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Old 04-16-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Fibromyalgia and swelling?

Does anyone out there have swelling associated with FM? I'm talking about feet, hands, face, joints....but no redness. Thanks!

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

That may be arthritis as well. I dont' think, but am not sure, that swelling is part of fibro. I am finding that so many things overlap, so nothing surprises me. Feel better.

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

I dunno, I have allot of Swelling these days but I think it's been from my Thyroid being low.. Do you have Thyroid problems?
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

Not that I've been told, I have been tested and luckily it's fine. I hope you find relief and feel better.

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

I sometimes have swelling of my hands. If I take my rings off at night, I cannot put them back on first thing in the morning. I have been tested for arthritis but don't seem to have it.

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

yes, I have swelling. I get it in my left side of my neck, then I will get it behind my knees, my ankles. It moves around.

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

No, my thyroid has checked out fine.

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

Many thanks. I mostly get it in my hands and feet and perhaps the inside part of elbows.

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

My hands swell pretty badly every night. Most every morning my rings are tight and I have trouble putting on my watch. I have also been recently tested for thyroid function and it's all normal. I think sodium in the diet has a lot to do with swelling too. When I eat too much salt, I swell worse.
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

Thanks for your input. I am also trying to reduce sodium intake to see if that helps. Also drinking much more water than I usually do to try to flush out my system.

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

My hands tend to swell at night. Sugar will make me swell more than salt. Go figure!

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

Hi all!
I have fibro, and I have significant edema of my feet, ankles, fingers, face....
Interesting to hear that others have this symptom as well.

 
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

Thank you HadIt, for posting your response! It's comforting to know that someone else has these same symptoms and that I don't have something new.

 
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Hi all!
I have fibro, and I have significant edema of my feet, ankles, fingers, face....
Interesting to hear that others have this symptom as well.
Had it, have you had any blood testing done to test the inflammation in your blood? I was DX'd with Fibro which I don't argue I have but I have other issues as well. My Rheumy didn't want to deal with it so she over looked the high markers I have for inflammation. My SED rate and my CRP have been very high. I found another Rheumatologist in a big city university hospital who has been doing a lot of tests has put me on other medications and I am feeling better than I have felt in YEARS. I've been sick for the last 20 + years and no one would listen. I tend to test negative for so many things but I had these high markers for inflammation. In my case it's not a matter of salt...maybe it's not in yours either.
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Re: Fibromyalgia and swelling?

Sharon, interesting what you said about testing for inflammation in my blood. I have had every blood test known to man, and I know that my PCP told me that my latest blood work did show that there is inflammation somewhere in my body. I too have many health issues. In addition to fibro, I have interstitial cystitis, as well as coronary artery disease, and some kind of connective tissie disorder. I never experienced edema until I was put on statins after a heart attack this month last year (I am a 44 year old female, always in good shape prior to all of this). Anyway, I developed many side effects from the statins and had to discontinue taking them, but shortly after, developed significant edema in my ankles, fingers, etc....in addition, I have strange neuro symptoms, like pain along with numbness in my face, tingling in my hands, feet, fingers and toes. All of these symptoms I have been told go hand and hand with fibro, but I am just not sure I guy it. Nobody can seem to figure anything out, and I am beyond frustrated at this point. THe facial pain and numbness is my most disturbing symptom to date. I just saw a neuro as I was convinced that some of these symptoms may indicate MS, but was told no, without the neuro even doing any tests at all....as soon as he was told I had fibro, that was it, nothing else was done....is anyone else as completely frustrated as I am?? I am on a laundry list of meds, from pain meds to gabapentin, flexeril, valium.......etc....I have also gained close to 25 pounds, again,, very hard to swallow for somebody who has always been in really good shape and has been used to working out on a consistent basis and a pretty high intensity. Sorry to ramble!! My frustration is showing!

 
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