LADIES ~ Do you have BREAST PAIN from your Fibromyalgia?

Hello ladies ~ I'm sure this question has probably been bounced around on this site several times, but since I haven't been around to see any of them I guess it's my turn to ask. Do any of you have terrible pain in your breasts that make them tender to touch in many locations? And when I say tender, I mean *OUCH* tender!! I just saw my family doctor about it today because I didn't know what the problem was. She suspects it is my Fibromyalgia. Have any of you had this and been told by your doctor that it IS Fibromyalgia? I see my rheumy in 3 weeks and I will most definitely ask him about it, but in the meantime I thought I'd try to get some feedback here. Thank you!!!!
Kathy :)

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Hi,

I've had fibromyalgia for 20 years now diagnosed.
I've never had the 'ouch' type of pain you described.
I don't know if it's true. But i have read cancer would not have that type of pain.
Anyone else heard that?

Everyone is so different. It could have to do with your med's or hormone levels.
Have you had hormone levels checked?

I am in so much pain all the time i would imagine it could be your fibro.

Hope you find some answers soon. :)

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Dear California Dreamer ~ Thank you for your response. My doctor did agree that she didn't fear that it had anything to do with cancer and I'm happy to hear you concur. I was quite surprised to hear that you haven't experienced that *OUCH* kind of pain. I have several places all over my body that are all *OUCH* to the touch. That is very peculiar. I am very sorry though that you have had to deal with this disease for 20 long years. That is a long time. I hope you have found something that helps you with the pain. BTW, I really like your profile pic. Very pretty. Thank you again!!!
Kathy :)

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Hi Kathy,

With me it feels a much deeper pain.
I feel like someone is stabbing me in the knee's, elbows, shoulders with a knife 24 hrs a day.
Now that makes me go 'ouch'. A pain that makes one winch.

I have deep pain that rolls up and down my legs all the time.
Muscles spasm migraines that come from my shoulder.

Perhaps i misunderstood your question. You were asking about breast pain.
I thought you were talking also about skin sensitivity.
I have that sometimes.

Mostly it feels like you have the flu 24/7 and it just never ends.
I lost my HMO and my med's.
So only tylenol and advil now which is not touching my pain at all.

I took soma and valium for many years. The soma helped most of all. Sure wish i had some.

I can never sleep and the fatigue i cannot even describe.
Mostly i just wish i could scream OUCH in general all the time.
But there would be no one to hear me anyway.

Perhaps one day they will find something without too many side effects that really works!

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Hi Kathy,
Yes! Definitely "Ouch" breast pain. Very sensitive and when I get a pain and touch it sometimes I feel like I want to cry it hurts so much...Ouch it is. My doctor feels it is fibro pain. I find it hard to understand all the pain associated with fibro along with the terrible fatigue.
Bless you,
Heather

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I have that problem alot of times but thought it was related to hormonal changes of menopause. I also have PMS really bad and related it to that. But it could be fibro. Some of us hurt in different places with this disease. I even have really sore ribs and if I so much as touch them it is a very sharp pain. This disease does what it wants to do when it wants to do it.
hugs,
Debra

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Yes, I have breast pain from FM. I had deep sore pain in left breast going up through the arm pit and into the muscle of my upper left arm. Had mammogram. They did find a small bump, they said nothing to worry about, but because of the pain, I pushed it and they did a sonar scan. I know they say cancer does not hurt, but some have said it did and I was not taking a chance. Bump was just a little tiny calcification. I get so tired of hearing everything is Fibro...but I guess it was. I also had major pain in my hands, Dr. thought it might be carpel tunnel it so mimicked it. They sent me to the nuerologist and it was not. He said, yes, it probably is the Fibro. At first I got so frusterated and thought they just all call everything Fibo that they don't know what it is..(and yes, some of them do that), but I realized in my case that each of these painful events were in my muscles. Even the bones and muscles in my feet hurt at times.

