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Hey all!  I've been having a fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue flare-up for the past few days and have noticed that I'm having a lot of pain where I'm wearing my OmniPod and my SevenPlus cgm.  I just changed my pod out yesterday to a new site but still have pain (but no redness at either site, so I know it's not infection).  I didn't know if there was anyone else out there like me who has FM and wears a pump or a cgm, but if so - I was wondering if y'all have this pain problem as well...  With this latest flare-up, I'm even having burning on top of my head in my scalp, and anywhere I have pressure, I hurt...  I've had to change pain meds since I started with my cgm and have only been taking my new pain meds for about a week; I go back to see my pain management specialist this coming Friday and plan to talk to him about this then but thought it wouldn't hurt to ask if anyone else has had this occur.  Thanks in advance for your feedback and any helpful hints you can offer...

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Morning Melissa....
Personally, I can't help you....but take a peek at some of the groups such as "Diabetes Plus" or "Diabetes and Other Conditions"....there might be other groups as well from which someone may relate, and offer guidance.
I have fibro and use the OmniPod. Let me first say that when I had a flare up of fibro symptoms that included scalp pain, I almost felt defeated. It was terrible. Mine was more like electrical impulses!! How are you supposed to sleep with that going on? I finally got one of those cervical collar looking pillows and it was all good--well a lot better, at least until I turned on my side and set off the pain down the leg!!! No rest for the wicked, I guess. I also have unexplained discomfort with the pod on the days when I have a flare-up as well.
I've been a Type 1 for 42 years and I've had fibromyalgia for 14 years. I have used a Medtronic pump for about 15 years. I started using a Metronic CGM a couple months ago. I have FM flares 80% of the time. I have not noticed pain after changing an infusion set site or a CGM site. I did have problems with occasional pain the first two times I wore the CGM, but I haven't had any since.




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