Fibromyalgia in victoria

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Avatar n tn I am up at 3 am because I hurt so bad. I am 61 and was diagnosed with severe neuralgia when I was in my early twenties. Then in my 40's, the fibromyalgia diagnosis. Right now it feels like it did 40 years ago. Nothing relieves it much, but I keep trying to figure it out. My doctor has me on Tramadol, Cymbalta, Xanax, and Baclofen. None of it is doing much.
1968463 tn?1374761413 •widespread pain •muscle stiffness Dextromethorphan treatment may also help to pinpoint the true cause of fibromyalgia syndrome, allowing for the development of new, more effective treatments. How Does Dextromethorphan Work? When it comes to treating fibromyalgia, dextromethorphan works by targeting the central nervous system. For some reason, fibromyalgia patients experience pain sensations that often snowball, becoming very painful.
Avatar n tn Within the last several weeks, I also have noticed pain in my right shoulder,neck and arm but not as severe as in my left and without the tingling in my right hand. I am wondering if I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder or neck. I have been to my family doctor and he took multiple x-rays of both shoulders, but the tests came back normal. Would an x-ray show a pinched nerve in my shoulders? He has recomended that I see an orthopedic doctor and have PT.
Avatar m tn I have an appointment with my gp next week and will be requesting an MRI from the MS Centre in Melbourne, Victoria. Is it common for fibro to be mis diagnosed as MS? What are the major differences? Should I worried? (more worried?
1386233 tn?1279935093 wants to up my dosage of neurontin and repeat a MRI in 6 months. They didn't do a contrast in the MRI, although the neurologist ordered w/ and w/o contrast. I should note that my PCP first thought I was RA, then fibromyalgia. But then the vision and unilateral problems started, she sent me to this neurologist I am currently seeing. Well here are my symptoms: Mainly left side of body affected. Arm and Leg pain, numbness, stiffness. Pain in back and neck. Muscle twitches and spasms.
1386233 tn?1279935093 Finally in June I went to a doctor here in Holland, MI and she thought maybe I had fibromyalgia. She put me on neurontin in early June, at that time I was so focused on the pain I was having I didn't mention all my other symptoms. Well in July my balance, sight and speech have gotten worse and I went back to my doctor. She referred me to a neurologist to check for MS. She also put me on cymbalta to try and help with some of the pain and tingling in my arms, legs and torso.
Avatar n tn Iv'e been using Norspan Patches for about 10 months now,and apart from not really helping my pain relief,I have lost about 14 Kgs in weight,I quite often feel nauseous,and have really gone gone off most foods,I'm really never hungry. I have fibromyalgia,which has made life a misery,but you just get on with it I guess. One thing I can't stop eating is lollies (sweets),,and I had my sugar tested last week by my mother inlaw,and it was,any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn The pain in chest is bothersome. stays so sore and gets worse when i cough or do much. spot about the size of a fist right between breast a little to the left . thanks for responding.
Avatar f tn hi iv been taking this for a while now 300mg 3xday i hve not noticed any magor side effects other than a lttle sleepy when first started taking them .
Avatar f tn SYMPTOMS AND DIAGNOSIS MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM -Heaviness/ weakness in arms and legs -Joint pain in hips, wrist, fingers and knees -Upper and lower back pain, sciatica nerve pain -Stiff neck lasting up to a month, and weeks -Spasms and cramps in upper thigh, shoulder blade/upper back -Foot pain in heals and soles DIAGNOSED WITH: Scoliosis, Bulge Discs, and Arthritis NEUROLOGICAL - Speech slurring for weeks -Tremor in left dominant hand -Burning feet, hips, upper back and neck -Bursts of rand
Avatar n tn Here I am still not with a balanced thyroid, so suspicion of hyperparathyroidism with my calcium that was high in my lab work in the States could be the cause. My labs here in Victoria of course showed my calcium was in range along with a normal PTH. Here's the link which leads me to believe there's something else going on.
1376367 tn?1319230027 Still require pain medication in order to manage days and even nights as well. There was some improvement and now I feel I'm right back where I started from. The hands and feet mostly feet pain is very disturbing and the buzzing.
Avatar n tn BS without any tests or anything,but because of the symptoms, then last may i was out shopping when i suddenly had a tingling sensation in my head and i tightness in my throat and collapsed, i went to hospital but they could find nothing wrong,for some reason they said i had sleep apneoa and told me to ask my doctor to refer me to the clinic, when i asked her i was ignored, after that i kept having a tightness in my throat, so i went into the medical walk in centre where the doctor there said i
Avatar n tn Does it mean that I had something little before and since it wasn't treated for all those years it did some damage? I have asked my cardiologist at home and in Victoria and they both want to wait until the m.r.i. is done before the say anything. I can understand that and I know I have great caring doctors but It is very hard to sit and wait.
