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Muscle pain in upper arms

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by sleepingbeautyxxx, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. sleepingbeautyxxx

    sleepingbeautyxxx

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    Muscle pain is a quite new symptom to me and I realized that the muscles of my upper arm feel exactly like I got a vaccination if I rub over them. It's really strange. Especially since I don't lift things, I only write but only with my right hand. But both arms are equal.

    Is this the typical cfs muscle pain everyone is talking about?
     
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    mirshine Senior Member

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    I used to get it everywhere. It's now worse in my legs. There's so many different pains it's hard to distinguish!
     
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    @mirshine oh that sounds bad!
    That's what I'm realizing right now.. so many different pains.
     
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  4. rosie26

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    It sounds like Allodynia. I will try and find some old threads on this and link to them.

    This one might sound familiar to your symptoms?
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/skin-feels-extremely-sensitive-to-touch.27910/
     
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  5. sleepingbeautyxxx

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    @rosie26
    It's not the skin, it's the muscle itself, hurting when I apply pressure.
    But thank you for the link, since I had this symptom too and now I know what it was. I had an extremely sensitive patch of skin on my back for probably two months.
     
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    Sore shoulders was a persistant and early symptom. The worst part was trying to get comfortable at night. I am not a back-sleeper but had to make due sometimes. I can't say that I have this symptom now since I am 95% recovered and I can sleep on my sides.
    There are shared symptoms between fibro and CFS and I always called this my fibro pain.
     
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    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member

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    My arm muscle pain is mainly when I've overdone it...like hold a phone to my ear for 10 mins. More like muscle cramp though? Typical lactic acid type pain. It's mainly repetitive or sudden bursts that I can't really do without consequences.
     
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    Yes, @arewenearlythereyet
    That pain is one of the reasons that it took so long to get back to exercise. A burning, sick pain that says, "stop" and not "try to work through it". Mostly the upper arms and shoulders.
    I am not saying that I don't get that at all anymore but it is a shadow of what it was in 2011 abd 2012.
     
  9. sleepingbeautyxxx

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    @stridor yes, my shoulders also hurt a lot of the times. And I think it's a marker when I've overdone it.
     
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    My arm pain is minor these days, unless I use them.:rolleyes: Earlier, it was persistent. I found NOW celery extract really helpful. I think my biggest improvement came once I had adequate B12 levels. Suddenly I could type without inflammation. I am very cautious to not over-use my arms. A few minutes cleaning the yard is enough for several days, but without pain if I stop in time.
    also, LDN has helped reduce overall inflammation.
     
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