Fibromyalgia and tender points

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Avatar m tn He diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and out me on Savella. But he didn't do the tender point check. And I actually do not have any pain in my muscles, joints, etc. and I do not feel tired. I only have migraines. Is this normal or should I ask for a second opinion?
Avatar f tn The spots don't hurt unless they're pressed on, then they feel like bruises (but nothing is there) My tinder points don't match the Fibromyalgia points, and I have about10 times the number of spots that are on the picture. Also from knees down almost ALL of the muscles hurt to touch, not just spots) There's no rash or fever that I'm aware of.T his has been going on for years. Any thoughts????
803872 tn?1239381362 Most of the symptom checkers I've looked at point heavily towards the tender points. I have a few tender points that match well, but not the minimum requirement and I have a lot of other symptoms that arent typically mentioned.
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain and stiffness throughout the tissues that support and move the bones and joints. Pain and localized tender points occur in the muscles, particularly those that support the neck, spine, shoulders and hips. The disorder includes widespread pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
Avatar f tn A person must have history of widespread pain lasting since 3 months and pain and tenderness in at least 11 of 18 areas to confirm the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Treatment of fibromyalgia aims at pain reduction and control of other associated symptoms. Physical therapy, massage, relaxation techniques and exercise may be tried. Sometimes your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant or muscle relaxant if there is no relief from pain and associated depression. Hope you find this information useful.
Avatar n tn She tested me for the tender points and told me that I don't have fibromyalgia. I am curious if what I tell you fits the profile for Fibromyalgia. The lack of fatigue and major sleep issues makes me feel like I may be experiencing something else.
Avatar f tn The pain is commonly located in the neck, shoulders, back, and hip and the tender points are located in the same regions. The tenderness is worse in the mornings and has been described as, burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing. Since you have no muscle pain, Fibromyalgia can be ruled out straight away. Positive ANA suggests an autoimmune disease.
Avatar n tn Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is based on the presence of tender points. These tender spots are particularly located in the neck, back, shoulders and hips. There are 18 points on body for tenderness in patients of this condition. Diagnosis criteria is that pain at 11 of the points may indicate fibromyalgia. The tenderness in these points is worse in the mornings and has been described as flu-like, burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing.
Avatar f tn Well it does feel like they have helped, but what I am wondering is will I be able to have all my tender points injected at the same time??? Then I would feel GR8... Can anyone let me know if its possible. I am also having physio to try and help with my walking as I find walking very painfull because my hips feel so stiff and sore. I have also tried Amitripilene but stopped them as I couldnt cope with waking up feeling like I had a bad hangover...
415098 tn?1214860436 They now know that people with fibromyalgia have pain to the touch in specific spots on their body... this aides in diagnosis. Your doctor can identify if you have problems in enough of these areas to warrant a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, especially since you've already had the CT's, etc. Google the words "Fibromyalgia and tender points" and you should find a few web sites that talk about this in more detail. God Bless!
Monster These areas feel painful with even slight pressure and are called tender points (figure 1). Many patients with fibromyalgia feel that their joints are swollen, although there is no visible inflammation of the joints (arthritis). ### FIBROMYALGIA TESTS — There are no specific laboratory or imaging tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia.
1168938 tn?1327157832 E. ALSO my friend has fibromyalgia and she has all your symptoms lol. Mind you though she has tender points, do you have tender points if not it cant be FMS. Check out M.E. though because a lot of your symptoms match. (and MS actually).
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
Avatar n tn I am referring to trigger points. These are not the same as tender points that are related to fibromyalgia. These trigger points can be extremely painful and can form in almost any muscle. The chronic form is called Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) Many FMS patients have both. Do you suspect your physical activity may have something to do with your back pain?
358486 tn?1294779988 There are pressure points that are part of diagnosing Fibromyalgia. Google "fibromyalgia pressure points" online for a drawing of the human body that shows those points. If you push at least a half-dozen areas and it hurts, you probably have it. Fibro is painful and is often accompanied by headaches.
1033336 tn?1252509731 Following then onwards, I have experince pain trobbing at the back, in between the joint of knees, in between the hip joint, upper and lower both of the legs, at the joints of the arms, in between fingers, at the palm of hands and feet. Am i suffering from fibromyalgia? Do i need to do a full body check-up for diagnosis?
