Fibromyalgia and sleep

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia and sleep


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 n tn Sleep deprivation often makes chronic pain worse. It is important to get a good night's sleep so that you body can recharge and heal itself so that it will function better the next day. And again, your friends don't need to know the details about what meds you are taking for your condition. All they need to know is that your condition is being treated and that you feel better from the treatment that is being received from your medical team.
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.
Avatar m tn Hello! The symptoms of fibromyalgia are aggravated due to poor sleep, high stress, and poor nutrition .There is no single cure for fibromyalgia. Firstly I will advise you to take a good sleep. Take plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Drink plenty of water every day. Avoid processed foods like white bread, junk food etc. and have whole grain foods. Exercise daily for 30-40 minutes. It will help in burning your calories and alleviating depressive symptoms if any.
1399618 tn?1286469531 It was thought to have been caused by having Back Surgery. However, he cant' sleep at night, its up and down constantly. Even sleep walking or sitting up sleeping. When walking you can see the pain on his face. If he doesn't have something to lean on ie. shopping cart etc. forget walking. The pain is excruciating. He is on meds' for his back issues' oxy's and endocet however this doesn't seem to touch the pain area in his joints other than his back.
Avatar m tn The goal of treatment in this condition is to improve sleep and pain tolerance. Medicines should always be used along with exercise and behavior therapy. Medications like Duloxetione, pregabalin and Milnacipram have been approved for treating fibromyalgia.Duloxetine ,Lyrica, and milnacipran are medications that are approved specifically for treating fibromyalgia.Percoset is a narcotic analgesic which is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.
358486 tn?1294779988 Then it just started progressing....My sleep pattern became very weird and I would awaken after 8 hours of sleep and feel like I had not slept. My neck and shoulders ached ALL the TIME! This went on for until 2005. I started having extreme pain in my right side and usually one to two weeks out of the month - my knees (more over, the BACK of my knees) would just ache and burn something awful. I was still drinking pretty heavily at the time so again - I thought it was something else.
Avatar n tn I suffer from fibromyalgia and neurophy daily. When the pain is severe I can hardly stand it. Are there any new approaches to this condition. I am taking vicoden, cymbalta, pamelor and neurotyn?
Avatar f tn Have you ever had a sleep study? I requested one and I have sleep apnea. I also take trazadone. It is an older sleep medication that is taken at bedtime. You and your doctor can decide if taking something would help. To me your top list would be your headaches, not sleeping and pain. If you can deal with foods, digestion and drinking more water on your own and allow the doctors to work with you on the rest you might be able to get a plan of action in place.
415098 tn?1214860436 They now know that people with fibromyalgia have pain to the touch in specific spots on their body... this aides in diagnosis. Your doctor can identify if you have problems in enough of these areas to warrant a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, especially since you've already had the CT's, etc. Google the words "Fibromyalgia and tender points" and you should find a few web sites that talk about this in more detail. God Bless!
Avatar f tn numbing/tingling on arms/legs/feet/hands/fingers/thighs burning feet muscle pain on thighs and arms like I worked out all day sensative to touch on body neck/shoulder pain all joints pain-knees/toes/fingers/elbows/shoulder joint fatique- like I need to just sleep, so tired insomnia restless legs like pins and needles sharp/shooting/stabbing deep bone pain on legs These are just some off the top of my head Hope you have none of them.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and have taken different medicines and nothing seems to help. Some help me sleep but that's it. The worse thing to me is the fatigue, I feel like I'm exhausted every day all day !! I also recently have something new happening, My legs will start itching then a bruise will appear on my top thigh, not a normal looking bruise but like little purple and black dots. I have 3 now in about the past 3 months.
Avatar f tn Absolutely!! U need to find a Dr. in your area that is knowledgeable of Fibro. and get tested.
Avatar m tn Iam suffering with neck and shoulder stiffness and also the sleep disorder for the last 15 years. Consulted with docors and I have got information that I have fibomyalgia. I am taking 5 HTP tab 50 mg 1 tab per day and occassionaly taking librocol tab as well. It was started on Jan 2008. My pain is not completely cured, however, it is controlled. Is fibromyalgia is curable disease. What steps I need to take to cure this disease. Really every day my pain continuing.
Avatar n tn My heart rate was around 150 almost too fast to count, and very paniky feeling. I almost called 911, but waited, and finally drifted back to sleep. I have had fibro for many years, and symptoms like this seem to come and go in cycles. If you keep experiencing them, tell your primary dr, and see if he recommends a cardio checkup. Better safe than not. Just because you have fibro, doesn't mean other things can't go wrong.
