Fibromyalgia pain chart

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Avatar f tn He is trying self-medicating 1000mg of naproxen sodium/day to see if that helps at all with the pain to try to get some quality of life back. Could this be fibromyalgia and if so what treatment could he try, to deal with it? Any ideas?
646598 tn?1223712055 I think it helped a lot. My dr perscribed it for pain, not for depression. That should be noted in dr's chart notes, so you don't get labeled with depression. Good luck, hope it helps you.
358304 tn?1409713092 I didnt noticed the back pain before, because the bladder pain was over-powering the back pain. He then said, "sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your lower back causing false signals to your bladder." He said to just stretch, get massages etc. THIS FINALLY GOT BETTER. However, I still had some minor erection pain. Then my lower back would cycle, it would come back, and one time even made my legs WEAK and JELLO LIKE when walking down stairs.
Avatar m tn heart murmur one eye dilated more than the other Finally took out gluten and, all the swelling and joint pain went away, including most of the above problems. I have never had widespread pain, and am not tender to touch in any way. The debilitating fatigue also got much, much better. I thought that was it and my problem solved. Fast forward to 2012.
Avatar f tn why Medicine purposefully ignores the facts and brain wash people who suffer? Fibromyalgia and all these syndromes with "unknowed causes" untill we get cancer are caused by the toxins released by Candida colonies invasion. A mutant yeast, causing systemic invasion, opportunistic fungus which feed himself with our cells, sticking on our organs sucking glucose wherever he finds it. Our immune system is trying to get rid of it untill he gives up.
Avatar m tn I have been dx'ed by my neurologist as having BCFS back in August, however I still keep having other symptoms that my neurologist never has been able to explain as being part of BCFS, such as joint pain, especially in the hands, swelling of my hands, and chronic fatigue. Are those typical Fibro/CFS symptoms?
Avatar f tn Hi, chest pain, rib pain. Any place it feels like being, pain. When I am tense from anything, I get pain in my ribs front back sides. Heating pad gives me a sigh of relief.
639385 tn?1266214505 On the pain tracker, I am using the regions that come up with the blocks, but with Fibromyalgia, there are trigger points that may be in severe pain on one side of the body but not hurt at all on the other. Is there any way you can separate left versus right chest, for example, or upper calf versus lower calf? Maybe have an option that you can use the body chart to add actually trigger point areas that cause or have pain.
Avatar f tn my orthoped, has chronic pain listed in my chart--but at least he realizez i really am in pain and is willing to prescribe meds for it. nikodicreta, could you message me and tell me about your natural pain remedy----i'm not sure if i know how to do a private message on this board.
Avatar f tn It's been nearly 3 weeks now and notice my body doesn't hurt as much but still have fatigue and have had stomach pain soon after I take it and then it gets better toward late afternoon could this be a side effect I can't seem to get much information regarding stomach pain. I take it in the morning on a empty stomach and eat 1-2 hours later.
Avatar f tn It is really funny how I got diagnosed with fibromyalgia. You know when you are in so much pain, it helps to laugh so I'll share this story with you. I was getting ready for a drs. appointment with my primary care doctor. I teach 4th grade, so I have all kinds of cute notepads for holidays, etc. It was nearing Christmas, so I had a full bodied Santa Clause notepad that I had been using to send notes to parents and such.
Avatar f tn I do not yet have a dx of MS, had a proable for while,some concerns on MRI, and head pain got me this far. so since then have been symtomatically treated for pain, and fibromyalgia,which just takes a the bite out of it! anyway I have just gone through all sorts of GI testing, and all came back normal,i have had abdominal x-ray,ct csan ,gallbladder ultasound, vaginal ultrasound,gall bladder function test, endoscopic and colonoscopy.
Avatar n tn I want to know why all Doctors think that if they help keep you from suffering from chronic pain by giving prescription drugs such as Vicodin or other narcotic pain relievers, they think you automatically become addicted to them. Not everyone has addictive tendencies. I had taken Vicodin for 3 years straight before moving out of town away from my understanding and sympathetic doctor whom, after numerous tests on me realized the serious problems with my spine.
Avatar n tn he told me the nerve freezing would only last abt an hour than I would be given a pain chart to chart my pain level for apprx a month and that would tell him if the cortisone would be of any benefit???? I suffer from neurpathic pain from degenerative disk disease, OA and fibromyalgia. last month I had cortisone in both hips for the OA and it was painless and abt 75% effrective (for now)...
1259963 tn?1284488560 I have every collection of degenerative disease in my spine, full blown literal my wheel of disease none of which made sense and the very real creature one day they'll nab also as a central nervous system autoimmunity FIBROMYALGIA. I'M disgusted the FDA has stated opiate relief so yay I get the six on my typical day on the pain scale five if I'm really swinging and ten with flares and fevers galore and tears...I have been laughed at even asking one M.D.
