Fibromyalgia and joints

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Avatar f tn ,thyroid and parathyroid disorders), pain syndromes (e.g., growing pains and fibromyalgia), infection (e.g., lyme and viral illnesses), and connective tissue disorders (e.g., Sjogrens and Lupus). Does the pain improve at a certain point of the day (e.g., upon awakening or later in the day)? Do you have a rash or other findings? I recommend that you follow up with a primary care physician and perhaps a rheumatologist.
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain and stiffness throughout the tissues that support and move the bones and joints. Pain and localized tender points occur in the muscles, particularly those that support the neck, spine, shoulders and hips. The disorder includes widespread pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
Avatar f tn Unlike arthritis, the incapacitating pain is not in the joints but in the muscles and ligaments. Fibromyalgia is known for presentation of pain at specific sites known as tender points or tender spots. The pain is commonly located in the neck, shoulders, back, and hip and the tender points are located in the same regions. The tenderness is worse in the mornings and has been described as, burning, throbbing, aching, or stabbing.
Avatar f tn A person must have history of widespread pain lasting since 3 months and pain and tenderness in at least 11 of 18 areas to confirm the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Treatment of fibromyalgia aims at pain reduction and control of other associated symptoms. Physical therapy, massage, relaxation techniques and exercise may be tried. Sometimes your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant or muscle relaxant if there is no relief from pain and associated depression. Hope you find this information useful.
1201433 tn?1329001237 thank you for your response ,i am experencing soreness in the my joints and body aches ,flu like symptons. sometimes it hurts to the touch of my skin. i am drinking alot of water also.
Avatar f tn I have Raynauds phenomomen, so my hands get very painful when they get cold and because of the rheumatiod arthritis my joints in my hands get red and hot. You know all the doctors always want to put people on antidepressants for Fibro but I've yet to hear that they work at relieving the pain. I know several people like yourself is on something but they still have pain and the numbing and tingling. Have you been offically diagnosed.
1399618 tn?1286469531 Other than my legs going numb and some joint pain, however I also have psoratic arthritis and psoriasis which I use Hemura for and it works for me for the most part. Any suggestions, help would be so greatly appreciated.
Monster Multiple muscle groups may eventually become involved, with most patients experiencing pain in the neck, middle and lower back, arms and legs, and chest wall. These areas feel painful with even slight pressure and are called tender points (figure 1). Many patients with fibromyalgia feel that their joints are swollen, although there is no visible inflammation of the joints (arthritis). ### FIBROMYALGIA TESTS — There are no specific laboratory or imaging tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn My right knee, both hips and my arm joints are completely stiff. I have a cracking popping nose in my joints. My concern is that now I am noticing that my feet and ankles are swollen. I do my best to elevate them, but I do sit at a desk for most of the day. I also live in a hot and humid climate. I've been quite slim for years and I am suddenly feeling extremely bloated, and swollen like I am retaining water all over. I take a beta blocker for irregular heart beat.
Avatar n tn Aching in your muscles and joints and fatigue. It hurts you to get out of the chair, also fatigued.You wake up tired and go to bed tired. Your head always feels tired. Complaints of fatigue and joint pains are,unfortunately, very common. fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by muscular aches and pains, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. It is much more common in women, and it can be debilitating. Many conventional medical doctors do not think that fibromyalgia exists.
4861077 tn?1360159739 This may not have anything to do with the fibromyalgia and may be due to carpal tunnel or tendon problems. If you work and have a repetitive job, your hand and wrist problems may be because of that. Your doctor will be able to check out your hands and determine whether nerve conduction tests would be appropriate to find out if there is any carpal tunnel problems.
358486 tn?1294779988 i have recently had 2 disc surgeries in the past few months, lumbar on sept 19, cervcal with fushion on oct 31,last week i was diagnosed with si joint dysfunction and recived my 1st si block,and a nurse talked to me about fibromyalgia. i belie.when did u seek medical treatment? what was it? any info at all, i would really appreciate!!
1033336 tn?1252509731 Following then onwards, I have experince pain trobbing at the back, in between the joint of knees, in between the hip joint, upper and lower both of the legs, at the joints of the arms, in between fingers, at the palm of hands and feet. Am i suffering from fibromyalgia? Do i need to do a full body check-up for diagnosis?
Avatar f tn My knees joints are very painful. My doctors has referred me to a rheumotolgist and suspects this could be my diagnosis. One thing that boggles his mind is that my leg pain is not present on a good day until I am lying down for more than 30 minutes then horrible aching begins. My sed rate is also high but RA and Lupus test came back negative. Doew this sound like arthritus or fibromyalgia?
Avatar f tn They can eliminate all the other rheumatoid and autoimmune disorders and confirm a fibromyalgia diagnosis. They will also be able to prescribe meds that will effectively treat your symptoms. Don't give up until you find the combo that works right for you. I've had fibro my whole life and have had to fight to get any relief. Hot baths and heating pads are my best friends.
