Sharp shooting nerve pain

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I am 5 months in with the pain and it seems I am getting more sharp nerve pain, comes and goes, in the back of my upper arm at the top. Is this common?

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    It sounds about right to me. I had FS twice, once in each arm, and in both cases it started out mildly painful, though it badly restricted my range of motion.

    Then at some point several months into the condition, it suddenly got a lot worse. The pain would spike up so badly that at times I could barely breathe. At night I couldn't sleep more than an hour at a time; immobility makes the pain worse and I am a person who sleeps almost motionless.

    This period of intense pain continued, in both cases, for several months. The only relief I got was when I soaked in a tub of very hot water; that would usually quiet the pain for a couple of hours.

    It took about a year to really get over the condition.

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