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Avatar f tn I had myofacial pain really bad due to tmj. My dr. put me on an antidepressant called Nortriptyline and i was taking Gabapentin along with it and it really helped. I also take Ativan at night to sleep.
Avatar f tn Sorry for the re-post, I think I originally put this in the wrong forum. I am a 24 year old female with debilitating migraines(2-3x per week in frequency), crepitus in joints but more severe in shoulders, muscle pain, weakness and stiffness, neuralgia, tingling and numbness in hands and fatigue. I have had migraines with aura for about 12 years but all of the other symptoms started about 2 years ago.
Avatar m tn I have finally had enough of the pain and decided to get checked out (2008 to present) I am currently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Planter faciatis, Achilies Tendinitis, and Osteonocrosis. My main questions is that I have had high Cholesterol 261 plus for some years and low HDL (33). I recently seen an RA specialist and had the following test result... Anion gap of 3 in 2008 and then a high Anion Gap of 18 in 2011. My EOS since 5/26/2008 to 1/11/2011 has been 5.7 (2008) 4.
Avatar m tn The medicines I'm taking are not helping. I take topamax, nortriptyline, and tordol. I was wondering if there is another condition that had similar symptoms to post concussion syndrome. I have all of the most common symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, migrains, mood swings, difficulty concentrating and remembering, but I also loss blocks of time, I pass out, and often experience some numbness on one side of my body. Could I have something other than Post Concussion Syndrome, and if so what?
Avatar f tn Your primary diagnosis ? Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/osteoarthritis Your current treatment ? several types of pain medications, muscle relaxers, sleep medication, and I also take tons of supplements. Is your current treatment working ? Yes, although I still have some pain it's nothing like it is without taking my meds. I have noticed that this disease has progressed since my DX. What type of physician is treating you ?
Avatar f tn Hi, my doctor just recently confirmed that I have fibromyalgia. Is the kind of pain you're talking about that you take the Lyrica for peripheral neuropathy? I know that is a common symptom of fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy has caused me some problems. Another member told me about some supplements that do help with neuropathy.
742330 tn?1350368450 anybody ever been put on amitriptylene for fibromyalgia pain? i was just wondering cuz i'm new to this disease.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed 12 years ago with Fibromyalgia and have dealt with the terrible pain and fatigue associated with it - It was only last year that I began having all these new symptoms of numbness, buzzing, tingling, weakness, facial pain, twitches . . . So I am wondering . . . does this sound like the typical course of FM? Is anyone else's FM getting worse with time? I have always had a healthy lifestyle regarding diet and exercise - plenty of rest too . . .
Avatar m tn I am getting a lot of anxiety over all these symptoms. The only thing I am taking right now is Nortriptyline which was just prescribed by Gastroenterologist since he thought might be caused by nerves? Thanks for any advice!
1855076 tn?1337118903 But she felt that I should see a new pain management doc to talk about a long-acting med. He put me on nortriptyline, which I think helped a bit, and then wanted me to try 20 mg Opana ER twice a day with breakthrough oxycodone 10 mg. twice a day as needed. I waited on the Opana ER and talked to my PCP and she thought it was worth taking. I've been on it for 2 weeks now and I just don't like it.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone, it's good to find this forum- I hope to find some solace or direction here! I'm 20 years old, and eight months ago to the date I got hit with a slew of very intense symptoms in my head that have not gone away and are still undiagnosed after months of tests and doctors. I'm in a very frustrating, hopeless place and just want my young life back, but I won't get into that as I'm sure you all understand.
Avatar n tn While searching the forum for answers to my problems, I noticed this posting. I'm not a doctor but check out Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy(LHON), a Mitochondrial Disease. I think it can mimic MS?? I hope you find out the diagnosis of your problems.
Avatar f tn I highly recommend that in addition to posting here, you talk to the folks over in the pain forum if you haven't already. They're MUCH more versed in these meds, (and some non-pharmaceutical options as well if I recall correctly). I've asked for advice over there myself and they are VERY helpful and knowledgeable. http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn I have a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome. I used to work on my feet most of the time and I noticed that my heels felt bruised and I got insoles, that improved it for the most part. That was years ago. The foot pain changed a bit and now it's an excruciating ache along the whole foot up to the ankle, sometimes calf. It hurts more in the morning than anything, but increasingly during the day and evening as well.
572651 tn?1531002957 I was prescibed Cymbalta for nerve pain (I think the Dr. was thinking fibromyalgia to be honest) & it did help some with the pain but not with the spasms or my other mobility issues or bowel & bladder sx but I guess it wasn't supposed to help with those. I took it for a little over a month, I was told it takes a month to get in your system properly. The side effects were: nervousness & felt shaky. it made my insomnia way worse even though I took it 1st thing in the morning.
