Fibromyalgia forum treatments

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Avatar f tn It may be reassuring to know, however, that fibromyalgia isn't progressive or life-threatening. Treatments and self-care steps can improve fibromyalgia symptoms and your general health.
Avatar f tn I have read what fibro/CFS experts are saying on these conditions. There are some very promising treatments for fibromyalgia and CFS for that matter. I think we have a very positive board here and I think that most members will agree with my opinion. I hope that you will contribute a positive outlook and join us in our mission to share our personal experiences.
Avatar f tn htm One thing I can tell you about high blood pressure and fibromyalgia is that some fibromyalgia medications can actually cause high blood pressure in fibromyalgia patients ! You might want to consider posting your symptoms in MedHelp's fibro/CFS forum (I am one of the CL's in there) and we can make sure that other possible conditions have been ruled out (Chari Malformation, lyme, etc.). We also have a wealth of information about fibromyalgia in our Health Pages.
Avatar f tn can someone with some knowledge and experience please tell me what seems to be the best treatments out there when it comes to dealing with fibromyalgia? i am still trying to gather information on which is better lyrica or neurontin, and i am also told they are the same med? any truth to this? any advice on how to deal with flare ups would be just great also, at this point i am up for anything new that may help...
Avatar f tn Ischemia: Cause of Fibromyalgia Pain? Saturday April 18, 2009 Did you know that some fibromyalgia (FMS) pain may be caused by low blood flow to our muscles? The medical name for that is ischemia (ih-SKEE-mee-ah). We've had some limited evidence of ischemia in FMS for a few years, and it's an area that researchers are pursuing.
4861077 tn?1360159739 Hi all just a quick question I have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and live with pain everyday. I find it hard to do all my daily things to the point that it hurts to peel potatoes what kind of help can I get for this as it is all new to me. I take lots of medication and am still in pain please help.
1839746 tn?1318550406 I am suffering from fibromyalgia for the past 7 years & recently underwent OZONE treatment for both fibromyalgia & disc bulge in L3,L4 & L4,L5. I had to takes injections throughout my back, neck, chest, hands and legs. I felt so light and free for 1 week post-treatment. Now I feel burning pain near my neck, head, hip region and legs. It is worse than before. I ham on complete rest for the past 2 months. Does ozone really work??? what is happening in my case??
5682570 tn?1372290919 Hi sallyalewis and welcome to the forum. I have filed some notes and a couple replies to members on this- It just happens that I have a report relative to this for my Naturopathic studies, so it all came in handy. First some natural remedies you may want to look into: My daughter who's a holistic health practitioner and aromatherapist uses a few drops of Organic Peppermint Oil over the itchy areas. You may also try Aloe Vera gel, as this works well too.
Avatar n tn this site has really started 2 open my eyes 2 alot of dishopes & hopes threw God!! But with this being my first post on this site & understanding everyones pain with fibro not sure if i have the bursitis yet! I do know im 47 yrs old i have lost my job 3 yrs ago was told i am 18 for 18 points which i know is the worse. but my main question is does any of you all on this forum also have the wonderful experience of having Chronic Hepatitis C which i am in stage 2 & grade 2.
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.
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 n tn i have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and wonder can you get palpitations with it ?
Avatar m tn Hi mguerra, I want to welcome you to the Pain Management Forum and let you know that I'm VERY glad that you have ofund this Forum. I need for you to understand that there are NO Doctors on this Forum only CP (Chronic Pain) Patients that help each other through our OWN expertise and experiences that we have obtained from our own CP Issues. I'm VERY sorry to hear all of the CP Issues that you are experiencing. My gosh, it sure isn't FUN when those HS injuries rear their UGLY Heads is it!!
Avatar f tn Hi! I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I have horrible pain and my doctors are trying to work with me to find a treatment that doesn't involve heavy pain meds. I have serious issues with my digestive system and so most pain medicine such as vicoden(sp?) or any of those types constipate me. I was hoping for a natural suggestion to talk with my doctor about.
