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Avatar f tn For my doctor visits before and even now, I write down what I need to ask in advance and prepare a list of any new symptoms and so on (when I think about it) and it helps alot - my appts are much quicker and smoother and I know my dr. appreciates it. Also, Fibromyalgia is new and there are alot in the medical community who think it's a mental disease (which it's not according to the CDC) ask for references for dr's who actually treat the specific diagnosis and start there.
1550149 tn?1340004330 In primary fibromyalgia (also called idiopathic fibromyalgia) the causes are not known, and in secondary fibromyalgia the causes can be identified. Primary fibromyalgia is the more common form. Many experts believe that fibromyalgia is not a disease but rather a chronic pain condition brought on by a constellation of dysfunctional biologic responses to stress. Such individuals are thought to be more susceptible to stress because of traumatic personal histories, genetic factors, or both.
Avatar n tn There is no mention in any significant source about association of Benign Fasciculation Syndrome (BFS) and Fibromyalgia. There may be a possibility though, as some authorities claim a viral etiology (cause) for both these conditions. Hope you feel better soon!
Avatar f tn I'm also curious if there is a link between tooth decay and fibromyalgia. I take excellent care of my teeth and haven't had cavities prior to the fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn One of the symptoms we suffer with is jaw pain and teeth pain. You can go to my journal pages and see what we have gone through the past year. Lyme disease will make you magnesium deficient. It is worth looking into.
Avatar n tn I am only 25 and have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, CFS and MCS. I am unable to get out of bed some days but because of my young age my doctor is not seeming to take me seriously. He tests my thyroid and iron levels and many other things, but has not sent me to a fibromyalgia specialists. Also I have not been able to get disability cheques, so I am on government assistance:(. Does anybody more experienced have any advice for me? This can be quite stressful.
Avatar n tn Take a look at this article: http://www.jpeds.com/article/S0022-3476(99)70173-3/abstract Unfortunately, without journal access through a university/medical library, the full text costs $$, but google scholar caught this glimpse from it: "Several recent investigations have also identified a high prevalence of orthostatic intolerance among those with fibromyalgia. ... " so it does link CFS, EDS, OI, and fibromyalgia (and is by Rowe).
Avatar n tn 2, 2001. The Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers have 14 clinics nationally and a treatment success rate of over 80% in the more than 4000 CFS/Fibromyalgia patients they have treated. Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers specialize in treating Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia by treating the underlying issues. Skilled physicians spend an hour with each patient to determine a unique treatment plan based on extensive blood testing.
216278 tn?1308864682 My husband and I are ready to start thinking about having a baby, but there is hardly ANY information about Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy out there. Studies are showing that it seems that it IS harder for Fibro patients to get pregnant. However, there are a lot of women with Fibro reporting that they never had that problem. I found some really great info. on the National Fibromyalgia Association's website: www.fmaware.org .
215021 tn?1224886057 RedLabsUSA is a national lab that apparently is able to diagnose both Fibromyalgia and CFS. The test is still a research test at this time. So there is a fibromyalgia - thyroid connection, but there are also people who have been misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia. And on top of that... some fibromyalgia patients can go for years without a fibro-flare.
543791 tn?1216385377 Hugs---Jamy Fibromyalgia isn't all in my head, and it isn't contagious. It doesn't turn into anything serious and nobody ever died from fibromyalgia thought they might have wished they could on really awful days. I can't control how often I feel good or how often I feel terrible. If you want to read articles or books about fibromyalgia I can show you some that I think are good. If you just want to learn as we go along, that's fine too. This is definitely going to be a process.
Avatar f tn 80 positive with speckled pattern and my MRI came back normal, so she ruled out MS. And referred me to a rheumatolgist, which is 5/10. The neuro. gave me a b12 supplement and to take (2) aleve twice a day for pain, the b12 has helped with my fatigue and my pain isn't as chronic,.but the aleve has now given me bloody stools (yuk). And I'm back to tylenol arthritis (which doens't do much) So after you see the neuro and get your ANA back, please let me know what was said.
374573 tn?1199673746 A few weeks ago I found this site and posted a question about Fibromyalgia and antibiotics. Nicole had recently been on antibiotics for a sinus infection and had 10 glorious days pain free. That after 12 months of pain unless taking strong (addictive) pain medications. She had a brief reprive last spring when being treated for pnemonia which she will also have a chest xray for on Monday as it seems she has it again.
