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can a car accident cause fibromyalgia?

Over a year ago was in a car accident and my muscles and joints hurt so bad most of the time its hard to have a normal day. Its not arthritis or lupus and Dr's are now saying fibromyalgia..I also have extreme burning in my joints and neck is this also a symptom of fibromyalgia?  
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Hi Jodi,
   The answer to your question is yes.  The best thing for you to do is get on line and find a support group in your area for fibromyalgia and they will lead you to a good doctor in your area.  If there is no group available, look for a rhuemetologist that handles fibro.  Not all do.  This disease (if you are diagnosed) can change your life and you need to get all the support you can find.  I have lived with it for over 15 years and once I started paying attention to what my body was telling me and worked with it gently-it made a huge difference.  Good luck.


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Jody, How were you injured in the car accident?  Would you describe the way the pain developed?  Where did it start?  Where did it move to?

What's the pain like now?  Is it any different from when the injury first happened?

Do you have a burning sensation on the skin?  Are you sensitive to very light touch?  Have there been any skin changes on the parts that hurt?  Temperature or color changes, swelling?

These are important questions.  Depending on the answers there may be another diagnosis than Fibro.

Looking for your answers, Quix
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The car accident was just over a year ago and it was a severe accident where myself and my girlfriend were lifeflighted.  The pain I felt then I don't remember much of . I was on so many different drugs. The pain I felt was I wasn't able to walk because of bruising all up and down legs and from a burn on my leg and just being tossed around in the car and of course headaches from the concussion.  After a few months of healing I thought my legs were doing better as far as pain went. And then I started feeling  a burning in my knees and neck instead of the feeling like I had beaten by a baseball bat after accident pain.  They did an MRI of my knee and said it was a minescus tear and went in to do surgery and he said it wasn't torn just did a lot of scraping.  And that didn't help the pain in my knee.  That suregery was like 6 months after the accident and I never have felt any relief. Now the pain is in my other joints its moving into my ankles and my wrists and sometimes I feel pain on my hips. I burn so bad mainly on neck and knees that I can't walk or do my daily chores most of the time and if I have a better day I pace myself.  Im in therapy again and the therapist say my muscles are so tight so can't do a deep massage cause of the pain i feel in certain parts of my neck where she touches. I also get very deep sharp pains in my knees.  I feel that certain parts of my body are way more sensitive to touch than other. Right behind my neck and some spots are down lower on my back. I'm getting the same burning pain and the same stiffness now in my elbows and inside of my elbows but this has just come on in the last few months not with the other pain first.  I find myself in a state of confusion a lot ..I am so forgetful I feel dumb.. I can't remember anything.  No one knows how this feels and I've never felt this way before the accident and I'm starting to feel hopeless over here. Im going to a chiropractor Friday is that a good idea? I need to know whats wrong with me...Please help me ...
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I forgot to mention a few other things that have suddenly started changing. I don't know if this has any relevance to anything but my bowel movements have changed. Either I struggle to go or its totally the other way around.  And I can sleep thru the night and still wake up feeling like I didn't sleep at all. Or I go thru stages where I go w/out sleep for days.  My Dr. and therapist have me using treadmills and using bikes and walking aAnnd using some kind of neck stretcher on me, are these things I should be doing?..And my eyes seem more sensitive than normal.  I was working to become a dog trainer and haven't been able to do that in over a year and am working hard to get back to it but no matter how much I do its not working.  And can't squat. I can't bend my knees past a certain point..Very hard to get in bath, so I only take showers.  Take percocet for pain and it don't really work its like a bandaid for a minute. And I use to be able to take a whole percocet but also in the past few months I've been getting dizzy and nausious and have vomited in car and taking a percocet makes it worse but still feel that way w/out taking one. My therapist said it could be vertigo??..I've also been given neurotnin which really doesn't seem to help either.  Sorry for writing so much I just feel like I need to be heard and for someone to know that this pain is real!!!!!
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I'm concerned that you have developed something called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.  It used to be called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.  This needs to be treated as soon as possible by a comprehensive pain management team.  The evolution of diffuse, burning pain after trauma, hypersensitivity to touch, stiffness.

Jody, I want you to answer each of these questions, even if you think you answered them before, okay?

In the limbs with the most pain are there any skin changes?  

Is there - or has there been - swelling in the painful limbs?  

