I think I've written before about pain in my upper arms. (I also participate in an MS message board, and since I can't tell whether many of my symptoms are from fibro or MS, I sometimes forget whether I've posted about some particular thing to one or both boards.) Anyway, although I've had generalized pain and achiness in my neck, upper back and shoulders/shoulder blades for a long time, more recently, I've been getting pain in my upper arms, from the point where the arm and shoulder meet down to the shoulder. Sometimes it feels as if I've had a shot in the arm--kind of like a bruise. At other times, it's a general achiness. And sometimes, I don't notice anything at all until I reach for something or try to pick something up that weights anything more than maybe a pound, sometimes less. I usually have to use both hands to carry plates of food from my kitchen to our dining room, just a few steps away. This can be especially difficult when my MS is acting up and I need to use my cane to walk. I run out of hands! I've also noticed that I seem to have pain *under* my arm, along the inside of the arm from my bicep, up around my shoulder and down from the collar bone, along the inside (i.e., the arm side) of my rib cage and down about halfway to my waist. This whole area (including the side of my breast) feels tender to the touch and achy, but when the area is lightly massaged, the pain seems to ease temporarily. All of this is mostly on my right side. Questions: 1. Does this kind of pain sound familiar to anybody? 2. Does anybody have a more long-lasting solution? Tylenol and NSAIDs don't seem to do mush good. I get the feeling that every time I use my right hand or arm, I'm making the problem worse, but I'm right handed, and I'm too stubborn to just stop doing anything. Sometimes, though, I feel as if I need to have my arm in a sling! --Laura R.M.