Is this what Fibro pain is like?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by bon007, May 4, 2012.

  1. bon007

    bon007 New Member

    I'm new to this board, and I suffer from Fibromyalgia. I'm doing pretty well, but have some issues with achyness and pain. I'm wondering if this is what fibro pain is like:

    If I don't do too much I have very little pain. But, if I try to exert myself then it comse on. For instance, I can do some housework, but after just a little while my back starts to ache and I end up needing to take a break and just sit in a chair for awhile so it lets up. Recently, I tried hoeing in the flower garden and I was okay for 10 minutes or so, then I really began to ache all over. Finally, I was in so much discomfort that I had to quit completely and ask my hubby to take over.

    Also, when going up stairs my upper legs get to achying really bad, and I even have to stop and rest. But, the thing about most of the pain I get is that it is very short lived. I mean if I do stop whatever I'm doing it goes away in just a few minutes, but when I start up again it comes back quicker each time. Does this sound like any of you?

    Also, recently, I was house cleaning and managed to do the vacuuming but just could not go on and wash the kitchen floor because I hurt all over. I again had to call on hubby. (bless his heart, he is so good)

    I went to the dr. this week complaining about my tingling across my shoulder,
    (this happens a lot when using the computer, and when I walk for exercise and swing my arms.) mid-back pain, lower back pain, groin pain. She sent me for x-rays thinking I probably had arthritis. I'm 68. They came back good. No, arthritis. And, no vertbrea problems. She said the pain most likely is from fibromyalgia, but did not offer any solutions.

    So...I'm wondering if anyone here would have any ideas on what might help?

  2. bon007

    bon007 New Member

    I'm already taking Vit. D3 as I have osteoperosis also. And, I'm taking thyroid medication also. I'm going to see my thyroid specialists next month so maybe I'd better mention to him about all of my aches and pains?

    I'm trying not to take too many suppliments at this time. I think that with you having the OA issues also it would make it hard to tell which thing your pain is caused from.

    Also, I had Reclast IV last December and maybe that has something to do with it all?

    I don't know sometimes it gets me down emotionally because I can't do all the things I want too, and can't do like my friends. It is a downer!

    Well, thanks for your post and I hope you do much better.
  3. bon007

    bon007 New Member

    Actually, I was dx'd many years ago with Fibromyalgia. I'm not sure what started mine, but I've had a life of struggle. I had panic attacks for at least 20 years and was housebound with agoraphia for part of that time. I'm happy to say I got over them for good and thank the Lord for helping me in that area. I even lead a support group online for people with panic attacks and have written two books in that area. So, I've been through the mill as you might say too.

    I was improving from fibro for the longest time, but right now seem to be in a setback mode. It's spring and there are more physical things to do.

    I do eat healthy, and my sleep has improved to the point where I was able to give up Lunesta after taking it for years just a few months ago. I'm sleeping well now.

    As far as exercise, I joined a program called "Fit for Life," at our local Y and have been doing that for about three years. I have recently bumped up my exercises and am doing more, but maybe I'm overdoing it now. I go two times a week and try to walk outdoors when the weather is good a few more days. I realize I'm doing a lot more than a lot of people here, but still I'm not satisfied. I'm also going to be getting company the end of next week for a few days and that is making me do a lot more housework and stuff to get ready. It is a stressful time right now.

    I was reading some online and I'm wondering if magnesium malate would be good for me to take for pain? Anyone? I do not want to go on anti-depressents or narco pain meds.

    Thanks Leah and I hope that you too will do better. This seems like a very nice and understanding group.
  4. bon007

    bon007 New Member

    for the bumpup. I went and read about it. I think that is what I will try.
    I will put it on my grocery list and when I go this week will check with Wal-mart and see what they have.

    I don't think there would be a downside to trying it, and it just might help. Not sure what strength to get though and how much to take. Any suggestions?

    I remembered a long time ago when I first found out I had fibro I did take some kind of magnesium for awhile. Too long ago to remember any more about it. In fact, I think I got my suppliments at that time from this site. (Well it had a different name then.)

    Anyway, thanks for your help. We're going to get this figured out!!!