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Scary stuff, girl! Glad you didn't get any MAJOR injuries! emoticon

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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I had a bad fall down a flight of stairs, too. I had socks on and the stairs were wood. the worst bruise was on the lower part of my leg. After years later, most of it is still there. The doctor says that is blood that leaked into the skin and is like a tattoo and won't go away. The center is still a hard mass that gets a little softer over time.

My husband was in his hospital bed downstairs (after his stroke). In the night he yelled for me and I came running. He really didn't need much and feels sorry whenever he sees my leg.

I am just glad I did not break any bones. I tumbled head over heels. It was scary. And I laid crying at the bottom for quite awhile after wards. He could do nothing for me since he can't stand up.

Chris

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Interesting photos on that site. That's what the spasms in my abdominal wall look like--you remember that movie "Alien"... I should've auditioned! LOL

My "lipoma"--if that's really what it is! lol-- is flat, has no edges you can feel, it's kind of like a large sort of fatty callous over the spine... and other than annoying me, it doesn't really hurt. I think it depends on if they are somewhere that they can put pressure on a nerve... Sometimes mine itches underneath--not fun, can't scratch through it! emoticon LOL

I've been tested for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity--not an issue, it doesn't affect me one way or another. Sort of surprised me, actually. But all the two months of gluten-free diet did was to make my life more difficult. There are so few things I CAN eat, with the kidney issues... LOL

I hope your doctor has an answer for you, Chris--good luck!

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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Thank you all for delving into this topic. I think one of these has just developed on my arm, just above the wrist. I looked it up on the internet and came to the same conclusion. I certainly wish it wasn't there, but now I will stop worrying. And I will tell the doctor on my next visit which is soon. Chris emoticon

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emoticon - you're my kind of woman: videos! Don't give me ideas! LOL "Many people look pale" ...so true. Such tender people. :P

So from the videos I watched I heard that lipomas can hurt or not ... anyway.

You are my sister-bumb-scar-tissue friend. What hurts? Your tail bone? Ouch.

You're fun/ny.
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I am very familiar with sebaceous cysts! My hubby just had his cut out. It was between his shoulder blades. I even took video of it.

Most people look pale when you tell them, but I knew that he would want to see.

My dad has a sebaceous cyst on his back, too.

The lipomas are just soft lumps that don't hurt unless you have fibro.

I have scar tissue in my butt cheek. I went sliding down a wooden staircase several years ago. The neighbor had high 'slippery' gloss put on her beautiful staircase. I was bruised from ankle to arm pit, but hit first on my right cheek before I started my downward slide. OMGoodness, just it still hurts. Like 6 years later!

We have so much more in common than we knew, don't we!! LOL

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I don't have fatty lumps unless you call cellulite that. :P haha? Really, my dad has those; so does my black lab (vet said it's common). My dad has arthritis and gut issues. I'd love to find out more and will check out your links. Thanks for sharing.

IMMagic - scleroderma and myofacial pain might be helped with gluten-free diet, so I've read. I have a friend who has it (and also RA), but she's a doctor and doesn't believe me, so I can' tell you a great anecdotal story just yet.

sclero.org/medical/symptoms/a
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(the first link in a google search for "scleroderma gluten" here: bit.ly/dbUkaG ) Not sure that's something you've already looked into, as I'm new 'round here.

You can also search for "myofacial pain gluten" and see what comes up. Either don't sound fun.

I have to add Goddess, that I did have a sebaceous cyst on my rear. I always thought it was scar tissue from an injury sustained while "sliding" down a board on a construction site which had a nail when i was a kid. When I was about 20 it was the size of a pea, but by the time I got it taken out 16yrs later, it was the size of a golf ball. Part of it was hidden IN my butt (I used to tell Dh "My butt cancer's getting bigger!" lol). A sebaceous cyst is like an egg sized cellular mass filled with blackhead stuff - ew! BUT, what I also found somewhere in my reading is that this is caused by nutritional deficiencies, like acne, and likely zinc. Not sure it's the same thing, but thought I'd throw that out. My dad's and dog's "lipomas" are softer than what I had. Mine you could feel its edges more.

