Terrible morning stiffness, please help.

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Every morning for the past month I've been waking up with excruciating pain in my right arm. All of my joints in the arm, including my shoulder and elbow mainly, are locked up and I feel like I can't breathe it hurts so bad. I'll wake up at 4 am screaming in pain. I just wan it to stop. Does anyone else have this morning stiffness with Fibromyalgia syndrome? Any ideas on how to get it to go away?

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    Hi my mother has recently started suffering with terrible pain in her arm and she has FM. My best solution would be to try deep heat cream and maybe bandage your arm up to keep it supported that may help X 
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    Hi Meghan. Poor you! I know that pain. My Remedial Therapist told me that it often is because of the way we sleep. We tend to sleep on one side, putting most of our weight on one of our arms. Perhaps placing an extra pillow next to you, may help you to not roll on to that side as much if that is the problem Meghan.  Ellie gave you a good suggestion too. And try putting a heated bean bag if you have one or a hot water bottle on your shoulder to heat up the area and get the circulation going. Tennis elbow or carpal tunnel can also cause these symptoms. Hope it gets resolved soon dear. Maggie xx
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    Hi Meghan, that much pain needs to be investigated. Its important not to put every pain we have down to fibro.does the pain go away after you get up.? If so it could very well be the way you are sleeping on it.
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