... I put on 60 pounds in less than 1.5 years. I'm now 240 pounds at 5'7". I put on another 40 pounds over the previous 7 years. I feel stiff and painful all over when I move, try to dress, bend over, reach, lift, etc. as the weight has gone up, the pain has gotten worse. Before I got fat, I had no pain at all. ... (3 replies)
... My back hurts all the time and I'm stiff like an old woman even though I'm only 52. ... (0 replies)
... :wave: Hey Ladywolfe;
Yes, I have osteoarthritis in my back and knee's and then the fibro all over the rest of the areas. I also have something in my hands called deQueaverins and it is very painful. I go to my appeal hearing Monday, the 15th so please pray for me. :angel: (13 replies)
... to answer the posted question, yes fibromyalgia makes you stiff all over. ... (13 replies)
... Hey, Sed rate usually has to do with infection in your body.
Hi there Glenda/Bill :wave:
Elevated SED rates have to do with inflammation in your body.
I know that this is the Fibro Board...but several of the posts here asking about joint stiffness/pain sound a LOT like arthritis.
You can have RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) without having a positive RA factor, or a... (13 replies)
... are horrible. My thumbs hurt all the way up my arm at times. They pop and crunch too. Sometimes my index fingers feel like a bee has stung me. Its a horrible painful feeling. I went to take a clip board from my therapist yesterday and I dropped it cause of the pain in my hands. Its embarrassing at times. ... (13 replies)
... wrists to open jars n cans very painful. Fingers and wrists stiff in mornings n if i do a lot of typing! ... (13 replies)
... I have stiffness in my hands and fingers. I've found myself massaging them and didn't even know I was doing it until I looked. When I'm not holding something my hands want to curl up as well sometimes. The middle finger on my left hand will bend down to touch my palm and my right thumb will curl against the palm. (13 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your pain. Yesterday, the pain in my hips was so bad I just wanted to cry. All I could do was lay on the couch with a pillow between my knees. I really just sucks so bad sometimes.
I often wondered if the elevated sed rate just went along with the whole FM disease.
Pookah - Antidepressants really make my hair fall out.
Mere -- (13 replies)
It's good to know that I'm not alone, but of course I hate to see others suffering with this.
I saw my rheumy today, he did another sed rate (which was elevated last month), an ANA and a rheumatoid factor.
He also is checking my hormonal levels, which has me a bit embarrassed because he mentioned my "male pattern baldness" (I AM FEMALE!). I've always had a... (13 replies)
... Hey, Sed rate usually has to do with infection in your body. They had to check mine once every hour cause they thought my appendics were about to bust but I had an infection in my stomach. Can't remember now what it was called. I go see my Dr. on monday and he also did a sed rate. Anxious to find out the results. (13 replies)
... Hi Painsucks (great name) and Angie75:
Yes, you are both correct about Rheumatoid Arthritis - the sed rate is increased. I have been tested several times for rheumatoid factor (which is a more sensitive indicator of RA) as well as ANA (lupus) and my results are always negative, even when the sed rate is high. So it is apparently not an issue in my case.
Painsucks - I... (13 replies)
... I swear my rhematologist associated the sed rate issue w/rheumatoid arthritis too, but my memory is trashed as well.
Angie (13 replies)
Yes, I experience a lot of pain and stiffness, puffiness in my hands, feet too. You mention your sed rate being elevated, I am not very familiar with this, but if memory serves, when my doctor has tested my sed rate it seems as though he told me if it was elevated that it may be caused by rheumatoid arthritis. I could be having a senior moment ;) and just thinking... (13 replies)
... I also have alot of stiffness and pain in my hands, wrists and more recently my feet. At one point, the wrist got so bad I had to put a brace on it for a couple of weeks. I feel that it is tendon pain. Heat helps some.
I also have an elevated sed rate and c-reactive protein. My sed rate is usually mildly elevated but when I am in a flare it gets very high (85 and... (13 replies)
... I've been having this problem, but my sed rate and another test, I forgot what it was, were elevated. I really need to discuss this with my doctor. I see him on Thursday.
I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this, as the pharmacist said that it could be the Fibro. (13 replies)
... The stiffness could be from some sort of inflammatory problem in the joints and ligaments. ... (12 replies)
... For the past month and a half, I have experienced numbness and tingling all over my body, stiff and painful joints, tight muscles, extreme fatigue, and tension headaches. I had an MRI about a month ago, and it ruled out MS. However, my symptoms are not subsiding. ... (7 replies)
... yrs ago when visiting my mother. I woke up in the morning and my thumbs were very sore and painful. As the day progressed, my elbows and shoulder became very painful to move. I took my kids to listen to music outdoors, when I went to stand from sitting, I couldn't. ... (29 replies)
... going on almost everyday and I am always trying to squeeze things in. I have even forgotten my regular meds and by evening when I finally sit down I realize how stiff and painful my joints are and how tired I feel and realize oops I didn't take my meds. ... (20 replies)