Fibromyalgia medication australia

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Avatar f tn well just got back from lawyer apt and it didn't go well. It seemed as if he didn't believe in fibromyalgia even though he didn't say that. Said that all my test came back ok that it didn't appear that i have anything wrong with me besides my one seizure on my eeg. And that even if i did win since i don't have enough credits and i have to file for ssi and my husband works that i probably won't recieve much as far as a monthly benefit.
Avatar n tn Saw rheumatologist today for fibromyalgia, but only 2 pressure points? (He pressured on my neck where I have some swollen lymph nodes???) I've never had fibro symptoms before?. I felt great before I lost my thyroid and now I feel progressively like poop. Cortisol stimulation test normal...aldosterone normal....potassium back to normal....4..2..MRI normal, CT scan normal.
Avatar f tn Was dx with Graves disease almost 12 yrs ago and had the radioactive iodine treatment at that time. Was placed on thyroid medication and seemed to tolerate it with no problems with allergic reactions. For the past 5 months I've been dealing with medication problems and difficulty adjusting my thyroid levels. It went over active and then underactive. I've been on both generic and brand name Levothyroxine.
1800611 tn?1315856590 Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most Fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant. The suggested tests above can detect both. Best wishes.
975514 tn?1325001538 section_id=27670#sec_27670 I urge you to introduce yourself below and tell us a little about what brought you to the Fibromyalgia/CFS Forum. Again, welcome to MedHelp and the Fibromyalgia/CFS forum!
880900 tn?1467273741 I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia (FM) for more than ten years, therefore experience chronic pain which has increased throughout the years. About four years ago, I reluctantly filled a prescription for 10mg of Oxy three times a day, because I couldn't manage the pain with Tylenol#3s any more. A year ago, the pain had increased to the point where I was prescribed three 20mg tablets per day.
773755 tn?1328123377 One reason many conventional doctors do not think fibromyalgia is a “real” condition is that no specific medication is effective for treating this illness. Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin. Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica.
Avatar n tn I am a 60 year old female living in Sydney, Australia. I too suffer from inner tremors. They are most noticeable when I awake from sleep in the mornings and also any time I awake during the night. The condition is best described as a vibration over my entire body but is not visable and cannot be felt externally. It goes away when I become active and is only noticeable when I am at rest. I first experienced it years ago and then it disappeared.
Avatar n tn Question 1 - Does this pain ever go away on its own without medication? Question 2- It seems as if I have read over and over again people continuing to suffer with this condition. If there are surgical procedures that can help why are these people not getting the surgical treatments? I did read in some cases the TNA can return. Is there a limit to how many surgical treatments a person can have?
Avatar m tn 7) She also suggested maybe Fibromyalgia, but she said Fibromyalgia is normally the whole body. 8) She also said my jaw muscles are also very inflamed, my jaws do hurt, I get that same sharp radiating pain that shoots up my face from my neck. I do grind my teeth when I sleep. 9) I also get this pressure behind my left eye. 10) I must also let you know that my left testicle also throbs with pain, and I am not sure if it is just part of all my left sided pain.
5581828 tn?1379815092 Hello, There is no particular treatment for fibromyalgia. For fibromyalgia get prescribed antidepressants and muscle relaxants apart from the pain killers. Antipsychotic medicines are also sometimes used to treat conditions that cause chronic (long-term) pain, such as fibromyalgia. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
881676 tn?1252669276 If you doctor has been prescribing and adjusting dosage based on TSH alone, you need to have FT3 and FT4 done right away, Adjusting the dose of any thyroid medication takes a lot of time and trial and error. Looking at your TSH history, you were never adjusted to the proper therapeutic level. Your TSH was never in the currently accepted reference range of 0.3-3.0.
Avatar f tn My Neurologist (who put me first on Mirtazon and then Doxepin) told me he cannot find anything neurologically wrong with me and is clasping at straws with fibromyalgia (which Rheumo says I don't have so have stopped taking Neuros meds.) I live in Australia and my Rheumo told me that diagnositically between him and the Neuro they had exhausted all optionse.
6729101 tn?1410656511 I have taken multiple MRIs and cat scans and each all comes up with the same thing multiple small white subcortical lesions. The problem is I have Fibromyalgia, but I've also complained to my doctors for the last four years that I started having these short term memory losses. I was diagnosed with Vertigo, a couple of years ago, but it's like everything has gotten worse.
Avatar f tn In Myofascial Pain Syndrome, the areas not affected by trigger points don't hurt, but with fibromyalgia, the areas outside the tender points still are painful. Fibromyalgia is a neuroendocrine disorder while Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a neuromuscular condition. A symptom that is shared between the two is sleep disturbances. Please do not think that I am telling you that you have Myofascial Pain Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. I am not a physician. I am merely making some suggestions.
1470343 tn?1316642224 20) along with glaringly obvious symptoms these were not enough to set alarm bells ringing *SIGH*..... Also dx with the other usual's, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety....*SIGH* I suffer from all of the usual symptoms. I have been through the hyper stage and have settled into hypo for the past few years.
