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Avatar n tn Fatigue, dizziness and so many other symptoms are common in fibro patients and in fact, 29% of fibro patients have a positive ANA titer. I hope that you will consider joining us on MedHelp's fibro/CFS board. I'm the Community Leader there.
Monster These areas feel painful with even slight pressure and are called tender points (figure 1). Many patients with fibromyalgia feel that their joints are swollen, although there is no visible inflammation of the joints (arthritis). ### FIBROMYALGIA TESTS — There are no specific laboratory or imaging tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
Avatar f tn Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most Fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant. Wishing you well.
Avatar n tn I have Fibromyalgia and now they are checking me for Cushings is there any relationship?
Avatar n tn My doc says that I have fibromyalgia and not to worry. But I have so many lumps throughout my body I do worry. I first noticed a few tender lumps on my right rib after having an ultrasound 9 months ago. (I thought the tech was rough but over time the pain gets better then comes back.) I have many more squishy tender lumps now.(I did notice that in both of my thighs they also had small bumps but now its more like a hard, tender rope.
Avatar f tn Although, I do not seem to have severe, debilitating pain that I hear so many fibromyalgia patients describe. I just started PT last week to help with my cervical spine issues, so we weill see if that helps with the headaches. It would be nice to have some relief!
1023657 tn?1251848541 I am sorry to know that you are suffering from Fibromyalgia for 15 yrs. It is sad but true that the origins and causes of Fibromyalgia Syndrome are unknown. There have been many suggestions regarding the cause but a definite cause is still not known. Some studies show that reduced blood circulation into the muscle cells causes damage to the energy producing mechanism, which causes the deficiency of energy in muscle tissue.
Avatar f tn I am not sure what is happening to me. I've suffered through Fibromyalgia for the past 16 years, IBS, but, these symptoms are the worst. I have a terrible burning pain in the vaginal area and the urethra. My urine smells like infected urine. As an RN,(previously), I recall this odor when patients had UTI's. I have dropped off urine specimens at my Urologist, GYNE, internist,and they have all been negaitive. I haven't had a cystoscopy.
1550149 tn?1340004330 Defects in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal gland (HPA) axis have been reported in fibromyalgia patients. Causes of Secondary Fibromyalgia Secondary fibromyalgia has the characteristic symptoms of fibromyalgia but unlike primary fibromyalgia, a specific cause can be identified. Possible causes include the following: Physical injury. In one study, for example, secondary fibromyalgia developed in over 20% of patients who had neck injuries.
Avatar m tn HBV carriers (40 patients), chronic active HBV patients (40 patients) and patients who had been treated with antiretroviral therapy for at least 3 months (38 patients). As controls, 60 age and gender matched healthy individuals were also assessed. Researchers found that the serum levels of the liver enzymes aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) were significantly higher in HBV patients in comparison to the control group suggesting liver damage.
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 Over the past few years we’ve seen an increased number of fibromyalgia patients that have started receiving prescriptions for painkillers to address their chronic pain symptoms. As a Registered Addiction Specialist, this is extremely concerning to me especially at a time when we are also seeing prescription painkiller use exploding nationwide. Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that is marked by widespread aching and pain in the muscles and joints.
547368 tn?1440545385 Hi All, I don't often post but today my pain and frustrations are high. I had to share them. As many of you know I am spending six months in Florida. Thankfully I have found a good PMP although it took more time then I would have liked. He provided me with several names of PCP for my medical needs. In January I became eligible for Medicare as I am on SSDI due to this horrid chronic pain. In my home state of WI that is not a huge issue.
Avatar f tn These viruses have been found at high incidence in chronically ill patients, and especially those with CFS/ME. Patients with CFS/ME or FMS can have predominantly intracellular bacterial infections, predominantly viral infections, or a combination of intracellular bacterial and viral infections. This may be one reason why the underlying causes of these chronic illnesses are so difficult to determine and effectively treat.
