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One thing I find helps a lot is to keep my back straight, I use one of those nylon weight belts to help. I find myself relaxing into the bike sometimes and notice the cramping and pins and needles are worse. Give it a try, I bet you find the same thing. The right handlebar position is absolutely essential for long term comfort when riding with a dibilitating illness. I use bars I pretty much hate because they put my hands right where they need to be.
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i can sympathies my wife has fm also bad stuff......bud
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A good friend of mine has Fibromyalgia and has been struggling for years to keep on riding a solo motorcyle, but has now had to give up on that and has had her Triumph Legend triked. That brings other problems though, as it now takes a lot more effort to steer.
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That might be something I may have to do down the road but I'll do all I can to stay on two wheels, at least for now. It is very tough condition and I find more and more people are being diagnosed. I know for years, the doc always said stress or depression or something or another.
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I have fibromyalgia too. Totally sucks! For me it is mostly in my legs. They cramp up and lock up so bad I can't hardly stand up. For me, on the days I kinda "feel" like they may not cooperate I don't ride. Days I do, I shift my foot and riding position often and make sure to take enough breaks where I can walk around a few minutes before headin on down the road. Meds have done some good but not consistently. My hands have been sort of numb for years as well. Used to be able to do very detailed things with my fingers, like a surgeon, but now even threaded a nut on a bolt is an act of God. All I can say is, no one knows you better than You. It takes some time to learn what your body is saying to you. Be alert to that, keep your passion for riding, do some homework as far as treatment goes and most of all, be safe!
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