struggling to lift things at work my elbows and lower arm hurts

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I struggle  lifting things at work cas my arms are hurting im only 32 and i cant see y and wat it could be around  my elbows and down my arms including  muscles ??

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    If you have any pain in your legs as well then you could be tested for fibromyalgia. Basically they test you for pain in four quadrants of your body.

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      Cheers mate i was thinking  itcould be my nerves  in all joints my right arm i cant even straighten it out if i throw a punch and miss the object and my arm straightens im in so much pain wat is that fibromyaigia ??
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    I've only been diagnosed with this in the past couple of months so I am new to it myself but there is differing opinions in the medical world as to what the core casuse of it is.

    I have pain all over, Hands and feet being the worst but also in my lower legs forearms neck shoulders and ribs. My pain started after a fall when I crushed my head against my shoulder, following this I had an MRI of my neck and it showed up 3 prolapsed discs in my neck. after this I ended up in hospital for 52 days with them scrating there heads as to what the cause was for a whole year.

    The pain in the ends of my fingers is like someone standing on them constantly and at really bad times I feel like someone has a pair of pliers trying to pull off my nails.

    I hope that this isn't over the top for people but this is honestly the way I feel.

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    Fibromyalgia affects every part of the body im afraid luke89578
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    If there are no other areas of yoyr body with thesr symptoms...

    Damage in the cervical spine at/around C-5/6 will cause the problems you are having. Look it up and see if that sounds like what's going on.

    It could be something like a subluxation where the disk is out of place, herniated disk putting pressure on the nerves or a long term pinched nerve from muscular inflammation or dysfunction. There are also more severe things it could be, but I'm not going to get you all paranoid.

    I'm guessing a free consult with xrays at a chiropractor & some adjustments and a few massages is all you need. 

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    I get this more in my right arm in my hands and in my arm down to my elbow the pain is well bad I can't pick anything heavy up, 
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      Fibro does strange things. I just happen to have a big herniated disk in my neck that causes the same exact symptoms he described. There are other explanations but I'd want to make sure! 
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    I'm waiting to be seen next month as docs think I have fibromyalgia I already have sarcoidosis. I wake up with pins and needles/numbness in both hands most nights. My ankles are stiff when I get up each morning.I also hurt all over and if I so much as itch it seems to hurt for like 5 m min after??.I've also got the pain trigger points and my arms and legs feel so heavy and it makes me tired. I'm only 31 sad 
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      Deffo fibromyalgia,bless I no a girl who is 19 who has it its a horrible disability wouldn't wish it on my worse enemy I went back doctors yesterday upped my tablets from 75mg to 300mg coz they not doing a thing feel like a guine pig at min, and put me on pain patches xxx
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      What meds? If you don't mind. 

      And if you haven't had an xray please don't assume! I know of someone who sounds just like you & pain patches and all. It was an overuse injury (tendonitis and bursitis). That got better but it triggered some hereditary spinal stuff. All the meds and lack of an actual Xray & MRI stole many years of her life.

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      Durogesic transdermal patch fentanyl they totally wiped me out couldn't stay awake been like a zombie all day not having a patch ever again 💕
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      Jackie, Jackie. I understand you are suffering. I do too. But

      1. Never just accept a med if it doesn't work. Insist on something else. 

      2. Fentanyl will knock you out before it kills the pain.

      3. SOME of these pills....antiinflammatories, Neurontin or Lyrica, SSRIs and a lighter pain med like Tramadol.... are FAR better than any narcotics.

      Narcotics can create or perpetuate HPA axis dysfunction including Adrenal Fatigue AND jacks up your nervous system. It ensures the fibro will never get better and future severe metabolic dysfunction. If that's not enough, eventually they can literally change your permanent brain chemistry. 

      For the vain, all of that makes you wrinkly, ugly, sunken eyes, thin & dry hair and skin, major stomach problems and  weak. You will age 2-3 years for every year you take them and will get, well, ugly.

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      I'm not taking any thing now id rather put up with the pain I'll stick with co codomal. I'm trying what ever the doctor gives me at min to find out what makes it better I got go pain clinic yet. How long you had it and what to do take that works ? Xx
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      They've had me on methadone for pain for a few years but I stopped breathing (sleep apnea) so badly among many other things that they switched me to oxycodone. Between the two, twelve years of narcotics. Messed with my blood pressure so much it almost killed me once. I passed out once & woke up to a BP of 64/48. But I didn't think I had a choice as I have a chronic disability.

      I was (kinda still am) sickly, going to MANY different specialists for a host of problems. Insurance issues forced me off them cause I don't have a pain doctor at present yet. I found some neurontin, tramadol, toradol & Valium in my medicine cabinet. Managing the dosages on my own was pure hell, lot of pain.  It is a LOT of meds to replace those 3 tiny oxycodone a day BUT I don't need most of those specialists anymore. I'm digesting food, hair stopped falling out as much, falling asleep at night sometimes, wake up not exhausted often, BP is up, not dehydrated from the inside so I look years younger in just a couple weeks.

      There are side effects to everything and my protocol is only temporary but I will NOT go back to narcotics!!! I still have a very healthy lifestyle & all that but unfortunately it's not enough. 

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      Omg that's terrible, sounds like you have had a bad time of it, well that's it I'm just going to put up with the pain and take co coamol if and when needed thanks for telling me you take care Hunny ❤️
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      Bless ya ,it is horrible! sad I'm only on normal painkillers at the moment..which don't do a lot when im in alot of pain! Tend to use a heat pad. I also have a bath but I've noticed when I get out I feel terrible? My arms and legs feel like concrete and I can hardly walk. I end up feeling awful for at least a couple of hours. I've got two hosptal appointments next month one with rheumatology and other with neurology so will see if they think I have fibromyalgia or its the sarcoidosis playing up? Xx
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      Hi emma💖awww I no sweetheart I feel for you, yesterday I was like a zombie I had a pain patch on,I fellt totally drugged up couldn't keep my eyes open, felt like I was on smack, took patch off no way I'm I trying them again, I'd rather be in pain good luck at Hospitail ❤️🌺🌺💐🌹🌹🌹
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      Haha. Those baths. 

      One if two things are happening.

      1. You have severe inflammation & the heat makes it worse. OR

      2. You released toxins so now your body us like 'okay, roadway is clear. Let me release more' necausecthat is our body's job. Even my teenage son gets that feeling after a mssage & bath.

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      Thanks sweetie. It's all good though. I have my good too.

      And frankly, I still love life. You learn to appreciate what everyone else takes for granted. You learn to live life like 'no one is watching' because you appreciate those good times SO much more.

      Can't say I haven't considered 'selling my soul', if that was a thing, to make it all go away. But who I am, how I am, because of all of this, I wouldn't trade for anything. I honestly don't know if I could go back & fix this from the start if I would. Because who we are and how we live is what matters most. And I don't think I ever would have found the kind of inner peace, strength, life perspective and true appreciation for life if I hadn't suffered so much.

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