Fibromyalgia Shoulder Blade Pain; Treated with Lidocaine Injections

There is this pain that takes place in my shoulder blades every blue moon and when it hits me it’s a wrap. I don’t know how many of you know the exact pain I am speaking about, but when it’s there it stay there and nags at you for hours and sometimes days. Nothing would take the pain away except for strong pain killers, which made me sick. I kept going to different doctors in hopes they could help me but it all was in vain.

The only thing that took the pain away for that moment was deep tissue massaging it, which left me in pain and sore afterward.None of the Fibromyalgia medications helped with my shoulder blade pain. I decided to go see a different local doctor, he explained to me that he has been researching and since none of the medications given were helping,  he wanted to try and numb the area. At that moment I was like ” I do not care what you do, just take away this pain” This doctor injected lidocaine into several spots around my shoulder blade which are called “trigger point injections”…..What a relief!! 288The only con was it numbed my arms as well, but I was still able to use them. The lidocaine lasted a couple of days, which is not bad anything beats taking strong pain meds.

Even though it worked, I found myself having to go back to the doctor once a week just for the injections. I fell weary and wanted something, I didn’t have to go to the doctor every week for. It was hard for me to find something just to pinpoint the shoulder blade pain and besides as time went on I was at the doctor for all kinds of things. The doctor looked confused and so did I and I walked away with steroids…of course.

I think if I need a quick fix, I would go back to get the injections but I can’t bring myself to go every week. Now, I try all I can to overcome the pain at home. I try massaging it out with a golf ball most of the times and then take a hot shower. Whatever works!

If you have bad shoulder blade pain from Fibromyalgia, what is it that you do?

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Author: AlwaysShawna

I am a Christian Young Lady, who happens to deal with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. I want to make one thing clear I no longer take my meds but, my body is not healed from this illness but in remission with the Grace of God. My mind is healed and I don't have the same thinking toward my illness. I believe I, can be in remission for how long as I want if I take care of my body. I want to help spread Gods goodness and to also help ease chronic illness pain by fueling your body with healthy foods and good exercise. Everyone has their own pace with chronic illness, but I am here for you to support you with the help of God.

4 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia Shoulder Blade Pain; Treated with Lidocaine Injections”

  1. Hi Shawna, I was interested to read about the Lidocaine injection as I have read a few posts on having Lidocaine via a drip in hospital to calm all your pain down for a few days/weeks but it is not available in the UK. I hope it lasts longer than a few days for you. Take care.


  2. Wow I have this exact same thing although mine feels like a trapped nerve under the shoulder pain. It niggles and gets me so frustrated. I’ve had physio but this didn’t help and I currently use hot water bottles as a main source of relief. I have heard of trigger point injections and may see if I can get something similar in the uk. Thanks for the post and I hope you get relief soon. X


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