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Avatar n tn Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers Applaud CDC's Heightened Efforts to ... 20061103T153100-0500 ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) together with the National Institute for Health today announced a four million dollar research program to study the causes and possible treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The CDC also announced an accompanying national education campaign to raise public awareness of this rapidly growing illness.
329994 tn?1301666848 Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia occurs in about 2 percent of the population in the United States. Women are much more likely to develop the disorder than are men, and the risk of fibromyalgia increases with age.
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!
Avatar n tn Below, please find the National Women's Health Network's statement about these new results. -- National Women's Health Network Tuesday, May 27, 2003 HORMONE THERAPY DOUBLES RISK OF DEMENTIA NETWORK CALLS FOR CURBS ON DRUG COMPANY INFLUENCE OVER PRESCRIBING Ten months ago, we learned that combined menopause hormone therapy increased the risk for breast cancer, heart attack, blood clots and stroke (JAMA. 2002; 288: 321-333).
Avatar f tn I have had all these allergies for years, turned into asthma, then I recently started to journal my diet and symptoms after I ate.. Cut out all wheat and gluten... Found out I have a wheat allergy.. Look into celiac disease or some kind of food allergy..
Avatar n tn A doctor from the forum suggested that I might have benign fasculations. My current diagnosis is possible Fibromyalgia. Symptoms started two years ago this Sept. with a burning sensation down the tops of my legs and around my belt-line, and then it spread around the entire body. The symptoms started right after I was treated with a drug for a yeast infection called Diflucan. Most say the Diflucan probably had nothing to do with it.
Avatar m tn I have a pain that goes through my arms and legs, an aching dull pulling pain. Doctor DX me with Fibromyalgia after complete blood panel, ANA, CPK. 9 months ago it took a turn for the worse, I started getting tingling in the hands and feet. I went to the doctor who said that the neuropathy was not a symptom of the FM, and suggested to go to the Neurologist. After a visit I was told that my symptoms were less of a nuisance than the treatment for the symptoms (NVC and EMG).
Avatar m tn Garth Nicolson (a regular contributor to this forum), mycoplasma, stealth pathogens, journal of degenerative disease, GAPS, you will find many answers. Medical and pharmaceutical research is motivated and influenced by politics power and greed. Pseudoscience is more common than not and one has to tread very carefully, in order to get unbiased information , when researching various things. You would benefit from reading "The End of Food" by Paul Roberts.
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.
1064552 tn?1322583358 I looked at your list, but didn't see ALS listed: It should be there. I know that many Internet medical sites omit ALS from their categories, pretending it doesn't exist, but it does exist and it is very similar to MS!! I hope you don't have it. It's about as common as MS though. Second, the "fibromyalgia" diagnosis seems to be what neurologists and other doctors come up with when they really don't have an answer.
Avatar f tn As mentioned previously I have thyroid disease, which is a metabolic disorder. There is a causative link between low thyroid levels and fibromyalgia, though my rheumatologist has ruled out fibromyalgia. Blood tests have also ruled out any rheumatic disease. Could the muscle spasms be caused by my thyroid, even though I have been on thyroid replacement meds for 5 yrs and my levels have been optimised for the past 3 yrs? I have not had Vit B12 levels tested recently.
Avatar f tn Hi Kattamakii, Indeed positive thinking and good network of support from friends and family goes a long way in managing any kind of condition or disease. As long as your blood pressure is controlled, other co-morbidities are managed, and healthy lifestyle is is present, there is nothing to worry about. Regular follow-up and monitoring by your doctor is also important. Will be here for you if you have additional queries. Take care always and warm regards.
802547 tn?1237850517 // published in Nature links genetic alternations in DNA that codes for neuronal cell adhesion molecules to autism spectrum disorders. * A mercury-autism link has been fully debunked ( * An aluminum-autism link has been disproven (
163305 tn?1333672171 Gregory T. Everson, MD, FACP James "Jay" R. Burton, Jr.
