I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for 5 + years. Why do my bones hurt so bad?

Missy: I sympathize with your

Missy: I sympathize with your pain. I dealt with chronic pain for 20 years after being diagnosed with fibro by 3 different drs. Finally, after an exam by the fourth dr, who was with the Spine and Pain clinic, I finally found minimal relief. I was on 3 separate narcotics for a few months and struggled with this, even after having trigger-point injections and RF procedures done. All of this did not help my fibro pain, and I did not want to have an addiction problem with the narcotics. So, to my joy, the next person to see me was a CNP, who was familiar with fibro and started me on Lyrica. It was difficult to get the insurance to cover the med,because it is very expensive, but after the Dr went to bat for me, it finally went through on the second attempt. I am nearly pain-free now, after suffering excruciating pain for 20 years! Lyrica is not for everyone, so get with your Physician to see if you are a candidate. AND, I recommend Tai Chi Chih classes. This style of Tai Chi is specifically designed for folks like us. See the taichichihassociation.org site. Take care and I hope your find relief! ^i^

Missy, The "bone pain" you


The "bone pain" you are experiencing may be due to the fact that many muscles insert into bones (are attached). Whatever the cause, it is not uncommon for people with fibromyalgia to complain of bone or joint pain.

I agree with the writer above. If you are not taking any medications, there are a few that may benefit you, such as the one called Lyrica that was mentioned. There are also others, such as Cymbalta and Savella, that target the pain of fibromyalgia. These are classified as antidepressants, but are not used strictly for this purpose in fibromyalgia. If you are not on any medications, you might want to consider asking your doctor about this, especially if the pain is preventing you from living your life.

As was also mentioned by the previous poster, tai chi, yoga and similar forms of exercise can be helpful. They combine relaxation with stretching and can improve pain, sleep, depression and other symptoms.

Hope you feel better soon!

Jennifer Bunn, RN

I also had constant pain for

I also had constant pain for 30 years before coming upon fibromyalgia. I am now on Effexor for the chemical imbalance, and Welbutrin (which is not a narcotic) controls my pain. I too have been living relatively pain free for about 4 years now. When I do get the occasional 'down to the bone' pain, I either take a long warm shower, or soak in bathtub with salts.
Chris in Fremont


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