Fibromyalgia and dry mouth

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Avatar n tn constipation, upset stomach, bloating; dry mouth; sleep problems (insomnia); hot flashes, sweating; weight changes; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. As you can see sweating is listed as a common side effect. Some side effects will subside as your system become accustomed to a new medication. I can't guess if that may be true with this medication or with your specific reaction.
Avatar n tn Lyrica, the first FDA-approved drug to treat fibromyalgia, has been associated with severe allergic reactions that can cause angioedema — swelling of the throat, head, and neck, resulting in airway compromise. Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort.
Avatar m tn Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort. most patients with fibromyalgia have endocrine disruptions, including hypothyroidism. It's virtually impossible to treat fibromyalgia effectively without ensuring a properly functioning thyroid gland.
Avatar m tn As you know I am suffering this for almost 2 years now. This appeared out of the blue in June 2012 (I say out of the blue because I don't take drugs, don't smoke, don't have diabetes, didn't have chemotherapy, and didn't take medicines for long periods of time -besides 1 week of cyprofloxacin in March 2012).
422425 tn?1307996590 I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Sjogrens and nerve damage of some sort. I relate very well to the dry mouth, can't speak, swollen glands. I also have a very difficult time swallowing and have developed an annoying cough. The meds that the drs want to put me on scare me and I am trying to do this with diet, exercise and vitamins. I would be very interested in the doctor coming to do a forum. Is it Dr. Murphree? I just got his book on CFS and Fibro.
Avatar m tn A year ago I developed a rash, similar to teenage zits under the right nostril, traveling down around the corner of my mouth and chin. My rash felt prickly hot and raw. Nothing I used helped, and it just got worse. After about two months, the rash cleared, but it left a patch of scaly skin that itched, but finally went away. Is this a new symptom? I emailed my doctor, she said to use an antibacterial soap, it did help. Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn You stink like garlic for a day or so. About 4 years ago, began having problems with dry mouth and throat and globus. Blood work and 2 biopsies negative for Sjorgens. It gets progressively worse and now I have problems with thick phlegm they can't figure out either. I have had burning pain on one side of my back, kind of like Shingles, no rash. They can't figure that out either. Fibro was mentioned but I know that isn't it.
Avatar f tn It also causes me to have Really Dry Mouth which in Return has Caused me to have my Very 1st Set of Cavities! I don't know if it's worth it Anymore to take Meds that Cause So Many Bad Side Effects! Does Gabapentin Effect you the Same Way? Also is your Fibro Pain Generally Worse in the Neck, Shoulder, & Upper Arm Area? It also hurts down my Spine & in my Hips! I also have the "Fibro Fog" where I have a Really Hard time Concentrating & Forming Words at Times!
4861077 tn?1360159739 There was a study that used fluoxetine with amitriptyline, and that group did better than the groups using only one or the other. amitriptyline, and its second generation, nortripyyline (less dry mouth & less next day somnolence/sleepiness), help by lengthening the time in stages 3&4 of sleep. That helps our sleep arousals, which may not wake you up, but lighter sleep stages wont get you the growth hormone manufacture that is needed for daily tissue repair. Couple of thoughts.
434278 tn?1324709825 Hi Ruth, I'm not real familiar w/ Sjorgren's. From what I read, it says it is characterized by dry eyes, mouth and arthritis. But I also read that Lupus patients could also have Sjorgren's. But your ANA pattern is not often seen in Lupus and suggest scleroderma. Only 5-10% of people w/ Sjorgren's also have Lupus and 10% of Lupus patients have Sjorgren's. As far as you labs go, I'm not familiar w/ anti-nuclear or Ab titer.
Avatar f tn Mouth(sores(painful) and tongue sores(painless),dry eyes that burn, are red, feel dry and irritated and hurt a lot.They feel like something's in them and my eyes are always tired/worn out feeling like they've been overused, but they haven't been. My eyes are also giving me vision problems(blurriness,SEVERE sensitivity to light-both sunlight and fluorescent light, and constant floaters) along with the pain and irritation.Severe muscle and joint pain everywhere on body.
Avatar f tn Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort. most patients with fibromyalgia have endocrine disruptions, including hypothyroidism. It's virtually impossible to treat fibromyalgia effectively without ensuring a properly functioning thyroid gland.
Avatar m tn I seem to be more prone to skin irritations now like eczema and foliculitis and dry patches....has that happened to anyone? 4). Symptoms do seem a bit better, any natural supplements recommended?
Avatar f tn Have ovaries intact not told in menopause or verified with recent lab test. Annual labs WNL Severe chronic dry eye, moderate dry mouth and dry itchy skin. 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?
773755 tn?1328123377 frequent bronchitis, influenza, etc. 14. Cough (dry or with phlegm,) dryness in the mouth and sinuses, 15. Sinusitis, adenoids, polyps in the trachea, the bronchi, acute emphysema of lungs, pneumosclerosis, interstitial pneumonia, chronic pneumonia, bronchiectasis and spontaneous pneumothorax, 16. Loss of sense of smell, chest pains 17. Incorrect posture, deformation of chest 18. Hyperinflation of the chest CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 1. Tachycardia 2.
Avatar m tn Week #2 - minor tingly and some subtle numbness in mostly arms and feet. Tingly and numbness was off and on - seemed to be more at rest and night? Sometimes numb patches upper arm, face, and lips which were short lived. Always able to feel pressure at numb spot - so i guess mild numbness. - painfull joint aches that rotated - wrist, toes, foot, knee, shoulder etc. - some lightheadedness and headaches (non-severe) - Pain under ribs, usually one side, but happened on both left and right.
