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 Hi, I wanted to ask you all about your trigger points, I looked online at them are they only sore to touch if you are not on meds??? What about when you are on meds. 

Sorry am just looking for answers.

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    I've had Fibro over 23 yrs and I still can't stand my trigger points being touched..:-) xx on or off meds...
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      I don't think I have any trigger points, I can rub my arms and grip my shoulders,  the neck stiffness that I have seems to be improving, I can turn my head both directions the right is still a bit tight when Imlok left. My worry is that if the doctor is wrong and I still need to go to the rheumatologist its going to be ages away. 😔 I do have creaking and cracking though which I don't think you get with a trapped/pinched nerve, it's very confusing. I did have a trauma at the end of Feb when I was playing badminton, I really hairy my arm. It gave a very loud crack.

      hope you have a lovely day.

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    I attended a Trigger point class, which wasn't anything to do with which points on the body hurt when touched, the 'trigger points' were those places in the body which are pressure points for self massage (the techie term is self myofascial release - SMR for short).  SMR on those pressure points is supposed to ease problems within the fascia (the insulating and lubricating layer covering muscles, nerves, etc), thus relieving pain from such things as tears in the fascia, injury to muscles and so forth.  If you have places in your body that are too painful to touch then using SMR will be way too uncomfortable for you.  I found it very useful for relieving OA pain but realistically some areas of my body affected by fibro are just too painful to apply pressure to.  If you look up either Trigger point exercises or SMR online you will be able to see the philosphy behind it.  It's a common physical therapy technique.
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    Hi Minnie

    As far as I'm aware whether you are on meds or not, trigger points can be sensitive to touch.... but the test is usually the Dr using a palpating method on those points ....that is applying a pressure by rubbing his thumb whilst pressing down, over the area and there's pain immediately which also radiates out from that point.... and even if you'd had meds, if you suffer from FM this will feel extremely painful to you and could be a lasting pain as well.

    Angie

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    Hi Minnie, I was recently checked by my rheumatologist and all 18 trigger points were sensitive even though I am taking cocodamol, tramadol, pregabalin and duloxetine. I hope this helps and I wish you well.
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      Hi gizmo, just came across your comment and wanted to ask how do you get on with Duloxetine? Only my doctor offered to prescribe this but when I researhed all side effects I told her they were all things I ALREADY HAD! Go figure, am now wondering whether to try them because little else works. Whats your experience been?

      Angie

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