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Avatar f tn They have a sample of an accommodation request letter, Federal, State and local resources, legal articles/publications and much more. You can look up a condition such as Fibromyalgia or CFS and find out what type of accommodations can be requested and solutions that your employer may use to help you perform your duties. They also offer information for those who may be seeking a job.
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!
Avatar n tn I hope you get the answers you need, if the MP isn't something for you, there are some great support groups out there for FMS sufferers, like fibrohugs as Amy mentioned. Also Fibromyalgia Network at: fmnetnews.com. The MP offers excellent support as well. Feel better guys!
1627868 tn?1333889942 I am more confused than ever. This doctor is a pain specialist, but also specializes in fibromyalgia, is a physiatrist, and actually seems to really know his stuff regarding other diseases too. Neurological diseases. He has written many papers/articles that have been published and teaches at a medical college, as well as travels to other medical colleges in different states to teach seminars. First off, I will say I absolutely loved him!
1175033 tn?1492204828 //www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC492191/?page=1 Congenital narrowing of the cervical spinal canal. It says the anything below 14mm is congenital narrowing, but all if the subjects in this study were male and the measurement would be 1mm smaller for a female. So, there for 13mm is considered narrowing. The study also explains how most of the subjects had worsening symptoms with more activity, and that this was due to the cord enlarging and taking up more room.
186737 tn?1269888260 I am wondering, does what I have described sound like what any of you have experienced with fibromyalgia? Does fibromyalgia hurt without you moving your joints? I don't think that what I have is fibromyalgia, but I can't really know unless I know what fibromyalgia feels like. Does methotrexate or prednisone make fibromyalgia better? From whatI have read, I haven't found anything that says that either of those provide significant relief. But, I don't know for sure.
Avatar m tn Heed Nico's comment about GAPS, Dr. Natasha Campbell - McBride. !!!!!!Maybe even read some of Dr. Mercola's pilfered articles!!!!!!! There are many non mainstream "experts" that are perhaps very close to the truth.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering how your friends, co-workers and family members respond to your diagnosis of "fibromyalgia" or "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". I often feel like I have little support from people... excluding my best friend, who had cancer when she was very young.
Avatar f tn I have no idea how long ago I got it. I do not have a hepatologist in network but Penn has a few gastros that fellowed in the field and specialize in liver disease. That may be my best option. I just started LDN at 3 mgs tonight (my husband is on it for MS (along with Copaxone)) People may think it's crazy to do that right away, but it's available and safe so wth it may help with the Mono. Toddlers have no time for sick mommies. Also looking into some supplements...nothing crazy...
Avatar f tn I do not think i have fibromyalgia. My physical therapist sees a lot of lyme and fibro people and she thinks it is lyme. you are so helpfull. thanks as i said i have been searching for an answer for over 6 months and sometimes i think i need a shot of whisky and a bullet to bight on.! the pain .. the unknowing creates anxiety. my hubby is an angel. he is so worried. now to take a break from the health crap and try to get this stabbing pain in my shoulder to go away. Advill anyone?
Avatar m tn each doctor saw things only from their own field of specialization and so she received eight different diagnoses (prickly heat, bursitis, fungal infection, muscle trauma, etc) all of which were wrong ... eventually it was an out-of-network doctor who ran a simple finger-prick blood sugar test and correctly identified it as diabetes + diabetic neuropathy.
163305 tn?1333672171 Gregory T. Everson, MD, FACP James "Jay" R. Burton, Jr.
802547 tn?1237850517 That is why it is such a huge mistake for you to endorse Jenny McCarthy with her own show on your network. Surely you must realize that McCarthy is neither a medical professional nor a scientist. And yet she acts as a spokesperson for the anti-vaccination movement, a movement that directly impacts people’s health.
Avatar f tn check out Greatgreebos articles on paws in her journals. Shes on my friends list if u dont have her!
1554647 tn?1316830820 I was prepared with articles and arguments for if she said no...it is very hard to find a GP in Canada, there is a huge shortage...so it is difficult to be picky. Anyways, I was shaking with nervousness because she doesn't usually go out on a limb like this. But...she if I have any problems with the meds I can go to her. I felt cared for. It was nice for a change.
489867 tn?1209210894 The best thing for you to to do then is to read everything you can at the ILADS site and all the articles that Tom Grier has on the Internet (Just google his name).
