Fibromyalgia and menopause

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Avatar n tn i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few months ago and i've been monitoring some of my symptoms but would like to see if anyone else has the same problems. every month when it's that time of the month is when everything gets the worse for me. my eyes are dryer, skin, mouth everything. migranes flare up, numbness in the face & i have trouble sleeping. it starts right before my period maybe about a week or a week and a half before and ends maybe a few days after the last day of my period.
Avatar n tn hi I now think all my aches and pains may be due to fibro-thought this for a long time. now aged 50 and getting bad its symptoms cannot tolerate wheat etc. bad cramps and vaginal pain too. anyone else have this and what treats it-will have my work cut out to convince gp tho!
Avatar f tn Many individuals with other liver diseases do not suffer the pain seen in hepatitis C. And there is a high prevalence of fibromyalgia in hepatitis C patients; this is important for clinicians to appreciate, as the recognition of fibromyalgia in patient with hepatitis C will prevent assumptions of pain being due to liver disease—and perhaps allow for a more focused and correct treatment approach.
Avatar f tn I have had fibromyalgia since a near fatal car accident 10 years ago. I am currently on Celexa and Methadone, and I have gained about 35 lbs. and I can't figure out how to stop it or why it is happening. My pain management doctor is a neurologist, and he just says it is a combination of the meds, menopause,not being as active, but he is not a diet doctor and his main concern is my pain. Is there another combination of meds that doesn't do this?
Avatar f tn Hi there........Oh I do feel your pain! I have had fibromyalgia for the past 20 years and 3 surgical fusions in my neck as well as 2 in my lumbar spine........and the migraines since I was a teenager.......sometimes you just don't know what to deal with first, right? My neurologist started me on Topomax for the migraines and it has made an amazing difference........it prevents the migraines from happening about 90% of the time and it also stops neuropathy or nerve pain in my legs.........
Avatar f tn Myofascial pain syndrome is another form of chronic pain that can affect the entire body, particularly the face and jaw. Myofascial pain can add to the already annoying symptoms of fibromyalgia, and can contribute to disability and a poor quality of life if not diagnosed properly. I have had fibro for years and most likely also have MPS as well although not diagnosed. I rarely go to a doctor. Many now say that fibromyalgia is a nerve disorder.
209591 tn?1267418314 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.
1413564 tn?1281826591 If you have any prescriptions, they told me I could take my ultram (I have Fibromyalgia) with the benadryl and nausea med (Have it for side effects of FIbromyalgia) and it works like a charm. Weirdest thing too, because I have had migraines for 15 years and this worked pretty fast and didn't make me totally out of it. It was kinda cool.
Avatar n tn My mother died of a brain hemmorhage at age 48 and there is MS in her aunts and cousins. I am 57 and was in menopause when all these symptoms started. My younger brother also has leg problems and has to wear an AFO splint. Two neuros suspected he may have Charcot Marie Tooth but the blood results were inconclusive. There is a history of leg problems in my father's side of the family.
1943833 tn?1349280189 I had blood tests already and its not thyroid or menopause. Low vitamin D which Ive been taking supplements for, tests for RA which showed slightly raised levels but these symptoms have really got worse in last 2 months. Going to see rheumatologist in 4 weeks so hope to find out what its all about. Will post again if anything comes up that makes sense of it all. Good luck and how your symptoms improve too!
Avatar n tn She also has a website where you can find information on Fibromyalgia. She is extremely suspicious of a huge connection between Fibromyalgia and decreasing (or non-existent...as is the case in a surgical menopause) ovarian hormones. She is particularly informative regarding the use of Estradiol, a very important bioidentical hormone. I have had the symptoms of which you speak, and I feared I was heading towards Fibromyalgia myself this summer. I am 55 and had my total hysterectomy in 2000.
Avatar n tn Get a referral to an ENDO and also get checked for Fibromyalgia by a REUMATOLIGIST. Check out the symptoms of Fibro and CFS first. There could be other things going on to make you feel so bad and many illness' mimic other illness' or overlap each other. Shop around and interview your next doctors, you don't want to run into a jerk like you have now.
Avatar n tn Barb- I have MS and occasionally check this forum. Ted is correct when he says that these sensory symptoms (tingling, numbness, burning/crawling sensations) are common with MS. However, they are also common with many, many other conditions and diseases. And from my understanding, Neurontin is primarily for nerve pain as opposed to paresthesias (the tingling, crawling sensations) and I've never had a neurologist suggest it, though I know a number of MS patients use it.