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Thank you all for your responses!!!! I am reading your responses carefully and am finding this fascinating. I too get tired of not knowing what is going on with my body. I try to be a good patient and 'listen' to my body. Then it seems like once something starts happening to me I'm never sure whether to run to the doctor to get it checked or if I should just guess it's either part of my fibromyalgia or my rheumatoid arthritis. It gets very challenging to say the least. It sounds like you ladies know exactly what I'm talking about. My breast pain also runs underneath my armpits like one of you said. I always worry I'm going to experience something and hesitate to go to the doctor for fear they'll most likely tell me it's fibro or RA, and then find out it's something else and I SHOULD have gone to the doctor. Such a guessing game. Thanks for responding ladies!!!!!
Kathy :)

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I've had Fibro for over 23 yrs and the only "ouch" pain in my breasts is on the breastbone and the nipples. Rib pain is common for me. Fibro is believed to be nerve pain (neuropathy) which I've had for 12 yrs. No one could explain the hand and foot pain, though. I found out on Inspire that hot, painful feet and hands with numbness is also a nerve condition called Small Tissue Neuropathy. My drs all concur that these conditions are related. STN is often a precursor to diabetes. This site is very helpful. I'm glad I found it! :)

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After I have my yearly mammogram, due to my fibro, I hurt really bad for a couple of days. I do have some pains in my breasts but I'm used to having pain everywhere so I probably don't think much about it.

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I sometimes have the pain you speak of in my breasts. However, the most painful area is my pectoral muscles which is a Fibromyalgia tender point.

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It has been 3 years since my last mammo. The pain was so intense and excruciating that I vowed I would never return.

I also get muscle spasms in my breasts. They jump around like they have a life of their own. They don't understand that they don't.

Tink

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THANK YOU ladies so much!!! Your responses area really helping me feel better about these pains I have in my breasts. I have this type of *OUCH* pain in multiple other places on my body too, but I guess anything that causes my breasts to hurt so badly causes a little bit of alarm for me. Someone mentioned ribs and I have the rib pain also. One of my worst spots is the top part of my arms. My son took his finger and poked me in the arm one day and I just about went through the roof of the car. I could go on and on here about places that hurt, but something tells me I don't need to. I am getting the feeling that most of us have the same pains in most of the same places. THANK YOU ALL so much for the responses. It really does help ease my mind!!!!!!
Taffy =)

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Hi Heather,

I saw you just went through what I did.... I was just diagnosed w/Fibo this year and I too now know I have been dealing with it for years and did not know it. I worked till this past December, when I got so sick I could not return.
I have a lot of family in Canada. Windsor, Calgary etc....
Sure hope you do well.

Cher :)

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Hi Cher nice to meet you. This fibro beast just keeps on giving and it's rather scary. I feel I need to keep working but there are days when it is very hard and the end of the day I just trudge home as it takes everything I have to get there. My life has sure changed, now I try and plan shopping and outings to use as little energy as possible as I have so little! I use to enjoy walking home after work or just window shopping...now just thinking about shopping tires me out. Oh well, you do the best you can and I want to try and continue to work as long as I can as I am a worrier and being home alone all day will make me worry 24/7!! I would really not have to work but that is not an option and it's as if I can't let it take anymore than it already has, lol!
It's nice to find others to connect with and to release some of the worries with...it's too bad you had to give up your job..I hope you are feeling a bit better than you were in December.
I have family in Calgary too and Peterborough and the Lakefield district in Ontario.
Take care and I wish the same for you. I always pray for remission. Heather.

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Hello Ladies................
Yes. Breast pain due to Fibromyalgia. I got it big time. :( Doctors call it "Fibrocystic disease".
Makes sense. There are times when my breasts feel like they're filled with ropes or something.
You can & will hurt anywhere & everywhere when you have Fibromyalgia. It's a constant.
With me, there are days I can get around. Others.....NO WAY. Some days, if my breasts
just brush up against something I darned near scream with the pain!!!!!
I have had water filled cysts removed. Never any signs of cancer. Thank God. :)

Try not to worry. But, I know you will. I still do. I think it's from habit.
Gentle (((hugs))) from eaglehaslanded

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Yes, me to, also painful areas in the breast now, I was scared for a minute, about the C word, I'm due for a mamo, but I think it is just radiating from the breast bone and rib cage, that is one of my most sorest spots. Is there any spot or area in the body this disease does not touch? There is just so much I want to do. Oh, God, help us.

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Yes...ultrasound, two mammograms and two breast specialists and no answers....now I know.

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Wow! That is a lot to go through and then find nothing, only to learn it's fibromyalgia. I think we woman are trained from a young age (teens) to be alert if we're experiencing pain or changes in our breasts. Therefore, it's only natural we all feel some panic when our breasts start causing us so much pain and sensitivity. I just had my primary doctor give me a breast exam and had just had a mammogram done 5 months ago. It did 't surprise me to have her tell me that the pain must be part of my fibromyalgia. In a way it's a relief, yet on the other hand this means I am going to have to learn to live with the pain. It really is good to come here and discover other woman going through the same stuff as I am. It makes me feel less panic. I love all the responses from this post. It has really helped me a lot!!!!
Taffy

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