Avatar n tn Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, home treatment can relieve some of the symptoms. Fibromyalgia pain is muscle pain and the most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, gentle and low-impact exercise. It keeps muscles conditioned and healthy and decreases the amount of discomfort. It is very important to try low-stress exercises such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, and biking rather than straining exercises such as weight training. Heavy exercises worsen the symptoms.
Avatar m tn I am hydrocortison 10mg morning+5 mg after lunch and 5 mg after supper (before gives good sleep). Besides I take Vitamin D3 2000iu daily (as steroid depletes Calcium... and my teeth started falling, E-cod (for Omega 3 and Vit E), Rusvostatin (Cholesterol increases as a gift of fibromyalgia) Co-Q10 (antioxidant and energizing cells), Thyroxine (hyerthyroid another gift), Cobadex forte (multivitamine). I am active and leading normal life without pains. I study and experiment too.
Avatar n tn The members there have more information and personal experience with Fibro and the medications prescribed for the painful condition. Here's the link: Does Savella seem to help with your symptoms of Fibro? I hope so and I hope that your pain will be better controlled. Please let us know how you are doing. We'll be interested to hear how you are adjusting to the medication.... and if it is effective.
Avatar m tn (a year ago when this started the pain shifted around in his chest but this does not happen any more) I've noticed his hands and feet are often cold and at the moment he gets dizzy and nauseous which only improves when he is lying down. We've been to the docs again today and he has agreed to do another endoscopy and he thinks the meds he is taking should improve the acid reflux and wants to investigate further.
Avatar f tn PVCs Tachycardia (hospitalized for 4 days) Diarrhea which has an IBS pattern (only in the morning) Gas Heartburn Acid Reflux Abdominal Pain Headaches Vision changes (spots that look like a camera flash went off as well as eyes tiring quickly while reading and getting blurry) Extreme menstrual cramps Sinusitis Dizziness and balance problems Sleep disturbances, Waking up every few hours Extreme fatigue (some days worse than others.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, all that my doctor tells me to do is Exercise, and it's not working ( I don't really think she knows about Fibromyalgia). I was wondering if you could tell me anything that would help with my fibromyalgia symptoms. Some of my symptoms include: severe fatigue, severe pain and muscle soarness, headache, flu - like feeling all the time.
Avatar n tn I am curious if what I tell you fits the profile for Fibromyalgia. The lack of fatigue and major sleep issues makes me feel like I may be experiencing something else.
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.
Avatar f tn I also take Lyrica for nerve pain, Trazadone and Flexeril at night to help with sleep and muscle spasms, and I am on Zoloft and bloodpressure meds. I went a long time with no pain meds then to Tramadol then to Lortab, etc.... I have very high pain levels on a daily basis plus I have a high tolerance to meds so the weaker ones never worked well for me. The meds I am on now help more than anything else ever has and I am so thankful! I still have pain but it is a lot easier to deal with now.
Avatar f tn But I think that I am finally going to get some help because my doctor has made me an appointment with with a doctor( Charles Lapp ) he is in north Carolinia. He is supoposed to be a Specialist and one of the best about dealing and treating Fibromyalgia. I hope you can understand all of this. Also yes my doctor has checked my vitiamin D level and it was low she put me on medicine. Also she put me on vitamin B shots.
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Avatar n tn I have fibromyalgia and was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia after many years of suffering with severe pain. I still have pain all the time. It is hard to get of bed some days.
Avatar f tn I have seen him 3 times in 8 years with joint pain and fatigue and a possitive ANA and rhemotod factors and so forth. He said D wouldn't cause the pain i'm in and pressed on a few spots and announced that I had fibro. I am hoping when I bring my D levels up I feel better. I have been having weird symtoms for 6 or so weeks. They very much sound like what everyone else is talking about as far as symptoms.
Avatar f tn I have Fibromyalgia and can only work three days a week with days in between and have to sleep 12 hours and two short naps during the days off. This year if I do too much during one day, my upper back spasms into a neck/shoulder pain spasm and causes migraine, and I am bedridden. The only thing that provides relief is a hot bath and codeine and 2 muscle relaxants and one gravol. It has only been that bad for one year.
Avatar f tn I have fibromyalgia and so does my mother. From what I have learned it can stay the way it is now for the rest of your life or it can get worse. Try to stay on a daily routine sleep when your tired and don't overdue yourself, the best you can do is take good care of yourself hoping to help it not get worse. Very true, as bad as it gets for you.