Do you have a difference in color or temperature between a painful part and other areas that aren't as painful?  Blotchy or red, or pale and white or blue?  Has there been a change in the color or temperature from the time just after the car accident to now?

Are you saying that some of the painful areas have become "more" stiff than they were initially?

Would you say that some of the painful areas seem to be much more painful than they should given how much they were injured?

Any area that seems to sweat more than another?

The other problem is the dizziness.  You should be evaluated by a neuro-otologist, a specialist in vertigo/dizziness.  I can talk to you later about how to find such a specialist.

Please answer as soon as possible.  Who is managing your pain right now?

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Skin changes on areas I that were hurt I dont' see any visible skin changes.
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Swelling yes I've been swollen in areas that have hurt. Not a lot much more though as I use to..

Temperatures YES..matter of fact had to be taketo hospital once after accident and the nurse told me that my one leg was way more cold than the other..and I still feel like that but not only with leg.


Yes I have lots of  skin changes where there was NO injuries...sometimes i develop a rash on my chest and when i scratch my head it hurts I get red in the face where I had no injury and my husband or someone will ask me if I've been in the sun when I haven't..I burn under my armpits...

I hope I answered your questions right...I also get not a lot but often shooting pain especially up one leg
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My dr. now is managing my pain (family dr.) and say after this percocet is gone she don't want to give me anymore pain meds. she wants me to go on cymbalta..I don't want to do that. she said all my tests have come back normal and suggested fibro but never went further than that. I feel like I'm not being listened to..


And yes the stiffness is way worse in the knees and now its getting stiff in my wrists and ankles and I get more swelling in my knees than anywhere else. also, my left knee gives out quite a bit and I can't pivot or make fast movements or sometimes just standing there it gives out.  I was taken back by the temperature question know ones ever asked me that before and I have never brought that up..
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I think your doctor whould SERIOUSLY consider the diagnosis of

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type I or Type II
(also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)

This requires aggressive pain management and usually a team approach.  I think you you should talk to your doc about it and ask for a referral to a major pain management center - like at a university.

If you want I will give you the links to medical articles which your doc can read.  You might print them out and take them inCutting off the narcotic is not the solution, though you may need a different type of med than pill.  I think the idea of Cymbalta is great.  It should help your brain deal with all the false pain messages it is getting, but I doubt that the Cymbalta alone will be sufficient.

Would you like me to find the articles?

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If you would please find me those articles that would be great.  I just got back from the chiropractor and he says that he thinks all my problems are severe muscle damage...Would this also be something to consider?
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No, I don't agree that what you have experienced is severe muscle damage.  That would have shown up as severe weakness immediately after the accident and not evolved over time.

However, I just rethought what I said.  Over time, the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can result in atrophy (wasting away) of the muscles in the painful limbs from disuse. So in that sense, your exam now could look like severe muscle damage.

No, I feel strongly (from the information that I have) that you are suffering from a well-known complication of trauma.  It is hard to treat, but if there is any hope of improvement (and there IS) you need people who know the disorder and can manage all of it's aspects.  You are right in the gender/age group for it to occur, too.  When docs are unaware of this Pain Syndrome, they tend to treat you as is you are over-reacting to the pain because it is out of proportion to what they see or expect.  They also don't believe that the pain could/would increase and involve new areas.  So they start treating you as hysterical or as a drug seeker.

That's why you need to get into a Pain Management Clinic SOON!  Your doctor can call around to see who is really experienced in treating this.Here are some articles to read and print out.  Just be prepared, it may annoy your doctor.  People who "surf their symptoms" can come up with wildly inappropriate ideas that really take time for the doc to discuss and educate.  In reality any doc should be open to new ideas on tough cases, but egos can be very strong!!  If you want, say a doctor friend of the family (far away) suggested this and had you print the articles.  That way you are "innocent" of diagnosing yourself.  It's a harmless lie and can save you some grief.  You will have to decide which approach is better, given your relationship with your doctor.

Here are a couple of links:  When you read the articles it may sound worrisome.  I'm sorry, When the pain has gone on for many, many months it is harder to treat.  You may need to be firm in requesting referral to a pain clinic.  And it should be at a large center, not some chiropractor down the street.

http://www.emedicine.com/PMR/topic123.htm

http://www.medicinenet.com/complex_regional_pain_syndrome/article.htm

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/DS00265

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy_syndrome

I hope these help.  Please stay in touch, Quix
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It never occured to me that this may upset my Dr. until you said something and I can tell you she will not take kindly to my doing this..She said all tests have been run and are all negative and we will never know whats wrong..
Do you have any Drs. names you could give me who are knowledgeable in this area?  I don't care how far away they are, I just want my life back..And if you can't I understand..