Avatar n tn last doc said its either fibromyalgia or restless leg syndrome but I believe she was giving up. Pain only at evening and no pain meds alleviate pain, hot bath takes pain away until I get out of the bath, it comes right back, next morning the pain is gone mother has syringomyelia and arnold chiari, I was tested for both but nothing, aunt has clueless as to what to do or what specialist to!!!!
Avatar f tn It goes down to my two last toes on the right foot. This among a lot of other pain and issues is sending me over the edge. My pain management doc has referred me to a comprehensive pain management therapy at another hospital that my insurance doesn't cover. Other than that, he gives me Lyrics and Cymbalta, which probably helps some, but I'm still in lots of pain.He also sends me for monthly infusion treatments where they use a general anesthetic and an anti inflammatory through an IV.
1926947 tn?1322990201 My family and friends of course don't support taking pain medications while pregnant but if you're not in pain then you can't understand what it's like to live with severe pain on a daily basis. I'm just looking for some advice, recommendations, support stories and pain medications that are safe to take during pregnancy. I know the they say your first trimester is the most important for a fetus so I'm avoiding medications as much as possible! Any help will greatly be appreciated.
Avatar n tn As I recall, I was doing what something that would be considered strenuous for someone with fibromyalgia, before the pain started. I have also read that the pain could be a migraine. They don't only happen in your head. There are so many possibilities. I've have regularly gone to doctors (including head doctors), since 1993 for depression, anxiety, and all over body pain. Not once have I not been treated like a hypochondriac. My fault? Maybe, to an extent.
765775 tn?1366028291 I was able to locate this and I am posting it so that it may assist our members in understanding the Pain Scale. I found it quite helpful. THE PAIN SCALE 0 – Pain free. Mild Pain – Nagging, annoying, but doesn't really interfere with daily living activities. 1 – Pain is very mild, barely noticeable. Most of the time you don't think about it. 2 – Minor pain. Annoying and may have occasional stronger twinges.
Avatar n tn The rheumatologist suggested accupuncture for the lumbar pain and believes it beneficial for fibromyalgia patients. I have not tried accupuncture as of yet; wanting to give time to see if chiro and spinal massage was going to work. I have improved significantly as far as being able to MOVE, yet still suffer muscular pain only on the right side of my lower back.
Avatar f tn Hi Cure Chronic Pain, I have had chronic pain for 14 years. Including abdominal rsd, back pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis. Recently, my doctor retired and I'm finding it impossible to find a doctor who will take me as a patient due to my health problems. I live in NY and I would really appreciate it if you could refer me to the place that you wrote about. I have complete medical records for the past 14 yrs. I would be so grateful if you could respond.
Avatar n tn The symptoms you describe of neck/arm/leg pain, proximal muscle weakness and numbness in the middle/ring/pinky are more extensive than would be expected in carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve entrapment at the wrist). Given your pain and proximal muscle weakness, I would evaluate you for an inflammatory myopathy (inflammtory cells attacking muscles).
Avatar n tn By mid July when I still had fatigue and joint pain, I followed up again and this time an ANA panal was performed (along with another lyme test). I will prefece this by saying that my mother and her side of the family have autoimmune disorders (and thyroid disorders), and I previously had an acute parvo virus and mono-type virus in past years. The lyme came back negative, but my ANA was 1:640 speckled pattern.
Avatar n tn It makes me feel so low I would rather deal with the pain. Another thing to check into is fibromyalgia. It's hard to diagnose but actually very common. Good luck to everyone!
Avatar f tn I had looked at fibromyalgia back in the early days of my pain. But doctor had never mentioned it so I kinda of ruled it out. I'm now waiting for my gp to receive the ultrasound results/report to see what she says. How ever I am going to hopefully see her tomorrow as I have had some bleeding recently which is out of cycle. I am assuming its due to the small cyst they have seen. The sonographer did not seem too worried about seeing the cyst.
Avatar f tn I also feel depressed all the time and I have horrible muscle pain and body aches. I can be perfectly fine one day and the next day I wake up and my whole body aches for weeks. It's so bad I feel like I've been run over by an 18 wheeler truck. It's so bad that I can barely move and I'm miserable. Then it will suddenly go away just as quickly and mysteriously as it came on. I also can't do anything physical now without getting severe muscle pain.
Avatar n tn I have since had symptoms that have gotten worse over the last 10 months. I have dizziness, severe neck pain with pain radiating from the back of my head/neck, terrible pain or numbness and tingling alternating in my arms and legs. I have started having what I think are panic attacks as well. I feel the tingling and numness spread up my arm and then it sends me into a panic. I have also experienced dizziness, stuffiness in my ears, and stiffness in my neck with pressure in my head.