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Fibromyalgia and gastroparesis

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All the specialest I have gone to tell me that fibro mimics other things, Like I have carpel tunnel that really isnt, its the fibro mimicing it. and my Gastro specialest has told me that my Gastroparesis which is the cause of my constant vomiting is caused by my fibro he put me on reglan However I could not take it or Lyrica due to other illnesses. Could you tell me what your fibro is like? My Doctors have giving me a total disability, and I now get S.S.
I have Fibromyalgia and can only work three days a week with days in between and have to sleep 12 hours and two short naps during the days off. This year if I do too much during one day, my upper back spasms into a neck/shoulder pain spasm and causes migraine, and I am bedridden. The only thing that provides relief is a hot bath and codeine and 2 muscle relaxants and one gravol. It has only been that bad for one year.
An endoscopy revealed bile in my stomach, and my gastroenterologist suspects gastroparesis and esophageal spasm, but a gastric emptying study will need to be done to confirm that. Also, a blood test indicated possible ulcerative colitis. A barium swallow was negative. A neurologist does not believe that I have any nerve damage in my limbs. My gastroenterologist suggested that my issues could be occupational, but also said that he had little experience in this field.
How many fibromyalgia suffers also have a thyroid disorder, gastroparesis, and also had h-pylori as a child?
since abdomen is expanding daily in permenant girth and expands and regresses aprox. 3 inches per day with gas. Diagnosed with gastroparesis after 2 abnormal emptying studies. also have ultra fast colon and undigested foods in excrement. could asceties/fluid on stomach be related to GP?. fluid is benign ( always has been). Fluid is thick and clear, has some lymph but have had vascular studies, no leaks found. fluid had lots of protein.
I have also previously been diagnosed with gastroparesis; gastritis; IBS and a small hiatal hernia.
Finally 2014 was dx with severely delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis. Domperidone has helped some and creon and zofran but not doing well. I have severe fibro and flares of ic or interstitial cystitis. My question is all.this related. Also.have IBS and TMJ and a spastic colon. Help!!!!! This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Undiagnosed-Symptoms/Many-symptoms-and-no-dx-after-13-years/show/1178629">Many symptoms and no dx after 13 years!</a>.
Apparently he'd jet read a study a few days prior about the Fibro and Chiari connection, the shared symptoms, the common misdiagnoses. I was so pleasantly surprised. And in good, but also bad news, I have a friend via an online chat group, who for years, was treated for Fibro. I told her about Chiari and suggested she talk to her dr about running an MRI. Well, she did, and her dr did, plus a bunch of other tests.
My stomach almost always hurts, pain ranging from sharp stabbing to bloated pain, upper and lower regions of the stomach area. Since i was a child, when i run i taste blood and my throat burns. I was extreamly obese as a child (13yrs old - 230lbs, 5ft1inch) i now weigh 120lbs, i have lost almost 40lbs in the last year alone. (without exercising) chronic constipation, sleeping problems, headaches. I recently had a vascular malformation removed from my right cheek.
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I have been told after my Gal Bladder was removed that I have gastro parisis due to severe Fibromyalgia, severe gastro intestinal disease and IBS. I spend all my time in the bathroom and I am in constant pain and I feel weak ploated all the time. The doctor put me on domperidone, but I no longer take it because I was told that it is bad for me and not fda approved. My left side hurts ALL the time and can get very untollerable daily.
ulcerative colitis with a full colon removal and now gastroparesis; multiple sclerosis; and hypothyroidism. It's not fair to any of you to ask for a diagnosis on-line, but could anyone at least give me a suggestion of what type of doc I should see in order to get a diagnosis? If there is to be treatment, I definitely would want it to be holistic or integrative. Any guidance would be deeply appreciated.
I've seen articles on the internet stating that people with Hypothyroidism are at higher risk for having depression and other related conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME), S.A.D syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Despite being treated for my hypothyroidism for the last 6 years and having stable levels, I still get chronically tired and weak. The doctors have written chronic fatigue as a symptom I suffer with but haven't diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome..........
Hi Huggles, I am also a 43 year type 1, since 13. Yes, we are not totally alone. The trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is common to those of Scandinavian decent, as is type 1 diabetes. My mother was Swedish, and I have both diseases. I would not consider it to necessarily be diabetes related, but certainly genetic. I have had two fingers treated successfully by having the tendon sheath opened to relieve pressure.
Well after ct scans, upper gi's, small bowel follow through and normal labs, they are stumped and going back to it is all in my head and there may be some gas so walk it off. I told them I am a waitress, all I do is walk and all the antacids they are giving me have done nothing to help. I am being sent to a specialist in Nov and I have concerns about what they can do for me, if there are any tests left to do. I have also had a negative endoscopy.
