all of my extremities from time to
time. They are quick sharp stabs. They are associated with fibro and other

hugs, Robin
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   Posted 7/27/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes, I've had that and it is awful!  Ice will help, but heat will make it worse.  Believe it or not, stretching your legs and feet will help tremendously.  Stand on a step and let your heels slowly drop, and hold for 30 seconds.  Repeat off and on through the day.  Seriously, it always helps me.  The pain doesn't always originate in the area you feel your pain.  Sure hope you feel better soon.  Of all the fibro "fun-ness," this is one I dread the most.

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   Posted 7/27/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
June, yes, I've had this more times than I care to remember. I don't think it's anything to worry about, but it sure feels like it is!
This too shall pass...   
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   Posted 7/27/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I get the needle-sticks in toes often. I think they are spine-related. If I change position of my back, stretch a little, they go away. I'm due for another lumbar MRI next week because the spine injections aren't working anymore.

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   Posted 7/27/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the feedback, I went from 2400gabapentan to 400?lyrica I don't know how much more I should take to be on the safe side. I have an appointment on Thursday. If anyone comes up to an important question I should ask. please let me know.

One more from me to you . Does fibro affect your eyesight.

thanks again june

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   Posted 7/27/2010 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
That sounds horrible.  I have had fibro over ten years now and can't say I have experienced anything like that.  If it continues I would get it checked out.  Hope this doesn't happen to you again.  Sending good vibes and soft hugs your way.

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   Posted 7/27/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm. I do get jabs, but they aren't strong enough to make me drop something and scream. So I'm not sure if that sounds like fibro, or not.

One thing - I wonder if it is referred pain. Sometimes if we have a problem somewhere in our spine, the pain won't be felt there in the spine, but will be referred out to the fingers, toes, legs, arms, etc. Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to do exercises for your spine - and if so, get the basic handout the doctors give for self care of back injury. Those gentle exercises will strengthen the muscles along your spine, helping it to support the bones and disks better - and relieve a lot of referred pain. But just be sure your doc says you can do the exercises - I don't know all your medical issues - your doc does.
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