I have continuous muscle tension followed by muscle spasms and random shooting pain, always in diffrent places. I am also plagued with spells of fatigue, and I get so stressed out and emotional. Do you think this is all due to the thyroid issue or something else? If it is something else, any suggestions on what?
My pshychiatrist mentioned fibromyalgia before What exactly is that ? Symptoms?
sounds like fibromyalgia . you should see a Specialist. doctors that deal with this issue are doctors that specialize in arthritis.
on: 28th March 09
What would you do?
How would you handle it?
Say your 18+ living at home was using pain killers to treat a back muscle/severe pain issue but was taking them everyday and getting more without a legit prescription.
What would you do?
People who self medicate are doing it for a reason. If back pain is an issue, then physical therapy might be needed. You have to look at what the root of the problem is in order to address the problem and solve the self medication issue.
on: 21st March 10
What i mean is actually… when a person with fibromyalgia works alot and gets extreme pain while doing something any normal person can do with ease, does it cause muscle damage or just pain?
After a while still working or exercising with this pain present, does THIS damage muscles or again is it just the nerves… only pain?
Stupid question i know, but i’m curious.
Hey, there’s nothing stupid about it. I have fibromyalgia that affect mostly my joints. My knees, elbows and shoulders are my biggest problems. I was diagnosed around 1986 and have given up on all the prescription medications. I use generic aspirin in rather high doses but only as needed. Sometimes I can go a week or more just living with it. Any way, back to your question. Here’s what I understand about the condition, all this was derived from talking with my Doctor and reading on the web and other places. All reading was from credible sources.
Calcium is delivered to the muscle cell and causes them to fire (contract to do work). After the cell fires the calcium is supposed to be flushed. For some reason it doesn’t happen and causes the pain.
Back to my experience: While I can and have developed severe pain I have never felt any permanent damage was occurring. I’m 58 now and have other health issues as well but the range of motion in my affected joints hasn’t changed enough for me to notice since I was diagnosed.
Keep in mind, I am no doctor. I am a victim of this crap and have only researched it as it applies to me.
I wish you all the best, hope you can find something that will help the pain a little bit at least. I can really feel your pain on this and it is no fun at all. Hope this helps at least a bit. BTW, if you find something new and great, how about a heads up to me. I’ll see if I can have a grandchild named after you.
on: 31st October 06
What foods and/or supplements are recommended that are easily absorbed and in useful amounts?
Avocados are the highest natural source of potassium. I recommend half of one each day.
You can buy salt substitutes (NoSalt, NuSalt, etc.) which are nothing but potassium chloride & much cheaper than potassium supplements.
I recommend mixing half tsp. of UNrefined salt, qtr. tsp of potassium & half tsp of ascorbic acid (vit.C) dissolved in 6-8 oz. of water & drank first thing every morning before eating.
by: Cindy in Texas
on: 1st November 10
What happens to make your muscles feel better?
epsom salts have a high content of magnesium and your body actually absorbs it a bit, especially if you do it regularly. magnesium relaxes muscles and helps with tension and depression…
by: Bonnie W
on: 3rd March 10
Hi, I have been having horrible leg pain lately. The pain is in my lower leg, and it is muscle pain. Its like throbbing, and it feels extremely sore. It hurts all day, even at night when I’m relaxing. I have had this problem for about 2 months now. I’m only 13, I don’t play sports, and I am physically healthy. I do have a ton of stress, and maybe depression (long story).
Why do I have this pain?
What can I do to make it go away?
on: 1st January 70
i have pain all over my body
what all could be causing this also
You are definitely sick and you should immediately go to a doctor. There is obviously something wrong with your health that’s why you feel series of pains. Consult your doctor immediately for you to be given proper medication and treatment so as to prevent the pain from getting worse. Regarding hip pain, you should know that it is a common problem, and it can be confusing because there are several causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem.
on: 18th September 12