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   Posted 8/13/2010 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Time for 101 stupid question.........sorry confused
My muscles are starting to get tight in spots, they are like that a few seconds to maybe a couple minutes and then release, not the whole muscle but parts.... is this crazy???
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   Posted 8/13/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Kellie...don't be sorry...There's no such thing as a stupid quwstion...just answers,
and I've given some of those lol!

My muscles do that from time to time. I think that is pretty common with fibro.
Sometimes stress will add to muscle tightness because there is more cortisol and
adrenaline being put into our bloodstream... that will slow the blood flow to our muscles and cause them to tighten. When I am extremely fatigued, my muscles will
spasm. Mention it to your doc, if this is a new symptom for you.

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

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   Posted 8/13/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kellie,
Is it like a spasm? And is it in the same areas all the time or does it travel? Every FMS memeber has a different description of their pain. Characteristics are the same, so we know what each other is talking about. The journey of your fibromyalgia is in finding out what your pain is like. Yes, it changes, sometimes constantly. But finding out what is "normal" for you can be challanging. If your not sure if it is normal or it is new, like Robin said, talk with you MD. I have been in the ER at least of couple of time with pain that was new or different that made be think I was having a heart attack. So, until you know where the pain is from, treat it as "something."

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   Posted 8/14/2010 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kellie, I have to agree with Robin and Twinkle, the best thing to do is have it checked out by a regular doctor. I have had too many times where I thought this is just another fibro thing and it has turned out to be something totally different. So please go by this motto "when in doubt, get checked out." Well theres my poetry for the day. :-)
Gentle Hugs
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   Posted 8/14/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Most likely it is a spasm, but I agree with everyone above.  Until you know for sure what is going on, get it checked out.  That gives you peace of mind.
Shirley, I love your "poetry"!  When in doubt, get checked out!
Great advice!
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