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Avatar f tn Luckily it is more accepted and better understood of late. We also have a Fibro Forum on MedHelp. You may want to visit there and view some of the posts or repeat your question.
434278 tn?1324709825 WELCOME TO THE MEDHELP LUPUS FORUM We are a very supportive group of people that share an interest in learning more about Lupus. You will have opportunity to learn from others who share your concerns. Some have had Lupus for some time, and some are just searching for answers to the array of symptoms they have. Just know that there are no questions that are too weird, silly or delicate here. If you need any help with the web site, just let me know and I'll do my best to help you.
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 f tn well just got back from lawyer apt and it didn't go well. It seemed as if he didn't believe in fibromyalgia even though he didn't say that. Said that all my test came back ok that it didn't appear that i have anything wrong with me besides my one seizure on my eeg. And that even if i did win since i don't have enough credits and i have to file for ssi and my husband works that i probably won't recieve much as far as a monthly benefit.
378725 tn?1200688402 Has anyone asked why there is no expert Forum on Fibromyalgia/CFS on MedHelp? There is no expert forum, and no doc.
Avatar f tn You might want to try this post in the fibromyalgia/cfs forum on medhelp.
Avatar m tn Hi, The Lupus forum is now live at:
Avatar n tn Welcome to the medhelp neurology forum. Thanks for posting in. Fibromyalgia has been studied in terms of lower levels of a brain neurotransmitter called serotonin causing lower pain threshold or an increased sensitivity to pain. The lower pain thresholds may be caused by the reduced effectiveness of the body’s natural endorphin painkillers and the increased presence of a chemical called substance P which amplifies pain signals.
975514 tn?1325001538 section_id=27670#sec_27670 I urge you to introduce yourself below and tell us a little about what brought you to the Fibromyalgia/CFS Forum. Again, welcome to MedHelp and the Fibromyalgia/CFS forum!
Avatar f tn I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I have been having palpitations or arrythmia, where it feels like my heart is either skipping beats or irregular, is this common with fibromyalgia?
1564938 tn?1295223828 Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Unexplained aches and pains coming on and off could be due to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, H pylori infection, anemia, liver disorders, diabetes, hypothyroidism, Vit B12 or Vit D deficiency and due to calcium or magnesium deficiency. It can also be due to sleep related disorders. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar n tn I was just wondering if OxyContin is used for Fibromyalgia patients? I know someone who has been on OxyContin for about 9 years for Fibromyalgia pain. This person gets about 90 OxyContin a month. I personally think that is outrageous. I really wish the FDA would get rid of this drug completely.
Avatar f tn there r so many conditions that have the same or an overlap of symptoms it can be dificult to get a dx and treatment in a timely manor.....there are health pages on the right of each forum of medhelp......please read will be easier for u to read to understand what is going on with ur body......otheer conditons that often are misdiagnosed as fibro is chiari it will take a good dr some time and a list of tests to give u a proper dx. I hope that helps and didn't confuse u.....
Avatar f tn DD1970: The Pain Forum is about giving advise to members in pain. Unfortunatley, I think you're on you're own when it comes to finding medication. I don't think MedHelp endoses this. I also think that it is up to a Doctor or professional to prescribe Methadone.
5757419 tn?1373701912 Welcome to the forum. Love the name! And you must be the youngest member, I've come across in MedHelp. OK. First things first. Is your diagnosis official? Meaning have you been diagnosed by a Rheumatologist who used the most recent diagnostic criteria? You can do a search for this on your own and compare. How did this start? Did you experience anything significant in your life before the onset of fibromyalgia symptoms? Like any accidents, emotional trauma, surgery, serious infection(s) etc.
996946 tn?1503252712 I've been posting around the MedHelp site for a bit now, but have just landed here in the Fibro forum. Before I post my question, I want to speak to LindaTX's question. I saw my rheumatologist, who has been practicing for probably 35+ years, just four days ago.
Avatar n tn You really need a doctor that you can trust. Welcome to Medhelp, try to hang in there.
Avatar n tn How do I safely discontinue oxycontin use without causing myself to have another flareup of fibromyalgia? I believe my condition is now to the point where I can relieve the pain with non-narcotic pain relievers but I'm afraid that coming off of opiates after having been on them continuously for 8 years now will just cause me to go into another flareup. How will I know the difference between a fibromyalgia flareup and the pain and fatigue of withdrawal?
1069644 tn?1276932463 case of Fibromyalgia then I would have to say, no, Fibromyalgia is not progressive, but everyone's experiences with the disease seems to be very different than the "textbook." Some people are able to overcome much of the pain and live symptom free for many years by using good management techniques, which can include nutrition, medication and exercise programs, while others may not improve using these same processes.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! The symptoms of sudden weakness in arms can be due to fibromyalgia. However, these could also be due to compression of spinal nerves at the cervical vertebrae. Hence a MRI of the cervical spine should be done. MS too is a possibility but since only arms are involved, less likely. However if no other cause is found, a brain MRI will be required t rule this out. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn Nicholson, please send me your questions via PM ----- read the paragraph below and please remember that the response to your question(s) will be posted on Monday in the FIBRO / CFS forum ****** ***** I wanted to invite you all because Dr. Nicholson's lab does lyme testing and some of his research discusses lyme. I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity ! ****** MedHelp is very pleased to announce that Dr.
Avatar f tn Nicholson from googling his name online and also finding his website and his research on autoimmune diseases. ~PlateletGal MedHelp is very pleased to announce that Dr. Garth Nicholson, founder of The Institute for Molecular Medicine will be joining us in the Fibro / CFS forum to answer our questions on Monday, October 6th at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time). Dr. Nicholson was formerly the David Bruton Jr. Chair in Cancer Research, Professor and Chairman, Dept.
Avatar m tn Dr. Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant. The list of low thyroid function symptoms is pathetically long! Have you ever been tested for thyroid function? The preferred tests to get for accurate thyroid function are: Free T3,Free T4 and reverse T3. As a screening test for low thyroid, you can do Dr.
1852058 tn?1320162300 I am taking baby steps at the moment and joining this forum is the first step, my daughter signed me up and then made me go on and look through it with her... bless her. Thank you for replying I dont feel so alone now.
365714 tn?1292202708 I would like to suggest a possible addition to this forum or even opening an additional forum. I love to hear about answers to prayer, the strength one may find as the results of prayer and/or the things we learn during or after one experiences life changing incidents. Please pray for my upcoming medical tests, prayer for decision regarding my employment, and my ability to try and remain calm, focused and at peace during all these issues going on in my life.
Avatar f tn MedHelp is very pleased to announce that Dr. Garth Nicholson, founder of The Institute for Molecular Medicine will be joining us in the Fibro / CFS forum to answer our questions on Monday, October 6th at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time). Dr. Nicholson was formerly the David Bruton Jr. Chair in Cancer Research, Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Tumor Biology at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is a Colonel (Honorary) of the U. S. Army Special Forces and a U. S.
Avatar n tn I'm glad you are here ! MedHelp has a fibro/CFS forum and I am one of the Community Leaders in the forum. Here is the link and below the link is another link to our Health Pages... where there is a wealth of information on both fibro and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I hope you will join us and check it out !
Avatar f tn bumping up...... you can post your questions now, as MedHelp opened their new ask a doctor forum for Prof. Nicolson.