Thank you for everything you have done..Its all very much appreciated.
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It never occured to me that this may upset my Dr. until you said something and I can tell you she will not take kindly to my doing this..She said all tests have been run and are all negative and we will never know whats wrong..
Do you have any Drs. names you could give me who are knowledgeable in this area?  I don't care how far away they are, I just want my life back..And if you can't I understand..

Thank you for everything you have done..Its all very much appreciated.
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I say give your doc a try.  Give her the info "through the back door." A friend of the family's sent this --whatever.  Then if she gets her back up and defensive you can change doc's.  I can try to give you some suggestions for pain clinics.  Would you be willing to reveal your zipcode or state or region of the US.  If it's out of the US or Canada, I'm not sure if I could help.

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Another idea is to bring someone with you to the appointment like your mom or a partner.  This will force the doctor to be a little more circumspect in her reaction.  Also, both of you or more should read these articles so that you can have an intelligent conversation with her.

If you have read much of what I write on this forum, you know I have also been treated as a hysterical woman and as a drug-seeker.  I do know how you feel, and how hard it is to ask for more meds once the doors of the doc's interest close.  It's really hard and it's hard on your self image.  As far as possible , I'll be here for you.

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I'm sorry for the multiple posts.  I'm just not thinking of things at the same time.  You can send me your general location at an email address I set up just for this forum.

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I will give her a try and take my husband with me.  I have taken all my drugs into that I have been given over the last year the drugs I get and never take so I hope she's not thinking its for the drugs. the only ones I take is percocet and they don't even work anymore.  I think she just thinks its all in my head..But, I will try her and give her a chance.  Forgot to mention and this probably has no bearing on anything but 3 days before the accident I had my last breast cancer surgery.  I don't mind giving my zip code out or where I live. I live in Ashtabula County, Jefferson to be exact and my zip code is 44047..


Thank You so much for everything I will let you know how she reacts.
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You're actually close to the Claeveland Clinic, no?  They have Pain Management Center.  It should be good.  Quix
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I was just taking a look at Quixotic's answer and just wanted to let you know that is exactly what I was thinking when I read your post.  My mother has the RSD in her right leg and foot as a complication of bilateral knee replacement surgery.  Her foot muscles have atrophied to the point where she is walking on her ankle almost.  I know from listening to the neurologist at her pain clinic that trauma like your car accident can also can this disorder.  She has been in severe pain and has been undergoing nerve blocks.  She has already had two of those procedures with no help, but the doc says it may take several nerve blocks before she sees any difference.  The important thing is definitely catching this early and doing something about it quickly.  

I myself have fibromyalgia, as well as my mother and her brother.  My uncle has chiari malformation which has caused his fibromyalgia.  This can occur after a car accident, especially if you experienced bad whiplash.   You would need an MRI of the neck to rule that out.  I agree with Quix though (she is very knowledgeable) that this sounds more like the RSD.

I hope you get some answers soon.  I know you must be experiencing terrible pain.
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Thank you for your support and help. I did go back to my family Dr. and took my husband as you suggested before and told her that I had talked to someone who told me my symptoms sounded like complex regional pain syndrome and she was very open to that and said its a great possibility and she also thinks that I have fibromyalgia as well. She referred me to a Dr. in Willoughby named Dr. Harold Bowersox and wants me to do pain management as well. She put me on lyrica for the burning because of the nerve damage. We were in there for about 30 mins. with her and I was amazed at how great she was with me. I even told her I was on this site and she said thats great because she loves any feedback she can get and that this is the best site to go on for information. Now my left knee feels like its shifted tho and we didn't have time to get into that with her. When I walk I don't feel like Im walking straight anymore my knee feels like its shifting, or just not straight. I don't know its weird.  But at least now I feel like Im getting somewhere and am NOT crazy..Thank you for your suggestions and your support...
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I have had Fibro for 12 years...its a struggle to find what works for you.  I did not have good luck with the 14 different meds I was tried on.  Alot of them were anti-depressants.  I found after going through the pain clinic at Mayo Clinic, that reducing caffeine (sp); walking even through your house to start, water and a lower fat diet helped me more than any drugs the docs tried to push!  It was tough for me to get going on the walking especially with so much pain, but going slow and steady got me up to 1.5 miles a day.  That was harder to do than quitting smoking!!!  I had a husband and kids kinda pushing me, and I guess I just had to get mad enough to do it...I thank them now!!!
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Forgot to mention...If you feel you are not being listened to, you're in the wrong place.  I went through that, and still do for different symptoms, for months before anyone even suggested Fibro.  Infact I had to tell my doc that my mom had it for 3 years before he would even check the tenderpoints!  All I have to say is don't come to South Dakota for an intelligent neuro-check...
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The not feeling like you are walking straight can definitely be a symptom of RSD.  Your muscles will begin to atrophy and thus will not be able to hold the weight of your body up.  If I walk behind my mother it looks as if she is walking on her ankle because of the muscle atrophy in that foot and leg.  This will also mess up your gait.  Something to talk to the pain clinic about.

