Fibromyalgia neuropathy

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How many people out there with fibromyalgia have experienced neuropathy????? This could be related to a B-6 and B-12 deficiency. Thanks.
I went to my doctor and he said I may of had Lupus, Fibro, Rhuematoid Arthritis, Neuropathy, or 6 other things I can't pronounce. He did blood work, upped the dose on the Neurontin and my Darvocet at night (when it is worse) and called me when my labs came back. Said he wanted me to come in today. He told me he spoke to my Neurologist and my labs came back showing an official diagnosis of Neuropathy. He said it was caused by my other official diagnosis of Hypothyroidism.
I am glad you found us but sorry to hear about all your medical problems. Yes you can have both neuropathy and fibromyalgia. As Jan explained they effect different systems. Just as you can have asthma and COPD. They are two very different diseases. You can have one and not the other. Generally diabetic neuropathy does not appear until the disease has progressed and not during the early stages, or in your case "showing signs.
Successful surgery and chemo (7 rounds) with no spread of disease. Was hospitalized Christmas Day with severe neuropathy in legs and fever. Is being treated with Dulaudid, Toradol, Tylenol for fever and Ativan for anxiety. Has a history of depression, fibromyalgia and arthirits. Has become worse instead of better. They have isolated the bacteria (strep) and are treating with antibiotics. She has become unable to form a sentence and nothing seems to relieve her pain for more than an hour.
1st I was diagnosed w/ fibromyalgia, then dr thought ms. I have had every test possible to rule out (all normal results)but still experience symptoms. Recently I have a cervical & thorasic MRI...the results were a # of bulging disc,in both thor & cervical areas & slight narrowing of the spine in cervical area. Because of this my neuro sent me to a neurosurgeon (Dr. Fred Simeone at the Univ of Penn)...he recommended a myelogram & spinal tap.
I posted my intro here yesterday, so I won't go into all my details, but after 2-3 years of odd symproms and random/chronic muscle pain my neurologist has suggested that I have fibromyalgia. She said I should discuss it with my famil doctor at my next appt, which is in July. Both doctors have run me through countless tests to rule out other neuro and autoimmune diseases including MS. My family doctor really felt like I may be depressed.
I think I have been misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia. And I feel as though I am getting weaker and weaker lately. I need some opinions from the group because my doctor doesn't seem to want to help me. First, I have a strong family history of autoimmune disease including RA, Reactive Arthritis (my father), thyroid and diabetes. I have been diagnosed with DDD, degenerative facet disease, and facet osteoarthritis.
Hi, I am a 25 year old female that was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in August along with many other things...I have been staying so tired, some days sleeping more than 15 hours....Just getting out of bed sometimes is almost impossible...For you all what has been the most helpful treatment (exercise, therapy or medication) for your fatigue? All of my medicines cause fatigue and so do all 8 to 10 diagnoses I currently have...Thanks so much for your help.
well just got back from lawyer apt and it didn't go well. It seemed as if he didn't believe in fibromyalgia even though he didn't say that. Said that all my test came back ok that it didn't appear that i have anything wrong with me besides my one seizure on my eeg. And that even if i did win since i don't have enough credits and i have to file for ssi and my husband works that i probably won't recieve much as far as a monthly benefit.
My ankles have no reflexes. I have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and chondromalacia patalla. As a result of an EMG/NCS conducted at the Emory Clinic in May 2008, my neurologist concluded that I don't have neuropathy, but diagnosed diabetes as a result of an oral fasting glucose tolerance test (fasting result was 117). Yet all of my A1C tests have been in the high normal range.
I have lupus and fibromyalgia along with degenerative joint disease. All these things were diagnosed after I had a near fatal car accident in August of 2000. My neurologist is also my pain management doctor. He also told me I have radicular neropathy which I really don't understand. What are the symptoms and how is it treated?
I just recently have read about others with Lupus or Fibromyalgia who have had similar things. I am not sure what to do about it yet however. Let me know if you find out anything. I posted a long response today to "aussie mum" about what has worked for me for the last 9 1/2 years. I am going to switch back to the same brand of the stuff I was using before and see if that helps. It takes up to 3 months to work.
is there any way to manage trigeminal neuropathy (not neuralgia)? I regularly get 2-3 extreme episodes a month. There is constant pain in my entire head ,face and throat. When it flares up it lasts 3 days before I can actually talk or drink much.Cannot be effectively treated is the answer I have received from my pain specialist. Have gone off all narcotics, opiods, etc.
Have you ever been checked out for Lyme / Borreliosis? It can cause the same symptoms as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, neuropathy, and many other neurological, gastrointestinal, and other issues. In Europe, arthritis is less common than it is in the US. Here is a document that has a thorough list of symptoms seen in the US. http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf You can also do some research online to learn more about it.
