Fibromyalgia medication info

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Avatar m tn After the endoscopy we were given the diagnosis of chronic fatigue / fibromyalgia . Having been initially relieved that we finally had a diagnosis we are now starting to think differently. Once you have been tarred with this brush it would appear the doctors are not interested. My concern is how quickly this diagnosis has been made. I've read people can wait years before getting this confirmed as tests for all other conditions are looked into.
Avatar f tn I am going to because the research for the medication will be over in June and I will not be on any medication, they alter you inside, not my style.
Avatar f tn I assume he is referring to fibromyalgia, but I am not certain. I have been treated for anxiety twice and do not feel this is the cause of my symptoms. I also had another Dr. try to treat me with adderall for ADD. I switched drs and none of my current ones feel this is the problem. I would love to here from those of you with fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn It's always a good idea to read the information the pharmacy includes with the medication so you are aware of what side effects are possible and what side effects may be something you need to contact your prescriber about. But yes, Headaches can be a side effect of beginning the medication. Usually ear ringing is associated with stopping the medication but has been reported while beginning it also in some.
Girl I've been on venlafaxine for nearly 2 years and perhaps it's time to change medication. Would just appreciate any info you can give. Happy New Years!
5586759 tn?1370438872 1. Avoid carbohydrates from simple sugars (no artificial sugars either!), grains, breads, sweets, sodas etc. Stick with plenty of fresh organic vegetables, pastured meat, free range chicken, low mercury fish, some fruit, nuts, seeds,legumes and avoid cooking oils, as when heated they become inflammatory.
Avatar f tn ~ I would also recommend checking out our Health Pages. We have the latest research info on both fibromyalgia and CFS... as well as other helpful info:
21352 tn?1196466338 I just started on T4 plus small dose T3, post RAI. Prior to that (post TT) I was on T3 (Cytomel) only in prep for the RAI. I didn't have really any problems on the T3 only. A couple of sleepless nights, but I had never previously taken ANY thyroid meds. In prep for my TT and RAI, I read a lot of info on this site and others about people who felt much better after adding some T3 to their replacement therapy.
216278 tn?1308864682 Hi...just wondering if anyone has heard of fibromyalgia or knows anyone with it? I am wondering if there is any connection between it and's hard to find anything definitive on the Internet! Thanks for your help!
215021 tn?1224886057 So there is a thyroid condition that goes along with fibormyalgia and I've read that CFS patients are at high risk for thyroid cancer as well. (that could include fibro patients... still waiting for more info on that) * 29% of fibromyalgia patients have a positive ANA titer. Dr.
Avatar f tn Please read this article. They specifically mention fibromyalgia and how many physicians are not prescribing fibromyalgia medications and instead... giving their fibro patients medications like Aleve !! Isn't this fraud ?? Why aren't health insurance companies doing anything about this ? They are getting ripped off and so are we ! Half of Doctors Routinely Prescribe Placebos source:
Avatar n tn I started researching on the internet about the correlation between infectious diseases (giardia in my case), stress, and fibromyalgia. I am really scared cause i started developing a lof of the symptoms described for fibromyalgia such as fatigue, numbness/pain tingling mostly in my left arm but every now in my legs and right arm also. i also have skin sensitivity around my upper back area which feels like somebody is poking me with acupuncture needles.
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Avatar f tn Hi There, I am a new member to this forum. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after two horseback riding accidents in 2005. I also had 2 concussions, whiplash and a neck injury (disc rupture) Before the accidents I was so healthy! I was a Type A person who could basically do anything, anytime. Now, my life is reduced to the confines of my bedroom, and sometimes the kitchen and greatroom. Thank God I have a wonderful husband and supportive friends.
Avatar f tn These symptoms could be fibromyalgia or could be any number of auto-immune issues. Please see a rheumatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
554442 tn?1221238825 It's a common misconception that fibromyalgia is an inflammatory or rheumatological condition, but it is not. While researchers still have many theories about the mechanisms behind fibromyalgia, many of them now believe the condition is more neurologically based. Aleve (naproxen sodium) and ibuprofen-based drugs (Motrin, Advil) are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and are most effective against pain that accompanies inflammation.
Avatar n tn I'm scared because I know I'm going to need it to live! I also have had fibromyalgia for years and along with that comes a sensitivity to a lot of meds. Does anyone have any info on this. Help Please!
