Fibromyalgia in winter

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia in winter


Avatar f tn im on Gabapentin Ca 300mg which is also called Nupentin 300 it helps but they said swimming, Tai Chi. helps more. stay warm in winter but you have to stay cool in summer as the weather can makes your body worse.
Avatar n tn My husband and I plan to spend 3 months in Florida this winter. I don't know if summer in Florida would be good for me, since really hot weather and high humidity bother me as well.
Avatar n tn Are you on Savella? That is what it done to me, I was wringing wet in the winter. Had to stop it because of extreme sweating.
390388 tn?1279639813 Yes, I believe that fibromyalgia comes in waves as well. The winter months were the worst for me for about 7-8 years as well. The spring and summer this year was also hard for me. The humidity was killing me. I have had the same pain and symptoms that you mentioned since November 2007 and I don't seem to be getting better, it seems to be getting worse. It sounds like fibromyalgia to me but of course I am not a doctor.
Avatar n tn Armour seems to work better in fibro because it treat both t3 and t4. But swelling in the extremties is a symptom of fibro.
Avatar f tn Actually, he recently recommended 8,000 iu of vitamin D3, so if you take at least the 5,000 iu, you can't overdose on that much. Not even as a senior. In the winter we just don't have any sun exposure, because what sun is available won't help because it's much too cold to have sufficient skin exposed to the sun. If you take a medication for acid reflux to deal with the burning from the H. Pylori, such medication is known to cause malabsorption and to cause vitamin D deficiency.
Avatar f tn Many individuals with other liver diseases do not suffer the pain seen in hepatitis C. And there is a high prevalence of fibromyalgia in hepatitis C patients; this is important for clinicians to appreciate, as the recognition of fibromyalgia in patient with hepatitis C will prevent assumptions of pain being due to liver disease—and perhaps allow for a more focused and correct treatment approach.
Avatar f tn Really im going to take the photos of the huge holes in my wall and his referrals from school where he stabbed a kid in the back with a pencil and another for spraying a child with axe and another for slamming a kids hands in a locker and his current grades which have fallen again. they were a F in math D in science and language and a c in social studies down to all F's only grade that hasn't been updated is the science.
Avatar f tn I went thru 48 months of treatment developed fibromyalgia and worsened joint and bone pain. I have lost a lot of dexterity in my hands and fingers don't have a lot of feeling at the tips, but that's from the treatment. Pre-treatment I had a lot of winter arthritis-like pain in my joints and hands. Don't know if this helps, but I'm new to this forum. Wish I'd seen it when I was on treatment.
325405 tn?1262293778 Are there any treatments for it? I have it in addition to my fibromyalgia. I am finding Lyrica helps a little bit with the tingling down in my hands, but with winter, the cold weather is really bothersome. Right now, it seems the only "treatment" I'm doign is putting my freezing cold feet and fingers on my husband to warm them up. He is not so appreciative.
Avatar f tn Were you ever on antidepressants or any medication that would effect dopamine, serotonin or norepinephrine levels, prior to being dx'd with Fibromyalgia? If so, what was your age and approximately how long did you stay on the medication. Thank you for your response to this poll. Have a nice day.
1830940 tn?1317934500 He said some people get pain relief by moving or going to Florida and others don't. I know I'm better in the summer than the winter. The humidity doesn't seem to bother me. I am bothered by sudden drastic changes in temperature, and I'm also bothered by cold and dampness. I'm dreading the coming winter. I have found the biggest help with my fibro is exercise. Swimming works best for me. I haven't been doing any exercise lately and need to get back to it. Are you thinking of moving?
Avatar m tn In addition to this wouldn't GA be even hotter than the Carolina's? IDN, I feel great on the Pacific side in the winter and the Mediterranean in the summer. Another thing which you may want to consider is high Negative* Ion levels , found at places like close to the ocean, beaches, mountains, waterfalls, forests and away from too much development, traffic & pollution. *Just to make it clear: Negative ions can have a positive effect on people.
757597 tn?1315805412 but tomorrow doesn't always come quick enough....Keep me in your prayers...I need strength to make it through these dreary cold winter days...............
Avatar f tn Lab range for Vitamin D is 30-100ng/mL My daughter was tested at 32, which is considered normal, but levels will drop in the winter and then she'd be deficient. I started giving her supplements. You really need to take magnesium with the Vitamin D. Taking D without it can cause calcium imbalance as well as cause magnesium deficiency.
Avatar n tn Have a look at this link. It doesn't have to be a severe injury either, to affect the pituitary function.