Avatar n tn Welcome to the forum. Getting off the pills is very possible. But solving the chronic pain is not so easy. As you take pain pills, the body actually produces more pain to get it's opiates. After you get off of them, pain levels go down. That doesn't mean they're gone.
1855076 tn?1337118903 Even though I'm not a true addict in the true sense of the word, I'm hoping I can get the support I need here since this forum is more active and the pain management forum isn't really about getting off meds. I plan on getting to the gym tomorrow, even though at the moment i am so out of shape I don't even know what I'll be able to do but at least it will be something. I'm open to suggestions anyone may have. Thanks.
209591 tn?1267418314 My main symptoms are Migraines, elevated pulse (rarely under 110 to 115), burning pain in muscles, stiffness, swelling (worse after any infection), fatigue, malaise, depression, irritability, anxiousness, weakness, urinary retention, tingling sensations, major cramps and spasms, loss of sensation in a few areas of my body, chronic urinary tract infections, back pain, extreme fatigue in muscles and extremities, decreased memory, coordination, judgement and attention span, mouth ulcers, inabi
Avatar f tn Hi MArie, and welcome to medhelp lupus forum I'm not sure I could help you. Some of your symptoms sound like lupus. But I knwo other illnesses can cause similar symptoms. They are fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, lymes, and low vit D. These are the 11 criteria for lupus. One must have at least 4 of these for a dx. 1. malar rash over cheeks (butterfly rash) 2. discoid rash, red raised patches 3. photosensitivity - reaction to sunlight, resulting in skin rash 4. oral and nose ulcers 5.
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome to the forum. Deb is so right, seeing a neurologist would definitely be in order. The migraines should be investigated a bit further. The fact that two close relatives have MS is also a good reason to be checked. I hope you'll come back and ask all the questions you want. We're a pretty friendly group.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am new to this forum! However, I have been reading this forum off and on for the past six months or so looking for answers. Since I am not the best typist, I have tried cutting and pasting some of my symptoms into this post. I have been to numerous doctors and so far no one has been able to figure out what is going on with me.
177382 tn?1253044740 I don't have fibromyalgia my dad does, that is why I am reading this forum. I do have a disease called CMT it is a neuromuscular disease. I do have some depression as well not svere. Anyway, my doctor rx me Cymbalta. it was originally developed for people with neuropathic pain from diabetes. I had terrible back pain, tingling in my toes that drove me crazy all night long, and pins and needles feelings in my lower legs and feet.
768044 tn?1294227036 And, I have intolerance to all the narcotic pain medications. The neurologist just changed me from Nortriptyline to a related medication called Desiprimine as the prevenatative. He is thinking that he will start me on a beta blocker, since I seem to be pre-hypertensive, too. My PCP is hesitant about that one. She thinks it's better to use it for the headaches, but she disagrees about using high blood pressure medications just yet.
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome to the forum here - this is a great community and full of very MS smart people. I'm sorry to hear that you have this intense pain. I know we have a few people here with significant pain and I hope they will pass through and add to this conversation. Cymbalta is being used for pain and this might be worth a try. If it is spasticity that is causing the pain, you might ask about botox treatments.
Avatar f tn 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.
209591 tn?1267418314 I went through an elimination food challenge diet and was able to discover many of my food sensitivity issues. I still have problems, or I wouldn't have joined the IBS forum and the GI forum, but I'm able to get by without the proton pump inhibitors that I was on before. This is important to me, because the less medication I have to take the better. Those medications for acid reflux are dangerous.
Avatar m tn http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalgia/library/showArticle.cfm?
Avatar n tn This should be combined with a small dose of amitryptiline or nortriptyline (10-50mg) depending on your age, together with a morning antidepressant (Zoloft is a good choice). With this regimine, most patients with fibromyalgia obtain greater than 50% relief. Discuss these options with your doctor. Due to your discomfort level, I recommend that you get in touch with him soon. Good Luck. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RESPONDING. I seem to be very sensitive to the anti depressant drugs.
Avatar n tn This should be combined with a small dose of amitryptiline or nortriptyline (10-50mg) depending on your age, together with a morning antidepressant (Zoloft is a good choice). With this regimine, most patients with fibromyalgia obtain greater than 50% relief. Discuss these options with your doctor. Due to your discomfort level, I recommend that you get in touch with him soon. Good Luck. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RESPONDING. I seem to be very sensitive to the anti depressant drugs.