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pian in armpits,nipples

Postby garetjax » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:25 am

for the last 10yrs ive had the same pain as i get in my bones (NOT JOINTS thats different,) in my armpits, nipples, groin, upperback,(lymph nodes)
doctors just say its a immune reponsce but they dont no why or what too, just take steroids,nasacort.
in the past roids got it undercontrol but at the moment just not working for me anyone else have this???
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby gillshutt » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:24 am

My glands are up and down all the time :( Nobody has ever done anything about it even though I've mentioned it to a few gp's. I know I am more likely to get it just before my period, or just before I miss a period :roll:

I've got a cold at the moment and my glands have been ok until last night when one tonsil flared up :shock: Weird
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby shazq » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:35 am

I get pain under my arm pit over to my boobs, sometimes the pain is so bad i have trouble sleeping, i cant go to sleep laying on my back, so when i get this pain it effects my sleeping, even laying on my side is painful.
I did mention it to my GP, he said it could be connected to fibro or even hormonal, i have to wait to see if it happens again, if there is a month between it then we know it will be hormonal. :dunno:
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby pixiecat » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:04 pm

Hi

I have had a pain similar to what you have discribed and have been told by my doctor that its down to the wire in my bra!! :nono:
But as I dont wear one in bed this is nonsence. The pain does follow where the wire goes but I know its inside me not just where the wire lies, also its mainly in my front but goes round to my back.
Like most of our problems because they cannot be fully explained they are just dismissed.

Lorraine :)
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Postby LinzWorld » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:32 pm

It could possibly be myofascial pain for some of you - have you ever been checked out for that? It is very common for Fibromites to get this around the jaw, neck, shoulders and chest. And the bra-line area is a very very common place for female Fibromites to get this!
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Postby auroura » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:58 pm

Glad someone posted this, i sometimes get really tender under my left armpit, breast. I once made doc examine me, as i felt i had a lump, but nothing was found. I turned over in bed last night and caught my nipple :shock: omg the pain was horrendous, i had tears in my eyes
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby crumblyallie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:53 pm

LinzWorld wrote:It could possibly be myofascial pain for some of you - have you ever been checked out for that? It is very common for Fibromites to get this around the jaw, neck, shoulders and chest. And the bra-line area is a very very common place for female Fibromites to get this!


I have asked to see my GP about this as I think this is the cause of a few of the pains i'm getting which seem just to effect only my righthand side and are not the general arches If you know what I mean. It especially makes sence as there are times I can't wear a bra as it feels like it is triggering pain in my armpit.
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby shazq » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:21 am

LinzWorld wrote:It could possibly be myofascial pain for some of you - have you ever been checked out for that? It is very common for Fibromites to get this around the jaw, neck, shoulders and chest. And the bra-line area is a very very common place for female Fibromites to get this!


How do they know it is myofascial ? will it show up in blood tests?
I am due to have bloods taken next month.
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Postby crumblyallie » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:18 am

I don't know shaz but I'm seeing my GP for a double appointment on Friday so I will let you know what happens.
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby LinzWorld » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:00 pm

No, it won't show up in blood tests.

The only definite way to know if you have myofascial issues (and a lot of "normal" people have some) is to have a full exam with a specially trained healthcare professional. A few doctors have some training in this area - Prof Davies for example - and some physiotherapists (more on the private side). Some pain consultants can recognise myofascial pain even if they don't know how to treat it. Most of the people who go through the specialist training in myofascial release are actually massage therapists first though.

Try examining the area that hurts yourself.

If there are knots on the muscle that hurt when pressed, these are almost certainly myofascial trigger points - if they cause symptoms elsewhere when pressed, that's another sign that they're myofascial trigger points. Symptoms can include shooting pain, headache and even nausea as the referred symptoms are from the trigger points pressing on nerves. The trigger points themselves can cause burning, shooting or grinding pain, particularly when pressed. A muscle with active trigger points on it will also probably have restricted movement, some weakness and lactic acid will build up quickly if the muscle is used (a lot of people with Fibro have trouble walking because of myofascial trigger points in leg and hip muscles which make it very painful to exercise).

Some people with Fibro get what my myofascial release therapist called hypotonic muscles - the myofascia has hardened so much that not enough fluid is moving around the muscle. These muscles can feel solid, like concrete, rather than lumpy.
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby shazq » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:35 pm

Hi Linz
Thank-you for explaining about myofascial trigger points.
I have just prodded my body to see if i had pain symptoms else where in my body but i only had the pain in the places i prodded.

I will ask my GP about myofasscial points when i next see him.
Thanks for the info.
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby shazq » Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:37 pm

crumblyallie wrote:I don't know shaz but I'm seeing my GP for a double appointment on Friday so I will let you know what happens.


Thanks allie, good luck at your GP`S.
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Re: pian in armpits,nipples

Postby LinzWorld » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:06 pm

shazq wrote:Hi Linz
Thank-you for explaining about myofascial trigger points.
I have just prodded my body to see if i had pain symptoms else where in my body but i only had the pain in the places i prodded.

I will ask my GP about myofasscial points when i next see him.
Thanks for the info.


Good luck. Be warned - some GPs may never have heard of the term "myofascial pain"! Information on the problem was only detailed about 5o years ago - JFK's personal physician Janet Travell MD is considered to be the first to publish details of myofascial pain patterns and how to treat it (she treated JFK's myofascial pain).
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