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Thank you for your responses..My new Dr, has been great and is willing to listen to me and try new things..Is sending me to Pain management and was not at all upset when I chose not to take cymbalta. She did put me on lyrica for nerve burning and have to slowly work my way up to 3 a day. Between those and percocet I feel so tired and blah, hopefully that will go away soon. Never feel anything but tired..This Dr. she's sending me to Bowersox is suppose to be excellent and has written books on fibro and other diseases. Has been to China for research and is very personable cant wait to meet him but can't get into see him until Sep.  My Dr. wants me to stay in therapy which is helping. But if my last day is on a Thursday and I don't go back to therapy until tues. all the burning and stuff comes right back. And now something is happening where if I scratch anywhere on my body it hurts..Im very very sensitive to touch even on the top of my head!!..I think stress makes it worse. And Im worried about having to get my sons graduation party together and hes getting married in Oct. and I have to go get my results back on my genetics testing for certain cancers and have been told if my results come back positive they are talking about doing a double masectomy and a total hysterectomy.  The reason for the genetics testing was because I had breast cancer at the same time the accident happened and the cancer I had makes me more prone to having other cancers. So my question is does stress make my symptoms worse? One thing that does help tho is getting on here and reading everyones responses and knowing that there is help out there and that others are going thru similar things and that this can all be treated and there is hope..So thank everyone for there responses and words..By the way, this post took me about 30 mins because I kept forgetting what I was going to say...LOL..that happens all the time.
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Hi, I can't tell you how pleased I am at the turnaround in your prospect for proper treatment.  You must have done everything perfectly with your doctor.  She's really on your side now.  I hope this new direction brings you some relief.

Would it be possible for the PT to teach someone things (exercises) to do with you during the long pause thru the weekend?  That way you won't slide back and, I do know that you have to stay on top of your therapy to make headway if this is RSD/CRPS.

You're in my thoughts as you go thru the testing for the cancers.

I have been spending less and less time over on this forum as the MS Forum gets busier.  I've also had a couple little setbacks with my disease.  So, if you need to speak with me, just post over there.  There has been a recent thread there about the combination of Lyrica and Cymbalta being a miracle for their paresthesias.  The thread is called "Regarding Vibration Sensations."  There are many different kinds of nerve pain, burning, tingling, buzzing.  Generally they all respond to the same meds.  And in neurology a combination of meds is often more effective than either one alone.  So if the Lyrica helps, but not enough, you could consider adding in another.  Do you have a specific problems with it?  Research into chronic pain has long shown the benefit of adding in certain anti-depressants.  And it's not because of depression, per se, but because the meds can actually help tune down the brain's perception of pain.  I am not trying to talk you into anything, just offering info.

