Fibromyalgia and your family

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia and your family


Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/587941'>Cosmetic surgery</a> was started.
Avatar n tn Breast tenderness isn't particularly unusual in women of almost any age. I would advise you to make an appointment with your family Physician for a clinical breast exam and some investigation as to what may be causing this problem. Since you mention pain in the axillary areas also I'm wondering if this could possibly be a skin issue. At any rate it's always best to see your Dr.and find out a definite cause. Regards ....
Avatar m tn But finnaly my family docter has reffered me to somebody in Lexington and she is actually listening to me and trying to figure it. Hopefully soon I will get a Diagnosis!
Avatar f tn pm me anytime your not alone i dont have any family who can help and only the odd friend can help as they busy and got family of there own. what are you on at the moment?
Monster I have multiple illnesses to deal with and am disabled... My life consists of my family... helping others... and keeping me on track... Or as close to track as I can be... I am human after all lol... I hope you can get a Dr to check you out... One that believes in FM... Sometimes you have to ask before going to see them... I don't see a new Dr without asking now... No matter what type I am seeing... After all... You are a total picture and must be treated as such... Right...
1184051 tn?1264438908 It really made me mad that he wouldn't take them seriously and didn't even want to treat me for fibro. I'm going to press my family doctor to start a treatment regimen.
Avatar f tn I've always had symptoms of fibromyalgia but never real bad but after I got that Sinus Infection my symptoms of FM became Severe. I also have a family history of Fibromyalgia, my Father, Aunt, and first cousin has it. My symptoms are so severe that my doctor had to put me off of school ,and on to homebound, where a teacher comes out to my house and brings me work twice a week.
Avatar f tn LOL Just know your own personal limits. And stick to your guns when it comes to them wanting you to do things beyond your limit. They'll try. That's up to you. Learn to say "No!" It's the best Fibro word there is. Take care! Hope I gave you some good pointers.
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 m tn D3 is cheap, and easy to get. Costco has 5,000 IU and Walmart etc also have D3. My daughter and than all the family was found to be deficient in D3. She takes 8,000IU a day. I take 10,000IU a day. This is on advice from my Doc. It takes time to build up the right amount in the body. Symptoms will gradually subside. The sweet spot is between 50 and 70 mgl. The Doc tests us 2 times a year. For more info go to We like acupuncture and it did help a lot!
Avatar f tn I stopped my antidepressants suddenly and had horrid withdrawl, light headed, itchy and nauseous, it lasted for 2wks. I have fibromyalgia osteoarthritis and dysplastic hips which I take morphine daily for and I would love to come off that too. Good luck!
Avatar n tn 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 m tn I certainly will take your suggestions and talk to my family doctor. Thanks so much. I appreciate your taking your time to respond. Gran.
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 m tn Dustybrown is correct these are a lot of symptoms and sound a lot like fibromyalgia and possibly Chronic Fatigue. Have you talked to your family doctor? Also getting a referral to a rheumatologist to rule out things like lupus, arthritis and determine whether you have FM or CFS. I can't imagine dealing with all of these things on your own. Let us know how it all works out.
Avatar n tn How do you sleep at night and are there particular times of the day that you feel drained? What are your relationships like, family, friends, bf ? What is your typical diet, your favorite foods and are you able to do any physical activity, such as walking, hiking, yoga, swimming etc? Do you often feel stressed or anxious? Any injuries, surgeries or serious illnesses in the past? Sorry about the... 20 questions, but I think it will be helpful if you can answer them.
675329 tn?1297291978 They will be able to advise you of better ways to control and manage your pain. Not to discount your current Dr., but from the meds you've tried, it seems like you may be searching in the wrong direction. Best of luck!
Avatar f tn Rheumatologist are actually the doctors who created the criteria for diagnosing Fibromyalgia and without seeing a Rheumatologist, your diagnosis may be weak if you ever were to require a medical leave or disability assistance. They are also able to detect early stages of other conditions that can mimic fibro, which some PCPs are not as well trained in identifying.
1530566 tn?1316216807 at that time she was diagnosed with having fibromyalgia...we started pain management since it was prescribed for her and during that..she has now been diagnosed with having scoliosis and they are saying how the other dr's couldnt take the time to see that this childs spine is not right..does anyone else out there deal with having both of these issues and if so what type of medications are you taking and what type of therapy if it working?
Avatar f tn It starts along the outside of my right wrist, extends to the heel of the hand and terminates in the middle finger. The finger seems swollen a bit, and is very painful. I've lost most of the gripping power in that hand. I had carpal tunnel surgery and a trigger finger release on this hand and finger many, many years ago. I also have pain (some days worse than others) in my knees, hips, lower back, elbows, shoulders and neck.
606078 tn?1247268153 I'm blessed that my family have been by my side since my diagnoses. I've lurked around the net to try and find a support group. I think I found a new home here. Thank you for taking me in.
Avatar n tn its definantly good to get a baby sitter while you go throough your wd symptoms do you have any family that you can call and tell them you are sick can the kids go to there house for a couple of days allow yourself a few days of pure misery, you have been on them for so long, your body will call out in anger when you stop feeding it oxycs you will make it, set a goal and follow through do you have a docotor that can prescribe comfort meds?
358486 tn?1294779988 It's a fibro drug. Fibromyalgia usually is debilitating fatigue and pain either in muscles and/or joints. I think it can also be pain in tissues, though not sure if that is official. It also can have other symptoms. Problem with fibro, is that a lot of the symptoms overlap with other autoimmune diseases so doctors have to be sure to rule out other diseases before diagnosis fibromyalgia. My aunt thought for years she had fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn I have heard that the doctor there is amazing and he can treat Fibromyalgia . I understand your pain. I feel like I am all alone. Here is my email address. You can email me if you would like.
4861077 tn?1360159739 Hi KEYGAN2010. Well, my dear, you're on 2 different anti-depression meds (Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant), an analgesic (co dydramol ) and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (Nalproxen). I did a fast drug interaction check (nothing to do with side effects of each medication) and: One MAJOR interaction came up between Amitriptyline and FLUoxetine.
Avatar f tn Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy New years may it bring all of the blessing of healing! God bless!
Avatar f tn Just had something weird happen & its a first I got upset & yelled the whole left side of my head down to my feet went ice cold & tinglely. I feel like its numb but its not... Is this normal? It has now happen a couple times & last about an hour each episode & once it lasted 3 hours. This really scared me more than anything.
975514 tn?1325001538 If your insurance is an issue, complain loudly until they let you see another doctor. With your family history, a positive ANA and all of your symptoms, to not explore things further and dx you with FMS is laziness on the part of the doc. FMS is a diagnosis of exclusion. It should never be the dx until everything else is ruled out. It is possible to be negative for RA and SED and still have something AI going on. Blood work provides docs indicators, but they do not provide a dx.
1830047 tn?1321671393 NoLights, thank you for sharing your info. I never knew this about migraine. I always thought of them as only head related. I had for a while had tightening in my diaphragm for days with pain. At the end it would kind of explode upward and cause me to be in a fugue state, coherent but not able to communicate. Could that be migraine? It was always post stress. Buffy, any time I see a post I can relate to, it's you LOl. I take Topamax also. I have had migraines since puberty.
272434 tn?1228610809 It's so hard to tell what is related to what when one has fibromyalgia and I am not sure doctors know either so I have learned to listen to my body and my intuition more and treat myself gently...