Shooting Pains & Needles

My most severe pain comes in the form of shooting, electrical shocks that runs through my nerves and joints. Also associated with this pain is the feeling of needles shooting through my feet, shins, knees, arms and wrists. And if all else fails, there will of course be the tingling numbness that makes me feel like I can’t walk without falling.

These symptoms are not as commonly discussed or referenced as a symptom of Fibromyalgia – sources such as mayoclininc.com and medicinenet.com list the following:

  • Widespread pain.
  • Fatigue.
  • Cognitive difficulties.

Fibromyalgia often co-exists with other painful conditions, such as:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Migraine and other types of headaches
  • Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders

And…

All of the symptoms we hear over and over, right?

Does anyone else experience these shooting and electrical pains throughout their body? I am hopeful that my upcoming physical therapy will help teach me to relieve them, but I have to admit I’m skeptical. I can understand working to relieve muscle pain through therapy, but spontaneous shooting pains? How?

Stay tuned!

‘Sources:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20317796

http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=89309#what_are_the_symptoms_of_fibromyalgia

 

 

 

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