Fibromyalgia joints

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia joints


Avatar f tn For the last few years, I've had pain in all my joints.. Not unbearable pain, just a small aching pain. Over the years it has gotten worse, all my joints crack, I'm not forcing them to crack, they just do.. If I move a certain way, they crack. My toes, ankles, knees, hips (my hips are the most painful when they crack), lower back, upper back, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers.... I do crack my knuckles out of habit, but they don't bother me as much as my other joints.
Avatar f tn Unlike arthritis, the incapacitating pain is not in the joints but in the muscles and ligaments. Fibromyalgia is known for presentation of pain at specific sites known as tender points or tender spots. 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.
1201433 tn?1329001237 i am having symptons like those of fibromyalgia, is this a common side effect while on tx?
Avatar f tn what is fibromyalgia? i am curious. My mother n law suffers from it and i am just curious what it is.
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.
1399618 tn?1286469531 My husband has been complaining of pain in his joints for some time. It was thought to have been caused by having Back Surgery. However, he cant' sleep at night, its up and down constantly. Even sleep walking or sitting up sleeping. When walking you can see the pain on his face. If he doesn't have something to lean on ie. shopping cart etc. forget walking. The pain is excruciating.
Monster 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. Thus, the diagnosis is typically based upon a thorough patient history, a complete physical examination, and blood tests, which are used to exclude conditions with similar symptoms.
Avatar n tn My right knee, both hips and my arm joints are completely stiff. I have a cracking popping nose in my joints. My concern is that now I am noticing that my feet and ankles are swollen. I do my best to elevate them, but I do sit at a desk for most of the day. I also live in a hot and humid climate. I've been quite slim for years and I am suddenly feeling extremely bloated, and swollen like I am retaining water all over. I take a beta blocker for irregular heart beat.
358486 tn?1294779988 to anyone with fibromyalgia,what were your 1st symptoms? i have recently had 2 disc surgeries in the past few months, lumbar on sept 19, cervcal with fushion on oct 31,last week i was diagnosed with si joint dysfunction and recived my 1st si block,and a nurse talked to me about fibromyalgia. i belie.when did u seek medical treatment? what was it? any info at all, i would really appreciate!!
Avatar n tn I have suffered from fibromyalgia for years. I have been taking vitiman B6/B-12 shots, and they help me with the pain of the disease. I"ve been trying to find out where to buy the B-6, I already have the B-12. Can anyone let me know if there is somewhere to buy B-6. Also, Rodex Forte is good for the off days, so I need to buy that also.
4861077 tn?1360159739 I have now seen the rheumatologist and have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia can any advise me as to what help I can get as some days these pains can be life limiting am finding it hard to even peel potatoes need advice thanks
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?
Avatar f tn My knees joints are very painful. My doctors has referred me to a rheumotolgist and suspects this could be my diagnosis. One thing that boggles his mind is that my leg pain is not present on a good day until I am lying down for more than 30 minutes then horrible aching begins. My sed rate is also high but RA and Lupus test came back negative. Doew this sound like arthritus or fibromyalgia?
710094 tn?1229312306 I haven't heard of fibromyalgia causing this type of disruption to anyones body. If you are vomiting on a daily basis, you are depleting your electrolytes and could also suffer from dehydration or malnutrition. Any of these could cause problems with dizziness and forgetfulness. It could be contributed to fibromyalgia, but I pray that you are still under a physicians care for your gastric problem because your symptoms could be a result of that as well.
Avatar f tn I'm new here and I haven't had a fibromyalgia diagnosis, but I have had muscle twitching all over (mostly in my legs) and that has died down quite a bit, but I've have tired muscles and I have been so tired. I get tender spots that hurt for no reason to the touch. This past Saturday I went dancing and almost didn't make it through the first song, my legs started to hurt so bad. I woke up the next morning and it felt like someone had beat my legs with a baseball bat.
587071 tn?1218545987 Every thing came out okay but I still have the lumps.My family doctor thinks fibromyalgia is all in my head and its not a real disease.How ever the rumatodaligist thought the other way.Since I had know swelling of my joints they ruled out arthrities. Even though I dont think I have fibromyalgia it could be that I do.I just have a feeling that there is more going on with me.Some days I'm so scared because my body hurts so bad and I cant do any thing for it.