When I checked back on you, I was happy that we might have reversed your doc's attitude.  I do hope so!  Quix
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Hi, I've been reading all the posts here on one of you who may have RSD and another with Fibro. I have had RSD for about 4 years in my upper extremities, and suddenly I began having severe symptoms, that continue now for the past 4 months in my feet/ankles/calves. My fet began to hurt on the bottom of my feet, then the tops of my fet, then the ankles and calves. The feet and ankles are so swollen they feel so tight and painful and I get sharp stabbing pains in my calves for no appearant reason. The swelling hasn't gone down and has actually probably gotten worse since this started out of no where. I was very worried about the swelling, as people were telling me swollen feet can be caused by heart, kidney, liver, problems. I was becoming so freaked out I went to the ER and they did every test known to man it seems and said they were all normal and there was no real reason for the swelling that this doctor could see. I was relieved I didn't have any heart or other problems, but the fact still remained that my feet were as big as ever and answers as to why. I told the ER doc I had RSD, and unbelievably he said, what is that? Stunned at that response, I told him what it was but he said he didn't know anything about it so I would have to see someone who did. This is so frustrating that an ER doctor could not have any idea what RSD was. This just affirms my thoughts that RSD is not getting even close to enough research or press, that it so deserves. There are millions who suffer from it and yet there are still so many doctors who have no clue what it is, let alone how to treat it. Its just unacceptable. I had another doctor over the years tell me I needed to go to a rehab center for addiction. I was totally blown away, and extremely upset that this doctor, who did know about RSD was telling me I had to see an addiction doctor, as I was taking to many pain meds and he thought I needed to get off them. Amazing. Surprising. What a jerk. Anyway, I ingnored him and went to another doctor who actually put me on even more meds than I was on before and it still wasn't killing my pain, just taking the edge off.
I went to another specialist recently hoping to find out why my feet were so swollen and if the RSD had now spread to my lower limbs, will all the research I've done on RSD, there are countless sites that state that RSD can and absolutely can and does spread. This new doctor saw me, looked at the meds I take and told me I now also have Fibro. I stressed that from what I've read, RSD can spread and couldn't it be that it did spread? He stated that he didn't believe it had and that he believed I now had Fribro as well as RSD. I showed him my feet and he said they were very very swollen and I needed to find out why, as this was not normal and he did not think it was from the RSD or the Fibro. I told him I had gone and had every test there is and they were all normal so what else could be causing this swelling? He said he wanted to see all the test results.
Now, I don't know where he was coming from, and now I'm back to worrying why the feet are so swollen and not going away even a little. But at the same time I go on the many support groups and so many tell me they did without a doubt have their RSD spread to their feet and legs and they to had swelling. So, what am I supposed to think? And what do I do with this new diagnosis?
Sorry for the long post, but I guess my question here is, can the RSD have spread to my lower limbs? Or if now also have Fibro, can it cause the swelling I have? I need answers to what is going on. Its so frustrating. My feet are so swollen and painful, I can hardly walk, and I have one doctor telling me he does not believe the swelling is from RSD or Fibro, but he can't tell me what it is from. He wants to see the test results, which is fine, but I know they were all normal. They did everything they could think of and ruled out everything they could think of, so what else could it be? And then I have the many people on the RSD support site that say indeed they have had the same thing happen to them and their feet are swollen up so bad they can't walk, have discoloration, the pains in the calves, ect. Just like I do, and that it is the RSD that has spread.
What do I do? How do I get a proper diagnosis? If it is the RSD, or even the Fibro, I just want to know. Having these things is bad enough, but worrying that I may have something else causing this is just more stress and worry. I need a straight and proper diagnosis. I do have all the signs and symptoms of Fibro, so that did answer many questions about unexplained pain I've had for awhile now, and the fatigue, sever insomnia, confusion, memory loss, ect, but then those are all thing that RSD can cause also. Then their are so many on the RSD site that say they also have both RSD and Fibro, so I probably so have them both as well, but when the doctor won't say the welling is from either, what am I supposed to think?
Okay I won't keep repeating myself. If anyone has any ideas as to rather or now they have this or know of this and it is RSD causing the swelling I have, please post and let me know. Its hard enough dealing with these disorders, but when you can't get any answers from doctors it is even more frustrating.
I ran into this site sort of by accident and read many posts on RSD, and was hoping someone might be able to ease my mind here by telling their story of something similar. If it is RSD spreading to my feet/legs, I have to deal with that, do I really have a choice? Not really. Its very depressing to think that these feet will stay this way indefinately, but if I at least know what I'm dealing with, I can go from there. Needless to say I've seen a host of specialist over the past 4 years and all have diagnosed RSD, all have said there isn't much they can do besides meds, and now I'm told I also have Fibro. Which is really just another RSD actually. The symtoms (symptoms) are pretty much the same, as are the treatments, but I guess with Fibro there are even more unexplained pain sites. What a mess, and all this came about from a botched surgery. I was dealing okay, I guess with the upper extremities but now that its in the lower, its so much worse, you have to walk. And right now that is very hard to do.
Is this going to calm down like the upper did from time to time? Is it truely from RSD? Is this doctor wrong that RSD can't spread like this? I just need some real answers. Anyone with any answers, I would surely appreciate it.
Thanks so much for listening and sorry again for the long post.    
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I was involved in a car accident almost 4 years now always had pain and sore on my right leg but  recently i have been having more pain and problems with my right ankle being sore and swollen i went to see the doc he said I might have gout or arthritis going to have blood work to see if I do. Does anyone have any suggestions what it can be or what is causing this horrible pain. I do walk with a cane here and there but recenlty i have to use it again I am 39 years old. Can anyone help me out to figure out what kind of help I can get. thank-you Time
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wow. i have been reading... and this is actually the first time im utilizing the net for information. i too was in a car accident. head-on collision back in nov 06. ive only gotten worse. before accident i was physically fit, thin, active (outdoor activities, skiing, hiking, biking, etc). at first, i had the pain associated with whiplash and was told to go to pt and it may take 6-12 months to completely heal. well here i am 3 years later and i can barely stand the pain. at rest im a 7 on good days. i walk with a cane and have even crawled. i use a scooter when one is available. there are days when i am stuck in bed. i have tried every treatment known to me; physical therapy, manuipulation, ultra sound, stimulation, massage, changing diet to organic and natural, now i am under treatment for pain management. did the lyrica, cymbalta, ibuprophen 800.... now im on 20mg oxy every 8hrs with norco 3 times a day in between. i use ice, my tens unit. nothing relieves pain, i even get injections, steriods and nerve blocks. still not working. my pain is so bad... i cant take care of my kids,house, laundry, lost my job, my poor husband, sitting here is killing my neck and back, but i need answers and you all seem to know so much.

