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The 'weird' pain
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Adaire - March 10

Hi, I am new and wondering if any of you guys can relate to this question. When we say "we are in pain" I think most people think we mean its like sore muscles, like if you overdid it swimming or lifting or something... you know just kinda sore. My pain feels much different than that kind of regular pain. It feels deep and gnawing and ~sick~ feeling. thats the only way I can think to describe it. It feels deep and sick. Sometimes it makes me nauseated. Do you know what I mean? Also, I always struggle with pain in my chest and upper back, but I also get weird transient pains in other places for no reason. Like today my left pinky finger hurts like hell... why it does is a mystery to me! Sometimes its the "not knowing what will be thrown at me next" that affects me the most. If I ran to the doctor every time something new happened in me, he would think I was nuts! Does this make sense?


Iinda - March 11

Welcome Adaire! Yes, the pain does feel sick sometimes for me too.


jmtassey - March 13

yeah deep and sick sounds about right. I too have chest pains that sometime go all the way through to the back with different pains through out the body. It doesn't make sense to me either. Just know that you are not alone.


Jean Taylor - March 16

My Doc calls it "referred" pain. Ex: Your fibro points on the shoulders are midway in front and back but I have pain all across my shoulder and down my arm to the elbow points - also my entire chest wall and between the shoulder blades. People just don't get it. I'd "hate it for them" but I wish they could spend one minute in my body. It, to me, feels like the True Flu you get when you have to spend days in bed feeling like you're going to die and your temp is up to 104. I also have a lot of pain in my hands which is not aided at all by the narcotics I take that only somewhat help my other pains. It is helped somewhat by using a rub like BenGay. I also have a lot of nausea always accompanied by lots of yucky drainage and IBS symptoms. Isn't life fun??!! At any rate, your pain is real and that's what they call it!!


Fantod - March 20

I have had referred pain too. I have bursitis in both hips which made my life a living hell. The referred pain in other areas of my body was unbearable. Accupuncture turned out to be the one thing that really helped. It took a couple of sessions to get extended relief but I would do it again in a minute if i get another flare. I hope this post is of some assistance to you.



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