Avatar m tn Nobody really knows how these medications treat the symptoms (particularly the aches and pains) of fibromyalgia. These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia. But these drugs also have serious side effects. Lyrica, the first FDA-approved drug to treat fibromyalgia, has been associated with severe allergic reactions that can cause angioedema — swelling of the throat, head, and neck, resulting in airway compromise.
Avatar m tn dear doctor, I am suffering from joints pain since a pretty long time.done tests-aso titre,ra,uric acid,crp,asot,anf etc.,everything is ok but pain is there.would you please advice me so that i may get rid of this pain.
1170694 tn?1285101109 I am a 16 year old that has been diognosed with fibromyalgia, and find that my ankels crackle. Not pop, crackle. Now I find my hips and wrist are starting to do it too. It seems located with my pain centers. Is this normal? Does anyone else have this problem?
Avatar f tn Has anyone else ever noticed that the joints which are most sore itch deep inside? I first noticed it in my hands, that a joint would seem itchy, but scratching didn't help. After a while I realized that it was a precursor to, or concurrent to my joints being inflamed. Just wondering how common this is, and if anyone knows the name for it. Also, out of curiosity, if you have experienced this, what autoimmune disease do you have.
Avatar f tn in childhood dislocated pinky pain went up arm and caused twitching and never went away, also happened after multiple sprains in left side in ankle now all joints hurt on left side, migraines mainly left side that turns from pain to numb pain with eye fluttering. wrist and ankle on the L side get painful way past a ten and then start to turn cold along with pins and needles...also I ache in the rest of my joints and have a radiating pain in the small of my back.
Avatar n tn I am from East coast and decided to head west for the winter to see if warmer weather helped my Fibro. I am in Phoenix and have had new problems. My joints started to feel like knives were stabbing into my bones in my hand and feet started to swell (felt like HOT plates were sitting on them). Walking became difficult, and getting out of bed really hard. I found out I had low thyroid since being here and Ana test positive.
358486 tn?1294779988 It's a fibro drug. Fibromyalgia usually is debilitating fatigue and pain either in muscles and/or joints. I think it can also be pain in tissues, though not sure if that is official. It also can have other symptoms. Problem with fibro, is that a lot of the symptoms overlap with other autoimmune diseases so doctors have to be sure to rule out other diseases before diagnosis fibromyalgia. My aunt thought for years she had fibromyalgia.
Avatar m tn It is a Rheumatologist who you must see for a fibromyalgia diagnosis and if positive,consequent treatment follows, prescribed normally by the Rheumatologist. There is no effective standard medical treatment for fibromyalgia other than symptom management, by the way. The suspected side-effects of the acupuncture cannot be attributed to the treatment itself, as it cannot be verified. Those " strange" side effects could be easily caused by stress alone.
Avatar n tn She told me that the actual hip bursitis could be causing a massive flare-up of the fibromyalgia and the pain from that alone could be affecting/inflaming all types of joints. I told her since the bursitis had worsened since about January-February, I had become totally fatigued, exhausted, and completely depressed at times to the point where I would see a picture of my 9 and 1/2 year old son when he was a baby and bawl and bawl- completely unlike me.
434278 tn?1324709825 From what I've read, fibro can make you think your joints are hurting. But lupus will eventually cause some of your joints to have some swelling and redness. Honestly, I think in the early stages, it might even be difficult to tell the difference. But as things have progressed I can tell the differenct more and more.
1943833 tn?1349280189 I have wondered often over the last few years if I have Fibromyalgia, but have never asked a doctor about it because I don't seem to have the tender points. I'm wondering how many of these symptoms are "common" for fibromyalgia. Or maybe CFS? -occasional severe sensitivity to noise. I can be sitting in a room, with people around me and noises I would normally not mind (kids playing, etc) will "hurt". I don't really have a headache, and it's not an actual pain.
Avatar f tn I posted my intro here yesterday, so I won't go into all my details, but after 2-3 years of odd symproms and random/chronic muscle pain my neurologist has suggested that I have fibromyalgia. She said I should discuss it with my famil doctor at my next appt, which is in July. Both doctors have run me through countless tests to rule out other neuro and autoimmune diseases including MS. My family doctor really felt like I may be depressed.