i have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. who knows if thats right. even if it is, how can i live like this? is this how i will be the rest of my life? i have severe pain in my neck, upper and lower back, hips. it hurts to touch me. im exhausted and extremely fatigued.

i just think that taking these horrible meds and enduring the painfull injections every month for the rest of my life seems incomprehendable... hopefully someone has a suggestion that i can follow up on.

oh, im 40 now. thanks for your time. my prayers are with you all.
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Hi, I had an accident in 2006 where i had a whiplash and my car was totalled. I didnt feel much of a pain back then. i went for physio and other therapies for a month or so but never took it seriously. i thought i had light back pains and heating pads would do the cure. i always felt fatiqued, tired and somehow i never related it to the accident. i thought I was simply tired. after 3 years.. in 2009 i started getting severe nerve pinches ... almost like needle stabbing around my neck. so severe that i was not able to get any sleep. then in 2010 my neck got stiff and i no longer was able to look down or do any sort of chore. I started physio massage chiro acupuncture at icc healthnet in april 2010, in sept my body started to get inflamed. pectorolis minor muslces were sore to touch. i was not able to sleep on my back, front or even sides. my backpains were excruciating. i couldnt sit or lie down. the only thing i could do was to stand or walk. finally my doctor put me on celebrex and antidepressents which didnt work much either. i had such severe burning sensation in my head and neck that I couldnt even think straight. then someone recommended an acupuncturist. his name is dr dilshad in etobicoke. i swear the burning sensation that i had all over my head down to my neck and shoulders, and numbness all over my back was gone within 2-3 weeks. I am still not completely well as my budget was low and i no longer afford going for acupuncture. my car insurance never responded to me as the accident was in 2006 and they wont cover my expenses now. part of my therapies are being covered by the school insurance. i am glad i have finally found good massage therapist dr. cao lei in mississauga. and a good chiropractor shelly at icc healthnet in bramalea. I am still under recovery but i dotn know how many more treatments till i am better completely. i really  do suggest acupuncture as it can do wonders if u find the right acupuncturist.
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i had a car accident back in August of 2008, i was still young, i had a 91 Acura Integra (Jap tuner car)  you can tune to race with and such, i was young tho and was racing alone,no other cars at all just me and i was upset over someone/something and went out to clear my head.... and last speed i was going that i knew of was 122 Mph (yeah i was stupid) but was fun at first untill i kept tring to get the car to 125 which i had got it to a few days before except i kept going for it this time in a slight left hand turn on the highway ( 471 North connecting Northern Ky to southern ohio and just past the last bellvue Ky exit) after that exit was the turn (slight left) and hit the metal seam in the road and the rear wheels went over it and right after  i lost control of my car and slammed right into the concrete median on the left, i hit the concrete median twice, the front driver side hit then bounced off then the rear driver side hit and bounced off then i slid to the right of the high way and slid i have no idea how far, approx maybe 50 to 100 or so feet then was at a complete stop ther are 3 total lanes but i was on the line deviding the right two lanes 50- 150 feet away from where i 1st hit the median,still too young to have this severe pain, i just now turned 28 an hour ago, and  right after the accident 4 years ago, i had felt like i had been beaten to death with somethng, most of the pain went away after about a few weeks, but the neck, shoulder, back, thigh and knee pain (both legs, front and inner sides of my thighs) never went away, but was maybe only a 4-5 on a 1-10 pain scale, but over the past 3 years the pain has progreessivly gotten worse, 2 yrs ago it went from 4-5 to about a 6- and last year to now it progressed to about a 7-8, some pain aint as bad as 7 or 8 maybe 5-6 like my neck and back but 70% of the time all my pain is at least a 6-7 depending on what i do, not long after the accident i lost my job from taking off from not being able to work, i didnt even go to the hospital because i didnt think it was that bad at the time which itwasnt but now i can hardly get outta bed, i feel tired all the time even if i had 8-10 hours of deep sleep, i tried going to the hospital a couple times a year ago and asked em about my pain problem and ask for releife , they gave me the 1st time generic for advil or aleive, second time ibeprophin, and 3rd tramadol and some steroid, i told them none of that helped at all and looked at me like i was crazy and they said nothing was wrong, did exrays and didnt say anything if they found something or not, they would nt do an MRI cuz i dont/didnt have insurance and or a regular family doctor a couple weeks ago i had pain in the right bottom side of my stomach, went to a hospital and they told me i had appenicitus and had to have sergery (surgery) to remove my appindix, they did a CT scan and found the appendix problem, after that i told them my pain is very very untollerable like an 8-9, 1st they gave me an IV injection of Morphine, very low dose maybe 2mg if that, that didnt help very long at all, then then 2nd they gave me an IV injection of Dilata or how ever u spell that , very low dose, dint feel that or help at all...??? supposed to be stronger than morphine right, wasnt for me....