769745 tn?1345750012 Weather Changes The Menstrual Cycle Troubles Breathing? Fibromyalgia Tender Points All fibromyalgia sufferers also feel pain in various tender points around their bodies. In fact, in order to be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you must experience pain in at least 11 of 18 specific tender points. Tender points tend to be located at areas in the body where muscles and tendons join together.
Avatar m tn Today, after another bout of strange muscle pain, I found an article of Fibromyalgia. I tried all the tender points it mentions and unfortunately, only 2 of the 18 were not tender on a light touch. Obviously I scared myself a little. Can you have tender points (and I have far more then 16 tender points) on your body, but it not be Fibromyalgia? PS these points have been like that for months of not years. I regually have massage to relieve muscle tightness.
Avatar f tn I just got back and I only have 6 of the 15 Tender Points. I went through 2 neurologists since October and NEITHER one of them did this test. Is this test just ONE diagnostic feature of FM or is this THE ONE that says you have FM? I think the reason I have these 6 is because I have major back/neck problems since I was 12 years old and am now 38. I have osteoarthritis and have bulging/herniated disks in both my back and neck. I don't know, what do you guys think?
Avatar f tn The spots don't hurt unless they're pressed on, then they feel like bruises (but nothing is there) My tinder points don't match the Fibromyalgia points, and I have about10 times the number of spots that are on the picture. Also from knees down almost ALL of the muscles hurt to touch, not just spots) There's no rash or fever that I'm aware of. This has been going on for years. Any thoughts????
Avatar n tn But I have, and also my 21 yr old daughter has tender skin. I saw a Rheumatologist and what I have is Fibromyalgia. There are other symptoms that goes with this though: tenderness in joints, pressure points all over the body that are symmetrical, etc. The burning/tender skin is a neuralgia type thing, which seems to affect the nerves close to the surface of the skin. You should see someone about this, preferably an Internist or Rheumatologist. Good Luck!
Avatar n tn Hi, and welcome to the forum. In ur research, did u find info on the tender points for fibro...there r 18...if u have 11 u have fibro... the health pages on the right hand of the screen has more info on this. There r so many conditions that could and do have the same symptoms it is best to have a dr look at u if u haven't already.In going u should have ur thyorid check along with ur levels of ur minerals and vitamins...B12, D....calcium, potassium...magnessium....
Avatar f tn To investigate the relationship between AIFS and Fibromyalgia, the distribution of the tender points in patients with AIFS was assessed according to the ACR criteria for Fibromyalgia. It was revealed that AIFS patients had 5.6 tender points on average. Patients with headaches, digestive problems, or difficulty going to school had more tender points than patients without. Patients with ana titers or = 1:160. Anti-sa negative patients had more tender points than positive patients.
Avatar f tn My doctor wants to go ahead and treat me for lupus and proscribe hydroxychloroquine and repeat the bloodwork in a few months. Do I have lupus, fibromyalgia, or another connective tissue disease? My doctor specializes in internal medicine. Should I go and see a Rheumatologist? There are only a handful in the state of Alaska.
709619 tn?1230165075 As far as i know, it generally is known as a chronic condition. My tender points are always tender to the touch and i always have a certain degree of pain somewhere, luckily not usually so bad to stop me doing things. I have spoke to people who sometimes their tender points aren't always tender.
1943833 tn?1349280189 Sometimes doctors need to be focused in on what your problem is and your post above might help. As far as the tender points go I have never noticed anything different about my tender points than any other part of my body. I have pain all over, and it shifts sometimes to my hands or feet, but basically I hurt everywhere. So don't get discouraged if you don't feel any tender points. I'm not even sure they still use that as the criteria.
Avatar n tn To find out if it's fibro you have to have an exam and have at least 11 of the 18 tender points. This is the diagnostic criteria from the American rheumatology association or whatever it's called. Not all doctors know the right places to check. I have 14 out of 18. I also have the twitching all over, neck, hip, collarbone pain etc....I have a fibro diagnosis. I had MS ruled out with numerous tests.
Avatar f tn My feet and ankles sometimes hurt so bad I can't sleep or walk. I am on Lyrica for fibromyalgia and it makes the swelling worse.My blood sugar is coming down slowly with the insulin.I was put on another blood pressure pill but it made the swelling worse. I take Lisinopril and a water pill and am trying another new pill. My blood is still high. I wonder if I should go off the Lyrica? I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 40 years ago. I have lumps in all the adipose tissue on my body.