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Old 08-02-2005, 05:54 AM   #1
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Stiff legs and pin *****s in eyes

Hi everyone,

Are stiff, weak leg muscles a symptom of Fibromyalgia? I have the aching in my legs, along with the weakness and stiffness. My doctor suspects fibro, but I have not yet been diagnosed. He wants to do some blood work first. ALSO...does anyone get pin *****s in your eyes?

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Old 08-02-2005, 07:51 AM   #2
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Re: Stiff legs and pin *****s in eyes

Can't help with the pin *****s but the stiff leg weak legs I can relate to. With fibro our muscles tighten up and if you don't keep stretching and exercising them yes they do get stiff. Mine are very stiff right now because I have not been keeping up with exercise and activity the way I should. Of course the weakness comes from not using them and keeping them strong, which happens because they get stiff and painful. Kind of a catch 22. This is just my opinion, others may have a different take on it.

 
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Old 08-02-2005, 08:38 AM   #3
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A hard bout of coughing or vomiting can cause facial petechiae, ...
If you are throwing up and have the dry heaves, than you will get these *****s around the underside of your eyes on the face. Petechiae (puh-TEE-key-eye) are tiny little broken capillary blood vessels.

 
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VikTik, I have the stiff , weak and painful legs and i my left arm has the same problem. Seems the more i use it the more painful it gets. My doctor told me to use it or lose it. I would love for him just to have one day in my shoes, But he's right about using it or lose it. The less i do the weaker i get. Just wish i had better pain management so i could be active like i use to be. As for the eye pain, I have been curious about that too,cause for no reason i get a sharp stabbing pain in an eye. It is extremely painful. Sometimes the pain will last for a few seconds and fad and sometimes i've had it last for awhile. Sometimes it had felt like a needle poking the eye. Is this anything close to what you have felt? Have a good day.. brangram

 
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Hi Brangran,

YES--the pin *****s in eyes feel like someone is stabbing my eye with a needle! I call it *****ling, and I get them all over my body. That is one of the reasons my doctor thinks I may have fibro. I also have the burning skin along with the stiff, weak legs. I get aches everywhere, but mostly the left leg. He said there is a remote chance I may have Type 2 Diabetes, but he's leaning more toward fibro. I am going to have a blood test on Monday. I also have a circulatory disorder, so that is part of what makes my legs hurt too.

I appreciate your response, and hope you will be feeling much better! It's hard to function when we don't feel well. Have an uplifting day!

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Old 08-03-2005, 03:43 PM   #6
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Hi Viktic. I was just diagnosed yesterday with fibro. I had a pretty good idea that is what was wrong. I've had the eye pain as well. You describe it exactly. Like getting a pin stuck in your eye. I've been dragging and having pain for quite some time. I have been fortunate to get a rapid diagnosis which from what I read here is rare. I was sen by my PCP to a pain specialist. I'd give him a 1 for bedside manner, but he asked the right questions and honed right in on Fibro. I have all 18 points. Good thing I knew about it as he told me nothing. I am going to see a specialist in Fibro. I also am scheduled for an MRI as he thinks I have too much pain in my hips to be just Fibro. He had blood tests run for arthritis. It's still soaking in that this is not like a case of flu that will pass. I asked on another thread if I should mention fibro to the new doctor. I didn't have to bring it up. I'm releived it's nothing terminal but still overwhelmed. Five years ago we would have been told it's all in our head. I wish you all the best. Judy

 
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Hi Judy--glad you got a rapid diagnosis, but so sorry that it is Fibro. I'm going for a blood test on Monday morning, and I will be so glad to know what is going on in my body. I have been feeling bad for a long time. I do think I am going through perimenpause, which may be causing some of my symptoms. My doctor thinks Fibro is a possibility because of the all the *****ling in eyes and body, as well as the pain. I do have arthritis in my hands, and my hips hurt too. I hope that you will be able to feel better now that you know what is wrong, and that your symptoms will improve.

Thanks so much for your response!

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Hi everyone!
Yes, I have experience with both the stiffness and that of course leads to the weakness, and also the pin *****s in my eyes. Thank God mine don't come real often, but just out of no where, it feels like someone just stuck a pin in my eye. Sometimes it fades as quickly as it came, but sometimes it lasts a few minutes. I wouldn't want it to last much longer!
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Hi everyone,

Are stiff, weak leg muscles a symptom of Fibromyalgia? I have the aching in my legs, along with the weakness and stiffness. My doctor suspects fibro, but I have not yet been diagnosed. He wants to do some blood work first. ALSO...does anyone get pin *****s in your eyes?

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I have eye *****s...I believe I get it when a migraine is coming up...I'm not sure.

 
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I have Fibromyalgia, I have suffered from this for over 20 years, there is no blood work for it, its all about the symptoms, such as; all over muscle pain, weakness and stiffness. It comes on suddenly and it last for days, I take "savella" two pills daily to control it.

 
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I am so happy to know I am not the only one with the eye issues. I have problems mainly with my right eye. I get the stabbing pain, fuzzy vision and the feeling I have something growing under my eye lid. My first experience was riding with my daughter. I got sudden stabbing pain in my eye and lost some of my vision. It came back very slowly. It was very scarry. I am just glad I wasn't driving!

 
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Saw the eye doc last week. He says I have dry eye in both eyes. It's a lot worse in my right eye. Doing the eye drops, not too sure if they are helping much.

 
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