Fibromyalgia in the workplace

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Avatar m tn This is serious and it's sad that but often times business know about the problem and ignore it because of the problem. I am positive the apartments we lived in knew of the problem. After I moved they started tearing parts of the building apart and re-painting. They were doing a quick fix. So many people today, me included have environmental chemical sensitivity and I believe part of the reason is all that we are exposed to in the work place.
Avatar f tn I'm very grateful for all the pain and suffering I experienced in the past, for I would have never had the opportunity to learn and rise to where I am today- surrounded by light, without having fallen in such a dark abyss in my life.
Avatar n tn I have the same symptoms and had been chasing answers for 13 years. In addition to the Fibromyalgia diagnosis...I found out -finally- the my rhuemotologist missed and MRI from 2 years ago of my c-spine. I have Compressive Cervical Myelopathy and had spine surgery in early Dec.1. Anyone who has these symptoms ( the numbenss, tingling, shocklike sensations, needs to get MRI's done. Oh and make sure they actually read them!! I had an anterior cervical fusion done on c5-c7. What a trip.
Avatar m tn A study released a few years ago by the Mayo Clinic revealed the surprising discovery that if the cause of sinusitis is the toxins from the infected mucus in your sinuses, and you remove the infected snot, the problem will go away. There’s two ways to remove infected snot from your sinuses, if long-term antibiotics do not work. The medical way is with surgery—stick an endoscope up your nostril and suck enough of it out to end the infection.
1415565 tn?1282056499 The fourth ventricle lies in a normal midline position. The ventricles and sulci are within normal limits. There are small foci of increased T2 signal in the periventricular white matter in the right frontal and left parietal lobes. The possibility of demyelinating process such as multiple sclerosis needs to be excluded. There is hypointense or hyperintense mass, and no midline shift. Normal flow void is demonstrated in the visualized intracranial vessels.
398920 tn?1218782947 hey, I was scanning the forums to see if you had gotten your CFS forum yet. I noticed that the fibromyalgia forum now is the fibromyalgia/CFS forum. You have a forum now! Congrats!
1450736 tn?1284969627 This was in June. I now take Savella for the Fibromyalgia. The medications he has tried on me for my constant fever have not helped. Before my recent monthly visit last week I was informed by a former co-worker (I had to quit due to my symptoms and the problems they cause me) there was Black mold in our work buildings. The symptoms I have are so similar and mentioned this to him. He immediately sent me off for blood testing for Fungus and liver functions.
Avatar n tn I'm 28 now) - I went on Zoloft in December of 2003 and switched to Lexapro sometime in 2004. I've had the weight gain. When I started Zoloft in December of 2003, I was around 205. I immediately dropped about 10 pounds. But, then it slowly started creaping back, even after switching to Lexapro. I've had moderate success with losing a few pounds; however, I'm ravenous for food a lot of the time and have uncontrollable cravings. Not cravings for sex, mind you, just cravings for food.
Avatar n tn I have had that same smoke smell in my nose from time to time. I also get the sensation that one feels after they have been punched in the nose, but not very often. Probably only about 3 times a year or so. I do have sinus problems and always have, but I have never really taken anything for it other than something over the counter during a cold. I have regular stuffiness and pretty much always have. I just have learned to deal with it. It would be nice to know were that smoke smell comes from.
149675 tn?1416676733 The first day back at work will be the hardest, breaking the ice, the curiosity. In my experience, most people will let it go, unless there's something in your words that are food for gossip. I personally opt for cover-up, as recommended to me by my veteran hepatologist. I've never felt ashamed of HCV but I personally don't want to tackle other people's problems with my having it, as long as it poses no risk to them.
Avatar f tn However, I have been trying to convince the docs that I may have lupus or CREST. I have all the symptoms of fibro and CFS, but also have an ANA titer reading of 1:640 and it has been as high as 1:1260. I have fever and chills, pain in my chest, tightening of the skin on my arms and hands, little white bumps on my hands as well, stiffening of my fingers, "butterfly" rash on my cheeks and nose,etc, etc.
483733 tn?1326802046 he pushed for the weight loss and even thinks he could get me off of the Lyrica eventually. I asked him about all the swelling and the memory issues. He says swelling is not due to Lyrica (it is clearly stated as a side effect) and he says as we continue treatment that my memory issues will go away. Want to believe him but doctors really don't understand Fibromyalgia. the Lupus seems to be under control. He wouldn't do my blood and urine tests as he didn't want me to get discouraged.
1450736 tn?1284969627 EBV-HHV 4 both being +….This was in June. I now take Savella for the Fibromyalgia. The medications he has tried on me for my constant fever have not helped. Before my recent monthly visit last week I was informed by a former co-worker (I had to quit due to my symptoms and the problems they cause me) there was Black mold in our work buildings. The symptoms I have are so similar and mentioned this to him. He immediately sent me off for blood testing for Fungus and liver functions.
