Fibromyalgia in canada

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Avatar f tn Just be a little patient for the time being. I'm away from home (Canada), in Greece to take care of some affairs, following my mom's passing a couple weeks ago. Having been through a very similar experience in my life in the past, I do understand and feel your suffering. The Universe blessed me with the Energy and Wisdom to overcome all my issues and more! Now I try to help others. Stay in touch! Blessings.
Avatar n tn I have had a problem for years with swelling feet,ankles, & hands & wrists. I asked the doc that I was seeing at the time & she just shrugged. The doc's figured I have been suffering for the past 24 years with FM but was always misdiagnosed until Jan. of this year. I find if I stand for any length of time, sit for any length or walk to much I seem to swell. I am in a very hot & humid part of Canada. I think it is part of the FM as there is no other explaination by the docs.
Avatar m tn I heard that it was banned in Canada for causing heart attacks so I asked to be taken off. I also have reservations about narcotics and just can't afford most meds on my Social Security Disability. (My husband divorced me when I got sick). I an on Topomax which helps a lot but is no wonderdrug. Following a good organic diet for borth migraine and fibromyalgia helps and avoiding stress. I have blackout shades in my home and NO FLOURESCENT BULBS!!! Warm baths are great.
Avatar f tn HELP for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia by Dr. Allison Bested. (NUMBER ONE DOC IN CANADA) Get to the library and read CURRENT books on FMS and Chronic Fatigue Get tested for Lyme's Disease if you life in an area or get into areas infested with tics. REALLY!! Eat healthier choices and be gentle with yourself. Getting into a hot epsom bath will help as well as getting into an Arthritis Pool Program or a hot tub to ease achiness. Gentle hugs.
Avatar f tn A positive ANA does not indicate fibromyalgia. However, fibromyalgia often does go hand in hand with some auto-immune diseases. My ANA was positive one time and negative the next. My rheumatologist continues to test me as there is clearly something auto-immune going on on top of my fibromyalgia. Because of other symptoms he feels it is developing lupus and he is treating me for that and it is helping.
Avatar f tn No one will have all symptoms but if many are present serious consideration must be given by any physician to Lyme as the possible culprit. Lyme is endemic in Canada period. The infection rate with Lyme in the tick population is exploding in North America and as the earth's temperature warms this trend is expected to continue. Symptoms may come and go in varying degrees with fluctuation from one symptom to another.
434278 tn?1324709825 I dont know how long its been low..have been complaining of being tired for awhile now.Im in Canada-so you cant just go where you want,or get tests that you ask for.See Ive had hypothyroidism for 20 years..so when I said I was tired they would just check that.normal of course.Then I thought I had a stroke at work.All the symptoms.They diagnosed me with fibro,,went to a quack rumy...wouldnt listen to me.Said I was depressed.Duh!?ya! It was 9 months before I asked them to check my b12..
6037685 tn?1378563217 that are rare not this condition.... We do have a list of Drs In Canada for u to use to research who may be in ur area...and where u may have to travel to as many of us do not have a Chiari specialist nearby. And we do have Canadian members here. Many Drs do make us feel like we make up symptoms and we r just plain crazy...but there are too many of us with the same symptoms...so know u r not alone and u r not a hypochondriac....
1488606 tn?1288196238 I'm in Canada and the previous posters are in the USA, I gave you the info based on where i came from. Sorry if it didn't help at all. :-S I hope you can get approved if you need it.
553995 tn?1332022440 Hi, do you live in the US or Canada? I live in Canada. I take Tramadol for long term pain. Tramacet for break through pain. My main FM med is Topiramate (an anti-seizure medication). I take Trazadone for sleeping along with Elavil at night to aid with sleep and pain. I have a lot of problems with IBS so I take meds for that also. There that is my med file. I also am on Thyroid medication.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I'm a 32 years old female university student in canada. I've been sick for over 2 years but at first I was treated for PTSD (which I do have) and then the pain arrived and in a matter of about 3 months it was soo painful and unbereable that my GP gave me at first tylenol 3 and moved slowly to what I've been taking for almost 2 months non-stop hydromorphone Contin 18 mg twice a day and inbetween these doseI take 6-8 mg of dilaudid 4-5 times a day to control the pain.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I'm a 32 years old female university student in canada. I've been sick for over 2 years but at first I was treated for PTSD (which I do have) and then the pain arrived and in a matter of about 3 months it was soo painful and unbereable that my GP gave me at first tylenol 3 and moved slowly to what I've been taking for almost 2 months non-stop hydromorphone Contin 18 mg twice a day and inbetween these doseI take 6-8 mg of dilaudid 4-5 times a day to control the pain.
Avatar m tn Hello all I have been having some weird body issues the last couple of weeks that are stressing me out - any comments are appreciated. 34 yr old male from southern Alberta, Canada. Generally good health - exercise 2-3x/wk. Office job at computer all day. Concerning issues have been underway for 4 weeks. Week #1 - occasional twitchy pinky finger on right hand. Pain in hand, wrist, upper arm. No loss of strength or range.
Avatar f tn I am much like you in that I am most often in those same rooms. I am still adjusting to the idea that I can no longer do many of the things I loved to do and that my life has changed dramatically because of my illness. It is isolating and definitely can cause one to be depressed. You aren't alone. I was also a Type A and i'm finding that most who have fibro were also. You mention that your doctor is concerned about the Imitrex....have you been taking 'large' doses of it?
