tight muscles

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hi i have fibro waiting for blood tests to see if anything esle is going on 

as iv been feeling much worse recently .

along with pain and fatigue its the tightness in my muscles driving me mad and restricting my movements esp my thigh muscles there so tight i cant cross my legs anymore even crossing my ankles is really tight .

and if i ever end up on my knees the agoney you wouldnt believe i cant move let alone get up . is there any way i can stretch them make them more flexable with out hurting myself

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    Good afternoon Tis, I just wondered if you have tried Gabapentin which is considered to be an effective treatment for Fibro?
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      not that keen on meds although looks like i will have to give into some thing .got docs tomorrow for results of blood tests because iv felt a lot worse for the last couple of yrs ,so see what if anything shows up .

      and take it from there .

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    Hi Tiswas I can completely sympathise with what you are going through right now as pain in all my muscles and spine together with the fatigue has had me almost housebound the past year. I take pregabalin which is a similar drug to gabapentin but I find it takes the edge of my nerve pain but not muscle tightness - but we all differ and I know you prefer natural products. Have you tried the Actipatch? It does help take the edge off the pain. Also it may be worth having you having a blood test to check your hormones for any thyroid problems and also b12 at bit d as since I have started on levothyroxine it has relieved many of my symptoms, not got rid of them but I can wake up now and walk a bit now. Just had my yearly mammogram 5 mins ago and all I can say is OUCH!! Wishing you better and sending you gentle hugs x
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      i am waiting for results of blood tests got ot see doc tomorow after getting my form filled in at DAG so iv got a busy day .

      iv had to book a very early accupunture treatment just to deal with the aniexty of going to both appointments ,

      people think i am crazy but honest the thought of dealing with anything eles ontop of what i deal with daily is just to much with out the acupunture  i wouldnt make the appointment .

      iv never seen actipatch .iv tried the belladonna pain plaster but it sticks so well its agoney trying to take it of .eek

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      Hi Tis I also forgot to mention I also have reflexology which seems to be helping me. I have had 11 sessions so it has taken some time.
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      mammograms give a lot of false positives 

      and if you notice that your bust increases with them imagine what its doing to pre cancerous cells . dont want to stress you but its worth a thought there are other less intrusive ways some thing called thermograms that pick up stuff via heat ..not sure were available ,but its worth looking into smile

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      The actipatch is not a sticky pad. adhesivepainrelief

      The new ActiPatch® Muscle & Joint Pain Relief can be used on multiple locations on your body using medical adhesives to reduce pain and inflammation. This product is great for your back, hips, neck, shoulders, and many other areas. Worth googling and you can order it on line.

      The mammograms I have to have yearly as I have been diagnosed with carrying the BRCA1 gene :-(

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      iv looked up the patch will be getting one to try latter today .

      thanks for telling me about them .

      well i suppose your caught in a no win situation hope they stay negative for you . must be a big worry . 

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    Hi Tiswas

    Poor you. My ankles and thighs hurt too but I just thought it was all part of the Fibro. I understand how you feel but have no answers. rolleyes x

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      dont stop doing it ,thats all  i can say because i certainly have suffered more since giving it up .i used to do a bout 30mins each way daily and i felt the bennifit for it .
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      I beleive this to be true, I used to walk miles then I had a bad flare up and was unable to for a while,

      Then I found it very hard to start walking again I almost seized up,

      But kept at it and started again it took a while and I was scared I'd not be able to walk far again, I now walk 30/40 minutes and then I'm knackered but will keep building up my muscles again, fibro will not keep me down 😃

      I'm finding it hard to use my arms at the moment without pain, they feel so weak, and I can't peal a potato or veg without my hand swelling up and starting off my kneck pain,

      As you know it's one thing after another,

      But keep persevering little steps you'll get there,

      Hugs 👼🏻

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      Hi Leona

      Totally agree with you......once you get used to walking then stop for some reason and go back to it the walk can become a challenge.  Well done to you for going back to it and only walk for as long as you can and enjoy the outdoors at the same time. Taking in every moment as you walk.

      My hands tend to ache and sometimes freeze when peeling vegetables but one must carry on or no food would be ready for the family. (LOL)

      It's best to keep going within reason and remember to take regular breaks too.

      One day and moment at a time is my philosophy wink x

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      Thanks Bee, but yes it's the only way,

      Hope your well today,

      I have a 5 month old G Grandson and he has just kissed and gummed me to within an inch of my life, I ain't laughed so much in ages what a brilliant feeling to laugh with others over simple innocent little things his teeth must be killing him, but the funny thing was he was chuckling with us,

      Keep going keep chin up everyone. 😂

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      hi bee just come back from a stressful day ,went to support centre to get my pip form filled in they had forgot to trasfer me over after they had canceleled my preivous appointment. 

      thank god i manage to keep calm and asked if something could be done luckly someone had time between appoinments so i only had to wait half an hour .  and then we got it done . not worrying any more now its posted and now i shall forget about it for now .

      went to doctors and as per usual most of the blood tests have come back ok . except the fso i think she said in the hormones .

      and a certain very high inflamotray marker . 

      so now more blood  test for inflamotry conditions . and a an appointment for the rhemotoligist  has to be booked . very dissapointed .

      i asked her about the high inflamotry marker and what it could mean she said could be hidning any number of other conditions which i no 

      so still a waiting game 

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      Hiya Tiswas, not so good about your appointment grr...but  so glad that your pip form is done and dusted..also most your bloods are as well as can be...chin up have a lovely day...:-) xxx razz
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