AnonymousNovember 20, 1996 at 2:50 pmPost count: 93172
Haven’t a clue what Fibromyalgia is!!! Is it the tumors in the soft tissue
of the skin akin to what the elephant man had??? If it is I know a few folks
with that problem here in FL and there is no history of GD with them that I
know of. They are the family of friends and there is no GD in their family
history. If it is not disregard last transmission.
JakeAnonymousNovember 20, 1996 at 3:55 pmPost count: 93172
Fibromyalgia is another fun autoimmune disease, Jake and it is not that unusual to find it hand in hand with Graves’. If you are having bad aching all over in mostly the muscles, they will check you for that.
The first check is by poking certain spots on the body which will be real sensitive with fibromyalgia. I was checked for that recently also with all the aching going on,
It can be a very painful disease. I think Annette & Archie have a support group set up for it on this server.
BruceAnonymousNovember 20, 1996 at 6:50 pmPost count: 93172
Hi everyone….I am new to the board, does anyone out there have trouble with fibromyalgia? Seems I’ve got that too…thanks…clpAnonymousNovember 23, 1996 at 9:08 amPost count: 93172
Hi – I saw the posts about Fibromyalgia and was wondering exactly what
all the symptoms are? I get alot of joint pain and sometimes I get fibroid
tumors also. I’d appreciate some posting all of the symptoms or even
where I might get more info. Thanks SueAnonymousNovember 24, 1996 at 5:42 pmPost count: 93172
HI, iof fibromyalgia is having pain when you extend arms or lever legs, I guess I have that too.Maybe we can find out what helps and share that.. But in the meantime, I’ll share my sympathy. Best wishes, JeannetteAnonymousNovember 25, 1996 at 6:54 pmPost count: 93172
Fibromyalgia is “a syndrome of widespread pain involving mainly muscle, but also
tendons, ligaments, bursa and joints.” It is also know as fibrositis, myofibrositis,
fibromysositis, nonrestorative sleep disorder, nonarticuylar rheumatism, myofacial
pain syndrome and tension myalgia. Some of the symptoms are: Widespread muscle pain,
Fatigue, Stiffness, numbness, weakness, Swelling, Poor sleep, cold intolerance, headaches
joint pain, tendinitis and tingling. There are bunches more. Now, I had all that and was
diagnosed with Graves’! Ick! Poor sleep is a biggie, and your pain must occur for a long
time straight…like months. The final diagnosis is done by examining the presence of
Tender points. There are 18 of them on the body. When these puppies are palpated they
hurt like crazy, not just ouch, but ooooooouuuucccchhhhh!
My concern has more to do with the combination of Graves’ and fibromyalgia. Like, if the
Graves’ is under control should I have the other? Since lack of sleep is a biggie, I suspect
that the fibromyalgia is a product of the lack of sleep and that lack of sleep is really the Graves’
Forgive me….now I ramble on and on. My hope is that once the Graves’ is in check the
fibromyalgia will go away as well. thanks…Carolyn
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