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These crawly feelings I can feel in my legs, feet, thighs, arms, side, shoulders, and the tinglings in my hands as if they are going to sleep. It is so annoying as it haunts me every night when I get in bed and try to rest. I am tossing and turning trying to find a comfortable way to hold my legs and stop the vibrating feelings.
During the day when I am walking and keeping busy, I don’t even think about it. I only feel it when I stop or sit down to rest. Night time when I am trying to sleep is when it is annoying. I am beginning to feel it more often in my feet.
It feels like a cell phone that is vibrating or buzzing in my legs. It also feels like feathers, or crawling ants up and down my legs. It is most annoying. It is bad enough trying to sleep with fibromyalgia, and now to have something else distracting you from sleep, is not good.
I was curious to see if these vibrations were part of fibromyalgia, so I googled fibromyalgia vibrations. A lot of information came up regarding fibromyalgia vibrations, and some of the information was described as the same feelings that I am having. A lot of people left comments about the feelings they were feeling in their legs, arms, and feet like vibrations of some sort. They, too, expressed they do not know where they came from. I searched further into the symptoms of fibromyalgia, and found that some people do have these tingling vibrating sensations, and not to be alarmed. I pray that it is nothing else serious.
I also read that it could be Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). But, after reading about RLS, the description is more of a pulling feeling that sometimes hurt and stings. My vibrations do not hurt at all, so I am not sure what it is.
If anyone else have any of these feelings, please share them with me. Living with fibromyalgia is a real experience that teaches us patience and many other ways of coping in order to maintain a doable lifestyle. I try not to give in to all of the many faces of fibromyalgia, but I must admit — some of them are very scarey!
It puzzles me as to WHY I periodically will wake up in the morning and would have a spasm that goes from one end of the center of my back to the other end. The pain is so excruciating! It feels like someone is standing on my back wearing combat boots. Out of the blue, it’s there, crippling my every move. The only thing that helps it feel a little better is heat. I have to lay on heating pads every night until I feel it on its way out. If I turn my head it hurts. If I try lifting my hand to drive, take a shower, or simply brushing my teeth, my body catches in the spasms. So, I have to be careful how I move. If I am laying down and need to get up, I have to slide close to the side I am getting up on. If I have to bend to pick up something, I have to bend with knees slowly, and rise very slowly. After about a week, it begins to fade away — slowly. Finally, one day I would wake up and it is gone, as if it was never there. However, my other Fibro pains are always there 24/7. Has anyone ever experienced this? If so, reply to this message. I am curious to know if this type of spasm primarily affect people with Fibromyalgia.
Spasms in the base of the Head/Neck
This is another area that I have spasms on a regular basis. These too come out of nowhere. One moment I do not have them, the next moment it feels like someone just stunned me in my head with a stung gun of some sort. After the initial hit, its hurts to move my neck. I have to be careful how I move it, how I lay while in bed, etc. This misery lasts anywhere from 2-3 days to 2-3 weeks. It never totally goes away. It always seem to just hide in the background leaving me with a low grade discomfort in the same area, reminding me that it has not totally left me. When I take a mile muscle relaxer it eases it up a little more. Does anyone experience these head spasms?
I checked online about back muscle spasms and found some interesting information. If anyone suffer from these type of spasms, this information might help you understand them a little better.
Living with Fibromyalgia drains both your body and mind
It hurts to sit, it hurts to walk, my legs hurt most of the time.
I busy about doing whatever I can,
just to keep the pain out of my head
Though for some strange reason,
it rages my body as soon as I lay in my bed.
So difficult it is to sleep at night,
I toss and turn as if I am in a fight.
The headaches come like lightening and thunder –
Piercing my brain, my neck and shoulders.
I pray that my pain will cease its rage,
and show mercy to my inward prayers,
Though it is driven like a vengeance,
just maybe a little mercy will it share.
In spite of my pain, I know within my heart,
the power of my Savior I do not doubt –
To have mercy from this invisible disability –
that makes the silence of pain, so Loud.
A Savior’s job is to save his children from themselves,
and what they do not understand,
Because all things, whether they COMFORT or STING,
goes according to our Savior’s purpose and plan!
Okay, so what is this pain that comes out of nowhere when I sometimes bend over or just make a random turn of my body? It catches me like a muscle spasm and stops me in my tracks. It hurts so bad for a moment, and then it sometimes just goes away after the initial pain, but other times it lingers around for a couple of days. Can any of my Fibro friends relate to this experience?
I conducted a little self research to find out what happens when the muscle spasms, and learned the following:
- When a muscle contracts, small pouches in the cells release calcium.
- For the muscle to relax, the cell needs to pump the calcium back into the pouch.
- When energy is low, the cell can’t perform that job and the muscle stays contracted.
Since having Fibromyalgia, I have to be careful how quick I move my body, and which way I move it because I can instantly get a crook in my neck, a charlie horse in my leg, or a muscle spasm in my back and shoulder areas.
I make sure that I try to exercise at least 3 times a week to help prevent stiffness. I know that staying flexible helps my Fibro pain. I still cannot quite understand why I get these spasms. I thought I would share this with my Fibro friends in hopes to get some input. Thank you all!
This five-letter word, MERCY – means a whole lot. It means having compassion, forgiveness, pity, or charity for human life. Based on the heartless and merciless acts of murder throughout the world, proves that mercy is not a household word. In order for anyone to survive these days, we need the mercy of our Heavenly Father. What are your thoughts?