Fibromyalgia flare up symptoms

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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.
358486 tn?1294779988 to anyone with fibromyalgia,what were your 1st symptoms? i have recently had 2 disc surgeries in the past few months, lumbar on sept 19, cervcal with fushion on oct 31,last week i was diagnosed with si joint dysfunction and recived my 1st si block,and a nurse talked to me about fibromyalgia. i belie.when did u seek medical treatment? what was it? any info at all, i would really appreciate!!
Avatar f tn A cervical spine problems causes symptoms from the level of the problem down. The symptoms don't travel up so if you have tingling in your face and on your head it is something else. A spine issue can cause headaches though as the muscles can spasm in the neck and cause a headache. You may want to get tested for Lyme disease. It can cause most of your symptoms.
Avatar f tn 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 m tn Any physical or emotional trauma can cause a flare up of fibromyalgia symptoms. It is best to seek a second opinion and have a discussion on the possible alternatives, especially conservative treatments if possible. In fibromyalgia medicines should always be used along with exercise and behavior therapy. Consult an experienced doctor. I sincerely hope it helps. Best wishes and regards!
358486 tn?1294779988 A good website I read was fibromyalgia-symptoms dot either com or org, I forget. Dr.Abhijeet, what exactly is the cause after surgery? It's unrelenting and literally can ruin your life. There has to be an underlying cause???
Avatar f tn So my question is, has anyone else had a flare up of symptoms after an EMG and/or nerve conduction test? The nurse (of the neuromuscular specialist) says that there are no side effects from these tests and seemed very doubtful of my reaction. My family doctor, however, feels it threw my nervous system into overdrive. Just curious if anyone else has experienced this. What do I do?
Avatar n tn i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few months ago and i've been monitoring some of my symptoms but would like to see if anyone else has the same problems. every month when it's that time of the month is when everything gets the worse for me. my eyes are dryer, skin, mouth everything. migranes flare up, numbness in the face & i have trouble sleeping. it starts right before my period maybe about a week or a week and a half before and ends maybe a few days after the last day of my period.
Avatar n tn Emotional and physical triggers can cause a flare in fibromyalgia symptoms. A flare is usually accompanied by constant pain and lethargy. You might find difficulty to sit, stand or lie for even some time. the triggers known are strong emotions like depression and anger or stress, too much exercise, beginning of an illness, cold,damp weather or extreme heat, any stress on body. That noisy neighbor could affect your health indirectly by causing anger or stress in you. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar f tn Getting in and out of the car and doing the stairs really kill me. And the fibromyalgia seems to be in a flare-up as well. Seems like a moderate flare-up. All my trigger points are acting up and I've been fatigued, but I can't really get great sleep. (Which for me is really important.) I do take Ambien, though I've sort of laid off it a bit, just because I don't want to be dependent on that as well as the other meds I take.
Avatar n tn I was diagnoised with fibromyalgia in 1998 and had that one big flare up and a few little bouts since then but nothing like what I am going through now after injuring my back on 1-18-2008 causing a herniated disk. I was given two of the steroid shots in my back and my symptoms really got worse to the point where I could not walk, extremely weak legs and hips and it feels as if my legs are going to buckle on me along with intense aching pain and a feeling like my thighs are on fire sometimes.
Avatar f tn It's only when I lift my arm and try to turn it to the left at all. (it's my left shoulder) Could I being having a flare up due to the change in weather? I forget and the pain is so bad when it happens I actually cry out. I don't know why I keep forgetting or maybe I'm trying it to see if it still hurts. Is anyone having flare ups right now in the northeast? Someone please answer b'cuz if it's not a flare up then it might be my rotor cuff. Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me if these are symptoms of fibromyalgia and what you do to help aleviate all the pain, since I am not getting anywhere with my physicians. I would appreciate any adivce given to me.
709619 tn?1230165075 Yes, many people with FM get 'flare ups' where the symptoms will become more severe, sometimes just for a day or two or it can be weeks/months before they subside. As far as i know, it generally is known as a chronic condition. My tender points are always tender to the touch and i always have a certain degree of pain somewhere, luckily not usually so bad to stop me doing things. I have spoke to people who sometimes their tender points aren't always tender.
Avatar m tn Had anyone seen a rheumatoid specialist for this condition? Are they offering any treatments for it, other than the standard antidepressant treatment? Those treatments don't work for me, and there is no need to waste the money seeing a specialist for an antidepressant treatment that a family doctor could give me. My symptoms of chronic fatigue seemed to start with Epstein Barr, now I have the joint/nerve pain.
1679858 tn?1346768781 have done a few lately and they don't affect me the same because there is no straining of the neck! Everywhere I read about Chiari, they tell you not to strain because it can cause symptoms to flare, but nowhere have I read an explaination as to WHY this happens. Maybe it's because no one really knows? This is seriously so frustrating to feel as though you can never get answers. Irislita, I agree with you too, it IS the Chiari, even if we have to figure this out for ourselves.
