I was wondering if anyone else had this symptom and if so if you had any idea what was causing it.
I have terrible pain in my right arm and it is exactly at one of the trigger points of fibro, i.e. just immediately below the elbow on the forearm. The pain is really bad and prevents me from doing a lot of ordinary things. For example if I lift my arm up (say to pluck hairs from my chin - thank you steroids
) I find that after about 20 seconds I cant continue on. I just have to drop my arm because the pain wont let me hold my arm up any longer.
The pain is constant but gets worse if I raise my arm and try to do something. Its there at night when I lie down, it keeps me awake at times and it sort of makes me keep my arm dropped down by my side (I find I get some slight relief when my arm is dropped low), its there when I drive and turn the wheel of the car, its there when I try to lift a bag of shopping, its there when I try to peel potatoes for the dinner... you get the picture
It might sound trite but its really very, very sore.
It may very well be fibro but it feels more like a deep vein pain. Now bear in mind that I have no frame of reference for this pain other than a gut instinct that its not muscular! I was curious as to whether anyone else experienced this pain and ever found out the cause. Its obviously not acute because its been there for almost a year and so far I am still living to tell the tale but, boy, is it chronic and debilitating!
I have tried heat pads and rubbing the affected area and it does give a small relief but never takes away the pain completely. Strong painkillers numb it a little bit as well.
I have a diagnosis of fibro as well as SLE.
Any words of wisdom appreciated! Its probably a bit obscure but if you don't ask you don't get an answer!
Love to all