Fibromyalgia in wa

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1376367 tn?1319230027 I asked my doctor to try doxycyline for a trial on the Fibro as I am going to the Fibro and Fatigue Center in Seattle, Wa. Feb. 22, 2011. He finally gave me the antibiotic only because I am going to the U.S. for further treatment as the doxycycline alone will not eradicate the bacteria. Lyme needs to be treated at multi-levels just as the bacteria is invading all levels of the body.
Avatar f tn I had the lab list and the vitamin regimen from Doctors in WA State that followed their Weight Loss Surgery patients for life and watched their health decline from the regimen that the MAYO CLINIC was still advising and changed it so that their patients didn't have to almost die from protein starvation or have severe brain damage before supplementing. I'm sorry that it will cost you more $$ to see another doctor, maybe one of your other doctors can recommend someone for you?
9107266 tn?1401748177 A formal dx of MS was made and I was started on Copaxone. We moved from New Jersey out to WA state in 2003. I have to say I'm receiving better care living in the Seattle area. Much better than I was receiving in rural NJ. I had mono in high school and chicken pox at age 21. I really think the medical community is doing a great disservice to their patients. IMHO, I think doctors know there is something medically wrong, but they're not entirely sure so you get a very general dx.
Avatar m tn Dr. Klinghardt in WA state has had a number of patients come in with ALS diagnoses and he discovered they had Lyme. Of course only people who doubt their ALS diagnosis will make the effort to go see him, but this shows it's possible. I got my Lyme in Australia where it's primarily neuro Lyme, most like that in Western Europe. I understand there are quite a few there who have been misdiagnosed with ALS.
Avatar f tn In the last few months I have been getting a sudden weakness in both arms. It comes on suddenly and lasts a maximum of 5 minutes. When it happens I cannot lift anything. I feel so weak that I have to sit or lie down until it passes. This week it hit me twice. Before these 2 incidents, the last time this happened was a month ago and before that was probably another month (2 times in a week). The sensation is from the shoulders down to my hands. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn I don't know abt in the U.S....I am from Canada, but my PAIN MANAGEMENT physician will prescribe methadone or any other pain med....
Avatar n tn I have read that anything above 1 CM is abnormal. I have no pain in the nodes themselves but have developed pain in the neck which seems like a stiff neck, and pain exists with any pressure from straining or lifting, also movement related pain in neck, chest and spine in the same region. No signs of infection at all, but do have extreme fatigue, back pain, some weight loss, among other varied symptoms.
Avatar n tn I went to a Clinic in Seattle Wa. and had a full battery of test run and this cost me out of pocket and found that I have a lot of hormone deficiencies. So, right from the start they gave me an I.V of a powerful antioxidant with Vitamin B12 and a cellular rebuilder, NADH. From that time, I was shown how to inject this and since Feb. 22, 2011, I have been giving myself these shots and also been given a whole regime of supplements for my body.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar n tn I would certainly see a neurosurgeion for a second opinion. I just had a cervical desectomy and fusion on June 4th, and wa back to work in a month. I also have CFS/FM and diabetes! Seems like that cluster of illness' come together. Good luck. I agree 6 months in bed is out of the question.
Avatar n tn I have been having a sharp burning pain in my upper back mostly on the left side by the shoulder blade. At times my neck and left arm are effected too. The pain is present upon rising and lasts throughout the day. I am concous of my posture and do not believe it to be the cause. The pain worsens if i am carring anything at arms lengths or even if i am carring a light bag over either of my shoulders.
598902 tn?1219890813 i'm new to this forum but not new to fibromyalgia/cfs. i was dx'd in apr '00 after contracting Fifth disease, aka human parvovirus B19, a virus normally contracted in childhood. i was considerably older than that when i got it. it kicked my butt and caused fibromyalgia to rear its ugly head. been on disability ever since. anyhoo, there is a fibromyalgia clinic in Tucson, AZ that seems to be part of a family of FMS/CFS clinics all over the US.
Avatar n tn I tell patients to avoid adrenal extract -- it is imprecise, inconsistent and potentially harmful in terms of taking steroids that may blunt your own pituitary-adrenal axis. Licorice can cause hypertension in certain patients, again not recommended. Low dose DHEA (ie up to 50mg/day) has not been rigorously studied with the exception of an article in NEJM last week showing no benefit in patients >60yo with low levels of DHEA.
1286440 tn?1272884061 I've been sick for 1 year and 5 months now, seen numerous doctors here in Anchorage, Alaska and have exhausted them all with little to no answers to why I'm still sick and no one can even come close to finding an answer, I just got back from Seattle, WA University Medical Center. They went with the easiest diagnosis "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" That covers some of my symptoms, but not even close. The doctor says..
559187 tn?1330786456 The multiple MRIs I've had of brain and spine stated that three lesions were in the periventricular, one in the corpus collosum, one in subcortical region, and 2 disappeared. Later MRI on 3T noted a new supraventricular lesion but nothing else was stated. I didn't see anything dramatically written in the MRI report about the lesion(s) the doctor mentioned in my thoracic spine, hence the reason for redoing today's spinal MRI.
