Fibromyalgia pain brain

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710094 tn?1229312306 Take omega 3 fish and flax oils and gingko biloba along with good b vitamins / multivitamins . Brain fog is common in chronic pain conditions . Also try to avoid wheat completely for few days and see it helps (wheat gluten allergy) , Take lots of rest , I am taking cymbalta and it has helped me with pain and brain function . Never loose hope , we are in this together , you will feel better soon . I was reading reviews of a product called IMMUNE26 made from egg powder .
1033336 tn?1252509731 The characteristic feature of Fibromyalgia is a muscle pain mostly in neck, back, thighs, and hips. There is presence of specific tender points in these areas that trigger the pain. Along with this there is morning stiffness in the muscles, brain fog, dizziness and other neurological symptoms. Since you are suffering from pain specifically located at the joints, and it started after the flu, the pains are related to the viral infection.
1184051 tn?1264438908 Hi I am new to this site, but my doctor said in I probably have fibromyalgia about a year ago. I had an MRI done today and it came back negative. My dr. had me have the MRI because of increasing fatigue, tingling body parts, headaches, major memory problems! Now I have to go to a neurologist. I just feel that I will have a bunch of tests and they will say they don't know or label me with fibromyalgia, but do they take it as a serious condition?
Avatar f tn I had so much pain that I could hardly crawl in the door yesterday. The pain was everywhere upper back, legs, hips, upper arms and neck. It seems like this condition happens when I have not much pain and try to get everything I need to do in a couple days and then the next day I cannot move. On a good day if I sit for more than 20-30 minutes I stiffen up and takes a while to move again at all. My knees joints are very painful.
Avatar f tn Sleep is essential especially for fibromyalgia or any type of pain. If you can get 6 hours minimum you can better deal with the pain. Have you ever had a sleep study? I requested one and I have sleep apnea. I also take trazadone. It is an older sleep medication that is taken at bedtime. You and your doctor can decide if taking something would help. To me your top list would be your headaches, not sleeping and pain.
Avatar n tn I have suffered from fibromyalgia for years. I have been taking vitiman B6/B-12 shots, and they help me with the pain of the disease. I"ve been trying to find out where to buy the B-6, I already have the B-12. Can anyone let me know if there is somewhere to buy B-6. Also, Rodex Forte is good for the off days, so I need to buy that also.
Avatar m tn I was having fuzzy and double vision. My eye doctor suggested getting my prescription with prisms. I could not believe the difference in vision. Not sure if this could be a possibility but thought I would share my experience. I also have fibromyalgia and RA.
1168938 tn?1327157832 I have many issues and asked rheumatologist if I could have fibromyalgia, she said I don't fit criteria what do you think? Joint issues, muscles pains, sleepless nights, depression, cognitive issues, brain fog, always tired, IBS, Gerd, cramps in hands, hips and feet, temperature varies from boiling hot to cold, weakness in muscles and twitching, difficulty walking I'm unsteady on my feet and that's just a few of my symptoms.
Avatar n tn I have recently started taking 150 mg of Lyrica for nerve pain and Fibromyalgia. I can hardly believe it, but it is very helpful in relieving my nerve pain. The only problem is that my brain is effected by it. It has become very difficult to express myself verbally. I find myself searching for simple words. Is there something I can take along with Lyrica to help my foggy mind?
1550149 tn?1340004330 Some experts believe that fibromyalgia does not lead to poor sleeping patterns, but that sleep disturbances come first, precipitating many cases of fibromyalgia pain. In one study, healthy volunteers reported fibromyalgia-like pain after they had been subjected to disrupted deep sleep. Disturbed sleep appears to trigger factors in the immune system that cause inflammation, pain, fatigue, and a decreased pain threshold.
3202069 tn?1345408082 I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 yrs maybe longer. It is very hard to deal with. My legs bother me alot. I am on pain meds and eating certain foods make it worse. I go to an Integrative doctor Steve Windley. I would say that Diet and exercise help the most. Stretching is very important. My doctor told me that alot of Carbs cause the body to be inflamed. I also know that soda causes me to hurt all over. I get tightness in my legs and calves. I used to have alot of shoulder pain.
Avatar n tn Yes the drug goes to the pain only after it stops off on the opiate receptors in your brain and that is what stops the pain. the pain control is in your head in your brain. If you really can tollerate coming these meds I would see a Dr who has a clue about how they work. not to be hard on your doc Jim it's really not his fault unless he is a board certified pain management sp. Most Dr's are only required thirty-two hours of pharmacutical(sp) training.
358486 tn?1294779988 Considering that this is the Pain Management Forum, I dont find that Brandy F should be limited to the Fibro forum. Pain is pain.
Avatar f tn I have SEVERE pain in my legs plus pain all over. The severity of it changes from day to day. I do get "fibro fog" but I dont always have it and it comes and goes with flares or just whenever it wants to... Everything that happens to my body has no good explanation! LOL I hate this fibro, nobody really knowing how to help us.. I would say that you just dont get the fog. BTW, Mine doesnt just come from meds. It started before I took anything. Everybody is different...
