Fibromyalgia - has anyone ever experienced increased itching right before the fibro pain starts to?
- 23 Jan 2012 by sailor1mom
- 26 Feb 2013
- pain, pruritus, fibromyalgia
... increase? it seems that thru my upper back and shoulders, they will start to itch and if I ignore it or do not do anything, then the pain starts and gets really bad.
the problem is, I am taking tramadol as needed and a side effect can be the itching. so I am not sure if the itching is a side effect to tell my doctor OR if it is the nerve endings becoming irritated and getting ready to branch into pain.
so if anyone has had this please let me know. my fibro has picked up this year between the end of november and now. sometimes intolerable. it has never been this bad before. kinda low grade and I counted myself lucky that it was not all of the time but since end of november it is every day
Yes, I notice the itching before pain really sets in. I also may notice tinnitus (
ringing in my ears ). These are warning signs of stress and fatigue taking control and opening the door to the pain. I have a number of such alarms that
tell me to get rest quickly or deal with the pain.
sailormom, I get what I call the "creepy crawlies" and they can be anywhere.
It feels like itching but it's really under the skin, I think it's the nerves really. Before I got on Savella for fibro the crawling was up and down my legs and toes constantly, maybe this is what is referred to as restless leg syndrome of fibro? anyway the Savella really cuts down the creepy crawlies/itching, it's an itching that constantly moves so there's no way to really scratch it though I want to. I also get it on my hands too, everywhere . I don't take it as a sign that the pain will kick in cause I always have the pain to some extent. mindy
The itching & creepy crawleys are one of the worst sensations! I know massive flare is coming & I start pacing because sitting or laying down is unbearable. Thank goodness it normaly last under an hour & then the tingling& numbness kicks in :(
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