Hi, i am in a bad flareup mode right now due to a fall i had last week, that ended with me flat on my left side on the floor. Since then ive had this different size knots in the top part of my arms, the area between the shoulder and elbow. Also on my thighs. They feel anywhere from the size of a pea to the size of a nickel or so and anywhere in between. They are extremely painful, and just having the clothes rub against them sends waves of pain thru them. It feels as if someone repeatedly punched the arms hard over and over again. Ive had these knots before as they always seem to be there whether flareup or not and are always painful. Just that THIS time, they are extremely painful, extruciating painful and im not sure if the fall triggered a really bad flareup or if it is something else. Has anyone else had these knots and are they painful to you? They actually feel like cysts, theres so many of them except they feel rather thready.
Oh and if you do have them and theyre painful what do you usually do to relieve the pain for them besides gentle massaging them which is what ive been doing.
Last edited by Jenetti; 05-04-2006 at 08:33 AM.
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My doctor explained fibromyalgia to me thusly: In people with fibromyalgia, there is some sort of genetic problem that causes phosphates and calcium to not properly charge in the mitochondria. The charging of these two chemicals in your body's cells is what causes energy. Another problem is there is some quirk in the kidneys that cannot handle flushing these phosphates through normal elimination processes, so the body must absorb the extra phosphate wherever it can find a place to absorb it, which happens to be the muscles, along ligaments and tendons, and causes trouble system-wide. The depositing of this debris causes lumpy places along tendons and elsewhere and is actually palpable. The condition is very painful.
What you MIGHT be experiencing are those lumpy places I explained in the above paragraph. Guafenesin is very effective in removing the gunk from your system. If you need more information, read Dr. St. Amand's book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia."