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.