Avatar f tn Yoga, with its low intensity exercise, breathing and meditation reduces the pain, fatigue and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. Buy exercise bands and use them for stretching. I have my wife doing this and very light weights for a few years now and it's helped. Take vitamin D3 and take Omega3 oil at least 500mg 2x per day. I would also check for food allergies.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that is marked by widespread aching and pain in the muscles and joints. Fibromyalgia affects more than 12 million Americans, and women are 10 times more likely to suffer symptoms than men.
Avatar f tn It definetly sounds like fibromyalgia. I have been diagnosed by a neurologist and really relate to what you are saying about pain. The treatment I ended up getting was Gabapentin, 100 mg 3 times a day. It took a good month or more before the meds started working and it is definetly not a cure. However, it helps keep the flare ups at bay.
Avatar f tn I am more hopeful than ever that soon there will be more answers for the cause and treatment of Fibromyalgia. Very informative article. Thank you.
Avatar m tn • Seem to get sick from antibiotics I have been tested for a lot of things and am running out of things it could be. I spent some time at the mayo clinic seeing various specialists and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia basically because they just couldn’t find anything wrong with me so I struggle with accepting the diagnosis. All tests and bloodwork seem to come back normal except a moderately elevated anti-histone and slightly elevated liver enzymes.
7356842 tn?1405621443 Hi kirsten. Sorry you're feeling exhausted. I can understand the impact of your conditions on simple activities in your daily life, which most of us take for granted. Have you considered that your 3 diagnosed conditions might be connected. I'm sure this has crossed your mind. Most of the research these days is largely funded by pharmaceuticals- which is by some estimates exceeds 75%!
1047234 tn?1253547296 I have Fibromyalgia and am RH negative, as well!
Avatar n tn After that came the Chronic Fatigue Symdrome, Candidiasis, diverticulitis and finally the Fibromyalgia and Myofacial Pain Symdrome, not that the others disappeared. I mention all these because more and more it seems they are all tied together somehow.
Avatar f tn BOSTON (Reuters) - The slow, flowing movements of tai chi are better for relieving pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia than conventional stretching exercises, doctors reported on Wednesday. The improvements continued throughout the three months of lessons for 33 volunteers receiving the movement and breathing exercises, study leader Dr. Chenchen Wang of the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston said in a telephone interview. "Week by week they changed.
1300995 tn?1272864808 Having a difficult time lossing weight. I have fibromyalgia and I am slowing down.
Avatar m tn Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia Link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients (HealthDay News) -- Changes in the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine may explain brain gray matter reductions experienced by patients with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Previous research found an association between fibromyalgia and reductions in gray matter, but the cause wasn't known, the researchers wrote. In this new study, Dr. Patrick B.
937868 tn?1570331881 Today’s most exciting research implicates oxidative damage as an underlying problem in fibromyalgia and calls for more research into the use of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation and scavenge free radicals. Many studies have found oxidative damage in people with fibromyalgia. In addition, levels of superoxide dismutase, an internal antioxidant, are reduced in women with fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn I'm a 29yo female. I want to find out if i have fibromyalgia and would like to hear someone describe the feeling of the pain that comes with it? I am nervous about asking my doctor that he will think i'm a hypochondriac or brush me off. I have had chronic, heavy fatigue for the past 8 years or so. Headaches all the time, brain fog and memory problems. I have kind of just assumed that this was just me but it is extremely frustrating. I've never had a diagnosis.
665881 tn?1248930597 another doc said it's probably fibromyalgia; another said it's all in my head and the 4th thinks i probably have neck and back problems causing tingling, pain, and balance issues....I don't know what to think and this dx process seems to be taking for ever! I'm getting a neck X-ray soon to see if it's neck problems....I'm not convinced! You have fibro, yeah? Can you please explain how the stiffness in the moring feels? thanks?
627017 tn?1222128667 suggested cymbalta which is presc for dep and pain, esp diabetic neuropoty and fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn Barely any flare up's before my period. I wanted to become active and do extracurricular activities, SOFTBALL and then VOLLEYBALL!!! Exercise classes two times a week! It felt so good, to be the old me. (I'm now 33, 6 1/2 yr and 3 yr old) What a fantastic summer! I could see clear of things I ignored...my kids, my husband, my finances, my clutter, cleaning, my personal appearance. :o) My next journal entry will talk about some new symptoms I've been having....
Avatar f tn my mom is 38 and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about five years ago after her divorce. her pains have gotten worse over the years. i recently started noticing pains in my legs. they feel like i have a blood pressure cuff on my thighs much too tight. not really tingly but more like pressure. except Its kind of painful, especially in the joints. my feet dont really feel like they are there and sometimes just feel swelled up. i have weakness in my knees Alot too. like theyre ready to calapse.