Avatar f tn I've been fighting disability now for almost 4yrs,I haven't been diagnosed yet either but I do have Herniated disc's in all the disc in my neck an my L5-S1,Generative disc disease and arthritis plus all the symptoms related to the ms or whatever it Is.The ms dr I see says if it is ms its not the relapse Remitting(?)type but anyways I go back to see him August 5th so hopefully Ill get a diagnosis.
Avatar n tn My name is Victoria, im 16 I live in England with my parents my problem is......My mum is in her mid 40's and was told many years ago (maybe 20) that she has "spinal cord degeneration and atrophy of the nerves" she was a guinea pig for a london hospital for many years, but they seemed to make her worse, but now she has also been told that she has a under-active throid, heart poblems and many other things.
Avatar n tn respond to all comments accurately --also it is so difficult to be informed or know where and what needs to be looked at in victoria Australia.Prof.M. Esler is at Alfred hospital Melbourne at the autonomic testing dept but not taking more pts.waiting on a call froma colleague of his to call to see if i may get in that way.
Avatar f tn Feel a bit of a fraud on other sites when 'there's nothing wrong with me'. I went to the Doc's in June as I couldn't walk properly, had weakness in my left side, trouble with speach and headaches, in fact I thought I may have had a stroke. Doc's first question to me was ' have you thought it might be MS'..... was he joking, who would ever think thay had MS. Had Neuro tests and told by him that he doesn't think it's MS as no leison' discharged.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2008 I have all pressure points. I am in so much pain constantly. The Doctor's have tried all the medicine they could and now I live with pain because the only next step there is, is to take morphine. I won't take that because it makes me think of death. I live in NH, yes NH where it is cold and still is in the month of April, we just had snow. haha In 3 years all the children will be out of high school and off to college.
Avatar n tn i did manage to hook her up with some great contacts and numbers for hep C support in vancouver and victoria...i guess at this point we can only pray for them...
Avatar n tn My neck has been bothering me, and there has been a lingering tingling sensation in my upper left arm. And in general, I have been pretty much consumed by fatigue since that tachycardic episode. The fatigue, of course, is not being helped by the fact that at night I am not sleeping well and will sometimes wake up with these intense palpitations and a slightly tachycardic heart beat. It has finally stopped getting worse, but it does not seem to be improving.
Avatar n tn Have you ruled out Esophageal spasms? They can last for hours and radiate just like angine pain, to the jaw,neck and left arm too. Look back a bit towards the last few days where some of us mention Costocondritis. Its inflammation of the rib cartalidge and can be exacerbated by stress, lifting a baby repeatedly, and turning and sitting hunched forward....Leave an email address on here so I may mail you a link specifically on new mothers and costocondritis..
Avatar n tn In feb this year I started to feel like I had had the flu for a month, I had EXTREME fatigue. I was convinced I just was run down but I couldn't function. * early march, it was the second day of my period and I was in unusually severe pain, severe nausea( my periods were much improved the last year or so). I visited my doc after passing a blood clot the size of a golf ball. My period was extremely heavy also. He gave me painkillers and told me to visit hospital if things got worse.
1554647 tn?1316830820 Clearly, there are many ways to address Lyme and I have read about them but do not know of a good Lyme specialist close by in Canada. I live in Victoria, BC. and will be searching for someone for next year. If you know of a specialist I can see, please let me know. Thanks for you input and help.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone, I am a 20 year old female located in Victoria, Australia. I have been having problems with tachycardia since I was approximately 12 years old. It all started when I began competitively swimming. For a year I could compete with no worries but then over time, it became difficult. I would pass out when getting out of the swimming pool after a race, due to a racing heart and at one stage I almost drowned mid race. Everyone put this down to nerves and I gave up swimming.
Avatar m tn I am going to a specialsit clinic in the UK for Lymes and other autoimmune problems even fibromyalgia and M.E. just to see if they can find something going on. The pain gets to me somedays, but i wont take pain meds I have a high threshold for pain but somedays I feel like screaming. How can we have so much pain but have no diagnosis it is just mad. I really feel for you but try to keep positive. It sounds to me as though you have been through enough already without adding to it all.
Avatar n tn I am healing my body back to health. Just read the post by someone in Aug. of last year how she cured her Lupus with Raw food and detoxing. I believe any disease is caused by the body being TOXIC...many many toxins in our world today first starting with the food we eat 3-4-5 times a day! Water..air...mercury/amalgam fillings.
748543 tn?1463449675 TMJ' as it is wrongly called by many) is easy to treat and self-manage or that it may all be in the patient's mind. The sources in the article stated that, "TMJ problems were originally thought to be caused by dental Malocclusion but that this was an infrequent cause of the problem". The American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of some 40,000 of the nation's leading dentist, recognizes the relationship between maloclussion and headaches.