Avatar n tn I used to go to the one in Bellevue, Wa. I had a lot of hope at first, and then just a lot of debt. I did not have insurance and spent thousands on all of those labs. I spent even more on the supplements, but they made me vomit. I could not keep them down and I ended up leaving - frustrated and in the hole. They gave a lot of good info, but I never felt any different. The one thing that has worked for me is acupuncutre - making me wish I had tried that first.
Avatar n tn Hey small world, I live in WA too and have been fed the same B.S. What part of WA do you live? I am in Vancouver. Back in 2010 (January) I was admitted to the hospital as an in-patient for meningitis. The following morning I had an MRI of the brain. That night the doctor and radiologist came into my room and said they saw something abnormal in my MRI but NEVER specified.
Avatar n tn Many of your symptoms I have also had to deal with. I have recently been to a Fibro & Fatigue Clinic in Seattle, Wa. and I live in Canada. So you can tell that I was desperate for getting some answers to my health issues. I too have low thyroid and since seeing the doctor in Seattle he has been able to say that I am Thyroid Hormone Resistant and that my Fibromyalgia is the cause of all the weird symptoms.
Avatar f tn I have dercum's rheumatologist says I have fibromyalgia secondary to Dercums. It is list in the rare disease database. you sound like you have it find another doctor first call the office ask him or her to preview the information on Dercum,s. Please add that it is important to you. I then had the areas biopsy at dermatologist that were painful they came back as lipomas. I also had relief in an area I though was caused by arthritis in the hip but it was alipoma on the never.
Avatar n tn I was unconscious by the tme I got there and taken right to surgery with a large hematoma and 3 blood clots. In intensive care on ventillator for 6 days, sent home on 7th day. I have had many problems since then, including the thyroid piece dying; was checked for thyroid function 3 months after surgery do to not feeling well, fainting; T3 wa 400! Put on Levothyroxine, chkd every 8 wks; started at 25mg, up to 50.
Avatar f tn I know there is one in Baltimore, MD....mayb her office can suggest someone in ur area. Look up a Dr Francamono in Baltimore and see if she is aware of others like her that deal primarily with EDS and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome.
462570 tn?1273636577 There was a study done on pain neurotransmitters by a doctor in my area who researches specifically Fibromyalgia. He uses Mirapex to block or work with the Dopamine transmitters. His name is Dr. Wood out of Renton Washington. You might look for the publication on pubnet. It might answer your question fully.
318073 tn?1197568924 referral. I know of lyme literate dr.s in WA. I'm in AK. You may have to try alternative med/complimentary med (mine also does conventional); from my experience they get the more difficult patients to diagnose and treat - like fibromyalgia and CFIDS, and do not dismiss your concerns.
Avatar n tn I have been told I have chronic fatigue by Harbor View Medical Center Chronic Fatigue Clinic in Seattle Wa. I have since aquired clinical deppression as a result of the extreme fatigue. My question is if it's posibile my illness stems from my empty sella? I had never felt the way do now until Ihad the surgry. I have had all the tests they could possibly think of ,all the antidepressants they make. For 8 1/2 years I've felt like I have the flu . /?????????????????????
Avatar f tn I live in Vancouver, WA and was prescribed Medical Marijuana pills during my pregnancy last year for *severe* nausea and vomiting. I can say that for me, it didn't really help much and just made me loopy (which I couldn't stand) and had the munchies (LOL!) which I subsequently tossed back up anyway - not sure about the smoked kind tho.
Avatar f tn I am a 60yr old, overweight, female. I have degenerative osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and type 2 diabetes. I recently had a C5-6 cervical fusion. I have bulging discs at T-8, and at L4-5. On my MRI at T-8 it also says I have superior endplate depression. I looked this up, and it says that is indicitave of auto-immune diseases. But it didn't list which ones. My eyes get blurry, and sometimes I seem in a "fog", which I attributed to the fibro.
Avatar f tn *May 1, 2009 - Began treatment with 1/2 tsp of Silver Colloid in a.m. and p.m. I continued this for one week without noticing any real difference in pain or fatigue. *May 8, 2009 - Increased dosage to 1 tsp. 2x daily for 3 days, then to 3x daily. I continued this for another week without noticing any difference...or so I thought. *May 14 - 16, 2009 - Became ill with what were flu like symptoms, but without fever or other signs.
Avatar f tn I am afraid to give up my doctor who as I said is a Rheumatologist and Internists and knows me very well. I now live in a small city - one hour away from Spokane WA (I am in Priest River, Id) Is there anyone that has had this experience, is there a suggestion or recommendation? If I decide to make an appointment with the same urologist or get a second opinion is there a list of questions and what other tests should I bring up to him in order to find out what is going on?
1841872 tn?1324669689 Whatever is going on, I think it affects the whole west coast...northern CA really should be part of OR and WA, no? I'm in OR, and here labs can withhold results from the patient for seven days. If you want them sooner than that, you have to go through your doctor. My doctor always provides them for me the next day...what a bunch of carp. TPOab is basically positive or negative. Antibody counts vary wildly intraday.
Avatar m tn Has anyone else tried Lyrica before for anxiety? Its used here is in the US for fibromyalgia, but I took 2 and didn't feel anything so I'm not taking them. Any suggestions, because I want to go up in my K-Pin dose but I have an addictive personality and my doctor knows that. she doesn't want to increase my dose. I don't even feel Klonopin in me at all.