Avatar f tn I have tried multiple meds such as antidepressants and Gabapentin... always have had multiple side effects. Things like heart palpitation's, anziety and vision troubles. I can take xanax and Soma with no problems. My question is "could it be the Armour Thyroid that I take that causes the trouble?" I also have a movement disorder labeled as tremors/non-epileptic seizures which also gets worse with antidepressants.
563582 tn?1217745983 What I dont understand is why they dont treat fibro with antivirals, and why they lie to us about what causes it!! I suffer from fibromyalgia and I was diagnoised a couple of years before that with Herpes!!! It makes me sick that they hide the truth!! They know alot more than they tell us and they can treat us. I have a ton of girlfriends that have admitted they have herpes, and im still hiding it from everyone, its embrassing! Oh and btw, im on valtrex and I cant live without it!!!!
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.
215021 tn?1224886057 * Many people are often misdiagnosed or prematurely diagnosed as having fibromyalgia when they have another illness. It is important to rule out everything before getting a fibromyalgia diagnosis. * Dr. Kent Holtorf is a physician who routinely treats fibromyalgia and CFS patients says that "close to 100% of individuals with these syndromes have low thyroid.
Avatar f tn The presentation is as wide as ones imagination and no 2 cases are identical. Dr. Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant. To rule this in or out you must forgo the standard serum thyroid testing (TSH, T3&T4) which only indicate... serum levels and ask for Free T3, Free T4 and Reverse T3 to test for accurate thyroid cellular FUNCTION!
Avatar f tn The cause of costiocondritis could possibly be one of the underlying causes fibromyalgia, which by the way remains unknown according to conventional medical science. It is possible that this was the intended explanation, but in the attempt to oversimplify it, it actually came out wrong. Dr. Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant.
Avatar f tn Hello, I am 50 yrs female 135lbs..in 1991 was diagnosed with. ankylosing spnondylitis, & sacroiliitis. and I also swear i have fibromyalgia also ..after all my life of pain, it finally was given a 'name' But ever since 5 yrs ago the pain has gotten much worse and so unbearable, have had sciatica few times..and now for 1 1/2 yrs have had the most severe stiff neck that won't let me turn in either direction without pain..which limits my driving due to lack of mobility in my neck.
Avatar f tn Can't say that your case is unique, as two thirds (2/3rds) of patients on gabapentin will experience adverse effects. There may be some changes in your symptoms, better or worse, more or less, if you wish to stick with it. You may also want to look into Picamilon , made by combining a GABA derivative and Niacin which is sold as an OTC dietary supplement in the U.S.A. Not sure where you live.
Avatar f tn I have been unable to find an LLMD, although there isn't a whole lot to choose from around here. I know there has been a large number of test to check for many different things...I have been referred to neuro to get there take and to have a LP, MRI, and (if the insurance will approve it) PET. It appears to be another wait and see game from here.
1069644 tn?1276932463 I think it is a matter of what the doctors can track, which is obviously not the same as what the patient experiences over time. Since it is not understood what causes fibro or what damage it causes, the effects of fibro can not be measured or monitored with time. Therefore, it is said to not be progressive. However, as you can read from patient testimonials, the day-to-day symtpoms and quality of life can be affected in a way that worsens over time.
10059661 tn?1407568770 Excerpt from Medscape: Aerobic Exercise 'Most Effective Weapon' for Fibromyalgia "There is no magic drug against fibromyalgia and, in my opinion, there will never be. Psychotherapists don't work miracles, but psychotherapy can help and, in a few cases, turn people with fibromyalgia into nonpatients. Drugs may help, but patients don't like them," said investigator Winfried Häuser, MD, from Technische Universität München in Germany, who has published widely on fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn I've been concerned about the way the medical community is handling fibromyalgia and CFS patients. I used to work in the healthcare field and still have many friends who are still in the field. One of my friends works for a physician and she still doesn't believe that fibro is real ! She thinks that CFS is real, but still dismisses fibro. Even though I don't have fibro myself (at least not primary fibro), I told her that she was wrong.