Avatar m tn LLMDs don't always take insurance, but your insurance company may reimburse at an out-of-network rate. You could try magnesium supplements for the muscle cramps; any magnesium supplement ending in "-ate" is supposed to be readily absorbed (malate, aspartate, etc). Lyme bacteria use up magnesium in their reproductive cycle. Best wishes, let us know how you do.
3184083 tn?1347405743 A Rheumatoid Dr or a neurologist should be able to test u for these.... I have heard that the Kaiser network is not the best to work within....
580352 tn?1218555987 to not a voil..degenerative disc disease and now they say fibromyalgia as my pain and trigger points have moved to my has caused an onslaught of depression that i am in the midst of kicking/and think alot of it is due to Lyrica which i have quit after 5 days...i have to work...i am x is a millionaire LOL....i struggle every day and he is living it up after 17 years of marriage...why would someone want me...i am broken....
Avatar f tn But my problem started about 2 years ago when they diagnosed me with Rhumatoid Arthritis + Fibromyalgia. Now I am being tested for MS. Because I could not tolerate the Anti-inflammatory meds my doctor gave me an endless supply of Norco. I would take anywhere from 4-8 pills a day. Then I cut it down to 6 a day only because I started to get too drowsy in the mornings--had a hard waking up. I also had IBS-D. These Norco's kept that in check perfectly.
Avatar n tn (Read more in My Journal (friggy). You know a locations of local liquor store right down the road from the Church I attend by choice, way before Joel. I must have missed the liquor store or was not looking for it. Why even make a statement like that? My friend, I would come to your funeral, but not go on vacation with you. Negativity is not in me. You seem to be reaching out for help with your oxymoron.
Avatar m tn It is the rare doctor that looks for the source of the issue now, most just look for a pill that solves the issue. Hence why I see doctors out of network and pay myself for some of them to get an *gasp* actual thinking doctor. I also travel far and wide - have tumor, will travel is my motto. I also have a very inappropriate sense of humor (which oddly, some doctors see as health... ack! instead of coping).
Avatar n tn Sounds like you are all talking about Fibromyalgia: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
604266 tn?1236362585 It all began with pain in my muscles that I started to believe was fibromyalgia because of all the hoopla(proper termonology?) surrounding it in the past year. The pain turns to numbness at times. It is a strange numbness, can almost be described as a cold feeling within my body(running water almost). I notice often that I cannot open cans, twist off tops or touch my pointer and middle finger to my thumb without strain because my hand feels so weak. Its only in my one right hand, not both.
2190999 tn?1504992491 There was absolutely nothing else that could cause the wide variety of symptoms that I had. I went out of network to find one who knew enough about Lyme to tell me if I had it or not.. I have heard in the northeast whre Lyme is more common, there are some doctors in insurance networks who will treat it. That's where the local referral comes in handy.
555358 tn?1292535661 I have since been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and several other disorders. Lately, I have had a lot of headaches and other symptoms return with a vengeance. I have been trying to research the effects of Chiari and decompression surgery years later, but have not seen much information. I haven't seen anyone that is 9 1/2 years post-op like me. Has anyone found information on what we can expect years down the road? Has anyone had the surgery before 1999? If so, how do you feel now?
Avatar n tn He missed a jab this weekend and he was feeling better than ever....... I too see that ADD/ADHD, Fibromyalgia, CFS and others are being TREATED as fads. I don 't think Maria was insulting you/you fam members or anyone for that matter in down playing it's seriousness...It just seems to me that the more medicines that become available the more conditions become widespread. It's no coincidence that ADD/ADHD became nearly pandemic the moment Ritalin hit the shelves...
Avatar n tn And while I would much rather get her in to see a specialist Endo, the three in network are booked solid until JULY !! So I'm not okay with just letting the wife suffer for five months waiting to see a specialist. So MY QUESTION IS----What can we throw at this to start trying to narrow in on a least at the level of the PCP so we can get her some relief (because we've tried every antidepressant in the book and none help)?
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.
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.