Avatar m tn night chills/sweats- I wake up freezing with 5 blankets on me and my sheets are soaking from my night sweats. trouble sleeping- even with sleep medication (trazadone, seroquel) inability to get warm after exposure to cold. When I am cold- all I can feel is my bones, the pain penetrates through my skin and muscles and I feel it everywhere!! one day of work will leave me in bed for two days recovering and often will put my back out of commission for weeks..
Avatar n tn However, if there is a painful quality to the sensation then a trial of a neuropathic pain medication would be reasonable. Some of the more common drugs to try include Neurontin (gabapentin) and Elavil (amitryptiline). Good luck.
Avatar f tn It has been many doctor visits,many tests,ER visits, etc,, Finally closer to some answers... It is Fibromyalgia-after RA,Lupus,lyme, and thyroid ruled out..They are still going to run some blood tests again, but at least I can think that it is not something life threatning but life altering.. I will continue to visit this site for supporting others and some support for myself .. The only one that truly understands is my mom, who has suffered with this for yrs.
659608 tn?1318292966 What is your recomendation and feelings on using Medicinal Marijuana for Fibromyalgia symptoms? There are so many conflicting articles, it's hard to know the real truth, so a doctor's view point wuld be very helpful.
Avatar f tn can someone with some knowledge and experience please tell me what seems to be the best treatments out there when it comes to dealing with fibromyalgia? i am still trying to gather information on which is better lyrica or neurontin, and i am also told they are the same med? any truth to this? any advice on how to deal with flare ups would be just great also, at this point i am up for anything new that may help...
Avatar n tn The some lady with an additive personality overused her medication, wrote a book, the medication became taboo. Ask your hmo for a few valiums now and check out the looks that you get. It is my prediction that the current wave of new age medicine that messes with the levels of naturally occurring subanstances in the brain will be the worst medicine that this country has ever known. What is the difference if you HAVE to take every day for the rest of your life and addiction?
2010625 tn?1329375656 Is it common to have a bad reaction or get bad side effects at the lowest doses of almost every psychotropic medication tried? I have tried 6 different antipsychotics, I had bad side effects at the lowest dose, and can't take them. 4 SSRI antidepressants, bad side effects at lowest dose, can't take them. I also can't take Welbutrin, Depokote, Effexor, vistaril, This can't be normal right?
Avatar m tn So, decide whether the fibromyalgia or the migraines are bothering you the most for whether you want to try the Trazodone first or another daily migraine medication. It's best to only try one new medication at a time so that you can figure out which one may be giving you intolerable side effects. And definitely ask for the nerve block and trigger point injections. Not all neurologists know how to give them. And some of them only know how to do a couple to the back of the head.
988168 tn?1297405046 I'm 21 years old and have been diagnosed by Fibromyalgia 3 years ago. I took a mild anti-depressant treatment (Tryptizol) for one year and it improved my sleeping efficiency (but not the muscle spasms/ pain), later i took Lyrica for one month, but i got nerve pulsations and tremors all over my body as a side-effect so i quit.
Avatar f tn She told him, it was like him having the flu and the symptoms can come on and hang on for months because of the immune system being out of wack. The Fibromyalgia Network has many journals/issues that focus on the family and helping them understand the illness, meds needed and the difficulties we face. Don't complicate you suffering by allowing guilt to cloud how you take care of yourself. No one else is walking in your shoes, how can they tell you how to confront your pain.
1852058 tn?1320162300 Search Columbia University /Lymes. They have an EXCELLENT site for very good info. Search for www ILADS org to find a DR near you that knows about these infections. 14 months of missdiagnosis for me until I talked to a Nobel prize nominee at IMMED and he said no standard doc will figure this out. He was right. Also research HHV6Foundation and look at all the problems being associated to it and a weakened immune system. PM me if you need further info.
904511 tn?1251223333 It is commonly prescibed to those with fibromyalgia but can and is used for pain control too. Be careful as it will make you drowsy so do not drive until you see how it effects you. Lodine the brand for Edodolac is a good drug, I took it when I was first diagnosed and it worked for awhile. Etodolac belongs to a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, etc.
Avatar n tn i have been doing this now for about 2 weeks and i don't seem to be getting the shakes anymore---at least not much. i get low blood sugar sometimes, and i have adrenal insufficiency and fibromyalgia----so i don't always know what is causing things.