What a 'Hippy' Day

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by NyroFan, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member


    I woke up with left hip problems. It happens when I move around too much and although in a flare I had to walk to the pharmacy last night (do not drive).

    This morning I am limping around. I am hoping it will pass.
    Know what to do for this kind of thing?

  2. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    I use lots of heat when that happens.

    Sry thats all I have.

    Hope you feel better soon
    Take care
  3. mindbender

    mindbender New Member

    Believe it or not, I get that hip pain . I have to wait for it to go away though, as we do not have moddern conveniences like heat.

    Just kidding (disclaimer)

    Alot of women get it they believe because of surgeries (OBY), or what ever you call it.

    I add it to my list of mystery pains of the day.

    If it's like mine it will pass, and usually without notice. It just disapears.

    See ya Nyro
    How bout that Dr fella?
  4. llama

    llama New Member

    Hi nyrofan,

    I have a lot of problems with my Rt. hip. I believe there's a little hypermobility in that joint.

    But, anyway, I use a cane for long distances. It really helps to relieve some of the pressure and stabilizes the joint.

    I don't know if this would help you or not? Believe me, I'm not thrilled to be using a cane (still think I'm too young..hehe) but for me it certainly cuts down on the aftermath of the pain.

    Sorry you're dealing with yet another problem!
    Good Luck...............Jill..............
  5. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Thank you for the tips. I am trying a bit of each, heat, etc.

    Prickles: I am doing the stretch. I can see where relief can be found with that.

    Dan: So far my doc neighbor has not been outside when I take my walk. I see him about three times a week.

    I was thinking about asking him over for lunch one day when i see him. Good idea?

  6. Goldyfm

    Goldyfm New Member

    Well. I wrote earlier about my hip pain. I awoke not being able to bear weight on my right leg as it would just give way. I was evaluated after going to the ER and having them xray and give pain med to get me thru the weekend. I went to an orthopedic on Tuesday and they say it is Bursitis. But by then I was already improving. They suggested ice (which has never worked for me) and NSAIDS (which I can no longer take). So I have been on the heating pad and laid around pretty much all week. Hip pain is awful as every movement in bed aggravates it and it sure keeps you from sleeping. I am hoping that this is just a one time occurance but my history tends to be that as another ailment crops up, it never ever fully goes away.

    Llama, did you have a doctor suggest you get a cane? I have some unsteadiness now with walking at times and really think something to lean on for support may help if I should feel my leg giving way. I can just see the stares now as I do not present the picture of one needing a cane, but it sure would ease my mind what with Osteoporosis and FM and other health issues that may be affected by a fall.
  7. llama

    llama New Member


    Yes, my physician did recommend using a cane to reduce stress on the joint and help with joint stability.

    I'm no "spring chicken", and I'm certainly not thrilled with my latest accessory. However, for long distances, at least for now (hoping my situation will improve?) the cane is a must.

    A couple of weeks ago, my hubby was in the hospital and in my rush to see him, I forgot my cane, well by the time I walked those LONG hosp. halls I was in tears when I reached his room.

    Good Luck....keep us posted............Jill..........
  8. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    gosh.. I hate that! My hips hurt all the time. Turns out my joints are degenerating along with my discs. Seeing a specialist but can't get in till January. The only pain killer I've found that will even touch it is davacet. My tramadol and even vicodin don't make a dent in the pain.

    I find too, if I'm on my feet too much they really kick up.
    hope you are feeling better soon.
  9. Redshadow

    Redshadow New Member

    Sorry you're in so much pain :^( The only thing that helped me get rid of the pain in my hips was 4 sessions of acupuncture, needles where placed on both hips. The acupuncturist presses until it hurts like heck on the spot and then he inserted the needle. I know it sounds crazy especially when you're in so much pain and then the thought of someone putting a needle where it hurts is ludicrous but it did help. I still get flare ups time to time but it goes away where before I had it chronically. Please know this might not work for you, I know everyone reacts differently to different treatments. Hope this helps, keep us updated!
    (((soft huggies)))

    PITATOO Member

    If you don't need a cane to walk you should not to to rely on one. Most fractures that happen due to osteoporosis and not caused by a fall but cause the fall. The fracture happens then you fall.

    I have advanced Osteo. and am a 43 old male. Go figure. with also FMS CFIDS and now MS. I get horrible hip pain and nsaids do not do any good for me. The only pain reliever that works is ultram. I was doing good and lost 26 lbs, was 263 I am 6'3" and large framed but that is too much weight. I dropped to 237 in 5 months of dieting and working out. Then I had two MS relapses and had to go back on predisone and now I'm back up to 252 and my hip pain is back. It is hard to even stand and do dishes and gettting in and out of the car. I am now off the second round of steroids and hopefully will lose some now. But I have also started remeron about 1 1/2 months ago because I was not sleeping. I sleep great now but I am starving all the time. This would have been great when I was first sick 12 years ago and down to 165. That is quite skinny for my frame and height. Anyways I'm not sure what my point was anymore. But a cane may cause you to fall. At least I have almost done that when I was using one. I am using my handicapped sticker again until my pain level drops a little bit and can start working out again. Good luck - Bobby

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