Fibromyalgia causes symptoms signs diagnosis and treatments

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Avatar f tn Of course the herxing symptoms can be difficult at times, but people are seeing signs of progess along the way. These treatments can take years... and can increase your symptoms. But consider this.... this is because your body is killing the pathogens that are making you so ill. So we are having the same herxing symptoms that lyme patients go through. This tells me that I obviously need to be on this treatment ! Already my tachycardia is gone..
551343 tn?1506834118 // I was well chuffed as I did the quiz and got 100 per cent lol. I am wondering now if i should perhaps see my GP about fibromyalgia i dont suppose it can do any harm, but i am not sure if she knows what it is either lol.
1047234 tn?1253547296 My son has the same signs and symptoms as we all do, and was born without a immune system and has been fighting viruses and illness all his life. He has had Singles 23 times and he is only 21 years old. I might Add That this Forum is Amazing! Thanks to Everyone who has submitted their stories, It has helped me greatly. Blessing to ALL!
1852058 tn?1320162300 Also, get a HHV6 IFA test for antibodies and a CD57. HHV6 virus reactivates when you are immunosuppressed and causes MS like symptoms. A CD 57 test looks at your immune system. If it shows anything under 60, you have a good chance at having Lymes and coinfections of HGE, Babesia, Bartonella or all 4 at one time. These are INTRACELLULAR bacteria and WILL NOT show up on standard blood testing. Do you retch/throw up occasionally? chronic headaches? eye pain? sore feet/ ankles?
Avatar m tn Same with the neurologist. Instead of asking a lot of questions give them your symptoms and lab results and let them come up with anything. The doctors won't give you time to answer a bunch of "what if" questions. Lets see if giving them a copy of the lab results plus symptoms points them in a direction. Let them do other tests if needed. If the have nothing to say then you can ask specific questions. Be as clear as possible.
147426 tn?1317269232 I am a 56 year old female. Seven years ago I was hit by intractable vertigo and, despite being treated by one of the world's foremost experts in vertigo, was forced to retire from being a pediatrician. I had very complicated problems in the inner ear on the left. But eventually the problems spread to my right ear also. I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease.
372366 tn?1284407473 It isn't fair. I am a little confused at the final diagnosis. After all, MS causes central nervous damage and you sure sound like you have a form of MS. Especially with the neurogenic bladder on top of everything. I hope the doctors can give you some pain relief. Will they give you any pain meds at all? Take care Harry and please keep us updated.
Avatar n tn I do have all the signs and symptoms of Fibro, so that did answer many questions about unexplained pain I've had for awhile now, and the fatigue, sever insomnia, confusion, memory loss, ect, but then those are all thing that RSD can cause also. Then their are so many on the RSD site that say they also have both RSD and Fibro, so I probably so have them both as well, but when the doctor won't say the welling is from either, what am I supposed to think? Okay I won't keep repeating myself.
1063463 tn?1302278219 Our web site provides an overview of POTS and contains sections on symptoms, mechanisms, causes, tests, myths, links and research. There are also sections with information on what may help or hinder POTS patients. To read more about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, click on the links under the POTS Place category in the navigation bar to the left of this page. You can get POTS with dysautomia, and Fibromyalgia even M.E. Chronic Fatique was originally classed as M.E.
Avatar n tn I have just started having these symptoms (almost 2 months) and I am starting to wonder if I will find out what is wrong with me or if it will just go away or if I will have to just learn to live with it. It started with just tingling and numbness in one hand and arm accompanied by pain and burning - and has progressed everywhere - including my face. I have some bladder problems and some muscle twitching and spasms. I am also extremely tired - all the time.
585414 tn?1288944902 Or, I get no warning of impending doom (that's what it feels like for me because so many problems are going to occur at once) and I am unprepared. Like today. Today, I am hypomanic. My symptoms are feelings of irritability, anxiety, skin crawling, lack of concentration (I mean more than usual), no attention span, insomnia (even with sleeping pills - but they at least give me a couple of hours of sleep) and the aforementioned touchy feely problems.
Avatar f tn The majority of fibromyalgia patients to have CFS symptoms. How is your physician treating your fibromyalgia ? And are you taking any supplements... like magnesium ? Also, has lyme disease been ruled out yet ?
975514 tn?1325001538 I feel so bad for my children because they can hardly ever have their fully capable mom around due to this stupid disease. I have three children. I have looked up the symptoms of fibromyalgia and have realized that I have about 90-95% of the symptoms and still feel that I have to be this supermom because my kids and husband deserve it. I have no one else to talk to about this except for my sister who also has fibromyalgia. She is the only one who truly knows what pain I am going through.
Avatar f tn My daughter is a cosmetologist and she told me the topo causes the hair follicles to close. What has fallen out, wont grow back, but the hair loss should stop when you discontinue the drug. The Topo really messed up my cycle too. I think my adrenals took a hard hit from just two weeks on the drug. For me it was not worth it. I was stupid, depressed and started having panic attacks on it. I would loose blocks of time. Huge blocks.
