Patient Comments: Myofascial Pain Syndrome - Causes

What was the cause of your muscle pain?

Comment from: db, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 18

I believe my muscle pain was from getting 3 simultaneous vaccine shots. It is described as macrophagic myofasciitis in the literature.

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Comment from: Knee cap girl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I am a registered nurse who goes through monthly knee cap dislocation but makes it back; alone. It takes 5 to 10 minutes of intense pain, 10 on a scale of 0 to 10. Now I am in physical therapy. They say strengthening gluteus will stop the dislocation. We will see. I don't think so. I am game as no surgery for me. If you get a staph infection it is likely to travel to a prosthetic part. I have taken care of too many.

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Comment from: nana, 35-44 (Patient) Published: January 30

For the last year I have been suffering from pain around my scapula, rhomboids, pectoral and deltoid muscles or area. The pain is so unbearable sometimes that I wish someone can knock me out. I haven't been able to work in my field since it started a year ago. Sometimes I can't drive or brush my hair. It is debilitating and I'm tired all the time because I can't sleep. Today, I was diagnosed with myofascial pain syndrome, it won't be cured but I know that with regular massage, physical therapy and medication the symptoms will be controlled. Those were the only things that helped me for the past year.

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Comment from: Joann, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

I believe my myofascial pain syndrome was caused by Ramsey Hunt syndrome. Little is known about the cause and effect of Ramsey Hunt Syndrome. Only one doctor I have had, had any contact with a patient who had Ramsey Hunt Syndrome and most know very little. The spasm to the left side muscle extending below my left ear to my collar bone worsens as time goes by. Cyclobenzaprine does ease the spasms.

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Comment from: Xena, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I have been taking allergy shots for a couple months. Since I have been taking them my 2 arms are in constant muscle pain from shoulder to wrist. My allergist said she would give my shots in the hip. I am afraid that I will end up with back pain or leg pain. I am very confused on this allergy ordeal, I have read blogs of people having the same side effects as me.

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Comment from: Carrielg26, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

I have the most severe muscular pain. I can't fall sleep, it hurts throughout the day. My doctors don't have any idea what the problem could be.

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Comment from: Pat, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 21

I went to a Rheumatologist at the University of Virginia and was told I do NOT have RA, fibromyalgia or lupus. It might be myositis. At any rate it is always an underlying presence but sometimes flares up causing a more severe pain. Celebrex helps, but I have high blood pressure so I began exploring for other remedies. After 5 years and much $$$, I finally found something that helps: Boswellia, Ginger, and Bromelain. I take a large dose in the morning, mid-sized dose in the afternoon, and a rather small dose at night. Of course, I still wake up in pain, barely able to walk - but at least I get relief once the "meds" set in. Being out of pain seems to give me more energy! I hope this info is useful to someone out there.

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