Gsisis- I've had some problems with massage the day after, until I learned about trigger points that I have. I know I've mentioned them in other posts.
A recent physical therapist thought I might have myofacial syndrome, and those trigger points do seem to play into my spine pain and fatigue too when they get really bad. Sometimes just lightly touching those areas make me hurt for a day afterwards. I've learned to work them out myself with the help of the workbook Trigger point therapy workbook, and with my physical therapist. Once my trigger points are loose, I can have a massage and benefit from it, but digging into areas near the spots, not on the spot, makes me feel a lot worse if they are in knotted balls.
I am not sure if the trigger points and AS are related, but I do think they get me sometimes into a circular pattern of pain. I've mentioned them to my rheumatologist and she doesn't say much.
The other thing that helps too is hot epsom salt bath after massage- now when I get a massage, I come home and take a hot bath too.
Last edited by Sheep1; 04/15/17 07:24 AM.
48 yo female, history of back pain since 1985, fatigue since 2009
-USpA diagnosis in August, 2015. Changed to PsA in 2016
-Erosions in finger joints
-Other: fibromyalgia dx in 2011 (wrong dx), endometriosis, severe pollen allergies
-Medications: Humira (since Oct, 2015). Weekly Humira start in Sept., 2016. Methotrexate (Dec. 2016). Aleve (as needed only), Lyrica, Tramadol, Baclofen, Vicoden, Tylenol, Xanax. Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid. Allergy Immunotherapy shots since 2009