Horrible leg pain with fibromyalgia

Posted by fearless @fearless, Jun 6, 2012

Lately, I have been having terrible leg pains I think are associated with my fibromyalgia. Has anyone else experienced this? Also, because of my pain and fatigue I am unable to lose weight which is another downer on top of everything else. Any suggestions for that? I really am feeling rather defeated lately by fibromyalgia and my depression all tied into one.

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A few things– take 15 minutes bath soaks with about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of epsom salt. Get a hand held massager and massage your legs daily with it. Try biofreeze or a similiar product and apply to your legs. I am a lic. massage therapist certified in medical massage. Glad to answer questions relating to fibeomyalgia.

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@timc

A few things– take 15 minutes bath soaks with about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of epsom salt. Get a hand held massager and massage your legs daily with it. Try biofreeze or a similiar product and apply to your legs. I am a lic. massage therapist certified in medical massage. Glad to answer questions relating to fibeomyalgia.

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How can you soak every 15 minutes? You would be in the tub all day every day

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@timc

A few things– take 15 minutes bath soaks with about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of epsom salt. Get a hand held massager and massage your legs daily with it. Try biofreeze or a similiar product and apply to your legs. I am a lic. massage therapist certified in medical massage. Glad to answer questions relating to fibeomyalgia.

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hi i have used the epsom salt bath tub soaks. the baths do help with the leg cramps and stiffness. i try to do it once a day. not each 15 min all day long but 15 minutes once a day.
i dont find that it helps all the time.
stretching helps and i also use tizazidine for muscle spasms which help my legs very much. for me my legs seem to be the worst part of the pain
also the gastro part of the spasms which i didnt know was part of the fibromyalgia until i went for a consult at cleveland clinic.
i wish i would have chosen mayo clinic.
at that time i just chose who was closest and didnt know that may clinic had so much more information about the illness

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@timc

A few things– take 15 minutes bath soaks with about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of epsom salt. Get a hand held massager and massage your legs daily with it. Try biofreeze or a similiar product and apply to your legs. I am a lic. massage therapist certified in medical massage. Glad to answer questions relating to fibeomyalgia.

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try taking one tylenol and one ibprofren together it is like a muscle relaxer

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I was resently diagnosed with Fibro. I had been told I’ve had it for about 15 years but would not except that I did. I also have degenerative disk desease, OA, and Depression. I too suffer from bad leg cramps, pain, heaviness in my legs from the Febro. I get bad head aches and depression from all of the above. I went to a new Doc last week. So nice. He explained everything and I now know I definetly have Fibro. He added a new medication that has really help with the Fibro pain called Tramadol. I am now taking a combination of Vicodin for the OA and other pain issues I have and Tramadol for Fibro, Cymbalta for pain from Fibro and depression, Clonazepam for aniexty and Ambien to sleep. I am also stretching, trying to be more active and doing a lot of self talk. I too will be happy to take any other suggestions anyone has. I hope this helps you to know you are not alone.

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Try a daily walking program . Start slow and build up speed and miles. That has helped me lose weight along with cutting down portion size.
I have just developed severe pain in one knee. Waiting to hear from doctor re: procedures to follow such as PT or x-ray. I hope all these other pains are just part of the Fibro. Rather have that than a more serious condition. Keep on keeping on!

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I have started to have horrible leg pain also. I am not overweight. It is both legs but my right leg is worse. I’ve been tested for PAD and do not have that. It seems it is progression of my Fibromyalgia symptoms .They only thing I found that helps me are leg air pumps available on Amazon . I’ve tried all topical treatments—biofreeze, and multiple pain creams. They used to help the pain but now they don’t do a thing for it. Hope this helps

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@jeweljordan Welcome again to connect I've had fibro and leg pain from it What I found helped me was Epsom salt rub you can get at Walmart it's called ProCure I'm sure Amazon has it too

