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spazms

Postby supersha » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:53 pm

Hi all,
Well this is a new 1 to me, on tuesday i started getting like electric shocks in my lower back an legs i took some painkillers an took myself to bed, as the hours went by the pain got worse (my bf even has to wash me) I woke up this morning an couldnt even walk the pain was that bad, my gp came out a few hours ago and said im having spasms probably due to the fibro, gave me diazapan an tramadol an said stay lying down and if im no better in 2weeks go back an see him. Has anyone else had this? My fibro has been getting worse the last few mths an im worried il end up stuck like this :( xx
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Re: spazms

Postby dmbromehead » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:15 pm

hi Supersha
yes I have muscle spasms on a regular basis and when it is cold I have more than usual. I was diagnoses with fibro over 6 years since but ,have been suffering for a lot longer than that before it was officially diagnosed by a Specialist at the hospital.

Most mornings i now suffer it and some evening on it totally paralises me unfortunatley the doc hasnt done much apart form keep giving me medication for the pain its just something i have had to live with and have even had to give my job up due to the pain and problems fibro has given me. I do sympothise with you and really dont know what advice to give you that will help. all i can say is you are not alone and i hope you dont start having it on regular occasions.
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Re: spazms

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:16 pm

I've moved your post in to this part of the forum supersha, as it seemed a more suitable board for it. Spasms are a part of FM for a lot of us, and seem to happen at any time, any place and with varying effects.

You did the best thing with getting your GP to come out and see you at home. Hopefully with the extra meds and resting, things will start to settle back down for you :teddy-bear: :teddy-bear:
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Re: spazms

Postby alison63 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:26 pm

I have spasms regularly. My neck has been the worse one as it has been stuck for six months. I have had two lots of physio and hydro. The only thing that helps is diazepam and strong pain killers. Yes I get electric shocks right through my body which are very painful. The other day I was stood by the washing machine and my leg went into a spasm and I kicked it. my 13 year old daughter thought it was funny until she realised I was crying in pain. So I also have a bruised toe. I have been like this for 12 months and I am trying to live with it. So at least we are not alone. Keep smiling :-)
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Re: spazms

Postby supersha » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:35 pm

Thanks guys at least im not going nuts, and alison iv had the shooty leg thing even when im lying down it can happen, to be honest since i was diagnosed i think iv been in denial :oops: i felt like anything that happened to me my gp just had an excuse...oh thatl be the fibro, iv refused the Amitriptyline because i felt the gp was fobbing my pain off as depression, but iv now realised i need help im only 40 but feel more like 80, i struggle with everything at the min, sorry for going on it just feels a relief talking about it. Thanks everyone xxx
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Re: spazms

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Maybe I've just been fortunate, but each time I've gone to see my GP with something new/worsening/worrying, it hasn't just been put down to FM. I get bits of me flicking/kicking out as well when I get spasmed :facepalm: :facepalm: My worse one was recently, it started off while I was in the bathroom, shaking from head to toe. Somehow I got back into the bedroom, but as I was trying to get back into bed I also started making the bed vibrate and rattle (metal frame) which woke OH up and he ended up holding on to me until it started to calm down :yikes:
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Re: spazms

Postby Roch » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:04 pm

Hi i have horrendous fibro spasms and suffered for about a year but thankfully my fab gp has got me on a cocktail of two meds which thank god do the job so well. I take Quinine Bisulphate 300x 1 mg and Methocarbamol 750 mg tab x 2 so each night i take the 3 tabs and if at any time i get a spasm which usually hit me anywhere from early evening onwards i take 2 of the Methocarbamol tabs and the spasms are always controlled anywhere from 5 mins to 15 mins if a horrendous spasm. I get my spasms in both my thighs and also both of my calfs at the same time and it makes me fall to the floor, before taking these meds my spasms could last up to an hr and were happening most days but thankfully now i usually only get them if i am very stressed or having a bad pain day, for me the cocktail of those 2 meds are a life saver for me as i have gone from daily hr long spasms where i am crying in pain, hair soaked to my head from sweating so much to now one every week or two just depending on how my health is.I would def recommend anyone trying the meds if their current meds r not preventing or making their spasms a whole lot easier and less painful.
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