View Full Version : does fibro cause pain to be exaggerated?
03-13-2010, 03:34 PM
i have fibro and noticed that if i get bumped by something such as bump my toe or pinch my finger in the door,the pain is excruciating.does fibro cause this too?
03-13-2010, 03:45 PM
I'm not sure about toes and fingers but if someone even lightly touches my arm it feels like they are bruising me. Just getting hugged by my husband can be painful. I have to remind him that I can feel the impression of his fingertips for 20 mins after he's touched me too firmly. And yes that is normal for fibro.
03-13-2010, 03:58 PM
With my personal experience, I truly believe this.. And when you get sick it seems like it takes a lot longer to get over..
03-14-2010, 03:53 AM
Yes... I have this issue as well and many fibro sufferers do.
One popular theory is that fibromyalgia is caused by overactive nerve signaling. In a normal person, if something stimulates a nerve, it just passes the message along to the brain, and the brain responds accordingly. In fibro, the theory goes, that stimulation will cause the nerve to "go nuts" and just amplify and exaggerate the message so that the brain ends up thinking things are a lot worse than they are. It's kind of like those games of "telephone" we all played as a kid - someone whispers a message at the beginning of the line (stimulation) , and by the end of the line (the brain) the message is completely screwed up and unrecognizable. So, you lightly bump your toe on a door... if you have fibro, your nerves just fly into action and send numerous amplified messages to the brain/spinal cord, which then respond by making you feel pain that is way out of proportion to the initial toe bump.
03-14-2010, 07:29 AM
I have fibro and experience the same thing. It is thought that we have a higher sensitivity to pain.
03-16-2010, 05:06 AM
It definitely causes my pain to be greatly exaggerated. Esp muscle pain for me. If I do too much, I get extreme muscle soreness - not just regular soreness from exercise either. Glad to know I'm not the only one that has this though.
03-25-2010, 01:34 PM
I am also experiencing the same things. If I walk too much or over exert myself the muscle pain is awful. I have aching and pain all he way through my entire body...I have noticed this more over the last year or so.
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