then after the sergery (surgery) they gave me a percocet 10Mg/325Mg Oxycodone/acsetomentiphin, that helped a little bit for 3 hours, then i got discharged with a prescription for Percocet
(Oxycodone/Ascetaminophoin 5Mg/325Mg, why give me a 10/325 then discharge me with only 5s that didnt make scence, but at least they gave me something that still helped they gave me 40 of them and was told to take ONE every 6 hours, how long should that last me got it filled on June 24th or 25th 2012 and i still have like 20 left, and take only one a day maybe two some days, one then after six hours, could i get my sergical (surgical) doctor that wrote it to give me a refile prescription written out???? cuz i really need it for pain,,

just like what they did to the oxycontin OPS, never did get to try that, but i hear they are like hard plastic what can you do with them any way not the new the old what was so wrong about them before, all you could do is take them anyway why change it to something thats causing problems in most people that was fine in the first place, cuz it was COntrolled release right.

but my point is the drug abusers out there always ruins it for real ohnest CPP's people that really need this medication or severe pain, and not only the DEA/FDA ordering drug companied to reformulate CII pain meds to stop the abusers, but what about real CPPS that take the new **** and either doesnt work or causes problems, i tried the new ops once and it gave me a pain in my stomach and barely worked at all and i was opiate/opiod free at that time, i had never dont any narcotic pain meds before that, i just now got perc 5s so that is the second time iv taken a narcotic but legally this time... i only took the op bewcause it was free and given to me....and was told it was a pain pill i didnt even know what the pill was cuz iv never seen one before just read up on.them...
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Im so glad I find this site, I had a car accident June 13th this year, my car was hit four times, the guy said he didnt see me! I was aparently knocked out for a minute or so, no major injurys, just shaken around, shock and hit my arms and head, I then suffered 4 months of post traumatic stress, where if I felt threatened in my car, or I was verbally abused by another driver I would automatically attack verbally and I think if they had aproached I would of gone all out on them, I also lost my speech, my though process and would just fall over without warning for 3 months. I still have pain in my head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, elbows, ankles and my joints and chest plate crack constantly. I am vey cols at times cant get warm then I can have a hot flushes, I could cry at times at the pain in my arms to even touch slightly,  I have had physio twice a week every week since August and acupunture as well as ultrasound. My physio and Doctor think I now have Fibromylaga,

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