Entire spine hurts - Due to Fibromyalgia?

Posted by frustrated47 @frustrated47, Dec 5, 2018

Hi. I am a 47 year old female, diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2004. Now my entire spine hurts from scull to SI joints. I have 3 bulging disks cervical, 4 disks lumbar, 2 thorasic. My lower back feels like it’s being crushed all the time. all the nerves in my legs hurt. I have muscle spasms, stiffness, joint pain, nerve pain, degenerative risk disease, and I can hardly walk. Sitting kills me!
Been on lyrica many years. I’m wondering if anyone out there is going through this with fibro. My doctors are saying all these symptoms are caused from fibro but I’m not convinced.

@suecreader

Thank you again lioness – you are so prompt and thorough with your answers. I appreciate that. I have heard that a tens unit might help with restless legs . . . they also give you relief with other muscles? Where exactly does your chiropractor put the tens?

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@suecreader I love to help people and since I,ve experience these problems one way or the other I'm glad to help. The Tens unit has 4 pads he applies. He puts 2 around the bra area then 2 in the scareal area or lower back. then adjust them to your comfort I accidentally added more stem to it and felt my muscles twitch , to much . then he puts ice on top for 10 minutes. Mine at home is for 15 minutes . Also today since my neck was giving me problems he put 2 at the base of neck then 2 base of skull on either side . I really love my chiropractor don't know what I,d do without him.With the legs you can apply at thigh then lower . But my recommendation for RLS is drinking a swallow of dill pickle juice sounds crazy but the vinegar in it relaxes the muscles. A friend of mine when out carry,s mustard packets and takes , that's a little much for me.

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Oh wow – that even sounds like it would be comforting and give you relief. I crave salt sometime so it is interesting that you mention pickle juice. . . I happen to eat quite a bit of pickles. I am willing to try anything for a reduction in symptoms.

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@lioness

@peach414144 Thank you for your kind words I was just at my chiropractor today again he treated me for my vertigo I,ve been having ,working on my cranial nerve I'm grateful for him ,my neck feels much better not as sore I'm keeping my fingers crossed .He did tell me to put heat on as this brings healing so it felt good..

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Dear Lionness: Peach here. I wonder why so many people do not accept Chiropractic? They also do not refer to them as doctors. The spinal cord affects the entire body, organs, nerves, etc. I myself and many others have been helped by them when the other doctors could not. Think more respect is needed for them. peach over and out!

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@suecreader

Oh wow – that even sounds like it would be comforting and give you relief. I crave salt sometime so it is interesting that you mention pickle juice. . . I happen to eat quite a bit of pickles. I am willing to try anything for a reduction in symptoms.

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@suecreader I keep a jar in my refrigerator all the time . Having German as my ancestor I love pickles and sauerkraut With mash potatoes..

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@peach414144

Dear Lionness: Peach here. I wonder why so many people do not accept Chiropractic? They also do not refer to them as doctors. The spinal cord affects the entire body, organs, nerves, etc. I myself and many others have been helped by them when the other doctors could not. Think more respect is needed for them. peach over and out!

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@peach414144 Goodmorning Peach It is a shame more people don't go before they need a medical Dr. Chiropractors dont give you a script like the Dr,s as they help the drug companies out ,know what I mean.

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@lioness

@suecreader I keep a jar in my refrigerator all the time . Having German as my ancestor I love pickles and sauerkraut With mash potatoes..

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Yes, it is true. The sour dill pickles are delicious and beneficial for the body. Just a little bit will do it.

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I have fibromylagia and have moderate to severe spinal pain from my neck to my low back, pain in multiple joints throughout my body that comes and goes depending on activity level. My treatment for FM is: massage from a therapist that is familiar with FM, aquatic exercise from an aquatic physical therapist familiar with FM and pain management, meds to help me sleep, low dose naltrexone, baclofen, lidocaine injections (monthly), cymbalta, pain meds/and or CBDs. My list of meds is long but it lets me play tennis, work at a physical job 15 hours per week (that is my choice and brings me joy), and take care of 12 year old at home. Meditation is a good way to relax naturally and gentle exercise, particularly slowly progressed aquatic therapeutic exercise are great ways to help relieve pain and release endorphins in our body that help us feel better.

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@leilanis

I have fibromylagia and have moderate to severe spinal pain from my neck to my low back, pain in multiple joints throughout my body that comes and goes depending on activity level. My treatment for FM is: massage from a therapist that is familiar with FM, aquatic exercise from an aquatic physical therapist familiar with FM and pain management, meds to help me sleep, low dose naltrexone, baclofen, lidocaine injections (monthly), cymbalta, pain meds/and or CBDs. My list of meds is long but it lets me play tennis, work at a physical job 15 hours per week (that is my choice and brings me joy), and take care of 12 year old at home. Meditation is a good way to relax naturally and gentle exercise, particularly slowly progressed aquatic therapeutic exercise are great ways to help relieve pain and release endorphins in our body that help us feel better.

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@leilanis where do you get your lidocane inj at ? Back or where?

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leilanis @leilanis – I'm wondering how long you've been taking naltrexone, and if you feel it helps not only fibro pain, but also the spinal pain as well? Do you have low-back or lumbar pain at all, possibly any that radiate to your sciatica? It has been suggested by the compounding pharmacist who has helped me with returning to Hormone Replacement Therapy (due to an increased incidence of UTs), that naltrexone could be helpful with both those conditions. Also, I'm not familiar with baclofen – is that an anti-inflammatory? I'm also interested, just as lioness @lioness indicates she is above, about where you receive your lidocaine injections? I have used the patches which are helpful, but my supplemental insurance for prescription medication does not cover the costs of these so I've been using over-the-counter 5% which are probably just as effective since the dosage appears to be the same.

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@suecreader

leilanis @leilanis – I'm wondering how long you've been taking naltrexone, and if you feel it helps not only fibro pain, but also the spinal pain as well? Do you have low-back or lumbar pain at all, possibly any that radiate to your sciatica? It has been suggested by the compounding pharmacist who has helped me with returning to Hormone Replacement Therapy (due to an increased incidence of UTs), that naltrexone could be helpful with both those conditions. Also, I'm not familiar with baclofen – is that an anti-inflammatory? I'm also interested, just as lioness @lioness indicates she is above, about where you receive your lidocaine injections? I have used the patches which are helpful, but my supplemental insurance for prescription medication does not cover the costs of these so I've been using over-the-counter 5% which are probably just as effective since the dosage appears to be the same.

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@suecreader Same for me INS. DOESN'T pay for the strength of patches so use the OTC and it really doesn't help me Today I'm having a flare nothing I've done is
helping

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I'm sorry you're having that kind of day — it is hard to know then when it is important to keep moving (which it is) and how much of you and your body (and mind) needs the rest. It seems you know your body well, so hope you get just the right amount of movement and rest . . . . hard not to get depressed on days like today isn't it?

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@suecreader

I'm sorry you're having that kind of day — it is hard to know then when it is important to keep moving (which it is) and how much of you and your body (and mind) needs the rest. It seems you know your body well, so hope you get just the right amount of movement and rest . . . . hard not to get depressed on days like today isn't it?

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@suecreader thanks yes I've tried all the tools plus my Tramadol didn't touch it so am going to get s hot shower usually makes me fill better but I,ve been on connect all day so haven't had time to get depressed lol

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