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new -cervical, lumbar, fibro

jasrojjasro Posts: 224
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in New Member Introductions
i've been a reader of this forum for a few years. have a great deal of respect for everyone here.

i'm a 47 y/o mother of 2 grown children; on ssdi due to anxiety disorder & fibromyalgia. live alone.

i have daily mild weakness & tingling in my left arm/hand that is now constant. certain movement, activity, and weather create pin/needle pain that was once just perplexing but now kinda' "ouch". my right arm/hand are affected only by certain movement, activity or weather.

my neck, head, shoulders, shoulder blades, pec muscles (mostly left side) can/do create a good deal of pain; it's not constant but it's frequent. winters are the worst.

my mid to lower back + hips give me the most grief during winter - with unbearable episodic pain. sitting, standing or walking too long creates a good deal of pain as well ~ but not nearly as deep and harsh as what winter creates. i only have occasional leg&foot pins/needles - yet have had episodic paralysis and pitted edema (left).

the fibromyalgia gives me varying levels of *miserable* with daily muscle pain & fatigue.

meds are Cymbalta, Tylenol 3 and valium.

i'm having issues with the PT exercises and trigeminal pain that i'll post in seperate topics.

thanks for the site.

jas

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  • jasro- welcome to forum. There is alot of info here about alot of issues including one for Fibromyalgia.. and people to share with..take care...jade
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i am sorry you are in pain and already dreading winter as many of us are. ~X( i do not have to worry about snow but there is cold weather everywhere. we feel fortunate you have decided to join us and get out from behind the scenes. we are so happy to have you. i was wondering if you were on any pain medications? i don't see any on your meds list. perhaps talking to your doctor about that could give you some extra relief. :-C of course your doctor knows best. good luck and keep warm and cozy! Jenny :)
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