Lactic Acid-like burning Fibro Pain?

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   Posted 1/10/2017 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I've got a couple of health issues- and have nevr been officially diagnosed with fibro or chronic fatigue or myofacial or anything but docs suggest it 'might be' fibro- Thing is i don't have any tender points- supposedly you're supposed to have like 8 out of 15 or so or something like that?


--Exhausted al the time-
--Difficulty concentrating
both heat and cold intolerant (I never was years ago- came on gradual- heat and humidity is the worst- makes me weaker, shaky, sick to stomach- etc)
--Muscle weakness
--Get run down very easily- feel just awful for a few days if I've overdone it- and by over do it I am talking about only being able to do 1/4 of what i used to be able to do- it doesn't take much before I begin feeling run down now-
--some others, can't remember now- thanks to brain fog-
--I need naps during day to recharge enough to get through day- and to help relieve muscle weakness and pain some

But the main issue i have beside the weakness is whenever i try to do things like say something above head, like say painting above head, or going for a walk- my muscles tighten up, and won't release or relax, and i get a painful burning sensation like lactic acid buildup-

I've been forcing myself to walk about 1 mile a night for a couple of reasons, and i thought at first that I'd build up to the distance and it would get better- but it's just getting worse- not even an 1/8'th mile in my calf muscles tighten up and they are that way for the whole walk- the pain is nearly unbearable, and by the end of the walk, I'm kinda waddling side to side because my legs are so stiff from the pain-

--Another condition i have is my muscles are always tensed up- I'm constantly catching myself tensed up and have to consciously force myself to relax- but within seconds, I'm right back to tensing up without realizing it

Magnesium does help but i can't take much of it because of one of my health conditions- I can only take about a 1/2 pill- and it does help relax muscles as I'm resting some- but not much when working or walking

Does any of this sound like fibro? Especially the lactic acid-like burning muscle pain?

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Date Joined Jan 2017
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   Posted 1/11/2017 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
This can be sooo many things other than Fibro.
Has your Doctor run any tests on you?
Have you tried Chiropractic?
Do you see a Cardiologist?
Are you on any medications?
Have you had an MRI of your Brain?

So many other things can be going on that are being masked by side effects of other medications, etc. So much needs to be ruled out just the same. It's all important.
These same symptoms describe so many other diseases out amounts us today. Things like;
Rhumitoid Arthritus
Pinched and or compressed nerves in your spine
Vitamin and Mineral Def's
This list can be endless, but don't give up hope because your answers are out there.

On an odd note; I have never heard of anyone who has fibro that doesn't respond to the "Trigger Point" test.

Speak with your doctor and if he/she doesn't have the answers or has stopped trying to find the answers you need, seriously find a new doctor. You have to advocate for yourself these days. Nothing less will find your answers.
(Gentle hugs)

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   Posted 1/13/2017 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   

I to have many of the same issues you're experiencing, exhaustion, muscle weakness and especially the dang brain fog. And the difficulty concentrating is the worst when I'm tired and have a good flare up of IBS which came along with the fibro. I do a lot of self talking when that happens and remind myself that this is not dementia and everything will be better after getting some sleep and eating the right foods. When I'm feeling okay I tend to go off the wagon and eat the wrong foods.

I know what your mean about the feeling of lactic acid build up after doing any kind of exercise. I try to walk or something like yoga everyday or so and it doesn't matter for how long or what intensity, my muscles are sore right afterwards and for the rest of the day.

Sometimes this fibro stuff is so overwhelming and I hope this gives you some peace of mind.

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   Posted 1/16/2017 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I read an article a few years ago and don't have it book marked, but it was about how many fibro people do get a lactic acid build up with exercise and can't release it. If I exercise, I am in a world or hurt. I found that drinking a glass of lemon juice. baking soda and water does help it release some.

I have many areas that burn and especially in my upper arms. I have really started noticing muscle weakness in my arms in my fingers. I have to use scissors to open bags and even some of the ziplock type bags are difficult for me to use now.

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   Posted 1/17/2017 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have some similar symptoms. It could be fibromyalgia, or any number of things. Some other things I thought of when reading were adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism.

Owies -- I have diagnosed fibro and do not respond to the trigger point test. There are many who don't -- so many in fact it is no longer considered diagnostic criteria for fibro.
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