2191023 tn?1338767543 I have been sick for the last eight years, with symptoms along the lines of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I have been tested for everything under the sun, tried more medications and treatments than I can count, none of which have been very successful. I do have Hashimoto's Disease but it is under control and stabilizing my thyroid levels have not improved any of my symptoms.
1415174 tn?1453246703 As a matter of fact, my physiatrist has just been great and keeps my pain under control. I've done injections and also have been prescribed pain medication (fentanyl and oxycodone) and he has done physical therapy with me, and tried just about everything to help me. So, I think you'll like the way that physiatrists work, they really are great. Please let me know how it goes, feel free to email me or let everyone know.
Avatar n tn Hi there, It is great that you had your heart checked out and that everything is normal. The bloodtests that were done and the ECG's would sure have picked up if you had heart disease. Have you had a bloodtest to rule out "Glandular fever"? (EBV virus can stay dormant and flair up and can also cause these pains). So you can rest assured that your symptoms are not heart related. The rest of your symptoms can be "fibromyalgia" that would explain your wide-spread pains.
255157 tn?1198242835 I was in a bad car wreck in March of 2003, suffering from multiple herniated disks in my back and neck as well as Degenerative Disk Disease; I was diagnosed in 2004 with Fibromyalgia. I have widespread pain throughout my body, my neck, back, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees and feet. Did I leave anything out? Why of course I did! How about Trigeneral Myalgia (this spelling may be wrong) TMJ, CMP and Cronic Migraines.
329994 tn?1301666848 I also had a test for peripheral artery disease this past Friday but don't know the results yet. and Trudie, I do have low thyroid and take medication for that, although I don't see any improvement from the medication in terms of symptoms. As you know, I have other issues going on too, so have to do a process of elimination I guess. Thank you both for answering and giving me ideas to think about!
Avatar n tn Now my problem is after seeing all these doctors I am still unable to do anything but lay resting most of the day, with short periods of moving about or getting on the computer in search of help, I have been given no medication or suggestions on how to releive the chronic headaches or pain in my neck and shoulders.... Each appointment leaves me drained and stressed to the limit as all the doctors so far just seem to be passing the buck onto the next specialist.
Avatar f tn I have read many things on fibromyalgia about certain aches and pains in muscles and joints. Does anyone else out there have severe body aches---I mean the kind where you feel like you have the flu everyday? Why would you take or not take Lyrica? I really prefer to take a natural and holistic approach. I have not been diagnosed with FMS. Been dealing with this for one year in Oct. and still without a diagnosis. Many tests done and all are OK. Still being followed by neuro.
437363 tn?1212014758 I'll buy one! Actually, some people in Australia are working on one, but it sounds like it's a few years down the road. If you were hyper a few months ago, you may still have residual symptoms. Your TSH the last six weeks is at a level that should not be bringing on the complaint that you have. Is the muscle pain a recent symptom, or has it been hanging on for a while? Is it possible it is a "leftover" from a hyper phase recently?
Avatar m tn The other thing I did was order medication called MMS from Australia. I read up on it on the internet. It kills pathogens and viruses. It is famous for killing Malaria. It's not an easy healing journey, and I'm not finished, but I can tell it's working.
Avatar f tn (First rheumatologist diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia, second rheumatologist said it's definitely not fibromyalgia, but she never believed there was anything wrong with me, even though she saw at the time of my finger swelling.) In high school, I gave blood & had a false positive for HIV. All of my bloodwork has always come back negative (ANA, CRP, everything under the sun.) I generally just never feel well. I have allergies, & I always have.
4173379 tn?1355360151 Headaches, sometimes severe, sometimes daily, some that don`t respond to medication... Abdominal pain, on right side, under rib cage, or lower in abdomen, abdominal distention and fluid retention... IBS, colitis... Feel cold, chilled, trembles, weakness... Heart palpitations, flutters, breathlessness, see stars... Sweats, hot flashes... Low libido, loss of sex drive, hypogonadism, irregular periods, or cessation (stopping periods), or early menopause...
Avatar f tn after a long while the dr discovered I have fibromyalgia. She was hoping that it was due to me not sleeping well and that after time it would go away. She prescribed me Tramadol for the pain. I could now believe how well Tramadol took away my pain. It was like a miracle drug and it didnt give me the same fuzzy feeling like Vicodin. But of course like everyone over time I up my dosage myself. I started at about 6 pills a day and now I am up to 12-18 a day. I do not know what to do.
Avatar m tn The treatment regime in 1980 was lithium carbonate, an antimanic medication for the treatment and prophylaxis of BPD. Lithium had not been approved by the FDA in the USA until 1970 and only in 1974 as a preventive treatment for manic-depressive illness(MD). 2.3 Lithium was the first really successful mood stabilizer used by doctors beginning in the 1970s to treat MD. In the 1980s and 1990s MD came to be called BPD.