PRICKLES can u help please?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by maedaze, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. maedaze

    maedaze New Member

    Hi prickles, just wondering if you could answer a couple of questions for me.? I am a long time cfs suffer with fibro throwen in here and there.

    Am used to the back, hip, leg etc pain. But what i would like to know is; does fm pain respond to anti inflamatries? In the last couple of weeks i am experiencing a new type of pain. starts at mid lower back, right up through the spine neck and into skull. It's like a hot gravelly pain and is totally agonising.

    I have had 2 shots of anti inflamatrys at emergency depts and neither time did they even take the edge off. Am trying to sort out if this is a new fm pain for me and there for need to go back to rheumy, or whether this is part of cfs and need to go back to that specialist..??

    I was just thinking if fm pain responds well to anti inflamatries then this is a cfs thing probably.

    The other thing I would like to say to you is thankyou for all you do on this board, your name seems to pop up all over the place and you always help us new ones out even if you've answered those questions thousands of times before, but you take the time to answer and always cheerfully.

    You do a great such a great job, even though you are yourself dealing with huge amounts of pain and all the other stuff you are doing in the real world... I hope you know you are appreciated.

    Thanx maedaze
  2. maedaze

    maedaze New Member

    Oh thankyou for that, I had a feeling it was the fibro getting worse. Yes i get the actual muscel thing and pay for it dearly doing silly little things, but have been able to cope with that with baths, massage etc.

    But this pain in the spine, wow, took me completely by surprise! Have been lying on my heat pad for the last 2 weeks, it's been my best friend, and then had an ice pack on my head at the same time as was dealing with a migraine too....oh yes happy days alright!! The pain has started easing up today, but definately need something in the medicine cabenit or plan of attack if it comes back.

    Oh yes i do have a tens machine..... can you believe it, the batteries went flat last month and have since forgotten all about it.... DUH!! Some of the most basic things you don't even think about when your in pain!!
    I can't believe i never thought of that as yes i do get relief from it.......

    I will get my son to get batteries for it tomorrow!
    Will definately ask about muscle relaxants too and see what response i get. Maybe with me being nearly 40 they won't care about me being stuck on drugs???
    Thanx for the info your a lifesaver,
    maedaze