Fibromyalgia causes diagnosis

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Avatar f tn where just slight pressure causes pain. There are no diagnostic test to confirm this diagnosis. Along with this pain, many suffer with additional symptoms such as fatigue, pain in muscles after use can make some people nearly bedridden. Some physician's think its an autoimmune disorder. Over sensitive nerves under the skin. Causes are unknown. Some have experienced these symptoms after a traumatic injury, or perhaps a stressful event. There is no cure only symptom management.
Avatar f tn The characteristic difference between Fibromyalgia and other joint disorder is that Fibromyalgia presents with muscle pain. 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.
Avatar f tn At this time, there is no "cure" for fibromyalgia - one main reason being is they have not determined exactly what causes fibromyalgia. There are many thoughts and ideas on it, however, nothing has been scientifically proven/discovered. There also are no specific blood tests, scans, etc., for diagnosing fibromyalgia = there ARE certain critieria that need to be met before a true fibro diagnosis.
Monster The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) developed classification criteria for fibromyalgia in 1990 that have often been used to help make the diagnosis. According to the ACR, people can be classified as having fibromyalgia if they have the following symptoms and findings: ■Widespread musculoskeletal pain ■Excess tenderness in at least 11 of 18 specific sites known as “tender points” (figure 1) ### This article will be updated as needed on our web site (
Avatar f tn Im not sure if this seems like fibromyalgia or not? I have also been having very severe anxiety and panic attacks for the past 3 months. But ive had GAD for 10 years and never had such painful symptoms before.
Avatar m tn Are you on medication for hbv? I dont know if hbv causes fibromyalgia. But i experienced similar symptoms brfore starting v the treatment for hbv. 2 months after entecavir 0.5mg and vitamin d3 supplement (10000iu per day) i started feeling much better. However if you are on antiviral and you vitamin D levels are normal, then better to check with the doctor. These symptoms csn be caused by stress, anxiety, bad diet, less intake of water....
Avatar n tn Generalized pain can be a sign of rheumatologic disease, as well as fibromyalgia. The latter is a diagnosis of exclusion, and tests for rheumatoid factor and ANA level should be done first before settling on fibromyalgia. Regarding the sternal discomfort, musculoskeletal causes should be ruled out. A physiatrist (rehabilitation MD) evaluation can be considered if this is suspected. These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Avatar f tn I have had many symptoms over the last couple of years. Recently my Doctors have ruled out Lupus, MS, thyroid issues, diabetes.
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?
2010625 tn?1329375656 I was just wondering what causes Fibromyalgia? Can Anxiety, Depression/Bipolar, IBS, or Genital Herpes cause it?
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 f tn I was not impressed as she tried to indicate that I had anxiety, chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia. She did request a bunch of antibody tests from Mayo. They are all negative. I still have an EMG scheduled; but the last one I had I could not tolerate. I am also not able to tolerate the tens unit in physical therapy. My family doctor did some additional blood tests that showed my anion gap to be low, ANA titer negative but with speckled positive, increased creatinine and decreased EFGR (?
Avatar f tn So I saw my Dr today and he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and Im just not sold on the diagnosis. He says the lack of sleep from the fibromyalgia is causing the difficulty breathing. Has anyone else of heard of this because I cant seem to find anything showing where these 2 are related.
Avatar n tn (2nd posting sorry I posted in the wrong spot at first) I don't know if I have fibromyalgia so maybe you can all offer some advice. I am 36 year old female. About 8 weeks ago I noticed my left arm was difficult to drive with and it really struck me as beign strange. It felt heavy. I thought it felt weak but looking back 'heavy' is a more accurate term. I went to my dr. who sent me to a neuro. By the time I saw the neuro I was conviced that I had ALS. Convinced.
554442 tn?1221238825 Fibromyalgia (FMS or Fibro for short) is a chronic condition which causes widespread pain and fatigue as well as a variety of other symptoms. The name Fibromyalgia comes from "fibro" meaning fibrous tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), "my" meaning muscles, and "algia" meaning pain. Fibro does not cause joint pain or swelling. The pain from Fibromyalgia is produced in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles and tendons. http://www.mayoclinic.
