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XanderiaJune

568d

Does anyone else feel like their fibromyalgia makes their mild injuries feel worse than they really are? I feel on my shoulder the other day and my doctor said from my symptoms I possibly injured my AC joint, but we got an x-ray and it was perfectly normal. Just a slight sprain.

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    • DeeDee123

      561d

      @Natdacat I know this feeling all too well.🙏

    • DeeDee123

      561d

      Definitely! If I bump my shin or my arm on anything I immediately bruise and radiate pain 15x the damage. Plus it stays with me for weeks 😪

    • XanderiaJune

      566d

      Has anyone found better all day relief?

      • SJP

        561d

        @XanderiaJune Not a "one and done" solution, but cannabis has helped me the most, especially those with a 'body high'.

    • SJP

      566d

      It makes all of my pain worse!

    • Natdacat

      566d

      I literally feeling like a big walking black bruise. My body is so sensitive my husband can't even hold me at night! Even my kids hugs hurt which is devastating!

      • DeeDee123

        561d

        @Natdacat I know this feeling all too well.🙏

      • XanderiaJune

        566d

        @Natdacat I feel the same way! Thankfully I'm single and live alone, but I can't cuddle my cat. She'll step on me and I wince in pain.

    • JustRachelle

      567d

      Yesss, my son and I will rough playing yesterday.. I was tickling him and he’s super ticklish so he jumped and his elbow hit my jaw.. it wasn’t massively hard or anything but today that whole side of my face has been hurting extremely bad

      • XanderiaJune

        567d

        @JustRachelle ooof! That sounds painful to begin with. How do you try to make the pain feel better?

    • acatalepsy

      567d

      I completely understand this. Even just “working too hard” makes me hurt extra bad. It’s difficult to deal with because I don’t feel like in these situations I’m actually over working. My body just doesn’t handle physical labor well.

      • XanderiaJune

        567d

        @acatalepsy me too! I don't feel I over worked yesterday, but I was in so much pain by the end of the night. All I did was clean and I was hurting.

    • Alliy

      568d

      100%. Everything hurts worse when you have fibromyalgia! 🥴🥴

    • LSneiderwine

      568d

      I have that problem as well. Even stubbing my toe seems to be more painful than for others. I try not to complain too much because my husband isn't very understanding. He thinks I'm just lazy or being a big baby.

      • XanderiaJune

        568d

        @LSneiderwine I have that issues as well! In my most recent relationship, my ex always Said I complained too much and was too sensitive (this was before the diagnosis) and now that they know they feel bad and apologized lol I just wish people would treat us the same with vs without the diagnosis. I'm sorry he thinks you're lazy though. That is not the case, some things are just too hard!

    • ToriLehm

      568d

      I have that problem too. Headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, bumps and bruises ... all 10x more painful than the injury or condition causing it would make.

      • XanderiaJune

        568d

        @ToriLehm im so glad you mentioned the nausea! Whenever I feel like I'm in a lot of pain I start to feel nauseous and as if I could through up. Has this feeling made you want to stop going to the doctor for injuries since they could just be minor but more painful due to the fibromyalgia?

        • ToriLehm

          568d

          @XanderiaJune yeah, tons. I’ve been getting these ridiculously painful migraines but I haven’t been wanting to talk to my doctor about them because there isn’t really much they can do. Between the chronic migraines and the fibromyalgia it’s impossible to tell what’s causing it and I don’t want to feel like I’m wasting my time going there. Especially with how painful things can be now.

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