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Avatar n tn I was only out of work for 2 weeks and during that time was somewhat out and about. Symptoms of a new illness presented in March, starting with a canker sore, and progressing to flu like symptoms. I noticed greenish/brown mucus and tooth pain and went to doctor for an anti-biotic (I think Bactrim). I took the antibiotic which seemed to clear up what I thought was a sinus infection but I still wasn't feeling better and my glands were very swollen (they still are too a degree).
Avatar n tn The lack of magnesium causes problems with microcirculation and causes the blood vessels in the hands and feet to restrict - according to my GP. If you suffer from cold hands and feet it could well be this and supplementation with magnesium could help. It can also be caused by undiagnosed celiac disease. I've also heard that it's apparent in about 15% of people with CFS/ME.
Avatar n tn Hello naturenurs4u, I am a 43 year male, having similar symptoms - ringing, stuffy ears, facial/jaw tightness and pain and a constant dizziness (mild unsteadiness) since last 4 months. Currently exploring TMJ investiagtions/treatment. Greatly appreciate if you will please share the details of the dr you found at Stanford Univ?
620923 tn?1452919248 Heaviness arms legs Fatigue Weakness arms legs Severe eye pain Electric/tingling feeling spine,arms,legs,feet Numb face/tongue Difficulty getting up from floor Difficulty fine motor skills, writing,cutting,sewing etc Confusion Balance probs and clumsy Headaches (lasting upto 3 weeks) Head pain Cold hands/feet C0-orination difficulties, eg using knife and fork Constantly feel drunk Burning toes Hot flushes Severe crush feeling in chest Severe pain, legs,ankles,knees, lower back between shoulder
Avatar n tn They specialize in stuff like this! Tell them your symptoms, ask them about PMDD and possible treatments. Don't put up with this! As working women, mom's, wives, students, etc., we've got way too much on our plate to have to add this too the our lists.
1216899 tn?1288573925 Hi, and welcome to the forum! :) I recognise some of your symptoms, and I think many of them can be realted to the D-deficiency. (If you read everyone elses lists you'll see that there are some similarities, but also differences - it seems like everyone is bothered by their deficiency in their own personal way, somehow ;) ) And yes, I recognise your feeling of being a shadow of yourself! I'm 30 myself, mother of two, and It's been horrible!
147426 tn?1317269232 It's so hard to be between the symptoms and the diagnosis. Sometimes it can be a long wait. Now I look at things differently than I did before...if I really didn't have MS, would it have been wise to treat me for a disease I only "thought" I had, even though I had detectable lesions, relapses and remissions and certainly all the symptoms? I was literally a "text book case" of someone with MS, as the diagnosing Neurologist finally said.
Avatar f tn Previously diagnosed with depression and Fibromyalgia and Celiac Disease symptoms. Another half sister had Celiac symptoms and recently diagnosed Fibromyalgia. She also had Endometriosis. A half brother died in his sleep at age 18 unknown cause. 2 maternal aunts have Lupus and another just had surgery for Afib. Waiting on more history and not sure what's related. I sincerely appreciate your help. I'm putting together a draft to show the doctor and maybe get me back to me. Thank you!!!
147426 tn?1317269232 I asked my Neuro for a second opinion and he asked whom and told him I wanted to see Peter Dunne at USF in Tampa, He agreed. While I was waiting for that appointment I started my treatments and felt my symptoms reversing but they did not fully go away. To this day (6 months later), my right abdomen is still numb and my feet buzz a lot and legs feel much weaker and somewhat clumsy. My right arm has started to feel a little weaker too.
Avatar m tn ( I have severe back pain and other bizarre symptoms so they have done every test in the book on me, with no answers but Fibromyalgia and CFS, degenerative thoracic disc- which NONE are supposed to be anywhere near the intense pain my back stays in) The one thing I am pretty certain I can say is that this red hot rash, along with my "fevers" are all symptoms of allergic reactions I am having to overstimulating my body.
Avatar n tn I've spent 14 months with the crazy flu response to exercise, oodles of bloodwork, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia (which i think is an excuse for 'I can't figure it out') and I am willing to try ANYTHING that sounds half way reasonable. I'm headed out for probiotics as soon as I get myself dressed. Thanks for a new option.
Avatar n tn Hi Sebastiandelacroix- I am having some of the same symptoms as you and am wondering what it is also. I am interested in knowing if you have some of the others I have had...along with the involuntary twitching in my legs and numbness and tingling in my arms and hands I have had fatigue and migraines. My doc put me on a heart medication for my migraines and they have subsided for the most part but now the twitching and arm/hand probs have arisen.
Avatar n tn I have never had any scaling or rash on my scalp, so I don't understand the diagnosis. She prescribed Nizoral 2% shampoo and FS Shampoo alternating every other day. The hair loss was improved during treatment and the itching was subdued. I've used this treatment as prescribed since August. I was told by the pharmacist not to use the FS Shampoo for a long period of time. When I discontinued this after two months the itching returned.
Avatar f tn -- Current/Recent Research Studies; -- Why is Chronic Lyme chronic?; and -- Symptoms and Signs. There is a lot of information there, and Columbia is hardly shilling for fly-by-night quack docs. That might help your father understand and give you some useful data too. About where Lyme is acquired, I'm no woodsy owl, live in a concrete apartment building in a city, and managed to get Lyme back East touring college campuses. Never saw the tick, never had a rash, just got terribly ill.