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I completely understand your condition…I am 68 and have had fibro since I was in my early twenties. It took years for a diagnosis because no doctor could understand why I was hurting all over my body. Finally my Dr diagnosed me with fibromyalgia which made me feel better just to know there was a name for it…I felt like everybody thought I was a hypochondriac…some people out of ignorance still do. But the lack of sleep at night because of the terrible leg pain wears me out!! I use a very large heating pad and keep adjusting it to the worst pain areas at night. I've been going to a pain clinic for about 20 years and I take Gabapentin, Belbuca, Naproxen and hydrocodone which help tremendously. The Dr just put me on Belbuca which is a film coated with the medicine that you put in your cheek and let it dissolve…it is an opiod. I have had more relief from that than anything, and I don't have to take as much other meds. My husband and I go out dancing on Saturday nights…pain or not every week… I'm in bed all the next day, but its worth it just to get out and be with friends. I find that trying to get my mind off the pain is very freeing. I wish there was a simple answer to this condition, but regrettably there isn't. Thanks for sharing…

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@carolcunnyngham

I completely understand your condition…I am 68 and have had fibro since I was in my early twenties. It took years for a diagnosis because no doctor could understand why I was hurting all over my body. Finally my Dr diagnosed me with fibromyalgia which made me feel better just to know there was a name for it…I felt like everybody thought I was a hypochondriac…some people out of ignorance still do. But the lack of sleep at night because of the terrible leg pain wears me out!! I use a very large heating pad and keep adjusting it to the worst pain areas at night. I've been going to a pain clinic for about 20 years and I take Gabapentin, Belbuca, Naproxen and hydrocodone which help tremendously. The Dr just put me on Belbuca which is a film coated with the medicine that you put in your cheek and let it dissolve…it is an opiod. I have had more relief from that than anything, and I don't have to take as much other meds. My husband and I go out dancing on Saturday nights…pain or not every week… I'm in bed all the next day, but its worth it just to get out and be with friends. I find that trying to get my mind off the pain is very freeing. I wish there was a simple answer to this condition, but regrettably there isn't. Thanks for sharing…

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@carolcunnyngham

I completely understand your condition…I am 68 and have had fibro since I was in my early twenties. It took years for a diagnosis because no doctor could understand why I was hurting all over my body. Finally my Dr diagnosed me with fibromyalgia which made me feel better just to know there was a name for it…I felt like everybody thought I was a hypochondriac…some people out of ignorance still do. But the lack of sleep at night because of the terrible leg pain wears me out!! I use a very large heating pad and keep adjusting it to the worst pain areas at night. I've been going to a pain clinic for about 20 years and I take Gabapentin, Belbuca, Naproxen and hydrocodone which help tremendously. The Dr just put me on Belbuca which is a film coated with the medicine that you put in your cheek and let it dissolve…it is an opiod. I have had more relief from that than anything, and I don't have to take as much other meds. My husband and I go out dancing on Saturday nights…pain or not every week… I'm in bed all the next day, but its worth it just to get out and be with friends. I find that trying to get my mind off the pain is very freeing. I wish there was a simple answer to this condition, but regrettably there isn't. Thanks for sharing…

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@carolcunnynghaI understand your pain I've had fibro for along time all the meds Dr pit me on had side effects so I take Magnesium Malate 3pills in morning that helps I believe in helping with whatever helps so I do herbals,vitamins Tens Unit Heat and Ice it's surprising what an ice bag will do for you Fedupwithfatigue.com put a report out that Ohio University found a molecular spot in blood that only fibro people have this is exciting more research but at least something sounds promising.Have a good day

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@jeweljordan

I have started to have horrible leg pain also. I am not overweight. It is both legs but my right leg is worse. I’ve been tested for PAD and do not have that. It seems it is progression of my Fibromyalgia symptoms .They only thing I found that helps me are leg air pumps available on Amazon . I’ve tried all topical treatments—biofreeze, and multiple pain creams. They used to help the pain but now they don’t do a thing for it. Hope this helps

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I’m crying from this new pain symptom, Thank you I will try those .

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