I was dx'd with FM in 2003. For the last few months I've had increased pain in my low back with swelling. I've tried ice, heat, stretching, I've also received trigger point injections. The pain has gotten worse over the last 5 days as well as the swelling. I've taken ibuprofen for inflamation with no relief. The pain is throbbing and feels like I'm being pinched (if that makes sense!) when I'm in certain positions. It's worse when I'm sitting, putting pressure on my tailbone/lower back or when I rise from a seated position - difficult to get into a total standing position. I've also experienced shooting pain down the back of my legs. I have a call in to my FM doctor but I'm starting to wonder if this is FM related or something completely different. Anyone experience any low back pain like I described? Any suggestions on what I could do to relieve some of the pressure/pain? Thanks!