Does anyone get these? I have over a dozen in my back, they feel like rubber balls under the skin. My husband can move them (a little) when he rubs my back. I was told a long time ago that they are called trigger points, places in the muscle where the muscle has bunched up a bit, like a little muscle contraction. They are painful, sometimes they get what I think of as "extra tight" and I feel them pulling on my neck and shoulders. They can cause headaches then, too.
Heat seems to help some but they never go away. I went to a massage therapist for them once and she worked on them for an hour. I went straight home after that and was in bed for three days. I am not sure what she released but it wasn't anything good. I was weak and exhausted and just felt bad.
Anyone have any tips on what to do about these things? I have tried the TENS machine, I take a detox bath every day, I just don't know what to do anymore. The last physical therapist I worked with put ice on them but that didn't do much either.
DX in 1994 - SLE, myositis, firomyalgia, sjorgens, raynaud's, elevated ANA, lymphadenopathy.
Postive IgG and IgM 2009. Daughter and son also have Lyme.