Fibromyalgia in pediatrics

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Avatar f tn I would either push to see another cardio in another town if necessary or ask to be plugged in to the local cardio as soon as he has a cancellation. Does this cardio specialize in pediatrics? Children's heart problems are not just small adult problems. They are different. Have you posted on the pediatric cardiology forum here on MedHelp? I hope so because they have a wealth of experience they can share with you.
340668 tn?1274743396 Prevalence studies conducted in the United States show that the prevalence of ASDs in 2003-2004 is somewhere between 1 in 139 and 1 in 181 children between the ages of 4 and 17. This implies that there are around 300,000 children diagnosed with an ASD. Most scientists feel the rise in prevalence is due to a combination of changes in the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and increased awareness of the disorder (e.g., Wing and Potter, 2002).
Avatar n tn At first it started with my hands, and now I don't think I go 10 minutes without something in my body twitching. Most of the times its little half-second twitches, but about once an hour or so, the twitching is visible. And sometimes it becomes so bad that I can't do simple tasks like pick up a pencil. I also feel as though my heart is twitching at times and sometimes my heart seems to race. Sometimes I wake up and my hands are numb or my whole arm is numb.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know of any good patient and caring Chiari specialists in the MD/DC/VA Areas who's taking new patients? I'm having a tough time finding a good one. I had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines and other things but I can't keep forgetting about my big brain. See I had a MRI that said I had a herniation of 3mm and 5mm and curvature of the spine. My neurologist at John Hopkins said it was nothing. I shouldn't have any symptoms he claimed .
Avatar n tn Thank you so very much for your information! I looked at the site and IDF just does not fit. They have all stated that this is autoimmune, but won't give a definitive diagnosis. I have known for a while that this is lupus.....i can feel it in my bones-literally! I know my own body better than anyone. The result of the CT being normal was such a relief, but what was the nodule that they found on x-ray?
Avatar f tn When a doctor pawns you off with depression, anxiety, or fibromyalgia without doing any tests, it basically means he's in over his head and doesn't want to be bothered any more, so please go away. You might try calling back to Cleveland, explain the situation, and see if they'll move up his appointment or if they know another GI in your area who is decent.
Avatar n tn It's very frustrating, isn't it? The doctor we found as a second opinion identified the problem right away. He has been a Godsend!! He has treated nine children in the last 10 years for coronary vasospasm. He is writing a paper now about this and will hopefully have it published in the journal "Pediatrics". How are you feeling now? How many years has it been since your problems started? I'm so worried about my son and what the future has in store for him. Good luck to you too!!
Avatar f tn otherwise known as infectious mononucleosis, may be at risk for chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a study in Pediatrics. Previous studies suggested that about ((((( one in ten adults )))) with acute infectious mononucleosis go on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome, Dr. Ben Z. Katz, of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, and colleagues write. However, what happens to teens with mononucleosis is less well-studied. link to entire article: http://www.
Avatar f tn Each successive edition of the DSM (the bible of the mental health profession) has revised the criteria for identifying autism in ways that tend to include more people. Asperger's syndrome was added in 1994 and PDD-NOS in 1987. Schools in the USA are required to report data on kids who receive special-education services, but autism was just added as an IDEA category in the 1991-92 school year. I also believe professionals are more aware of autism. As such, it's not the mystery it was.
931415 tn?1244681111 We’ve all speculated why the anti-scientific emotion-based notion that vaccines somehow must cause autism persists in spite of mountains of evidence to the contrary, but I think the question goes much deeper than that because it’s not just about vaccines. The anti-vaccine movement is but one of the most visible components of a much deeper problem in our public discourse, a problem that values feelings and personal experience over evidence, compelling stories and anecdotes over science.
Avatar f tn is a late indicator of iron-deficiency. The brain functions rely on a proper supply of iron. In pediatrics, kids that would come in with anemia, also had cognitive dysfunction, hyperactivity, irritability, difficulty concentrating and learning problems. When we treated the anemia their behavior and mental function improved immediately. I second the recommendation to take Colace (generic name docusate sodium) at least 100mg a day as you take your iron.
Avatar n tn I have never actually fainted but for 10 to 60 seconds the room goes black, I can barely hear, and I feel like all the blood in my body is pounding in my head. No history of this except father has carotid artery disease and diabetes. 2. Occasionally (not at all for a month or two & then several times a week for a month) I get a feeling of pressure in my chest and mild breathlessness.
Avatar f tn Greetings -- sorry about all you are going through -- but you're in good company here. There is a group called TXLDA, short for Texas Lyme Disease Association. If you type in just 'TXLDA' into your browser, the link will show up right away, no need to dig around on the 'net.
Avatar m tn Cryotheraphy is the most common treatment among pediatrics. the warts are made to freeze with nitrogen in liquid form. the use of cantharidin is painless but ends up in blisters. the bad thing about these warts is that they may not come off in a single sitting and also cause blisters. Strong salicylic acid, bleomycin or pulse dye lasers are other ways of curing it. In the worst cases you can make use of aldara.