Avatar f tn About ten years ago, when I was much worse off financially and did not have a car, I started feeling like I'd pulled muscles in my neck and back. Since I walked to and from the grocery store and laundromat, I thought I had indeed been pulling my muscles. Every now and then I would get a shooting sensation down my arm, somewhat painful and somewhat numb, that made it hard to keep my grip on whatever I was holding at the time. I figured it was just a pinched nerve from my kinked-up back muscles.
Avatar f tn Problems that arise in response to exposure to allergens or irritants in the workplace during the day shift may be delayed and occur in the late evening hours but seldom in the morning like yours. The most common indoor allergens that, when present in the bedroom, can cause asthma worsening are house dust, cockroaches and animal dander. If any of these are present in your bedroom, you should try hard to remove or at least reduce the amounts.
Avatar n tn Every diagnosis of CFS – based on any of the CFS definitions – can only ever be a misdiagnosis. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an artificial construct created in the US in 1988 for the benefit of various political and financial vested interest groups. It is a mere diagnosis of exclusion (or wastebasket diagnosis) based on the presence of gradual or acute onset fatigue lasting 6 months.
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Avatar f tn As i said, this is a different type of dizziness I get from the fibromyalgia. I even had to go to the Neuro Surgeon to diagnose the differences of my dizziness and he did. Now I can tell the difference between the 2 types of dizziness.
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Avatar f tn He had me on 1 ½ pills a day and told me to cut back to taking ½ pill In the morning and ½ pill in the afternoon to see if it helped. As far as speaking to Human Resource, I wish I had that option. Our corporate office is in Chicago and we are a branch office in Dallas, Texas. There has been a big up roar and several people were fired.
1378884 tn?1315509445 even connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments can be affected as well. The confusion often arises because RA damage *can* lead to OA in the joints; however, OA does NOT cause RA. Make sense? :) Hashimoto's is related to RA in that it's an autoimmune disease. In fact, many autoimmune diseases occur together; in my experience in talking with other patients, AI diseases rarely occur by themselves.
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429155 tn?1205676864 I am rather tired, exhausted really, and energy levels seem real low, I suppose this might be a response to the W/D, hope so, pain in the lsft leg is the real thing ( will have to learn to live with it, at the moment it's on and off, but not severe, just niggly ) . Sunday 14;00 went bed for a while, legs were ok, ache a bit and chills, coughing a bit now. Sunday 20;45 Have been for a drive, watched sun go down over an old aifield, clouds and sun were great, me or the remains of the drug????
Avatar f tn When I got to work I was a tad anxious, but it actually went really well and I had an overall good day and didn't have to avoid my coworkers. I think I'm slowly diminishing my anxiety in the workplace. And as for the imagining people in their stockings goes, I don't know how much that would help me, but thank you for that piece of advice!
975514 tn?1325001538 I wanted to start a thread for those of us who have CFS and or FMS and are dealing with stress in the workplace. For those of us who are still working, the economy in the US and perhaps in the UK too has been extremely tense over the last couple of years. This has compounded the pressures I think we usually feel at work dealing with our illness and managing our careers. How do you all do it? I find myself struggling to keep a healthy balance.
Avatar n tn For the past year, I've had chronic diarrhea, nausea, severe belching (no bloating though), nausea and vomiting off and on, low grade fevers, and my stomach makes horrible, loud watery gurgling noises all day. It all started with an "intestinal flu" that EVERYONE in my workplace contracted last March, (right after a co-worker's dog suffered an "intestinal infection" which cleared with metronidazole.).
Avatar m tn I live where I don't have a choice in the matter of whether to live with fluorescent lighting in the apartment fixtures or not. And, the light fixtures all use "special" shaped light bulbs, rather than the screw in type. I find that I experience more nausea associated with silent migraines under fluorescent lighting.
Avatar f tn http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/Hepatitis-C-Acronyms-Abbreviations/show/3?cid=64 Chronic HCV (Hep C) is generally an asymptomatic disease, although many people often mention dealing with fatigue. There are also some conditions that are strongly associated with HCV such as cryoglobulanemia, and to a lesser degree autoimmune issues like sjogren’s, lupus, etc. A heightened awareness or discomfort in the upper-right quadrant of the abdomen is also noted occasionally.
Avatar f tn I never had any flulike symptoms in the beginning at all. I took the shot and slept for 18 hours straight like the dead. I guess I worried myself so much that I knocked myself out. Just make sure you get REGULAR FREQUENT CBCs, get all your labwork in print as soon as the results come in (usually only takes one day for a CBC) and learn how to read it. That way YOU can see what is going on with your own body. Remember...
1450736 tn?1284969627 EBV-HHV 4 both being +….This was in June. I now take Savella for the Fibromyalgia. The medications he has tried on me for my constant fever have not helped. Before my recent monthly visit last week I was informed by a former co-worker (I had to quit due to my symptoms and the problems they cause me) there was Black mold in our work buildings. The symptoms I have are so similar and mentioned this to him. He immediately sent me off for blood testing for Fungus and liver functions.