Is this what they look like? bit.ly/cVSKXV

A woman w/Durcam's (hers ARE painful):
bit.ly/9bRfXa and her doc's page:
bit.ly/bYLwZr

A great youtube interview: bit.ly/9IrA9S (she mentions sebacious cysts!) :O and
bit.ly/9OYgOu

Sites about Durcam's: bit.ly/c726Bn
bit.ly/9MjsKj
bit.ly/cfmj9Z
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Okay, this page is interesting. The article re: lethal infection ... parasites: bit.ly/auUYOH ... the author of the article wrote them to say it wasn't Dercums:

"I can assure you that this case simply does not speak Dercum's disease--as the data showed in the article, the pathology was a result of an infection with a larval tapeworm which we have subsequently determined to be Hymenolepis nana, the common dwarf tapeworm. Please don't confuse the issue further by ignoring the evidence of the case."
Site admin then added: "It may not speak of Dercum's disease, but it is interesting to see that a parasite caused a lethal tumor. Since medical research doesn't have a clue at to what causes Dercum's, one possible hypothesis is that Dercum's might be caused by a parasite (or a virus or a bacterium)."

What's interesting to me? Well, my golden retriever had these fatty lumps in addition to my lab. A couple days before we took her to the vet cause she seemed exhausted and emaciated, she pooped "dark pumpkin seeds" Dh said. I've been all over the net trying to figure that one out, and there's not much out there cause I don't have a name for that (I've also spoken to two vets who gave me nothing). BUT, Ann Louise Gittleman, nutritionist extraordinaire has an old book about parasites, Guess Who Came to Dinner(?), and she mentions these pumpkin seeds! Bless her. My Ginger, pictured on my SP page, we put her down cause of a stomach "tumor" - didn't have the 'stomach' to go in and see it, but I'd asked for an autopsy.

Sooo, then we pick up a stray ... who I saw a tapeworm in his poop when taking him for a walk (wouldn't have noticed if I wasn't a good neighbor, and cleaned up after him). After antibiotic treatment from the vet, he started pooping these same dark pumpkin seeds, which I associated with the tapeworm. Where could my Ginger have picked up a parasite? She had a short bout w/fleas! And my new stray, Buddy, was riddled with them. They nibble at the itchiness they creates eating the flea which starts a parasitic circle.

So, you been biting at fleas? Have pumpkin seeds in your poo? ;0) Still. It makes me wonder about parasites! I've taken walks and seen random stray dog or wild dog poo on my trails and even taken pics of it cause I wanted to blog about it some day. Thanks for more fodder for that unwritten blog Goddess. lol

Images: actual tumor: bit.ly/aNiHOA
there's one on this page, but couldn't enlg. it: bit.ly/aIeuhc
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(Sorry to make light, after reading more about this, it really isn't funny.) No offense.

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Now you are just opening up a whole new can of worms and it is all Greek to me, but I'm fascinated.....

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I have one. Just one... at the base of my neck. It's about two inches across and totally annoying, and I have a "minor" pinched nerve in my neck from degenerative bone disease so there are times I really wonder if I should ask to have it removed...

But there is this too... my rheumatologist (before he went and quit on me! LOL) was talking about testing for scleroderma because the skin and muscles on my back are very rigid...

Curious, isn't it... I wonder if it has to do with the myofascia issues, because if I'm not mistaken that's primarily where the lipomas grow... the connective layers between the muscles.

hm.
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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Thanks. Do you have diabetes?

I am only scheduled to take it for three months max, but we are taking it one month at a time to see how I do on it.

I have Leptin Resistance, chronic fatigue, fibro, reverse T3, etc.. and byetta is a new use for this trying to reverse the body from shutting itself down.

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Watch out for the Byetta, I was on it and I loved it, but after about 3 month I got pancreatitis from the medicine. I just got tested again this last week after being off Byetta for month and everything is back to normal. Just concerned, a new friend
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Amen! This doctor has been doing some very intersting research. The first time or two I only half read the articles. Now that I have just started taking Byetta I am reading much closer.

I research constantly.
www.hormoneandlongevitycenter.com/le
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Goddess,

Because Fibro has to do with overactive nerves, then what is just a very little bit painful or only a discomfort to others, it can be extremely painful to those of us blessed with Fibromyalgia. For some reason god has given us this gift and it is up to us to find out how to deal with it and what it means to us.

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I looked up Lipomas just by themselves and they sound like what many of you are describing.

Apparently, I stumbled onto more than I realized ??

They are somewhat common and not life threatening (though they say you should always have a lump checked out) in the general population they don't seem to be painful, even when touched.

In fibro patients they can hurt. I remember the last massage I had the guy found a lump in the region of top of ribcage/under arm area and pushed on it. He said it should stop hurting. "HELLO! it hurts and keeps hurting!!!" I finally had to make him stop. He couldn't understand why it hurt and wouldn't stop.

