Ask an expert
Question

19 Apr 2006

fibromyalgia - help with pains in neck and shoulders
I have a history of about 16 years with fibromyalgia. I am 54.
It has improved due to changes in lifestyle and stress circumstances, etc, but in the past few days, I have suffered the worst attack of back and neck pain ever. Got my daughter to massage with Arnica/menthol gel. It helped a little for an hour or so, but it is getting worse and the pain is spreading down my arms. I've been taking myprodol for the last 2 days - helps for an hour or 2.
Please advise.
Answer 683 views
Expert
CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hallo Lolly
It may help to get dry needling at a knowledgable physio - works wonders. Try using Adcodol and Brufen - it has a muscle relaxant in it.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9433 votes
No
68% - 19971 votes
Vote