Fibromyalgia symptoms pressure points

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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 I frst experienced Upper back pain from may 08 - mid septemberr 08. I am not 100 % why I had the pain. I saw every doctor imagineable (orthopedist, rheumatologist, acupuncturist, physiatrist, myofascial trigger point therapist, massage therapists) Not much helped but it went away towards the end of september) My only symptoms were upper back pain. The muscles were very tight and knotted.I was not fatigued and sleeping was not an issue.
Avatar m tn Hi I am pretty for sure I have Fibromyalgia some of my symptoms include Soar and stiff muscles in my legs and I just have a Flu like feeling all the time and also the pressure points you have. I have those also. Does this sound like Fibromyalgia to you.
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.
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.
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?
Avatar f tn They have this computerized footmap analyzer that evaluates your foot length,arch type and pressure points, so you can get the best inserts for support & comfort. And the price is reasonable, but you have to keep in mind that you probably need shoes about half size larger. As far as what could be medically wrong, one area to look into is spinal issues that would affect the feet,like spinal stenosis at L5,S1.
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 m tn Wide spread body pain is manifested in many conditions like neck pain syndrome, low back pain, local tendonitis, trauma-related pain syndromes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis of the knee or hand, and other painful disorders. These patients have some symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn I do have pains, and I failed some kind of test where the Dr. checked pressure points. Still I also could have been misdiagnosed with Fibro when it was really Celiac. Maybe it's both! No matter, the gf diet really helps. I wish you luck. So many people are never diagnosed. It's a starting point, right!
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.
709619 tn?1230165075 Do people with fibromyalgia experience attacks similar to MS that last for a week or so and then subside with more mild symptoms, or is it a chronic condition? And are the painful areas always sensitive to touch? I've been dealing with something that feels neurological in nature and I'm working with my neurologist on eliminating certain conditions. I have thus far eliminated two conditions that resemble the symptoms I've been dealing with i.e., ALS and B12 deficiency.
Avatar n tn Since I've had Fibromyalgia, I have constant bursitis in my greater trocanter (hip bursa) as well as a constant inflammation of my SI joints. I receive shots in my hips every few months, sometimes monthly. I do the exercises given to me by my DO, however, I have only short term relief from the shots. I apply ice. I still have the bursitis and it won't go away. I never had any hip injuries prior or since to cause bursitis. Does anyone else have recurrent bursitis with their Fibromyalgia?
Avatar f tn well just got back from lawyer apt and it didn't go well. It seemed as if he didn't believe in fibromyalgia even though he didn't say that. Said that all my test came back ok that it didn't appear that i have anything wrong with me besides my one seizure on my eeg. And that even if i did win since i don't have enough credits and i have to file for ssi and my husband works that i probably won't recieve much as far as a monthly benefit.
Avatar n tn It could also just be your muscles in your chest tightening up - I also experience this and it goes along with fibro. Fibromyalgia is diagnosed based on having multiple tender points and performing a series of tests to rule out other conditions. Individuals usually see a Rheumatologist to receive a fibro diagnosis.
Avatar n tn Fibromyalgia pain is associated with specific widespread pain at so called 12 or 13 tender points. Fibromyalgia is characterized by pain in specific areas of your body when pressure is applied, including the back of your head, upper back and neck, upper chest, elbows, hips and knees. The pain generally persists for months at a time and is often accompanied by stiffness. I would try acumpacture, exercise, hyponotherapy, and homeopathy.
Avatar f tn Yes, your symptoms could be caused by fibromyalgia, but if they were, you would also have sensitivity and pain at specific pressure points. Migratory joint pain that starts in the knees sure sounds a lot like Lyme Disease. Doctors who treat a lot of Lyme estimate that 30-50% of people with Lyme test false negative on the standard blood tests, which means that you haven't eliminated it yet.
Avatar m tn Sorry to bother you again but I have one more question is there any such condition as Idopatic Pain Syndrome. A doctor diagnosed me with fibromyalgia because of the pressure points. But he called my fibromyalgia ( Idopathic Pain Syndrome).
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome to MedHelp. As far as I can tell, you do have symptoms that look like fibromyalgia. A rhematologist is the kind of dr. that dxes this. They will check for pressure points. There is also a tilt table test that can help decide if it is fibro or chronic fatigue.
Avatar m tn Where is your pain? Look up the tender pressure points for Fibro. It sounds like FM to me. I have had it for 12 years. I would describe it as feeling like you're body is buried in wet sand... that's what it feels like to move. Exhaustion has always been my worst symptom. Nothing has ever helped... except massage. Best Wishes.
550746 tn?1250130369 only a doctor, after doing the pressure point checks, would be able to diagnose you. You need to have pain in 11 of the 18 pressure points in order to have the diagnoses of Fibro. See your doctor. Normally a Rheumatologist would be a doctor to diagnose this, just to let you know; it falls under their specialty.
Avatar f tn The tests that they have for that depend on certain pressure points in the body and those pressure points could be other things as well. People with MS can have leisons in the brain everywhere. My spinal tap came back normal and because it did, does not mean I have MS. I know these symptoms well and whatever they are from, they certainly do change the quality of life! What other testing have you done?
Avatar f tn Thank you for your response. I am very interested in knowing if others have these lumps as they never talk about lumps when giving the symptoms of fibromyalgia. They say that you have "pressure points". I want to know if this is the same as having actual lumps that can be clearly felt with slight pressure and hurt like crazy! It sounds like you have the same thing. If enough pressure is excerted on some lumps they feel like they are going down but come right back nearby.
Avatar m tn My girlfriend has these symptoms. Tingling (like electrical) radiating pain moves from left back shoulder to wrist or feet or ankles and once in awhile on elbows. Fatigue Muscle spasm in ribs and middle back. Can anyone with fibromyalgia relate to this?
Avatar f tn 1. IT IS a central nervous system disorder. For years people believed it to be a form of arthritis. The latest research has show this is not the case. People with fibromyalgia process painful stimuli different then "normal 'people. Even though it is our muscles that hurt it is coming from our central nervous systems.
Avatar f tn 2 week later, still not feeling better, I went back and he sent me to an internist, who then told me I have Fibromyalgia. The tender points did all hurt when he applied pressure, and he gave my Lyrica, and here I am, only getting worse. I'm not 100% convinced that my problem is Fibromyalgia, or that it's that alone.
Avatar f tn Yes, chest pain is another one of symptoms of Fibromyalgia. It's mostly in the pectoral area. There are several trigger points tests doctors use to see if you have Fibromyalgia. Mine started inside my knees. Keep in mind that "Fibro" pain is bilateral which means that it occurs on both sides of the body. I have all of the "trigger points" like, both sides of my neck, back of shoulders, thighs, inside of my knee and tenderness in my upper arms.
Avatar m tn You mentioned your bones ached, but they were not sensitive to pressure. To be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, you would need to have 11 of 18 tender points plus some additional symptoms. Does your family have any history of autoimmune illnesses like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Lupus or Thyroid disease? You may want to have the doctors look into this if you do. If your pain persists I think you should mention the notion of Fibromyalgia and ask to be referred to a Rheumatologist.
Avatar f tn I know what you mean about the tender points and have so many of them. They feel painful with and without pressure. I have been like this for years now and my GP thinks I have had fibro for longer than even I realise but I cant understand why he wont refer me even if its to help with pain management. I have researched everything possible to help myself. The only other thing similar I could find is something called Dercums disease. I just worry I'm not getting the correct treatment.