Now I know why!

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my mother has fibro and she's got these lumps all over her,these things on her are really large,but they don't seem to be very painful.

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I was wondering what was going on. The only time I hear of this is my dog had a full on tangerine sized one. The vet cut a 1/2 inch incision and it popped out like jello. Three stitches and a band aid. Wonder if that can be done under a local. I have one in the fold of my arm at the elbow. Not painfull, but just way too creepy.

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thank you. I have bookmarked them both and hope to read them this evening if time permits.

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www.arthritis-treatment-and-relief.c
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Lumps under the skin fibromyalgia

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What I posted is the article. It wasn't very long. I posted a link to the original article under it.

Here is another article: chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2009/03/0
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Lumps & Bumps: Fibromyalgia & Lipomas
Monday March 9, 2009

Do you have lumps and bumps under your skin? A lot of us with fibromyalgia do. They're called lipomas, and they're non-cancerous tumors - basically, lumps of fatty tissue just below the skin.

In most people, lipomas are painless, but we're not most people, are we? We're more likely than others to have painful lipomas, possibly because the lumps can hit nerves, and our nerves are hypersensitive.

Lipomas that don't cause pain aren't a problem and don't need to be treated. You can treat painful lipomas with standard pain medications, but if they're still causing a lot of pain, you may want to talk to your doctor about treatment options. The main ones are hydrocortisone shots or surgery, and both can cause problems for us - some experts say hydrocortisone makes fibromyalgia symptoms worse, and recovering from surgery is a long, extremely painful ordeal for most of us. Also, surgery isn't guaranteed to eliminate the pain.

I have a ton of these things. I used to think they were inflammed and knotted muscles, but my massage therapist tells me otherwise. I have a hard time telling which lumps are lipomas and which ones are myofascial trigger points, especially since most of them are in my back, so I'm not sure if any of mine are painful.

While lipomas are common in us, don't assume that unexplained bumps are just lipomas. Have your doctor check them out, just to be sure. (The same goes for lumpy, fibrocyctic breasts - just because we're prone to harmless lumps doesn't mean we can't get cancer.)


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USED2BAGODDESS, Can you post the article here? I would be interested in reading it.

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My father has these bumps all over his body. The bumps started showing up on me when I was in my late 20s. I have one on my forearm thats the size of a golf ball (if it was cut in half and put under the skin. They are painful in my thighs and I just noticed a few in my abdomin; they, too are painful.

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Every time I get massaged I have knots/lumps that hurt like h#!! and won't break up. Now, finally I have an explanation. I printed a copy of the article and hope to take it with me next time I have a massage.

This way the masseuse won't have to spend the whole session trying to crush the knots!!

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Thanks for the information. I don't think I have any of these, but I will start trying to go over my body and feel for any, just to make sure.

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Lipomas In Fibromyalgia Patients

I found out something new yesterday regarding Fibromyalgia thanks to Adrienne at the About.com:� FM & CFS Blog.�

In her post, Adrienne talks about how it is common for Fibromyalgia patients to have lipomas, which are non-cancerous tumors that are lumps of fatty tissue beneath the skin. In normal people lipomas are not painful but they can be very painful for FM patients thanks to our bodies being hypersensitve to pain.

I visit the massage therapist on a monthly basis and I always assumed, like Adrienne, that my knots or lumps were due to knotted muscles and myofascial pain knots, which I was told I had in the past. The therapist has to massage over these lumps for a long time and they still dont disappear. I just end up being extremely sore in those areas. I also tend to have extremely lumpy breasts and I wonder now if some of these lumps are lipomas.

Once your doctor has determined whether or not you do truly have lipomas, treatment options are available if they are causing you pain. Treatment for lipomas include hydrocortisone shots or surgery.

What are the symptoms of lipomas? According to Web MD lipomas are typically:

Ħsmall and felt just under the skin (size is 0.4 in. to 1.2 in.).
Ħmovable with a soft, rubbery consistency.
Ħare painless (but can be painful in FM patients).
Ħgrow very slowly and will stay the same size for years.
Ħbecomes bothersome when size increases and depending upon the location.
Anytime you feel any type of lump you should see your physician immediately to rule out cancer.

www.fightingfatigue.org/?p=3662

I am very lumpy but no message therapist has been able to explain why? before now. Thought I'd post this if anyone else here has lumps. - Goddess

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