@grandmar….the "friend" part was a joke. Covering my butt for what may have been a silly question. I was diagnosed 28 years ago. Back when there was a fair amount of skepticism about this, as you know…..You've had it for 30 years. I too have less severe flare ups, but still get the occassionally "sprained" but not sprained ankle…complete with swelling and severe bruising, bleeding at connective points, bruising under the skin, painful, but from no particular cause. So yeah, it's still here, but it's been a long time since I've had to crawl on my hands and knees to get around, lol.edit: I now have two fake knees, so crawling around is no longer an option ☺ Rheumatoid mimics some of my fibro symptoms, so not always sure what's what.
I too have the sensitivity at trigger points. Sometimes hubby will grab my arm just to show me something or get my attention. If he hits a fibro spot, it can hurt for quite a while. Or if I lean against something just right it will set off a tender point and hurt for a good long while. So, i can certainly see where the deep massage would set you off. You always have a kind and helpful reply. Thank you.
Thank you @johnbishop… as always, a thoughtful reply. Yep, I'm inclined to agree with you. No such luck! I'd heard that it just burns out, but never truly believed that to be the case.