Avatar n tn I was curious, in general, has anyone noticed menopausal symptoms being more severe and earlier onset due to taking synthroid and having a hysterectomy? I have 3 sisters and we are all close in age... 53, 52, 51 and 50. I am the only one who appears to have started meno and I have had very strong symptoms. My sisters say none of them have really started yet.
4686261 tn?1358138792 Take some precautions while you are going through menopause. • First and foremost take menopause in a natural way. There is nothing to feel scared of. • Do not stress yourself. • Take adequate rest. Sleep for 8 hours. • Drink more water. This will keep the body temperature normal and you will have less hot flash. • In case of excessive bleeding for a long time, the uterus may be removed.
558118 tn?1216815716 //www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079 http://www.fmnetnews.com/basics-research.php http://counsellingresource.com/distress/chronic/fibromyalgia/fibromyalgia-research.html http://www.fibrocenter.com/content/science_about.jsp All of these websites are basically the same but have different symptoms and the reasons for the disease is similar. Arm your brains w/ info about fibromyalgia w/ the first as being more informative.
Avatar f tn For a friend not on-line: In looking through info on menopause and HRT for her, I found a mention of HRT and liver problems. My friend was in a Hep C test using intensive interferon over 7 years ago with total success. She has been symptom free and her numbers are within normal limits. Obviously, she will check with her internist when she goes in to discuss HRT, but that could be up to two weeks. Some reassurance now would be helpful. I think she should be fine for HRT. What do any of you think.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn Then the fatigue from the sleeplessness and pain cause a rut. I'm almost 50 and was hoping menopause would stop all of that. No menopause yet and I thought when I was younger it started way before 50. Never thought I would be happy to get a period but it sure helps once it begins. I hope once menopause hits this whole cycle will stop.
Avatar n tn blood pressure problems (could be coincidental) rising above normal and flushing (not menopause flushes....just flushed in the face when blood pressure rises and feel really unwell.. 5. stabbing pains in body 6. stinging sensations in back 7. had hypoglyceamia - but that seems to have disappeared strangely enough would apprecaite some advice....
Avatar n tn As a result I am in a surgical menopause and have gained thirty pounds since this began. I do get a lot of bone and joint pain from the meds I am taking (arimidex) but I need to lose this weight and try to get back as close to my "pre-cancer" body as I can. I am very upset about all these changes. I know that my priority is survival but it still does not change the fact that I am upset about this new look of added weight.
Avatar n tn Can anyone suggest anything to help, id love to be able to drive again!! And can having 1 ovary out bring the menopause forward??
11072290 tn?1415066835 i have fibro and osteo and i cannot take any meds as i also schizophrenic and olanzapine poses a prob with regards to tremadol and gabapentin,i tried lyrica but doesn't help,i am slowly getting worse with the pain and my fingers are swelling to the point they look like sausages,i have a hiatus hernia and it causes heartburn but i can take ibroprufen for the pain even tho it does enhance the heartburn,i have and still am considering asking my G.
Avatar n tn I am now 27 going on 28 and have been to many doc's over the years i haven't been on any vitamins or hormones for 4 years and ended up being diagnosed with bipolar, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Found a doctor who actually listens and he told me he thinks that it has menopause that has obviously caused all the problems and now has to do a bone density test soon and he's sending me to a gyn and he said that he doesn't believe I have bipolar at all.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been monitoring the ovarian cancer and menopause forums for a number of months now as well as this one. I think the majority of the Dr responses, by their very nature, have to be clinical and objective. The answers they give tend to help re-assure the patient that the treatment regimes are the right type - a sort of de-facto second opinion - cancer treatments are complex, scary and costly (both monetary and emotional) - I nursed my Mum through a terminal illness when I was 27.
Avatar n tn im 30 and been told i am in menopause, and i am in total aww i had my tube tied 3 years ago and then in may of 2006 had mirena put in due to heavy periods and it did nothing to lessen them, so in jan of 2009 it was taken out since it was in there for no reason. Well it is now oct of 2009 and still I have had no period and a few weeks ago my doc did some test etc.
Avatar n tn are all symptoms I can very much appreciate. I did a little comparison between hypothyroid, low iron and menopause symptoms and was amazed to see the similarities. Complicated, I know but a good reminder to me to pay attention to the whole me. My last workup in Dec put my TSH stable @ 1.31 and my Ferritin @ 18 (ack!