554442 tn?1221238825 meaning pain. Fibro does not cause joint pain or swelling. The pain from Fibromyalgia is produced in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles and tendons. Question: Why Don't NSAIDs Work for Fibromyalgia Pain? Why don't pain relievers like Motrin, Advil and Aleve work against the pain of fibromyalgia? Answer: It's a common misconception that fibromyalgia is an inflammatory or rheumatological condition, but it is not.
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 After years of taking hydrocodone/soma and various other pills for chronic pain, I was finding I was still in pain and I just didn't want continue my life this way. I found Kundalini Yoga a year ago and it gave me the strength to realize I no longer want to put poison in my body and it is a low impact form of yoga that has worked wonders for me. I know the pain can drive you to think you'll just live on pain pills, it did me but those pills will eventually dull everything except your pain.
1105540 tn?1279190717 MS does not typically cause whole-body pain, but if you had specific lesions in your spinal cord (less likely brain), pain in one or more limbs could occur. Common pain syndromes in MS include a band-like sensation around the thorax, shooting pain down the back with neck flexion, and pain in the limbs due to spasticity or spasms when the spinal cord is involved.
Avatar f tn Ischemia: Cause of Fibromyalgia Pain? Saturday April 18, 2009 Did you know that some fibromyalgia (FMS) pain may be caused by low blood flow to our muscles? The medical name for that is ischemia (ih-SKEE-mee-ah). We've had some limited evidence of ischemia in FMS for a few years, and it's an area that researchers are pursuing.
Avatar m tn 25mg increase per week is acceptable to let your body get used to it to avoid confusion or anxiety. I started to feel pain relief of my nerve pain once I hit that dose. I have nerve dysfunction in my spine and I have a numb left foot. It began helping me once I reached that level. The important thing to remember though, is medication management is highly individualized. What works for one person, may not work for another.
Avatar n tn (2nd posting sorry I posted in the wrong spot at first) I don't know if I have fibromyalgia so maybe you can all offer some advice. I am 36 year old female. About 8 weeks ago I noticed my left arm was difficult to drive with and it really struck me as beign strange. It felt heavy. I thought it felt weak but looking back 'heavy' is a more accurate term. I went to my dr. who sent me to a neuro. By the time I saw the neuro I was conviced that I had ALS. Convinced.
Avatar m tn Brain Imaging Study Sheds Light on Fibromyalgia Link found between gray matter and dopamine levels in patients (HealthDay News) -- Changes in the levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine may explain brain gray matter reductions experienced by patients with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Previous research found an association between fibromyalgia and reductions in gray matter, but the cause wasn't known, the researchers wrote. In this new study, Dr. Patrick B.
Avatar f tn Free Canadian Lyme Disease Brochure (a computer file for you to print) PRINT AND CIRCLE ALL YES ANSWERS ( 20 yes represents a serious potential and Lyme should be included in diagnostic workup ) Symptoms of Lyme Disease The Tick Bite (fewer than 50% recall a tick bite or get/see the rash) Rash at site of bite Rashes on other parts of your body Rash basically circular, oval and spreading out (more generalized) Raised rash, disappearing and recurring Head, Face, Neck Unexplained h
709619 tn?1230165075 I had an MRI on my brain last April that was normal, but have not had one on my brain stem/cervical spine, so that's the next step. I have not discussed fibromyalgia as a possible outcome, but I know that it resembles symptoms similar to MS, so I'm exploring that as a possible outcome at this point. Any insight you have would be helpful. Thanks!
Avatar f tn After much blood work, many hospital visits and an abnormal MRI, my neurologist told me I have Fibromyalgia. He then sent me to a rheumatologist who was COMPLETELY against diagnosing someone with Fibromyalgia. He instantly took me off the nuerontin that I had only been on for one month. I then returned to my neuro advising him that my symptoms continued and some were worse.
Avatar m tn After doing a lot of reseach on many web sites to include this site, I'm thinking that there maybe a link between fibromyalgia and white matter condition of the brain which kind of connecting all of the sudden. Besides the the muscle weakness, I have beeen experiencing some headaches that have been increasing in intensity as of late to the the point that I could feel a tug on the left side of my face to have me thinking if I could be suffering from a stroke.
4861077 tn?1360159739 That low cortisol can make for more pain. If you are going thru bad morning pain, that could be an indicator--cortisol should be highest in the morning. And hormones can play into this. For example progesterone is the precursor to cortisol. I hav been thru all of this. Take one thing at a time, maybe read symptom lists for hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue. That helps when it's gone too far. In some places the endocrinologists you really want don't take insurance.
434278 tn?1324709825 My body lays down extra fascial tissue which creates more pain. I think for fibromyalgia there are certain pain points that must be tender in order to be diagnosed. Otherwise I would think they feel very similar.
5682570 tn?1372290919 Do you experience weight gain , fatigue, itchiness (already established), muscle cramping, joint pain? Have you ever been tested for Hypothyroid? (also linked often to iron deficiencies.) Have you been having G/I and digestive issues? All of the above may be interconnected, but with the limited information I have and without a clinical examination, this would be my best guess. Here is the FMS-Itchiness connection from my perspective.