Fibromyalgia symptoms trigger points

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Avatar n tn Hi, Myofascial pain symptoms usually involve muscle pain with specific "trigger" or "tender" points. The pain can be made worse with activity or stress. In addition to the local or regional pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome, people with the disorder also can suffer from depression, fatigue and behavioral disturbances.Trigger points can be identified by pain that results when pressure is applied to an area of a person's body.
Avatar f tn I have 75 % of all the trigger points for it.. I am always tried and really feel like **** somedays... Has anyone found anything helpful.. I am told exercise.. and streching... I mean i get bad knots in my neck adn back.. and alot of headaches from how tight my neck is... Any advice?
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.
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?
1033336 tn?1252509731 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've been on Armour Thyroid and a little synthyroid for a while now and my muscle pain and trigger points have gotten much worse. I can barely stand or walk by the end of the day. My doctor just said I have fibromyalgia and gave me flexeril. What is the relationship of thyroid and or adrenals to muscle tightness and pain?
Avatar f tn net/~devstar/ (The key difference between the two is FM entails widespread pain while CMPS entails pain points/trigger points). Her website even has information sheets you can print out to bring to appointments. Apparently, she has both CMPS and Fibromyalgia, but was unable to find treatment for several years until she stumbled across the book I mentioned earlier.
Avatar m tn Finally went to a pain management doc who believes I have Myofascial Pain syndrome with trigger points in my pectoral muscles. Does anyone out there have any similar problem? If so - what treatment worked for you? I'm desparate for recommendations. Thanks!
Avatar n tn The diffuse tenderness is most prominent in the neck and shoulders, along the spine and in knees and upon deep palpation at what are known as trigger points. Your symptoms seem to be too widely spread and muscle twitching is evident which is really not a part of fibro. It is difficult to tell you what the movement induced twitching might be from. It can be anything from a sleep disorder like restless leg to benign fasciculations.
Avatar f tn Hello, I have had trigger-point injections, and they have helped me a great deal. Trigger points are like knots in your muscles, and they prevent your body parts from relaxing properly. In order to relieve trigger point tenderness, special injections containing anesthetics or corticosteroids are put directly into each trigger point. These injections "shut down" the trigger points, providing quick or immediate relief from pain.
Avatar f tn You can have trigger points rather than tender points. Tender points are characteristic of fibromyalgia. Trigger points, however, are characteristic of Chronic Myofascial Pain. There is a very informative website that might be of interest:
Avatar n tn There are trigger points that can be checked to see if you have FM. Search on the internet for Fibromyalgia trigger points. The NIH and Mayo Clinic sites are helpful with symptom info. Write back to me and let me know how your are doing. I will watch this post.
587021 tn?1302220907 I am 40 years old. I also have alot of symptoms that I am not sure are just fibromyalgia. I have extremely dry eyes/mouth but tested neg in blood tests for Sjogren's. I also have alot of urethra pain off and on. I have warm prickly numbing sensations in my hands, especially at night and it has been happening for over 5 years now. My newest symptom is a warm sensation in the back of my left thigh that is getting pretty constant.
Avatar f tn I suggest that you call your local physical therapy offices and ask them the names of any doctors they know who treat fibro. These doctors will treat all kinds of trigger points including cmp. Don't be dissapointed if you have to go through more than one. I also call a gp"s office and ask the nurse how the doctor feels about fibro. before I ever go the first time. Whether he feels it is a catch all for not knowing what is wrong or if he actually realizes it is an illness.
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 n tn i am almost positive i have that the drugs are out of my system ALL the signs and symptoms are there. my sister has it and Swears i do to. i go next week to talk to my doctor.
Avatar f tn I had ultrasound in Switzerland and it helped, but I only had it three times a week and I've read that people need to have it three times a day to really get rid of trigger points. I have two trigger points in the hip/buttock area that aren't sore, but feel like taut bands. And they tug on the sensory nerves, which is the worst thing of all. I'm thinking of purchasing a home ultrasound unit (and gel), but wondered if anyone had tried this for loosening up trigger points.
Avatar n tn ) However, if it's as though you're back just won't clear up with no other explaination, you may want to look into myalfacial pain syndrome which tends to be upper back, with trigger points, and is more limited a set of symptoms than FM. (Not that's it's not sometimes extremely painful and incapacitating.) I'm not spelling it right. There's a book that comes with a tool, a stick with knobs on the end, to push the points yourself that someone told me was a god send.
Avatar m tn Don't forget that Fibromyalgia is not a specific disease, but rather a syndrome and there are specific diagnostic criteria to be met (they have changed recently from just going by the 11 out of 18 trigger/tender points for dx). Just do a search for the new criteria. Fluctuating symptoms of headaches, pain and fatigue are not specific only to fibromyalgia. Best of luck with the Neurologist. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia has ALWAYS been defined by having pain and tenderness in a number of trigger points. It also has symptoms that affect a person's mental health including depression and anxiety and there are times of "fibro fog" where one is unable to find the word while they are speaking.
Avatar m tn You didn't state your age, (I'm 54), but your balance problem may be from weakened muscle groups from trigger points. Trigger points can also develop in your throat and give you difficulty swallowing, (I also have trouble singing). Sometimes I go through phases where taking a pill can be really difficult. About 15 years ago, I developed a dizziness that lasted for 3 months.
341042 tn?1244780027 Fibromayalgia has several symtoms. There are trigger points at different sections of your body, food sensitivity, depression, IBS, and stress will aggrievate all of the afore mentioned. The weather will complicate things also. WebMD shows you all the trigger points and what to expect. It is treated with anti-inflamatory drugs and anti- depression meds. I have had Fibromayalgia for at least 10 or more years. You learn to listen to your body or the pain is worse.
1364792 tn?1278054787 My doctor thinks that i might have an anxiety problem but i have never been much of an anxious person so i did some research and fibromyalgia seemed to go along with some of my symptoms.. i was just wondering what other people thought.. is it fibromyalgia, anxiety, or something else? I want opinions! Thanks!
Avatar n tn When a qualified physician exams a patient those are some of the signs that he looks for when diagnosing the disease. Fibromyalgia trigger points exist in nine bilateral muscle locations. These trigger points are often thought of as the cardinal symptoms of Fibro when all lad tests are negative for RA and similar diseases. Best of luck to you. If you have additional questions please feel free to post them. I will look forward to your updates.
894326 tn?1279787685 You need to have pain in 11 of 18 areas of the body called trigger points. The pain is deep muscular and joint pain in these trigger points. I, myself don't know if I have 11 trigger points, therefore I have not been officially diagnosed. But I've suffered with the pain for a long time and now I'm so much better. I suggest you see a Rheumatologist. I don't know what kind of doc gave you all those diagnoses. Was it a Rheumatologist?
Avatar n tn had knee surgery in Dec. Followed by more pain than I expected. After about a month began to have fibromyalgia symptoms. Now at 3 months, fibro has taken over my body. I have to do required exercises & stretched, but have pain in my muscles after even a short period of exercise. How can I deal with this?
1442701 tn?1286387587 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia with no trigger points. The only place I was sensitive was when the doctor pressed his figertips into my ribs as hard as he could press. I was never pointed in the direction of a neurologist during this time. My neurologist refutes this diagnosis for me.
Avatar f tn 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. There aremany other symptoms which you may google under Fibromyalgia.
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.