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Old 03-10-2011, 03:34 PM #1
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Ok we all know there are good days and bad days and some really horrible days with our pain. My question is, are your tender points always tender??

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From my reading in the past, tender points & trigger points are two different things.

I do get trigger points (TrPs) and I do have some tender points.

the TrPs can be resolved (usually) buy manual TrP therapy - pressing til the pain dissipates.

TrPs can cause referred pain and symptoms in other locations.
scroll down on this link for more info on TrPs & then another section on it has links for FM & tender points.
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/post388-1.html

and there are latent TrPs also - usually after you resolve the active TrPs the latent ones may show up as sore then.
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Well, for me no. There are days when my "tender" points aren't all that tender. It doesn't mean the pain is gone just that it isn't as severe when touched. I suppose like everything there are good days, and not so good days. I just try to be overjoyed with the good days and cope as best I can with the bad ones. Best of luck to all of us.

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Well, for me no. There are days when my "tender" points aren't all that tender. It doesn't mean the pain is gone just that it isn't as severe when touched. I suppose like everything there are good days, and not so good days. I just try to be overjoyed with the good days and cope as best I can with the bad ones. Best of luck to all of us.
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I just posted to your poll.

Thanks Jo-Mar for the clarification!

Both for me are always there but I don't notice until someone touches me. My massage therapist is trained in working with fibromyalgia. She finds those spots in a heartbeat...like magic. Sometimes when I say "OUCH!" she'll tell me she's barely pushing. And that really varies from visit to visit. She knows when I'm in a bit of a flare.
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