Avatar f tn when i go to bed, they BURN... it's worst in summer, but even in winter i have to sleep with my feet out of the blankets and sometimes i can get no relief from the heat. even when the rest of my body is cold. i've never met anyone else with this. sooo i'm going to my doctor tomorrow - i have written a list of symptoms and am gonna ask him if i can find out if i have fibromyalgia. fingers crossed i get somewhere!
1047234 tn?1253547296 Hi I'm interested to know if there are many FMS sufferers who have a RH Neg blood type. I have seen quite a few people on forums who have FMS and are also RH Neg. Does anyone know if there is a connection? I would be very interested to find out. I have been diagnosed with FMS and also have a RH Neg blood type.
1800611 tn?1315856590 Very low cancer rates in Arizona as well! Lowest I believe in the USA. ( Skin cancer rates are higher, however, the parts of the body affected by cancer are predominantly the ones NOT exposed to the sun!
Avatar n tn I am from East coast and decided to head west for the winter to see if warmer weather helped my Fibro. I am in Phoenix and have had new problems. My joints started to feel like knives were stabbing into my bones in my hand and feet started to swell (felt like HOT plates were sitting on them). Walking became difficult, and getting out of bed really hard. I found out I had low thyroid since being here and Ana test positive.
3213656 tn?1345825553 Sleep is never an issue with her unless she is experiencing a relapsing episode and then the pain prevents her from resting well, even with medication I would recommend you see a Neurologist that specialized in MS at a teaching hospital if you can. My daughter lives in Dallas and has a wonderful Neuro specializing in MS. Get the CT with contrast and a lumbar puncture. My daughter was told in the beginning she had torticollis of the neck whe she experienced her first acute episode of MS.
446963 tn?1205333997 I've lived with this for seventeen years, it gets worse in the winter. Yoga helps. Warmth helps. I haven't had regular medical care but have had several doctors quickly call my joint pain fibromyalgia and send me on my way with whatever pain medication. I've also been spacey all my life, forgetful. Clumsy. I went to my GP to ask if I could have ADD. He prescribed Zoloft because I was still breastfeeding my 10 month old son and he said it would be safer.
975514 tn?1325001538 I'm still trying to get everything under control and have noticed since the winter has kicked in iv been getting allot worse (I live in Scotland!!!) At the moment im taking 200mg tramadol twice daily 1200mg gabapentin three times a day 60mg duloxatine a day. I also have 50mg tramadol melts that I take threw out the day as well a Maxalt for my headache. On top of this I also use paracetamol and diclofenic as needed mainly for my headache!
Avatar f tn if my body gets cold,like in the winter,if i get cold,i hurt really bad and can't get warmed up,getting something out of frig or freezer and even cold water hurts,can u tell me,what is causing this,severe pain
Avatar f tn My PMP has perscribed both of these analgisic meds to me for treatment of my fibro pain, I use 2 - T#3 and baclofen daily for last three years for pain if pain is really bad I use 2 - percocet when necessary. I have tried Ralivia (Tramadol) back last winter 300mg stopped taking it in summer and went through horrible withdrawal, I have stopped taking T#3 last summer as well but once cold weather started my pain came back much worst so I had to start taking pain med again.
Avatar n tn Costochondritis is an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches the ribs to the breastbone (costo = rib, chond = cartilage, itis = inflammation). Costochondritis causes mild to severe pain in the lower rib area or upper breastbone. Some patients fear they are having a heart attack. The most severe pain is usually in the lower rib area between the breast and upper abdomen. The pain may be more noticeable in sitting or reclining positions, and stress is known to aggravate this condition.
Avatar n tn aching over entire body, with more severe and weakness in legs, 2 drs. diag. fibromyalgia, 2 rheumat. said Not fibromyal., have seen Endrocrin...with results on 26th Oct...unofficial from GP...she thinks it is Rheum...I asked her to check growth hormone, no comment from her....2 MRI's of brain, 3rd tomorrow the 9th for possible Edonoma on Pituitary, full work up of blood from Rheumatologist to be seen Nov. 7th..
475300 tn?1312426726 for the 3 years prior to being diagnosed (by my dermatologist-2007) I would bet he called in Z-pac at least twice a winter for bronchitis of the flu. He had me on every celebrex type of drug that came out for muscle / joint pain. Had me tested for RA and x-rays, MRI's, pain clinic. I always had swollen lymph glands / nodes & even had one biopsied, he used to write me a refillable script for keflex for the infection and call it in for me when I needed more.
892665 tn?1259175314 I have been trying to tough it out and only take one a day. That leaves me in pain. Without the sleep my Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue is really raising their terrible little heads. I wonder if my Fibromyalgia is increasing the pain I feel from the arthritis? How long do I wait? How old is too young? Does this ever end? I wonder if my Fibromyalgia is increasing the pain I feel from the arthritis? Am I ruining my chances of mobility by putting off the TKR?