710094 tn?1229312306 I think my worst symptom is the deep pain in my muscles and joints. I have alot of UTI's, vaginitis, yeast infections, headaches and fatigue. I tried to get disability and was denied. Then I got on the fentynal patch for pain and felt I could work cause it helped my pain tremendously. I have also taken Norco for 3 years. I recently went off of my patch due to no insurance. (It's very expensive). I actually feel better. Pain is worse but I'm not as tired and sleepy.
587071 tn?1218545987 Every thing came out okay but I still have the lumps.My family doctor thinks fibromyalgia is all in my head and its not a real disease.How ever the rumatodaligist thought the other way.Since I had know swelling of my joints they ruled out arthrities. Even though I dont think I have fibromyalgia it could be that I do.I just have a feeling that there is more going on with me.Some days I'm so scared because my body hurts so bad and I cant do any thing for it.
Avatar m tn Aching in your muscles and joints and fatigue. It hurts you to get out of the chair, also fatigued.You wake up tired and go to bed tired. Your head always feels tired. Complaints of fatigue and joint pains are,unfortunately, very common. fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by muscular aches and pains, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. It is much more common in women, and it can be debilitating. Many conventional medical doctors do not think that fibromyalgia exists.
Avatar f tn the pains are stabbing pains all over my hands and occasionally on my arms, and last for about 30 minns-and hour. but then go away for an hour but come back. im not sure if this is related to a previous illness or what, o weather it is worth dragging myself into the doctor again.
Avatar m tn dear doctor, I am suffering from joints pain since a pretty long time.done tests-aso titre,ra,uric acid,crp,asot,anf etc.,everything is ok but pain is there.would you please advice me so that i may get rid of this pain.
1170694 tn?1285101109 I am a 16 year old that has been diognosed with fibromyalgia, and find that my ankels crackle. Not pop, crackle. Now I find my hips and wrist are starting to do it too. It seems located with my pain centers. Is this normal? Does anyone else have this problem?
Avatar m tn 3 months later I got very sick, night sweats, muscle twitching all over my body, fever and skin on legs hurt to touch. I did go to the infectious desease doctor and clinic and had HIV 2 x's. and all the other standard STD tests, all negative. Soon both of my thumbs started to lock and snap, then my shoulders, knees, ankles and now my hips. Tests with the Rheumatologist shows, no synovial fluid in joints , and CK levels and Eosiphinols are out of range, on the high side.
Avatar f tn You described what I feel, but I never thought about it being diet related. The problem is that I don't pay a whole lot of attention to what I eat. I get cracked skin too, but not all the time. Any of my joints can feel this way. Even my knees hips or feet. I wonder if I can pay enough attention to what I eat to see if it helps.
Avatar n tn I went to the emergency room not knowing what was wrong with me, they scanned my brain, chest, and did many blood tests and sent me of to a family care doctor for thyromegiala. They concluded it had to be some sort of autoimmune problem since my TSH level was a 9.6 out of 10. After getting my blood tested from the family care doctor he concluded that he wants to test again in 6 months seeing t4 levels (some other t's) were fine.
Avatar f tn also I ache in the rest of my joints and have a radiating pain in the small of my back. at 30 yrs old I get stuck in postitions I've been in a while, squating for any period of time burns real bad and exercize also.
483733 tn?1326802046 I have a friend who has fibro and she says her muscles ache a lot, not her joints. So I figure when my muscles hur it may be fibro and when my joints hurt it's the lupus. That's the only thing I have been able to figure out. God Bless you both my friends...
Avatar f tn I'm right with you.
Avatar n tn Hello, I was extremely ill 2 yrs ago and the Doctors ran lots and lots of tests but could not find what was wrong... I was in horrible pain in all my joints, swelling in the joints and my face looked like it was ready to explode!! I was being pushed around in a wheelchair... I then started losing my vision... It was kinda like looking thru oil in water... I was scared to death!!! My husband and I were driving home and it was like a light bulb went off in my head...
Avatar m tn It is a Rheumatologist who you must see for a fibromyalgia diagnosis and if positive,consequent treatment follows, prescribed normally by the Rheumatologist. There is no effective standard medical treatment for fibromyalgia other than symptom management, by the way. The suspected side-effects of the acupuncture cannot be attributed to the treatment itself, as it cannot be verified. Those " strange" side effects could be easily caused by stress alone.
Avatar f tn I've been on Lyrica for a few years and I did get some relief..I'm on Wellbutrin, and also Effixor, and I've gained about 50pds..which dosent help my joints either..It dose sound like Fibro to me my pain is burning and deep dull pain..Istarted weening myself off Lyrica a few days back...I don't feel any different yet..So I'll see . I neede to find a Reumatoligist to get my answers...You may be luck and not gain any weight...