I seem to, of late, not be able to sit, stand, lie in any one position for a long period of time. Yesterday I was driving my dad around and by the time I got home my hip joints were in PAIN! It felt as if I had been driving all day without a break. We stopped several times and got out, but it didn't feel like that when I got home. And then last night while I was watching tv, simply sitting in the rocker, every time I got up either my ankles or knees were giving me grief. I just don't understand why all of a sudden I am hurting everywhere again. I just feel as if I am going backwards.
My doctors say that exercise is imperative for fibro. And, I completely agree. However, I started an exercise program last Sunday, did stretching several times throughout the week and I feel certain there is no way that THAT would have caused me to be sore. It just doesn't add up. I am not overweight, and I have always been active. Now, granted, I have not been a ball of fire these past few weeks/months, but still... what little I have done would not make for pain. I am feeling it in every joint. Ankles, arms, hips, knees. I feel like I am going backwards, and I feel like crying. What IS this?! And, why am I feeling this way!!! :*(
Pain in my joints... weather? age? arthritis?
Hey Jilly. Well, might be a combination of things. Sounds to easy but might it be as a result from medications that you are on, you know, interacting? Don't take offence here, not trying to be stupid or silly, menapause? or a form of it? I know its not all just about hot flashes. I've my hands freezing up the past month, and it hurts when it does. I believe its a result from one of my meds. Hey, heres a hug, ((((((((Jill))))))))), no tears, and you try and not let it get you down. :-0)
Jilly, I get an increase in my pain when the weather changes. Right now we are expecting rain and I'm betting that we are going to get it because I am aching all over and my back is having a flare. I get that way every time the weather gets ready to change. If it gets wet or cold I can feel it coming on! Thank God that where I live the weather doesnt change drastically. I dont think I could live in the East or the MidWest anymore!
Hey Jilliy: I agree with Mary. It's the fibro. Even though you had been active, you just started something new along with stretching. If you hadn't been exercising in a WEEK, there is payback. Not only that, the weather changes do affect fibro, along with stress either mental or physical, worry, change, visitors, ets. I have found that emotional pain is worse than anything. When I am really stressed out about money, or in a fight with my kids, or whatever, the pain really flairs. It's not serious, but the pain makes you think that there is something serious going on. It's just the nature of the beast. Good luck.
Jillynnie, it takes about a week for the pain of exercising and stretching to kick in. Usually the first few days are okay- then it hits you. don't stop the stretches, just cut back on them. I lift weights, get sick and need to start all over again. The purpose of stretching is to use muscles that you normally don't use and to loosen your joints up. Did the doctor put you on an exercise plan, or is it a do it yourself program? Being thin or active has nothing to do with when you're using muscles in a new way. It gets better as you get loosened up. I have RSD, and while in the pain therapy clinic, I asked my doctor if I could start lifting weights again. She stared at me. She tried to get her patients to do stretches and lift weights, but they alll said that they didn't want to move because it hurts so bad. I'm small-and was all dolled-up- a girlie-girl.
She said, "Yes, but it'll hurt." I was hurting anyway, and it did hurt more when I began, but I used one pound weights, did only a few exercises and started with a rep of 3 in a set- and I did only one set. I was and am fighting having my right arm-shoulder and neck getting tightened up and disfigured-twisted up. I was headed toward being on a respirator according to the doctors. I do have trouble swallowing from the RSD and I do choke at times. They have a name for the type of arthuritis that I have from the nerve damage- and that leads to the joints fusing together. I'm not having any of that. I think that you have a combination of the weather bothering you-and over doing the exercise. take a warm bath-relax-then do your exercises, which will help loosen your muscles-start slow.
Have you been checked out for RA? The reason I ask, is these things seem to go hand in hand, Fibro and RA, or fibro and IBS, or Fibro and OA.
Please ask your doc to check you for OA, the large bones seem to be bothering you, yet in another Q, you also said that your fingers were swelling, right?
That sounds like RA to me, but I'm only a doctor in my own head, so ask your doc to check you for arthritis!!
I must agree with weather changes to, that really jacks up my pain levels!!
That is the reason I've not been on my PC for the last 48 hours or so, the pain is bad and my sense of humour split! Can't answer Q's without my best feature gone, now can I?
You are in my thoughts dear Jillybean!! Let us know what your doc says about arthritis, and you don't have to be OLD to get arthritis ya know?
Children get RA all the time, or so I've gleaned from this site.
Hey again Jilly. This is a post script to my prior comment. I also wanted to mention about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) & to get checked for that. Just above this post sweet lemon has suggested that & I concur. I'm also wondering if some of my pain might be related to RA. I visit my family doctor on Tuesday & I'll suggest some tests for RA as well.
When people ask me how I'm feeling, sometimes all I can respond with is: "I'm hangin' in & hangin' on!" I realize that there are so very many people with health issues right now & we're all in the same boat. How can we make our own existences (is that even a word? LOL) more bearable & more pain-less?
Are we pioneers or guinea pigs or just hapless victims?
I keep adding people every single week to my prayer list. Fairly soon, I'll be praying for half of my day! (and that's NOT really a joke)
I'm so truly very sorry for everyone here who has health issues & pain. I really wish I could do more to ease your concerns. You're in my thoughts & never far from my conscious awareness.
God Bless us, each one & all. from Wendy :) HOCK9952
Sorry to hear how things have been going. I know how frustrating pain and fatigue can be. I have RA and AS with many fibro symptoms and Epstein Barr that refuses to cooperate.
One resource I'd like to share is a site called www.mediclim.com
It's helpful with weather related conditions (it explains how barometric pressure change affects us) and has custom alerts you can set.
Weather change makes me feel like I'm approaching the end of my will to continue. Sometimes it's helpful to know why we have flares of pain, even if it doesn't make it go away.
I've started a daily dose of prednisone. The side effects make me a little nuts but they are so worth being able to function again for the first time in years.
Another useful tool I use is eWeatherHD. It's an app for Apple and Android devices. It shows the barometric change for the last 24 hours. Again, it doesn't take away the pain, but I find it helpful to know a possible source of my extra pain and fatigue.
Hope this helps. Best of luck to you in your journey!
I was just looking up l-arginine which is an amino acid that can be used for various conditions. Today I saw it mentioned for fibro and I had already read before that it is used for arthritis. You might want to do some research on it and see if it might be something helpful for you.
help I am 45 and was diagnosed at age 30 with RA - I have been on steroids and enbrel and a whole host of others - I started yoga bout 2 years ago and now off enbrel and feeling pretty good exept when a front comes through - I will get stabbing pains in joints - which doesn't scare me but what does scare me is that I become basically paralyzed for about an hour or an hour and a half. = tonight it happened twice and it is really freaking me out - then when I wake I feel drugged for a couple hours - my speech is slurred and my body is drugged. I have no idea what is happening in my body - I keep thinking MS - I feel scared -
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