Hi I'm new Anyone have spinal pain with the fibromyalgia?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by luppyfm, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. luppyfm

    luppyfm New Member

    I have Lupus and Fibromyalgia. For about two years now I have been having more & more severe pain in my spine. I asked my Dr. yesterday if I am crazy and he basically said it could be in my head. I have been diagnosed with severe Fibro. My brother also had this and Lupus. He passed away at age 55, 3 years ago from Lupus complications. I can't stand to be on the computer much, sew, drive the car or anything without it agrivation the back pain. Sometimes it seems as if it is one area one time and then the entire back others. I sufer also from extreme sweats, had a hysterectomy 13 years ago. PLEASE, if anyone has this problem let me know. Is there somewhere I can find information regarding this kind of back pain? The MRI and CAT scans show some arthritis in the spine and, as he put it, normal problems for people my age. I know it is real pain!! Please let me know!

  2. charlenef

    charlenef New Member

    i think this could be chronic myofascial pain i have this with fibro but cmp is where my back pain comes from. i have it along my spine although it is the tiny muscles along the spine it feels like it is the spine, bra strap area around shoulder blades and my butt. you can buy triiger point therapy work book onlineto help you. good luck charlene
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  3. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    I am not able to post now to help with your needs but I moved two previous threads up started by other board members to help and welcome new members. One is from fight4acure and the other was started by lolalee. There is good info on those threads for new members.
  4. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    I have loads of arthritis on my spine. I am sorry about your Lupus (I do not know much about it)

    About the FM and arthritis: I go to my rhematologist every four months. He gives me pain meds and puts me up on the table and moves my legs and arms around and pushes on my stomach to see if he can feel anything.

    Then he goes to various parts of the body, trigger points and then he tells me where I hurt. He is 100% accurate.

    I am sorry about your Lupus. You take care.

  5. JOHNNIE1964

    JOHNNIE1964 New Member

    let me tell you ,ihave the same thing going on ,except i have had fibro for about 4yrs now,now pain clinic doc telling me i may have lupus to!this was my first visit to pain clinic.

    trying to find info to .have not been able to find rumatologist who believes there is a such thing as fibro.
  6. tandy

    tandy New Member

    Yes,..I do have alot of spine pain with Fibro.

    My spine is acually tender and sore to touch.
    Just areas of it are almost like "bruised' feeling. ??
    Its strange I know,..... but its NOT in MY head.
    (doubtfully in your either)
    I was told I had minor arthritic changes in my spine to,..and the doc. said it would'nt account for much pain.
    Well,..it does.

    The best relief is from moist heat and or hot baths.
    (I add epsom salts sometimes to my bath water)

    I hope your pain eases up for you~

  7. kirschbaum26

    kirschbaum26 New Member

    Dear Lumpyfm:

    Hi, welcome to this board. Hope you find some answers as well as support here.

    My dad had Lupus (SLE) as well as RA. He died at age 57 of liver cancer. I do not want to freak you out, but he had lots of back pain prior to his dx. He was dx January 2, 1990 and died February 1, 1990. He also had some x-rays done by his PCP, and he also told him that he had bad arthritis of his lumbar area...gave him some pain medicine and sent him on his way.

    If you are having severe pain in your back, you need to go to a doctor who will treat your pain. If your doctor told you it might be in your head, he/she is not really treating you.

    Does your pain radiate down your buttocks, or your legs? Is it electrical? Do you have any trouble starting or stopping when going to the bathroom? Do you have any numbness? These are all signs that something more serious is going on.

    Good luck.

  8. deblin

    deblin New Member

    I totally forgot about my severe spinal pain until i read your message.
    Im 29 years old and about 2 years ago I had unbearable spinal pain . I went to a specialist and he couldn't help me, so i let it go. It then all of a sudden got better slowly. I then noticed that only when I applied pressure to the spine it was very tender.
    About a year ago, I started to do yoga on a regular basis- 3 to 5 times a week,
    up until now. I no longer have pain on the spine or when i apply pressure. I wonder if this practice of yoga helped with my spinal problems?

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  9. peachrie

    peachrie New Member


    i can totally understand spinal pain, esp tandy's description!

    it is tender to touch, bruised feeling all throughout. sometimes it hurts to touch the bed. my chiro says its cause vertebrae misaligned, pressing on nerve. i have disc degeneration in cervical spine and nerve root irritation throughout. i am 20, and really hoping to find relief!!!

    when someone pats me on back, it hurts!

    hugs, p

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