Dear all, G2 is NOT sugarfree, it is reduced sugar. I got mixed up as some of the drinks I've gotten are sugarfree, but G2 is not one of them. I believe one 8oz serving has 50calories. A link to nutrition information is posted on another comment under the discussion. WATER? GATORADE? or words to that effect. I appologize. That's why I chose the name groggyfroggy as I have fibromyalgia and "fibro fog" and often have cognitive issues and make a lot of mistakes like that.
I've had some diagnosis that have been totally wrong, but the ones that seem to be correct are IBS, Fibromyalgia, Gastroparesis. I had a nerve test which was normal, and then a muscle biopsy which showed a type of muscle atrophy. This was confusing as I've always been physically fit and active until all this hit. They don't know what it is and keep telling me just keep on doing exercise. Then I had a number of eeg's done and one was slightly abnormal and was placed on antiseizure medication.
Im a little scared though Im a 40yr old mother of three and I have Fibromyalgia. Im about 4 days late for my period, with my last period Im about 4 weeks pregnant. Ive been on Vicodin ES 2x's a day for 7 months...........I know that my body is physically dependenat on it now. How safe is it to take in the beginning if in fact it is safe at all? I called today and made an appt with the OBGYN, and I asked the nurse.........
I am a 22 yr old female and this morning I woke up and had severe stiffness and pain in my hands and fingers. This has never happened to me before. They loosened up throughout the day but I am still having some pain in my fingers. My prior medical history is gastroparesis (of unknown etiology) and was just recently treated for a sinus infection with Levaquin 750 mg for 5 days. I was also very nauseous and dizzy today for several hours. Had a vague pain behind my eyes. Any thoughts?
Andrew Holman, who studies and treats people with fibromyalgia, has found a connection between spinal stenosis and dysautonomia. Good luck to everyone who comes across this old thread looking for help. Thank you JSkrill for posting your story. Hope you are okay.
Allodynia (and often hyperalgesia) can be secondary to migraines (often complex or silent migraines), RSD/CRPD, polyneuropathy (sensory), autonomic neuropathy (which is why it may be a symptom in a small subset of POTS patients and dysautonomia patients), and other pain syndromes like fibro and myofascial pain syndrome. There is also such a thing as primary allodynia.
I recently had a gastric emptying test and have been dx with gastroparesis. I'm now on protonix 2/day and domperidone 4/day. It seems to be helping, but I'm still having some of the prior symptoms (belching, trouble getting a deep breath). I feel achy all over in the a.m. and as the day goes on it gets somewhat better. I feel a lot better than while on tx, but seem to have hit a plateau with my improvement. Good news...my thyroid function is back to normal (it went hyper during tx).
More specialized testing like a gastric emptying scan as well as esophageal motility studies can be considered to evaluate for gastroparesis and motility disorders respectively. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. I will ask the administration to forward your question to the neurologist. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
) I am being investigated for Liver tests, so lsat week I had AST and ALT done and to my endo's suprise they were abnormal. AST 81 u/l and ALT 133 u/l. So she wanted to do a liver panel..So yesturday we have these results: AST 99 u/l,ALT 193 u/l, and GGT 74 u/l..Should I be worried, I was told by the endo to call and get an app't with my GP, as she is not investigating me for liver issues. She is currentl;y investigating me for hormones, hypoglycemia and pitutary possible issues.
Can you believe it I have been diagnosed with Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Who knows maybe this is the root of this evil in my body. Every thing seemed to go down hill after my hysterectomy and I blamed it on that for many years. But I think we are on to something that is tangible. Thanks again Kevieb and I would like to stay in touch with you. I will let you know how my labs turn out.
However, I have no health insurance. Based on what I've studied and have been told, the most likely culprits are gastroparesis (very slow emptying of the stomach) OR gall bladder disease. It is true that when your stomach retains its food load an excessively long time, the contents can somewhat "ferment." I also have been told that bile typically tastes sulfuric. So, I am no closer to reaching a conclusion.
My family physician discovered that I have Sjogren's Syndrome with fibromyalgia 7 months ago. Since that time I have been diagnised with chronic pancreatitis, gastroparesis and sarcoidosis. Is there a possibility that these diseases are related? She has attempted to treat the pancreatitis and the digestive issues but have yet to be treated in any way for the Sjogren's or the sarcoidosis. Is this proper protocol?
high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes (controlled with diet no meds), thalassemia minor, asma, fibromyalgia, RA, chronic venous insufficiency (right leg internal system), depression, anxiety, chronic and recurrent gastritis and gastroparesis. I also suffer from herniated disks and severe muscle spasms in my neck and lower back (c6-c7, l4-l5, l5-s1).
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