434278 tn?1324709825 Alot of times I have no strength to pick my children up if I try I drop them. When symptoms are bad it feels like pinky and next two fingers are going cripled. Upper thigs sometimes get numb. Sometimes I get sores on my tongue or in my mouth. The other day my tongue was so sore and red it was raw. Blurred vision. From 1995 to 2001 I used to break out in a rash everytime I was near the sun and it would last 2 to 3 wks. Joint pains and achy pains in arms and legs and hips.
Avatar n tn I have found that sitting for long periods of time flare up my symptoms and by having a standing desk at work, it has helped me cope at work. I go to the chiropractor for physical therapy on my neck and lower back areas with the tense unit and ice, then my chiropractor works on my neck and back which helps me. When I have bad mornings of stiffness I either take a very hot bath or shower and do rotating motions with my arms and neck which helps.
Avatar f tn Its been almost three years ago that I posted on this website about my fibromyalgia symptoms after that.....On 5/10/2007, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia from my rheumatologist. He started me on Lexapro 20mg and Lyrica 200mg. I felt sooo good to get a diagnoses, a name for my craziness. It was a ruff two years after that, always feeling sick but sometimes period cycle, the week before it started would cause a "flare up" I would call it.
560272 tn?1311353893 Oh man, months?????? Well I haven't been formally diagnosed, but I'm certain I have it. I have ALL the symptoms and 14 out of 18 tender spots. Plus I've had tests for years and everything always comes back normal. But "flare up" has only been going on for 3 days. So you actually suffer everyday???? Geeeeeez.
Avatar n tn Honestly, one could go on and on with tests because fibro causes such a diverse set of symptoms. In regards to your situation, it is not unusal for fibro to flare up or begin after a surgery.
Avatar m tn Now the virus has become active her Fibromyalgia has spread throughout her body and pain become far more severe, as it is said Hepatitis can be a known trigger for Fibromyalgia. But i am curious on knowing how anyones symptoms of Fibromyalgia is after clearing the Hepatitis C Virus ? Now the Virus has been removed, there is no trigger from the Hepatitis so does this relieve the pain for the Fibromyalgia? YES? NO?
Business woman3 Hello, Sometimes symptoms of fibromyalgia may flare up in pregnancy. At this time, no fibromyalgia medications are completely safe to use during pregnancy. In fact, doctors recommend that women with fibromyalgia go off of painkillers and antidepressants before they become pregnant. The safest treatments for pregnant women with fibromyalgia may include massage, exercise, yoga, meditation, and rest.
975514 tn?1325001538 A Fibromyalgia FLARE is a period of time when your Fibro symptoms are increased or out of control. It could last for less than an hour, or for months on end. Flares happen if you are not on correct treatment, if you don't have your treatment adjusted at the moment, or you encounter something that throws your treatment off. ***Remember, ALWAYS consult with your doctor about your particular symptoms. This post is meant only as a resource- not as a diagnostic tool!
1577469 tn?1296336056 aswell as trying every medication that had a chance to alleviate some of the symptoms, unfortunatly none of them worked, my life is stressfull evn though i do my best to reduce stress its pretty hard to avoid when i have a 6 year old with ADHD, no matter how much i keep up with fitness and relaxation i seem to still get these flare-ups, they say this is caused by stress however b4 the flare ups i am not stressed and yet they still happen and when they do it messes with my head because the flar
Avatar f tn recently i had a specialist appointment where they found that i am having neuropathic pain and spasm where i didnt know i was having them and the specialist upped my dose to 20mg Ive had burning sensations for over 2 years but the shocks started about a year ago and the tingling as well when i had the first flare up i had spasms in my calves and this has pretty much stayed with me though most times the pain isnt as bad and i have found the nortriptyline is working well again thank you for y
Avatar f tn However, it helps keep the flare ups at bay. I also had numbness starting in my feet that would go up to my legs, neck pain, headaches, vision problems, light and noise sensitivity, relentless insomnia followed by pain, pain, and more pain. On top of the Gabapentin they also give me Amytriptylin. It helps me to sleep at night. When sleep deprived my symptoms really burst open and the pain gets unbareable.
Avatar n tn But even when I was in brighter spirits, I never had what I would consider the healthy appetite I was used up until my fibromyalgia-like symptoms occurred.
Avatar f tn I have been told that I have Fibro, Does anyone have a problem with knees 'locking up' with such intense pain that it causes you to faint. Also, I have sensitivity to light and sound. Very weak - tired beyond belief and it's not letting up even with cymbalta and lyrica medication. I have meniere's (bi-lateral) and also very dizzy at this time. I am so discouraged - can't go anywhere or do anything, Way too lighth headed to drive a car. Can anyone relate to these symptoms.