Definitions of pain - nerve, muscle, joint.....

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Maxine_CR, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Maxine_CR

    Maxine_CR New Member

    Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction in terms of how to define these? I find myslef at a loss when trying to explain how I feel due to general fuzziness on the basic types.

    I think I have an idea (neuralgia, arthralgia, myalgia) but need a little hand-holding here....

    Anyone have any roadmaps?

    thanks, in advance,

  2. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    I think the best thing you can do is get a copy of Devin Starlanyl's book; 'Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome (A Survival Manual) .

    She explains the pain to the max, you will be suprised how simple she makes getting yourself across to a doctor, as well as family members and friends.

    The author is a suffer of Fibro herself, in the back of her book she has a section on 'Finding your Primary Care Physician' which would be of great help in the area you are asking about.

    She even has a worksheet for interviewing doctors!

    Wonderful book, well worth reading.

    Hope this helps.

    Shalom, Shirl
  3. Maxine_CR

    Maxine_CR New Member

    It will be on my lis. It always takes a bit longer than I would wish given that I am in the boonies of Costa Rica but I will find a way!

    Thanks so much for the input.