Avatar n tn Has any one information on people with fibromyalgia who got better by treating Orthostatic Intolerance?
Avatar f tn I have had several doctor friends (one a DO, an orthopidist and even the nuero I have seen) tell me that Fibromyalgia is not a diagnoses. Because there is no test that proves that that is what you have or even tells you what the cause is from. And that after that diagnoses is made other doctors will not treat pain as any thing other than that when it could be something, but they just tend not to look.
1100837 tn?1267672275 Hello Leila006, It is not uncommon to have overlapping conditions such as RA and Fibromyalgia. I have Osteoarthritis of the spine, nerve damage and Fibromyalgia, which is different than what you are suffering from, but I have known a lot of people who have had both problems together. I am just guessing from what you have written, that the Lyrica has made you very drowsy...right?
Avatar n tn I'm on Amitriptyline but it does no good what-so-ever. All it does is make me even more tired all day. Pain management clinic did no good either. I just feel as though this is something I have to live with, almost like a dirty little secret. The pain in my face and jaw is so hard to describe and I don't know where to begin about telling the doctor. Her attitiude, when I told her of my back pain was "So what't the matter with your back then?!
216278 tn?1308864682 Hi...just wondering if anyone has heard of fibromyalgia or knows anyone with it? I am wondering if there is any connection between it and's hard to find anything definitive on the Internet! Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn I have also had Fibromyalgia (bad) for about five years or more. I virtually always have had pain, sometimes so bad I did not know how I would get by...until 3 weeks after going on the Levoxal. I woke up one mornong and felt like someone shut the noise off...I have not had pain for about 2 weeks. Could this be related?
Avatar f tn A couple things you may want to try on your own, to rule out magnesium deficiency which is a good possibility as Red Star mentioned and gluten intolerance. 1. Do daily Transdermal Magnesium Oil treatments. Non-invasive, safe and your body will love it! Look it up - let me know if you need details. It will help regulate your heart rhythm over time if indeed Mg deficient. The beta blocker was prescribed for this (elevated heart rate)?
402205 tn?1230484605 I have both CFS and Fibromyalgia. From the initial diagnosis it appears I have a problem with yeast and low thyroid. I'm a little scared because they told me it would get a little worse while my body detoxifies before it gets better but I guess it's a small price to pay. Any info that anyone could give me and any experiences that you've had that may help me, I'd love to hear.
Avatar f tn Also, you need to quit smoking if you want to have an effective treatment for your Fibromyalgia. Remember, Fibromyalgia is treatable without side effects but you need to find the right doctor and minimize all stresses.
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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 Lyrica is another med for fibromyagia, but some have problems with it like I did. There are good treatments available for fibromyalgia. So get another medication if the amitryptaline isn't helping you which is an anti-depressant. Or it may not be big enough a dose for you. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Peripheral neuropathy is VERY common with autoimmune diseases, though often not diagnosed or misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. If you want some reading on Peripheral Neuropathy, this MedHelp page is decent. There's also quite a bit of info on the web, although most pages gloss over all the autonomic problems. Right now, I'm waiting for a Lyrica rx to be approved by insurance and am in excruciating pain.
Avatar f tn So I saw my Dr today and he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and Im just not sold on the diagnosis. He says the lack of sleep from the fibromyalgia is causing the difficulty breathing. Has anyone else of heard of this because I cant seem to find anything showing where these 2 are related.
7356842 tn?1405621443 Being a 50 year old female suffering from severe fibromyalgia comorbidity hashimotos diesease, I am anxious to know if researh has provided evidence for a non-pharmaceutical(with pharmaceutics) method for alleviating the s tress of debilitation and pain.Ihave a PTSD condition too.
Avatar f tn My most recent neurologist wrote me off in 5 mintues as probably having Fibromyalgia or CFS, which I could agree with if it weren't for the severe muscle weakness in my arms and hands. Does anyone here with Fibromyalgia/CFS have debilitating muscle weakness? I guess I just didn't think that was one of the characteristics. I would definitely appreciate any comments from others with similar experiences!