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Old 06-30-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Do you think I have fibro?

I have on and off pins and needles in thumb pad area and sometimes my pinkie finger and arms (usually after waking up from a nap) My thumb pad twitches really fast during this time. My shoulders feel achy. I do have two young babies (1 and 2) in which I constantly have to carry the younger one, cook, clean change diapers and I don't get enough rest. Could this have triggered fibro for me and how do doctors diagnose it? Are there tests?

Are twitches common in fibro? Thanks

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Old 06-30-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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Re: Do you think I have fibro?

Usually fibro involves all or most of the body, but you might have some of the same processes going on. Diagnosing it mostly consists of ruling out other problems.

Muscle tightness in the shoulder area can produce pain, tingling and other strange symptoms in the hands, so you might want to try to relieve that tightness. There are stretches you can do, ask a doctor or another professional to show you. Professional massage can be helpful also. Finally, concentrate on keeping your shoulders down away from the ears when lifting children, and carry them in a backpack or stroller rather than your arms when it's going to be a while.

I've had tight shoulders for years, causing assorted other problems, and the pain can be... memorable is the best word for it.

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