Myofacial Pain Syndrome

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by shirl517, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. shirl517

    shirl517 New Member

    I was diagnosed with MPS a year ago on right upper
    quandrant. But when I go into flare it is truly a
    full body episode. Have any of you started this way?
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  2. LClancy

    LClancy New Member

    MPS is now called CMP (Chronic Myofascial Pain) because it is now recognized as a disease and not a syndrome.
    CMP and FMS are different. One of the differences is that with FMS the pain is more of a generalized achiness and with CMP the pain is sharper and more localized. Both make you hurt all over. :-/

  3. Fudge43

    Fudge43 New Member

    I was DX'd by a Rheumy for the fibro .. but it has been a couple of years since I have seen him .. my GP thinks it is important to see him again do I since I have what may be MFP the back of my head, neck and half way to my shoulders is especially painful and tight all the time .. if it wasn't for those cold gel packs from WalMart and pain relief ( although THIS never goes away ) I think I would lose what is left of my mind .. I start "freezing" that area around 5 PM .. so I can actually lay down and try for sleep at 9 PM ... this is one extra horrible piece of pain I wish that there could be something more permanent to treat with.
    Fudge : )
    PS .. I'm hoping my appointment will reveal what this actually is .. sigh
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