Massage Causing Nausea

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Massage Causing Nausea

Postby peachipotter » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:56 pm

So I asked my boyfriend to massage my back which felt very tender, but after about 2 minutes of very light pressure (it wasn't so much pain, its more of a bruised feeling) I started to feel really really ill like I was severely car sick (without being sick) which lasted for about 15 minutes after and Ive been feeling exhausted since.

just wondering if this is Fibro? I have ME/CFS, and at my first appointment with my specialist, she said she was going to refer me to another part of the hospital for Fibromyalgia treatment as she suspects I may have it. Along with all the CFS/ME things I suffer from I get these symptoms:

-Feel like my skin is bruised. Any area with less fat/the bony areas are fine. As soon as I get to any squigglier muscle/fat bits of skin it starts to feel bruised.

- I had a blood test 3 weeks ago and my arm is still hurting. It feels bruised inside like how it feels when you have pulled a muscle and aggravate it by moving.

- I wake up in the morning with aching neck, shoulders, where I imagine my lungs to be, and all around my stomach and hips and lower back. When I breathe in deeply, the horrible aches around stomach hips and lower back changes to shooting pains that go from my skin inwards.

- My thighs and bum ache from sitting a lot due to being too tired to excersise. If I don't excersise enough I ache, but if I excersise I get other aches, mainly in the legs that feel like growing pains, a deep bone ache which I think is the ME instead.

- Restless legs and feet sometimes in the evening. The past 2 nights I've woken up from it.

- I wake up at night a lot to pee

- I often get headaches around my eyes and ears. My jaw is very tense a lot but I can't un-tense it, it just always has a strange feeling and occasionally aches but not all the time. The headaches are a regular thing.

-I've noticed that something that would hurt me wouldnt hurt other people. Mainly on the top of my arms.

- It aches when i stretch my arms out or into different positions

There are lots of other things which are mainly due to the ME, but I was wondering if this sounds like Fibro to you guys? My GP wouldnt refer me, so the specialist is now seeking other ways to refer me.
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby Lindilou » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:23 pm

I am not aware of any specific treatment for ME. If there is peachipotter then do tell !
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby denys » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:48 pm

Maybe its a multidisciplinary thing the specialist is talking about (pain clinic) we couldnt say whether or not you have FM as anything we say is just our opinions :!: :!: :!: you are best waiting to get a referral and get a proper diagnosis, why wont your GP refer you if the specialist has requested it :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby Theresa34 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:15 pm

It could be anything. I've recently started feeling pretty rubbish. It turns out that my thyroid meds need readjusting. When I was diagnosed with fibro a few months ago my vitamin d levels were very low, so that would have caused my horrible aches then. You will have to get a few things checked and ruled out I think...
I am a fibro fighter not a fibro sufferer. I will keep fighting from the minute I get up til the minute I go to bed.
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby peachipotter » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:26 pm

Hi thanks for replying! Doctor wouldn't refer me- she said she thinks that it's all just the M.E. She wouldn't refer me until she got a letter from my specialist (but I still haven't had the referral yet) and then preceded to try and get me to have CBT for 'health anxiety' eg. She essentially called me a hypochondriac. My specialist called me a week later and told me not to worry about it and that it will all be sorted. I'm quite impatient, I guess I'm trying to hurry the process too fast! If I do have fibromyalgia I'd like to start pain medication and other treatment as soon as possible. I think I've suffered for so long that I don't know what it feels like to not ache.. It's become the norm and I'm just really hopeful that ill notice a big change with treatment. Paracetamol and ibuprofen and anadin muscle relief doesn't even touch it. Useless. I took an Epsom salt bath this morning that offered relief for maybe 10 mins and then the aches set back in. I'm not looking for a diagnosis from you guys, I was just wondering what your thoughts are? Essentially i am upset that my doctor said what she said, and wanted to get other opinions as I have one who isn't convinced, and then my specialist is almost certain I have both and am somewhere in the middle
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby peachipotter » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Also been through a lot of blood tests. No thyroid problems. Low vitamin D (levels are back where they should be now after a course of tablets) and low iron which I'm taking supplements for. Was diagnosed with ME, and then tested for glandular fever which was positive and before t past 8 weeks. Only feeling slightly better really, nothing has made much of a difference apart from time management. I feel like I can't win! I either do too much and feel crap, or I don't do enough and I feel crap, and I do just the right amount and I feel better but still crap! I'm just feeling very fed up :( sorry to vent!
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby rich44 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:30 pm

Know exactly how you feel, can relate to all of that. My glandular fever nearly killed me and the rest is history unfortunately.

If it were me I'd find another gp. For me once it'd been inferred that it was in my head or caused by anxiety I'd be out of there so fast.

Is it a multi gp surgery? If so can you try a different one next time?

If not you're entitled to get a second opinion.
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby peachipotter » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:41 pm

Yeah I think I will try another GP. She had been so good until my specialist brought up the Fibromyalgia thing, and then she said it. She said that I was focusing on all my symptoms and that a normal person would just forget about them!

WELL

I had learned to live with my aches and sore 'bruised' skin etc etc and ignored it, but then when my specialist suggested fibro, I thought maybe there's a whole other world of treatment and painkillers that could change my quality of life and get rid of as much as possible!

:)
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby peachipotter » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:44 pm

Lindilou wrote:I am not aware of any specific treatment for ME. If there is peachipotter then do tell !


Well not treatment as such, fatigue management :) I have my 2nd session on Wednesday :)
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby Theresa34 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:20 am

peachipotter wrote:Yeah I think I will try another GP. She had been so good until my specialist brought up the Fibromyalgia thing, and then she said it. She said that I was focusing on all my symptoms and that a normal person would just forget about them!

WELL

I had learned to live with my aches and sore 'bruised' skin etc etc and ignored it, but then when my specialist suggested fibro, I thought maybe there's a whole other world of treatment and painkillers that could change my quality of life and get rid of as much as possible!

:)


I've learned to live with the aches too. There isnt a lot that can be done for fibro. I think a lot of it is self help. Learning what you can and cant do. Learning how far you can push yourself daily. I said to myself this morning, I don't know what its like not to be sore in the morning. I cant remember what it feels like to feel normal. I also have arthritis so dont know which contributes to which. Both have stiffness and pain in the morning!
I am a fibro fighter not a fibro sufferer. I will keep fighting from the minute I get up til the minute I go to bed.
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby rich44 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:55 am

:-( at least with a diagnosis it opens up a world of different drugs

Cocodamol up to 60mg codeine a dose
Tramadol
Patches
I found a prescription for 200 paracetamol useful as buying 2x16 packs a time is a huge pita.

Anti-depressants supposed to be good for neuropathic pain

Other things like baclofen (muscle relaxant)
LDN if you can get it

If you're lucky and your hospital is a university hospital you might even be able to volunteer for experimental treatment. Phone up the hospital switchboard ask for the pain clinic and then ask their staff if there's any trials ongoing. When I was down there for my 3 useless visits there were posters everywhere for chronic pain sufferers with things like a gift voucher prize draw for those taking part.

I'm tempted to sign up for clinical trials with drugs firms too tbh they pay a lot and might get lucky lol.
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby peachipotter » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:41 pm

I'll write a proper in depth reply once I get to a laptop as phones are seless for typing!

Anyway, I took cocodamol, towards the 4 hours up the aches disappeared somewhat but then it brought back the pain of a muscle strain I had done in my chest a week before! I took the cocodamol 2 days ago and the strain is still there! Not sure what happened there!!
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Re: Massage Causing Nausea

Postby peachipotter » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:37 pm

Just took some codeine and it's made everything worse!!
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