Avatar n tn Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers Applaud CDC's Heightened Efforts to ... 20061103T153100-0500 ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) together with the National Institute for Health today announced a four million dollar research program to study the causes and possible treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The CDC also announced an accompanying national education campaign to raise public awareness of this rapidly growing illness.
434278 tn?1324709825 The pain across the back of your shoulders is very typical of fibromyalgia. It is not uncommon for lupus patients to also have fibromyalgia. The one thing that seems to help with fibro is sleep. I take a benadryll and a melatonin to help me sleep. I'm not saying that you only have lupus. I was also told that all I had was fibro and deep don I knew I had more than fibro. I know people w/ fibro and they have never been as sick as I was.
Avatar n tn I do not have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, no strokes or TIAs, and CADASIL (unlikely, no relatives with it). What else causes these brain lesions. Neurologist says I have too many lesions to be age related. They are multiple small foci of bright FLAIR signal in the subcortical white matter of both hemispheres in a relatively symmetric distribution. Thank you.
2126606 tn?1346348724 • Widespread pain • Extreme fatigue • Depression • Anxiety • Headaches • Tender points • Sleeplessness While the causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, many researchers believe the condition can occur from hormone imbalances that affect the central nervous system, as well as stress, illness or certain types of trauma.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? Fibromyalgia is usually a diagnosis of exclusion. There are no diagnostic tests like blood tests or X-ray tests that specifically point the doctor to the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. It is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints. Other associated symptoms include restless sleep, awakening feeling tired, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and disturbances in bowel function.
Avatar f tn Have a doctor specializing in Fibromyalgia do the tender points test. There are other symptoms involved with Fibromyalgia. The diagnosis doesn't come easily. Often one will have Fibromyalgia for several years before a doctor finally rules out any other causes for all the symptoms. I think you would benefit from seeing a chiropractor whether or not it's Fibromyalgia.
550746 tn?1250130369 If you do not have symptoms other than back pain , it may not be Fibromyalgia . There could be other causes of back pain and headaches that include nerve impingement in the back or stiffness of the neck muscles . Please go for an MRI of spine with contrast , EMG and consult a neurologist for the diagnosis and treatment . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards ! .
1075109 tn?1281839291 I already take one as a mood stabiliser and I have ensured that the 2 do not clash but as it stands now Fibromyalgia causes depression and sleep problems which kicks my Bipolar into high gear and causes Anxiety which in turn agravates the Fibromyalgia. Vicious Circle. Thank you for your reply but it was definately in the wrong direction. Sue.
Avatar m tn Hi ! I hope that you will please join us in MedHelp's fibro / CFS forum. I have CFS and I also have a positive ANA titer. I've found out that 25% of people with CFS have a positive ANA titer and autoimmunity problems.
Avatar f tn A Neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic told me that difference between Fibromyalgia and MS is that MS causes brain damage and Fibromyalgia does not, but other than that the symptoms are the same. I have been diagnosed with both and then told they weren’t sure if I have MS. I do believe that Fibromyalgia flares are similar the MS Flares. I don’t particularly care if I have one or the other because they both suck.
560501 tn?1383616340 Good topic Tonya! So many dx's always makes me wonder if there really is only one and since doc's can't figure it out, you end up with a whole bunch of them. I have been dx with: IBS, Interstitial cystitis, Inappropriate tacycardia, hypotension, RAD, GERD, CFIDS, Fibromyalgia, Roscae, osteoarthritis, DFSP, rosacea, attention deficit, narcolepsy... There's probably more but that's plenty to list!!
573297 tn?1304712740 Also explain to your doc that the pdoc isn't listening with regard to your fibromyalgia diagnosis. He/she may be prepared to write to your pdoc.
Avatar f tn I have hypermobility syndrome and have a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I know my CFS diagnosis is accurate... especially because I had CFS symptoms after having a severe case of mono when I was only a teenager.
Avatar f tn I would recommend NOT taking any medication until your get an ACCURATE diagnosis. Have any viral causes been ruled out? I would seek an second opinion with a Neurologist.