| | Is this the fibro?
I am a newbie here. I have recently been diagnosed with fibro and psoriatic arthritis. My doctors have been no help at all. They just say "you have x,y,z" and then want to prescribe me a bunch of pills but give me no explanations at all. I am stuck researching symptoms on my own and trying to figure out what's what.
I have had symptoms for years and seen countless doctors. Finally, I have received some diagnoses', but little explanation of anything. Through my own research, I have figured out that a lot of the symptoms I have had (and thought were something else) are related to the fibro.
Here is my current issue (it seems to change daily *rolling eyes in disgust):
I have been having excruciating pain in my right shoulder. I thought I pulled a muscle, I went to the chiropractor (who I see regularly) and he did some treatments which helped very little. It was excruciating, constant pain for about 2-1/2 weeks, then suddenly the pain went away and I was left with numbness and tingling in my right arm for about a week. Then suddenly the pain came back and it's even worse than the first time.
It feels similar to when I have pulled muscles before, but not. I don't even know how to explain it. The pain is constant, I can barely move my neck or turn my head and I can feel the muscle pulling. My shoulder feels very heavy. It seems to be the worst at night when I am sleeping. I have woke up the past 3 nights in a row (if I can fall asleep at all) in excruciating pain and had to put an ice pack on it and take Lortab just to be able to go back to sleep. It seems to vary in extremity, if I'm busy it doesn't seem as bad. I don't know if it is just because I am focused on something else so I don't notice the pain as much. Also, it seems to go from being isolated to just my shoulder, to like right now, the pain is radiating up the back of my neck and down my arm and across my whole shoulder. The constant pain is causing me to have a headache.
I have been doing tons of research about fibro and have discovered a lot of other symptoms I had were or could be fibro related, so now I am wondering if this is just a fibro flare up of some kind.
Anyone have anything like this? And, do you have any suggestions on relief?
Last edited by rjm77; 08-12-2012 at 06:49 PM.