341042 tn?1244780027 irritable bowel and bladder, headaches and migraines, restless legs syndrome (periodic limb movement disorder), impaired memory and concentration, skin sensitivities and rashes, dry eyes and mouth, anxiety, depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vision problems, Raynaud's Syndrome, neurological symptoms, and impaired coordination. Veronica http://fibcfs.bellaonline.com/Site.
Avatar f tn Be sure to ask for a thyroid test. If you have dry mouth and eyes insist on a lip biopsy for Sjogren's Disease. The overlap in symptoms is very confusion. Both Fibromyalgia and Sjogrens cause short term memory loss, severe fatigue (I often feel that may arms and legs are so heavy I cannot move them and that I am going to sink through the earth.) My sleep patterns are totally off. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I've already seen my dentist and he just suggested dry mouth and to use mouthwash which was no help. I wanted to see my family doctor soon but cannot get appointment until January. My last appointment with rheumatologist was just last week but I didn't put these two together until 2 days ago. So before I call them back, does anyone here know if this mouth pain and FM be related, and if so, what can I do about it?
984010 tn?1255799738 My knee joints got so bad I have been walking with 2 canes on each side, but my doctor gave me the Synvics One injections on both knees and now I barley only use 1 cane to walk. Do you have dry mouth, eyes nose etc. There are products that can be used like Biotine toothpaste and mouth wash. Restasis for your eyes. I use Refreash Gel. I get this over the counter for about $8.00 a bottle. Look for a Sjogrens support group in your area and attend the meetings.
1348302 tn?1286579303 Chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath Constipation Diarrhea Difficulty swallowing Dizziness, balance problems Dry eyes, difficulty focusing Dry mouth Gas and cramping, abdominal pain Heartburn Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Itchy, dry, or blotchy skin Localized edema (such as swollen fingers) Neurally mediated hypotension (blood pressure that lowers when standing) Painful sexual intercourse Pelvic pain Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement during sleep Rhinitis consi
787406 tn?1339206783 The front of my lower legs tighten up as if in spasm. 4. Numbness and tingling in arms and legs. 5. Legs and arms falling asleep. 6. Pleurisy 7. blurred vision 8. Double vision right eye only. 9. leaky bladder. 10. Sharp pains in let side of temple. Intermittent. 11. Severe dry eyes 12. Malar rash on face from sun exposure. 13. Sacral Arthritis 14. Knee pain after taking hot shower. 15. Swollen fingers and knee joints. 16. Fatigue 17. Insomnia 18. scalp pain-intermittent 19.
Avatar n tn -vision problems (floaters, contacts not staying focused) -fatigue -muscle/joint/bone pain that seems to move all over my body -itching/dry skin -dry mouth/eyes -generalized aching -frequent urination (somewhat) What is bothering my the most is the muscle/bone/joint pain! I am on Cymbalta for anxiety. I am not wanting to go to the doctor because they think I am nuts. I know it is not anxiety though because the meds have really helped.
Avatar n tn I had painful inflamed dry skin on the inside of my nose for a very long time - it was very irritated and dry and extremely sore - I used to rub on E45 with a cotton bud to try to get some relief. I never went to the doctor with it, as I thought it was fairly minor and was just an allergy. (This symptom has actually settled down now and I only get occasional flare ups.
587021 tn?1302220907 I am 40 years old. I also have alot of symptoms that I am not sure are just fibromyalgia. I have extremely dry eyes/mouth but tested neg in blood tests for Sjogren's. I also have alot of urethra pain off and on. I have warm prickly numbing sensations in my hands, especially at night and it has been happening for over 5 years now. My newest symptom is a warm sensation in the back of my left thigh that is getting pretty constant.
Avatar f tn If I don’t stretch enough I fall back into bed. Have to take it slowly. Feet and lower legs very stiff. * Heartburn often * Dry mouth, and skin * Muscle spasms? A random muscle will twitch and twitch and last for 1-3 minutes. Muscles such as: eyelids, thumb, inner thigh, upper lip, leg * Husband says I have restless leg syndrome, constantly moving my legs in my sleep * Bruising!! Every day a new bruise and I have no idea why! ALL over my body, even my breast twice!
Avatar f tn Yet even though seizures were controled I continued to have extreme fatigue, numbness in head, face, legs, feet, arms, and hands. I felt as though I had golfballs on side of spine at neck and hips and up and down back. I could not sleep. My joints hurt. Exyreme pain al over. My mouth and eyes stayed dry. I had a positive SSA,SSB and other tests were postive for sjorgrens. I went to a rheumatologist who said I also had fibromyalgia and ostioarthritis after x-rays and other tests.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to follow you all up and let you know that FINALLY after all this time, and months and months of severe reoccurring mouth ulcers and extreme fatigue and weight gain, i got all my tests back and i have hyopthyroidism! My ultrasound showed an increase in blood flow to my thyroid and my thyroid was very enlarged. the bloodwork showed very high levels, meaning hypo! Since my ENT was the one to figure it all out, she didn't want to prescribe meds yet since it's not her specialty.
Avatar f tn I have a small dime/nickel sized reddish, dry, irritated spot on the right side of my cheek btw my mouth and my nose. It's recurring! It'll go away then return, it seems like, every month or so. It starts out a dry reddish patch then gets flaky/scaly & when I mess with it it's irritated & burns a bit. I also had the cracking problem in the corners of my mouth (which I've never had an issue with before) and found to be very aggravating & uncomfortable.