Avatar f tn With my insurance, I pay far more for treatments prescribed by an out-of-network doctor than by an in-network doctor. If this is the case for you, too, then going through an in-network physician for the desensitization makes the most sense. Long term treatment for Lyme helps the vast majority of patients who go through it. There is hope and there is help! But you have to get to an LLMD first. Feeling down and discouraged are part and parcel of the Lyme complex.
Avatar f tn Thanks everyone for the support. I actually already got the name of a llmd from my gp. He is about 7 hours from me, and since I've been out of work I really don't know if I would be able to make it work. I've seen a few ( very few but still) say that they have had luck with the infectious disease dr so maybe the one that I am going to will actually help me. I sure hope so! I know with lyme, its common to have good and bad days. Does anyone know if its the same with rmsf ?
Avatar f tn I have IC and am an IC support group leader Our support group is set up mainly to network patients and medical practitioners throughout Missouri and Arkansas, but I have tried to put a lot of articles on the board to help any patient as well. Our group is MOARK IC. Either way your having bladder pain right now, and need help! The first step like I said is to find a good urologist that treats both of the things listed above.
4226456 tn?1354123528 In my case as far as my hands go I just figure all the over training and not stretching and repetitive motion activities snowballed. If you rule out all other causes and you still have some of these problems then you may have to learn how to manage the symptoms. I wear something on my hand for sleep support when I go to bed http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?
Avatar n tn //www.medscape.com/medscape/cno/1999/DDW/Story.cfm?story_id=689". It duscusses the removal of Barrett's Esophagus tissue. One issue was pointed out - that this procedure sometimes leave "residualislands ofspecialized intestinal metaplasia" wher eadenocarcinomas (cancer) may develop. The treatment, according to the article, is considered experimental and no where near being routine standard of care.
Avatar n tn when they can't find obvious abnormalities on testing. I also got the fibromyalgia diagnosis. True fibromyalgia has specific diagnostic criteria. You must have 11 out of 18 tender points for diagnosis. A lot of doctors just throw this diagnosis at you because they can't find anything else. I was diagnosed by 3 doctors with this. Not one of them checked for the tender points. Anyway, another point to remember...
Avatar n tn (well maybe not) but some of the sides are worse than when I was on it. My hep doc told me to be tested for fibromyalgia but my PCP said not to worry about it. Bull! when I hurt more now than before it is time to do something. I truly hope that your sides ease up soon.
Avatar f tn I have been looking at academic papers about the effects of interferon on the brain network and the central nervous system...few have been done but it does indicate that cognitive changes and nerve involvement. I think that the new treatments seem to avoid this but only time will tell suffice to say, those of us who have had toxic Peg/Rib and sensitive to its use and remain with irreversible damage should shout loudly and make it known.
147426 tn?1317269232 SHOULD THERE BE A LESION SEEN ON MRI FOR ALL OF MY DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS? NO! Right now it seems that one of the most difficult questions on the forum is whether the lesions seen on the MRI's are supposed to be directly related to the problems that people have, their symptoms and their signs. The answer is THEY ARE NOT PERFECTLY RELATED. Too many doctors, neurologists, and people try to draw conclusions about this.
408795 tn?1324939275 Even though I have a very caring and supportive family and network of friends --- I felt as though I was doing this alone... and no one -- but someone who has or is going through it --- can understand. So --- should you do a TX? That is entirely up to you. I am PRO Treatment... But if you asked me --- would I do it again if I had not cleared? Probably NOT. I think treating - or trying to treat is VERY important --- if you want to kill the virus.
Avatar f tn About 15 years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia - to accompany my GERD, IBS, hypothyroidism, overactive bladder, asthma, etc. A couple of years ago I asked a friend (who is also a neurologist) if there couldn't be something causing all these problems. He said "it sounds like you have autonomic neuroapathy also called dysautonomia." He referred me to a specialist here in Birmingham, AL (a medical Mecca in the southeast U.S.
2214462 tn?1339431583 When he asks me what the problem is, how many months back should I go? When they diagnosed me with fibromyalgia 18 months ago? When I got really thirsty and confused 4 months ago? Should I just start with the low cortisol test results 1 month ago and leave out the last 2 years of being sick? Thanks again.