Fibromyalgia pain when lying down

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Avatar m tn (a year ago when this started the pain shifted around in his chest but this does not happen any more) I've noticed his hands and feet are often cold and at the moment he gets dizzy and nauseous which only improves when he is lying down. We've been to the docs again today and he has agreed to do another endoscopy and he thinks the meds he is taking should improve the acid reflux and wants to investigate further.
Avatar f tn resting well, then feeling good, then doing things that feel ok at the time, but then stopping and paying he'll for the next 3-5 days. we need to sit down before we need to, and the trick here is to just sit down even when we don't feel like it, and check how we feel. i have an 11:30am alarm reminder to SIDDOWN, and if it feels ok, i carry on, and if i feel like shite i stop. also btw i have cut out dairy - it helps w reducing the inflammation. doesn't tame the excruciating fatigue tho.
1033336 tn?1252509731 The characteristic feature of Fibromyalgia is a muscle pain mostly in neck, back, thighs, and hips. There is presence of specific tender points in these areas that trigger the pain. Along with this there is morning stiffness in the muscles, brain fog, dizziness and other neurological symptoms. Since you are suffering from pain specifically located at the joints, and it started after the flu, the pains are related to the viral infection.
Avatar n tn I do long-distance hikes and intensive gym workouts, and have a mineral mix (prescribed in Austria) that stops cramps within 5 minutes when they occur. I tried the mix for my lying-down back pain, and the pain went away almost immediately. The mineral mix is called Magnosolv, and is only available in Austria. Here are the ingredients so you can find something similar. Magnesium carbonate 670mg; Magnesium oxide 340mg; Potasium 500mg; Natrium 60mg (salt); citric acid 3700mg.
1943833 tn?1349280189 / -Fingers fall asleep if I'm lying down, no matter where my hands are. -Pretty severe stiffness in the morning. Less severe, but exists, if I sit too long. It used to be so bad I couldn't walk when I got out of bed (4-5 years ago it felt like my feet/ankle bones were broken). It's gotten better (not sure why), but instead of just feet/ankles, it's a less severe, but more widespread, feeling of stiffness everywhere...fingers, toes, hips, elbows, back, etc.
Avatar f tn So i take the hubbys meds that he no longer takes when i just can't deal with the pain anylonger. But they are not that strong so doesn't help much. Its sad that my best friend is icyhot and my heating pad. lol its almost like when im in that much pain i develop a temporary neuropathy cause i can't even feel the heating pad its not hot enough.
Avatar n tn Hi Tina, Many people experience the sensation of increased heart pounding when they lay on their left side. When you are lying on your left side, gravity pulls your heart closer to your chest wall and makes it easier to feel the beats. Just about anyone that feels the left side of their chest in the right place will feel their heart beat and this sensation is increased when lying on the left side.
Avatar f tn I'm taking 1800 mg gabapentin/ day and that does help with the pain (and the TN pain, too). If I try to cut the dosage back, the headache is right there. Steroids have done nothing for the headache. I received the MRI report and it states that the cerebellar tonsils are low lying without meeting the criteria for chiari malformation. Is it possible to have symptoms without herniation being obvious on the MRI?
1145347 tn?1315802019 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I am wondering if I have something else going on in my body. All my symptoms have worsened since the diagnosis. Everything hurts a lot more and I have more spasms. I have been awake all night which is nothing new due to pain levels. Could I have been misdiagnosed? I have all sorts of symptomology and am growing more weary each day. I have been a recluse in my room for weeks now. What should I do?
Avatar f tn Has seen PCP, neuro, and Rheumatologist with no diagnosis. Is completely debilitated, lying in bed for 4-5 days. Has anyone diagnosed with Fibro. experienced anything like this? I would appreciate any response. Thank you.
Avatar m tn So, you can imagine that about 3 or 4 in the morning when I've been lying still for many hours, I awake with a start in horrific pain. I literally have to get out of bed (still drugged from all the meds I've taken early in the evening so I could actually GET to sleep), and drag myself around the house for a half an hour or so to loosen up my muscles so the pain will alleviate a little. Often, the pain doesn't go away enough for me to go back to sleep and I end up exhausted.
Avatar f tn I was awaken 3 night ago hurting in the middle of my chest ( almost like someone was ripping it apart), when I stood up it went away, but as soon as I layed back down it started again. Now i still hurt when I exhale but it not only hurts at the middle of my chest it feels like someone is stapping me in the ribs. Any ideas on what this could be?
Avatar m tn Suffering both post stroke pain and chronic fibromyalgia at the same time that has made my life miserable. I get daily migraine tension type headaches, burning pricking numbness pain, stiffness and bad muscle spasms. Amitriptyline, cymbalta, baclofen gave me bad side effects. I m hoping someone can share their success with other drugs. I m willing to give it a try. Thks in advance!
