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Trigger points and more

Postby lauramath » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:21 am

Last night while I was lying in bed hoping for sleep, I did the counterintuitive exercise of walking my fingers down my arms, legs, and sides...

I discovered that upon slight pressure, I have what appear "lines" of pain. It feels like needles and bruises down the entire front outer parts of my legs, the back parts, outside of my arms, but not underneath except one bruisy area on each side, my shins, ankles, forearms, shoulders, and ribs. I have recently discovered that other people don't have this pain when they are touched? That's novel!

Blissfully pain free is my forehead and feet, so I thought about those and fell asleep.

Does anyone else have this and do you think it is nerve pain?
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Re: Trigger points and more

Postby gillshutt » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:33 am

Yes it does sound like nerve pain, I get the same thing, seems to be next to the bones and feels very sore. It's worse in the areas where I get bad nerve pain eg my left arm and my right leg at the mo.
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Re: Trigger points and more

Postby spindell40 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:52 am

Does anyone suffer from really severe toothach in thier hip joints? Its so horrible i just feel like i want my legs to be put in a streacher and pulled and pulled to take the pain away,I cant sit or stand for any lenth of time , and its worse in the night. Has anyone got any idea what this is, i do have artritus but i dont think its that, nothing helps take the pain away, any suggestions as to waht might help wouls be appriecated.... :)
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Re: Trigger points and more

Postby LinzWorld » Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:35 am

Trigger points and referred nerve pain from them are a part of myofascial pain syndrome, which most people with Fibro also have. Injections and muscle relaxants may help, but myofascial release therapy with a specialist practitioner seems to be the most effective therapy.
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Re: Trigger points and more

Postby lauramath » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:37 pm

spindell40 wrote:Does anyone suffer from really severe toothach in thier hip joints? Its so horrible i just feel like i want my legs to be put in a streacher and pulled and pulled to take the pain away,I cant sit or stand for any lenth of time , and its worse in the night. Has anyone got any idea what this is, i do have artritus but i dont think its that, nothing helps take the pain away, any suggestions as to waht might help wouls be appriecated.... :)
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Have you had sciatica? It sounds similar. I have found some decent yoga hip stretches. Unfortunately I don't know how to describe it! :(
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Re: Trigger points and more

Postby PhilDiggle » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:14 pm

spindell40 wrote:Does anyone suffer from really severe toothach in thier hip joints? Its so horrible i just feel like i want my legs to be put in a streacher and pulled and pulled to take the pain away,I cant sit or stand for any lenth of time , and its worse in the night. Has anyone got any idea what this is, i do have artritus but i dont think its that, nothing helps take the pain away, any suggestions as to waht might help wouls be appriecated.... :)
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That's exactly what I'm going through, except I've had this feeling for three years now!

I'm on Neproxin which helps with the pain, but only for an hour or two, then it comes back. It's gotten so bad that I've actually stood up and down about 30 times in 3 minutes to help with the pain. Sounds strange, but I found it eases slightly.
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Re: Trigger points and more

Postby princess » Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:37 pm

When i was diagnosed by Scottish Rhumi Specialist, he said i had 14 trigger points and at that time you only needed 8 to be diagnosed with myalga as it was called then, that was 15 years ago, but even today all these years on i can touch certain parts of my body and winge as they are so tender - mostly near the ligament although the pain seems to come out of the joint.
When i mentioned this to my Rhumi later on he said yes that is exactly what is happening to you.
The tiredness andthe death feeling seem to be the ME side of things.
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Re: Trigger points and more

Postby LinzWorld » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:18 am

It's tender points that are used in diagnosing Fibro, but the doctor doing the exam needs to be aware of how to identify trigger points so that he doesn't hit a trigger point instead of a tender point. And the ACR Criteria for Fibro diagnosis (inc. 11 out of 18 chosen spots to test) came out in 1990 - 19 years ago.
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