454286 tn?1205886667 Moris Angulo who specailizes in PWS but is also a endocrinand a genetisist. He is the best. he is out of Long Island NY in Winthrop Pediatrics group. So, even if your son dosen't have PWS you are going to someone who could help you figure things out and if he does you are already at the best.
211940 tn?1267884866 ) I don't know if my story is unique or not. I took a fall off my back porch, back in July 2009, this resulted in severe head trauma (closed head injury, concussion), severe neck trauma (possible broken neck), a dislocated left thumb, and a severe chest contusion. I was in the in the hospital for 4 days, evaluated and sent home, with a neck brace, left hand in a brace, and a walker. I could barely speak, had little memory (short term or long term), couldn't walk more than a step or two, etc.
620923 tn?1452919248 This is simply a gathering of like-minded people sharing their experience and what we have discovered and hopefully putting things in “Plain English”. Most of us either have Chiari or are close to someone who does. With that said, I'll try and give you a little primer on what's going on; Chiari is a congenital malformation of the brain - you were born with it and over the years it's gotten larger.
1966715 tn?1333295491 But it is relief when compared to all the others in the medical field that have treated you as if 'it's all in your head'. It's already been suggested to you here 'To find a Chiari Dr'. PLEASE, hear that advise the first time. The absolute ONLY way your dear daughter will get the help she needs is by seeing that Dr. And this is the case of more is better, by that I mean be prepared to travel if need be. She needs the best Dr that you can possibly get her to see. Your story touched my heart.
Avatar f tn I try to take as few drugs as possible because since having bypass surgery everything hits me 2x as hard so I usually cut my doses in half to get the effect I need. I've been working in the oncology field for 10 years and before that I was in PT/OT/ST, pediatrics and family practice so I'm very familiar with these drugs and these side effects.
Avatar m tn C6 peptide ELISA test in the serodiagnosis of Lyme borreliosis in Sweden. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease 26:37-42, 2007. Philipp MT and others.. Serologic evaluation of patients from Missouri with erythema migrans-like skin lesions with the C6 Lyme test. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 13:1170-1171, 2006. Caution regarding testing for Lyme disease. MMWR 54:125, 2005. Imported malaria associated with malariotherapy of Lyme disease—New Jersey.
Avatar f tn The best urologist I have ever seen was Dr. Cesic, but he practices in pediatrics and works out of Texas Children's Hospital. Of course, we can't see him anymore. Right now my biggest problem is insurance. My new insurance policy will not cover anything remotely related to my kidneys until after June 14th because of the pre-existing condition clause. So as of right now, I'm waiting it out and praying for a miracle. From what you tell me, you sound very sick.
Avatar f tn Hey! Chiari malformation is not considered a life-threatening condition. It can be, however, life-altering. First, are you having symptoms? This is really more important than the degree of your herniation in determining what you can expect or how "bad" it is. How "bad" do you feel? Some Chiarians have large herniations, and mild-to-none symptoms, while conversely, some with small herniations have debilitating symptoms.
Avatar m tn 32 Sigal LH, Patella SJ. Lyme arthritis as the incorrect diagnosis in pediatric and adolescent fibromyalgia. Pediatrics 1992;90:523–8. 33 Sox HC Jr. Using evidence to teach effective use of health interventions. Ann N Y Acad Sci 1993;703:245–9. 34 Dotevall L, Hagberg L. Penetration of doxycycline into cerebrospinal fluid in patients treated for suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 1989;33:1078–80. 35 Bransfield R, Brand S, Sherr V.
Avatar f tn does not seem to concern however his symptoms (constand ringing in right ear, weakness in limbs, shorterm memory loss, hands swelling, dizziness etc.) have all come about withing the last two months but slowing coming togeather over the past two years and progressively getting worse. Whata do I do.
181575 tn?1250202386 Combination therapy (CT) using telbivudine plus lamivudine and monotherapy (MT) using telbivudine alone in a 2005 comparison of 104 patients did not show a difference in effectiveness. 5. Combination therapy (CT) using lamivudind plus adefovir and monotherapy (MT) using lamivudine alone in a 2003 comparison showed CT superiority: by week 52, CT group remained virally suppressed, HBV DNA levels increased in the MT group. 6.
Avatar n tn I see that I am not alone in my misery. These fits occur any time of year for me and last about a day. No type of antihistimine or other allergy medicine makes any difference. My allergy specialist thinks the cause may be a virus. No one knows. Sometimes they occur every 10-12 days, other times I go a month or two. It is horrible.
Avatar n tn The most common form of Chiari Malformation is Type 1, it often manifests later in life (not at birth, but sometimes in children) with headaches and cerebellar symptoms like dizziness and memory/concentration problems. The cerebellum in the lower back of the brain starts extending down past the skull into the spine. This herniation can, and often does, get worse. If you are diagnosed with Chiari 1, you generally will be told how far the herniation extends in millimeters.