I wonder if you've got fibromyalgia, which has many of the same symptoms as MS, including neuropathy and disturbed sleep. People with fibro often have irritable bowel syndrome. Just my 2ยข!
Since Feb of this year I have struggled with peripheal neuropathy in my legs from the waist down, my whole body now hurts. I am a mother of 2 and can't feel like this! I have been to neurologist, my pcp, the er, a rheumatologist & they all scratch their heads. I had some albumin in my urine & some sort of strand in my immunofixation test but not my serum. I had an mri of my brain, cervical area & thoracic area w/ and w/o contrast.
I was prescribed neurontin for the neuropathy. Hope this will help with neuropathy and burning in legs. I have those differential diagnosis's as well.
My perepheral neuropathy is from an unknown cause,,I am not diabetic,alcoholic,haven't had chemo,I have had nerve root injections in my lower back, but my Doctors say that is not the cause,,I don't get those anymore,because the last one I got didn't help it hurt me..still they say that is a seperate problem,,I have and I also have nerve damage in my right arm but they say that is separate too.
What exactly is Agent Orange? Is Fibromyalgia now considered a close cousin to Peripheral Neuropathy (PN)? PN is one of the conditions military retirees would need to qualify for damages received because of Agent Orange. I did find one old posting here from 2004, but I know there must be much more uptodate info out there now. Thank you so much.
I assume he checked b12 and folate levels???? You can get neuropathy from these levels being too low. Are you anemic? Usually low iron means people are anemic. If he doesn't want to refer you what does he think you should do? These type of symptoms are difficult to pinpoint a cause. I've been looking for almost 2 years now. No definite answers.
I have heard that fibromyalgia can affect the skin. I've been dealing with chronic rashes that appear for no apparent reason. I was discussing these symptoms with a friend who suggested that I see a doctor to determine if it's possibly fibromyalgi that is causing my pain. What do you think?
These symptoms could be fibromyalgia or could be any number of auto-immune issues. Please see a rheumatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
I did 24 weeks of TX - and developed Fibromyalgia and Neuropathy. Extreme pain in joints Especially shoulders, upper arms, neck - lower back, knees and ankles ---- and strangely --- HIPS... Agggggg. My tendons and connective tissues feel like they are stretched thin and are ripped loose --- so I feel that I'm sometimes being held together by only my skin and my muscles --- which ache continuously. I have sharp shooting pains that run up and down my arms, back/neck and legs.
51 yo female DIAGNOSISES: Fibromyalgia; OA; non DM neuropathy-both feet; DDD; DBD; DJD; scoliosis and others not relevent to question. PAIN MEDS: Lyrica 150mg BID; Voltaren 100mg BID; Baclofen 20mg TID. SURGERIES: 4 spinal fusion sx(1 cervical, 3 L/S); scoliosis repair L/S; total RT knee. LABS: WNL, electrolytes WNL, hydration excellent (only H2O or decaf). QUESTION: Is there a relationship betwwen fibromyalgia and SEVERE muscle spasms?
Hotflashes (of on) since 08 Off / on mild moderate joint pain and stiffness in 38 of 40 joints with idiopathic pheriperal neuropathy UE LE 05 present with 2 point differential I have found no articles mentioning differentating side effects radiation therapy with Sjogrens and fibromyalgia Recent increase fatigue (radiation tx?) with increase sporadic low back siatic pain, muscle pain and joint stiffness UE LE (flare of Sjogrens and Fibromyalgia?
Hello, I am 50 yrs female 135lbs..in 1991 was diagnosed with. ankylosing spnondylitis, & sacroiliitis. and I also swear i have fibromyalgia also ..after all my life of pain, it finally was given a 'name' But ever since 5 yrs ago the pain has gotten much worse and so unbearable, have had sciatica few times..and now for 1 1/2 yrs have had the most severe stiff neck that won't let me turn in either direction without pain..which limits my driving due to lack of mobility in my neck.
My doctor thinks that i might have an anxiety problem but i have never been much of an anxious person so i did some research and fibromyalgia seemed to go along with some of my symptoms.. i was just wondering what other people thought.. is it fibromyalgia, anxiety, or something else? I want opinions! Thanks!
Ok, so I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I am a 25 y/o female with a history of depression and IBS. My symptoms are: 1st I notice serve fatigue. Yawning while doing cardio. Harder to exercise. Went on meds for depression and went back a year later c/o same symptoms.2nd legs turned blue and became heavy. I started getting skin bumps. On my thighs mostly, looks like a white head pimple(never pops) and scars after. No meds have stopped them.
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