Avatar n tn Dr Gole took my bridge off and all of my symptoms of fibromyalgia went away. I have since interviewed 60 people in Canada with Fibro and referred then to the TMJ dentist Dr Rondeau in London Ontario. At least 15 of the people have already got dental splints to put there jaw in proper alignment and their symptoms are going away. The medial field need to pay attention to this finding.
1578792 tn?1310893478 Just out of curiosity, since you are a RN, do you not have access to information or to specialists better than a regular patient would? I know here in Canada, our one hospital has a huge medical library for the nurses and doctors to go to as needed. But do you know anyone in your profession who you can talk to who is a rheumatologist or a specialist of many different chronic conditions? Talk to your co-workers, someone may be able to point you into the right direction.
Avatar f tn Hi Kate. I'm not sure in NZ but here in Canada to see a "Rheumie" as we call them sometimes, it is recommended you get a referral through your family doctor. There are always exceptions where people have gone directly, but the rheumie must have access to their medical file. 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.
Avatar m tn I have been tested for lymes disease (negative) but still feel this may be a possibility although I do not live in a Lyme endemic area. I just sent blood to a lab in California called Igenex for further Lyme testing. I live in Western Canada. I even did a candida diet religiously to see if that would help but it didn’t. My thoughts: I think it could possibly be chronic lyme as I have read about a lot of controversy in its testing and treatment.
Avatar f tn I have looked all over for this, my doctor says not available in canada, only suboxone, looking at leaflet the side effects are crazy yet subutex, nothing! I have a problem with naloxone, need straight SUBUTEX! I can't find proper details about this, anyone help, BTW I AM NOT AN ADDICT! I have never abused heroin or injected anything, etc........ If you look at leaflet, a page and a half of "side effects for suboxone where, only i small paragraph for subtex!
Avatar n tn Vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D is crucial and if you live in the Northern hemisphere, most people are deficient. In Canada, over half of all Canadians don't get enough Vitamin D. Not only is it helpful for cell and bone health, they're not finding it helps prevent cancer. The doctors in Canada recommend 1000 IU a day. There's a blood test to test one's level. Now, I'm assuming it's only nerve pain, but it still could be something else. It is possible to get shingles without the rash.
136956 tn?1425609872 "I think that the two of you are way out of line and need to control the way you speak when people have an opinion other than yours." _______________________________________________________________ Still "ticked" ? Let's get some things straight here: 1. I don't necessarily disagree with your opinions. I agree that people with immune dysfunction syndrome are more sensitive to chemicals, pollution and stressors (physical and emotional).
Avatar n tn Most docters say it all the same, but it is NOT. In fact docters in Canada and Britian are doing alot of research into this diease and know more than most american docs. The web sits that might help you most is www.nightingale.ca . a docter Byron Hyde is very knowlegable in this diease. Also another helpful site is //uk.geocities.com/me_not_cfs. I have had every symptom in the book. And docters where always saying it was in my head. But why would i want to be bedbound at 26years old.
3942401 tn?1374351949 I'm wondering if it's likely that I could have fibromyalgia if I don't have pain? I am starting to lose faith in my neurologist and am thinking I might need to get a second opinion but that means travelling 2 hours or more and possibly starting my journey to diagnosis all over again. Does this sound more like ms or fibro?
Avatar f tn I believe strongly in being proactive and open also to ideas outside conventional medicine,as mentioned in the above posts. So please post again soon. Take care.
Avatar n tn Again, thank you so much for all the information and take care. I'm in Canada so we are having Thanksgiving this weekend. Don't know where you are from but if you are Canadian have a really Happy Thanksgiving. Take care now. God Bless.
1376367 tn?1319230027 Lyme needs to be treated at multi-levels just as the bacteria is invading all levels of the body. I will get testing there as my tests here in Canada show negative on the ELISA and further investigation won't be done. Doctors here look at us like we're crazy and say that it's STRESS and I just get more stressed from seeing doctors that clearly don't have any idea on what to do for Fibromyalgia or Lyme for that matter.
Avatar n tn The best thing for you to do is get on line and find a support group in your area for fibromyalgia and they will lead you to a good doctor in your area. If there is no group available, look for a rhuemetologist that handles fibro. Not all do. This disease (if you are diagnosed) can change your life and you need to get all the support you can find.
Avatar f tn [Unpublished CDC data] Crude numbers of deaths coded as underlying cause-of-death as 729.1 rose from 8 in 1979 to a high of 45 in 1997. In 1998,”Myositis and Myalgia, Unspecified” accounted for only 0.45% (42/9367) of all deaths attributed to arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. Now, why is it that this information is unpublished by the CDC? No wonder the press continues to publish such nonsense as they do regarding "Is Fibromyalgia Real?".
Avatar n tn Dr Gole took my bridge off and all of my symptoms of fibromyalgia went away. I have since interviewed 60 people in Canada with Fibro and referred then to the TMJ dentist Dr Rondeau in London Ontario. At least 15 of the people have already got dental splints to put there jaw in proper alignment and their symptoms are going away. The medial field need to pay attention to this finding.