I have had Fibro for several years and although I have medication now that has greatly diminished the pain that I feel all over my body I still have the sensation of being crushed. Often the weight of a single sheet is insupportable. I find it very uncomfortable now to wear a bra. My ribcage is very tender , especially under my arms and across my back. If I touch it even the slightest pressure is very painful, it feels as though I am bruised, and taking normal breaths makes it worse. If I cough or sneeze it feels as though I am being stabbed. Does anyone else have this problem, or a solution please?
I have fibro for 3 years I am 33 years old. I don't get the pains from fabric touching me "yet". I say yet, because every day or every week I have a new pain somewhere that can't be explained. The chest pain I do get and it frightens me terrible.
This illness is horrible and no one understands as we can't understand it ourself. Your probably going through a flare up. Have you any extra stress or worries? I find that if I'm stressed or worried I get very very bad and couldn't pin point where the pain is worse. And the pains are so random, between, stabbing, throbbing, burning, shocks oh it's crazy.
I am going through a flare up at the minute and by god I am suffering. Iv sever pain all over, all I'm doing is sleeping for 3 days. I got a head cold early this week and it brought on the flare.
You said that you are on good pain killers that work? What are you on? I was give Lxprim (37.5mg tramadol, 325mg paracetamol) 3 months ago. They have helped a little but now that I'm going through a flare there not helping one bit.
Have you tried a tens machine?? You can buy it online for about €10-€40 it gives you temporary relief when your really bad. Apparently our brain gets distracted when we use vibration instruments. Iv tried and tested it and it does work most of the time. But like I said it only last temporary while it's on you.
Some days that even hurts but just take off the pad and put it somewhere else.
Don't worry Juile you are not alone in this we as fibro suffers are hear to listen and understand you xx
I have chest aches that I sometimes think it's my heart. I've not been diagnosed yet but I have autoimmune disease and rumotoid arthritis. All of this makes me very ill. So fatigued I can hardly function. I only take 500 bayer back and body and lorazepam when needed.
I do want to go in and have a full blood work on autoimmune disease to see how bad it is.
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My heart goes out to you all suffering as I am from this pain. I also have gotten worse and have to lie down several times a day on the couch to recover my strength for going on with life. My life is very easy, some would say, since all I have to do is do survival things like shopping and going to dr appts. I have fun things I can do briefly like artwork and writing, reading and watching tv. I also take oxycodone and a new drug called Hyslingla, which is a coated long acting form of the same pain med. It helps, but I am still in constant unrelentling pain. How does one live like this? One day at a time, I guess.
I was diagnosed with fibro in 2015..only it wasn't . In 2917 my ribs and sides of my breast were really sore my underarms were painful for 2 years, also my upper arms and wrists and hands. Did private bloods at a good lab in London turns out to be rickettsia typhus, rickettsia rickettsii and Ehrlichia. Had doxycycline and it went away for now although i have a problem with my fingers and hands. However my dogs vet warned me to expect it to return under stress ..don't ask..I am trusting the vet more than the doctor these days. Could be an idea to ask for a rickettsia screen (typhus is passed by fleas and biting insects)