Avatar n tn The other possibility is silent acid reflux, do you get chest pain that gets worse when you're lying down? Have stomach pain after a meal? For the pain, it sounds like a pinched nerve/herniated disc or shingles without a rash. Have you had back problems before this? Seen a chiropractor or had a spine x-ray? With the stiffness, do you get any stabbing pains or is more like a burning pain. Do you have pain anywhere else, like in your legs or hips?
Avatar f tn I have gained 40 pounds (unintentional) since January ‘08 I have frequent headaches with pain on both sides of my head I have recently been suffering from light-headedness when moving from lying down, kneeling, or sitting to a standing position In March ’08, after going round and round with my primary physician, I decided to take it upon myself to schedule an appointment with a Rheumatologist.
Avatar f tn I was still miserable but dealt with it until December 2008 when I began losing the ability to walk and talk, had full sides of my body go numb, the dizziness was awful (even when sitting or lying down), I had trouble concentrating on simple things like having a simple conversation with someone or typing on my computer, and the pain started getting unbearable. I made an appointment with a new rheumatologist in January 2009 in the same office and told him of the new symptoms.
807420 tn?1238225628 It is always the worst when he lays down, but it never leaves even when standing. The pain goes down a bit when he is upright. Please let me know if you have any ideas.
Avatar f tn , he didn't even know ho manyh pain meds i was taking when he made his comment about being addicted. he said some people try to wean off, but that doesn't usually work very well, and some just go cold turkey. i wasn't about to touch the meds after he said i was addicted---talk about the night from hell!!! i hurt in places i didn't normally hurt.
1047234 tn?1253547296 I feel so bad for you, and this business of having pain high in your chest means something is wrong, lying down is the only time I get relief? And, how in the world do you tolerate aspirin? I am severely sensitive to aspirin, you talking about a belly ache now! Some people, maybe you, can take it without problems, but it will burn your stomach up after a while. Ok, lets get to the bowel thing, I know you mentioned constipation, so have you been chronically constipated?
Avatar n tn Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue (15 yrs), Papillary thyroid cancer 5 yrs, kidney failure 3 months and shortness of breath with very sharp pain in my chest 3 months. When I lying down BP is 142/72, sitting130/74 standing 82/44 and I couldn't breath passed out. This just started one week ago, I am very frightened, it makes me feel like that I am dying or something. I have been eating very good meals drinking about 150 oz of water a day plus other things like herbal tea.
Avatar n tn This pain, known as rest pain, occurs because the arteries of the leg can no longer deliver adequate blood flow to the feet, even at rest. Rest pain generally worsens when the legs are elevated, such as when lying in bed at night. Relief from this pain may occur only when the feet are dangled. Fibromyalgia is another cause of leg pain at night. Generally, though, there is pain involving other areas in addition to the leg.
131817 tn?1209532911 my became only a little sore, in my case i thought it was because i was lying down so much, as no energy to be up. (tended to hole-up in my room to be in dark, quiet room.
Avatar n tn I have pain in lower back on left side, left hip pain, left pelvic pain and pain down the left leg at times. It comes and goes. Gets real bad,(when I put weight on left leg) then can ease up within minutes with changing position. I had similar trouble when I was about 30 but it went away. Any ideas? I am 47 now.
886141 tn?1240971296 It feels better when I walk or I just don't notice it as much. If I'm sitting or laying down it is hard for me to stand on my legs when I get up the pain is so bad. After I take a few steps it gets better. It is also hard for me to go up and down stairs. When I'm sitting or lying down there is a constant throbbing pain. It does feel better if I lay on the floor on my stomach with a heater blowing on me. The pain goes from my hips down the front of my legs to my feet.
Avatar m tn the first and third fingers on the right hand also pop and really hurt after lying down. I have pain in the palm of my right hand too. The neck pain is still there and I think the reason that it got so much worse was from looking up and titling my head back for over an hour while watching the fireworks display on July 4th.
Avatar n tn Yep, it is only the narcotics that help relieve the pain at all. And when the pain is really bad, they only work to a point. I don't know what you suffer from, but if it's also endometriosis, there are a few good internet sites on the subject. There's an Endometriosis Association, Center for endometriosis care, and ***@****, to name a few. I've never had children, but have also heard women say the pain can rival child birth.
Avatar n tn I have seen two cardiologists now, had two types of stress tests and am now on VerelanPM. I am scared to death to go to sleep! I am not taking this lying down (pun intended). I am off to the Houston Med Center for further evaluation.
Avatar n tn Thinking back on it, the first-bite-dizziness had gone away for a while and that was when I was down to only one cup of coffee a day. I just got back from a high mileage business trip and consumed way more caffeine than normal. The intensity of the dizziness correlates to the caffeine intake and the mental concentration of driving over 2000 miles, in 3 days, while on a strict time-line. I was probably clenching my teeth the whole way and did not know it. Thanks again for the feedback.