oh my, i could barely even hold my iPod at the gym today!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 200
   Posted 7/28/2010 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry for venting so much when i don't even know what I have yet! I guess I just like to see if you guys have the same experiences. Today was one of my worst days yet. Everything hurt, even when I was lightly scratching my legs. And like the subject says, even lightly holding my iPod made my hands hurt while i was walking on the treadmill. My arms always hurt, in fact, while walking..... it doesn't make any sense to me.... would this be a Fibro symptom?

I feel like I am going crazy.... I don't know what makes me more nervous.... finding out I have Fibro... or finding out I DON'T have it and hearing someone tell me I am anxious or depressed! Yes, I do get stressed easily, but I have always been like that, and I do NOT feel depressed.

thanks for "listening" :-)

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 5953
   Posted 7/28/2010 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   

I don't think you sound anxious or depressed, or crazy, you are in PHYSICAL PAIN. Whether it's fibro or something else, don't doubt your own sensations. There is no logic to fibro, that's what makes it so hard to live with. For instance, I just opened a window - about an inch - and that kicked my pain level way up. I was hot - but I should have known better, being an old hand at this. Late at night, all my sense seems to leave me.

This too shall pass...   
.......fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 198
   Posted 7/29/2010 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Achey is so right. There is no rhyme or trason and you can't discount what you are feeling. I have had doctors tell me I don't hurt or that there's nothing wrong with me... It's hard to understand how even the little things can raise our pain levels. I took a bowl down from the cabinet in the kitchen to make a salad a couple of days ago, my arms started hurting again on the spot and then it just continued to move through my body like a freight train. And , The IPOD thing, I get that all the time, sometimes I just drop whatever is in my hands, glass, coffee cup , computer mouse and yes even the ipod (LOL don't try to use it when you take a warm bath, it might end up in the tub... Mine did)

I will say a prayer for you, hope you feel better.
Diagnosis:  Fibremyalgia, Chronic Myofacial Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Joint Disease, Connective Tissue Disease, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Anemia, Issues caused by being severely double jointed. Vitamine D Difficency.
Meds:  Vicadin, Meloxicam,Omepraxole(high dose previced) Vitamin D 50K , Ambian, Savella,Lyrica, Tramadol, Cyclobenzopine, Voltaren Gel, and Pennsaid Drops.

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy paths acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6


Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 7/29/2010 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending you hugs.

You are not crazy.

My legs hurt more times than others.
Sometimes I will even flinch when my small dog lays her head on my leg.
The initial laying of her head bothers me but then after she is settled it's ok for a bit.
But I can't tolerate it very long and will have to move her.

Fibro Acid Reflux Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease


aleve flexeril as needed ambien to help sleep

vitamin d and iron



Don't think about what you used to be able to do............
Think about you DID do today !

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 1556
   Posted 7/29/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have to agree with everyone else Bridget. The pain is not in your head it is very real. All of us understand the uncertainty that you are going through because we have for the most part all been there. I cant say that it is fibro but there is something causing the pain and you have every right to be frustrated by it. I am praying for you that you will get answers soon.
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 200
   Posted 7/29/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks ladies... that helps me feel better. I have heard that being depressed or having anxiety could cause pain as one of the symptoms, so that is why I was wondering about that. So I guess I am nervous about NOT having Fibro.... does that make any sense? Because if I don't "pass" the tender point test and she says she doesn't know what it is.... then what then???

sorry, I tend to worry about the "what-if's" too much. I know i need to take it one day at a time. I can be a little anal- lol.

What is interesting is that my husband is the total opposite.... believe it or not.... HE has pain just like me, and in fact, has 14 out of 18 tender points.... tests ruled everything out, but his doctor (whom I do not go to) wanted him to have a heart test before being diagnosed, and my husband doesn't want to have it. He says he doesn't care about getting a diagnosis. He doesn't want to take pain meds anyway. For me, i want to know what it is! I don't know, that just makes sense to me. Have you ever heard of both husband and wife having chronic pain? THat is another reason why sometimes I think I am crazy, but I know it is not in my head!

thanks again for your encouragement. I know there is a board on here simply for chronic pain, which I guess fits me more since I don't know what i have yet. But I really like this board. Everyone seems so friendly here. If i find out I do not have FIbro, then I will leave.

Gentle Hugs!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 7/29/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Bridget, waiting for a diagnosis can be extremely stressful. The waiting and the
wondering can cause anxiety and stress. There is no doubt that you are hurting
and anxiety and stress add to the pain all the more. Your pain is real.

When people suffer with pain and fatigue as major symptoms, it takes a long time
to figure it out. Try not to focus on the what if's. What ever you are diagnosed with
you will learn to deal with it...taking one day at a time.

Right now your focus should be on relaxing. Do whatever you can to get your
stress down, doing that you will find that your muscles will relax and it will help
with the pain. I must sound like a broken record pushing deep breathing and
meditation, but I know how much it has helped me and I want others to be helped
too. Sending gentle hugs! Hoping you feel better soon :)

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 200
   Posted 7/29/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the tip Robin. :) I need to do that more often. Right now, it is hard having a five and a six year old at home all summer-- and we have cabin fever because I live where it is really HOT in the summer. Being at the computer is like my relaxation time.

If I don't have Fibro, I hope they can figure out what it is. I may get re tested for lesions on my brain in a year or so if I don't have fibro, because my Aunt has MS and i know a lot of symptoms over lap. Though with pain being my main symptom, it does sound more like Fibro. The tingling and muscle twitches have died down since when I first started with symptoms.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:26 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,918,118 posts in 320,200 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 159277 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Bethaliegha.
401 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Artist Mark, Tsak11, Girlie, Jess5, Sherrine, Tudpock18, SharonZ, OriolCarol, mokeyho