Fibromyalgia pain genetic

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2150896 tn?1337516798 I have a distant relative who has fibromyalgia-like pain, as do a few of her female relatives on her mother's side. She sent me a copy of a fascinating study of a new breakthrough discovery. Some researchers found a defective gene related to an enzyme that protects the lungs against inflammation. Whether a person has one or two copies of it determines if there is a higher chance of Parkinson's, COPD, and Fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn Is there anybody out there that has been painfree for years that is not on prescription meds for fibromyalgia.
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.
Avatar f tn My doctors are considering a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, contingent upon the results of a recent biopsy to determine if Sjogren's is a factor. Can fibromyalgia be the cause of my symptoms that cycle (recurring fevers, rash, fatigue, pain, blurry vision, and numbness in hands and feet)? I've heard of it being a factor in regard to fatigue and pain, but am unsure about vision, rash, numbness, and especially fevers.
5586759 tn?1370438872 I've had Fibromyalgia since I was a teenager and I have gone through one pregnancy already, but at the time I hadn't been diagnosed properly for the ailments that I have. It's now round two, I am pregnant again, and I'm wondering about good suggestions to help maintain lower levels of pain. Last time I was put on bed rest at 8 1/2 months and that was torture for my sciatica nerve. I'm trying to stay active and strong. I've been going through physical therapy and things of that nature.
Avatar f tn Getting a proper delta sleep has improved my muscular pain-not that I don't have the pain anymore but it is not as exruciatingly painful now. Its great to hear you have a new doctor who seems to be giving you all the right messages. I have a great relationship with my rheumatologist ever since she said to me "Look at me Mary, look at me straight into my eyes. I WANT TO TELL YOU-I KNOW YOU ARE IN PAIN!" We haven't looked back since then-almost ten years ago.
Avatar f tn Although, I imagine many serious illness do cause muscle-like pain, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain. But I do not consider those as a true diagnosis. I have seen neurologists. Just the wrong ones.I like people that say they don't know the answer when they don't know the answer, rather than make up an ambiguous diagnosis that does not resolve anything. Although, I would prefer to find someone that does indeed KNOW the answer. I am not asking for a professional diagnosis over the internet.
220917 tn?1309788081 Has anyone undergone genetic testing for MELAS? It's something my doc wants to rule out, and I wasn't too concerned about it, because I've been thinking MS all this time, and now it just hangs over my head like the sword of Damacles. I have had so many of the symptoms -- seizures, hearing loss, migraines and stuff, but not the rapid deterioration that I think is a hallmark clue to MELAS. Although it is genetic, most families have just one member that has a full-blown case of it.
554442 tn?1221238825 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.
1023657 tn?1251848541 Other drugs that are usually combined with these are- Flexeril (muscle relaxant, not only decreases muscle pain but also improves sleep), Mirapex (used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease). When used to treat fibromyalgia, it reduced pain in 80% of patients), Low doses of antidepressant medication (improve sleep, decrease pain and eliminate depression). There are a number of alternative therapies that are helpful in relieving the symptoms. One of them is exercise.
1531544 tn?1292096155 I have valve disease involving regurgitation of 3 valves, fibromyalgia, a form of arrhythmia known as SVT and was recently diagnosed with emphysema--and I don't smoke! In addition, I was born with an umbilical hernia and had to wear corrective shoes for "weak ankles" until I was 11 or 12. Congenital cataracts also run in my family: my mother, brother, myself, my son and my neice were all born with them.
573297 tn?1304712740 There is no test for fibromyalgia this syndrome masks alot of things like RA, Lupis, Lymes disease, cervical spine stenosis and once your doc does the tests for these things if they all come back neg you def have fibromyalgia. I have 4 kids and my fibromyalgia pain is so bad some days Id rather be giving birth. It def *****. I am in pain 24/7 it never ends. Fibromyalgia causes anxiety, depression, mood swings, nausea, constipation, etc.....
Avatar f tn I also have Sjogren's, fibromyalgia, and a variant on the MEFV gene. My doctor prescribed Elmiron which I just started. Is there a connection between interstitial cystitis and Sjogren's, fibromyalgia, or the inflammatory response from the genetic variant? I'm wondering if there are other treatment options besides the medication that will also address the other issues.
Avatar f tn Yes, chest pain is another one of symptoms of Fibromyalgia. It's mostly in the pectoral area. There are several trigger points tests doctors use to see if you have Fibromyalgia. Mine started inside my knees. Keep in mind that "Fibro" pain is bilateral which means that it occurs on both sides of the body. I have all of the "trigger points" like, both sides of my neck, back of shoulders, thighs, inside of my knee and tenderness in my upper arms.
Avatar f tn Have been told for years that I had fibro, went to physio testerday with knee pain, and after ding tests, she said I had hypermobility syndrome, My daughter who was there because of severe sciatica, was then tested, and told she had it too, apparently it's a genetic thing. I havn't heard of this before, and the physio seemed very surprised this had not been picked up on before now. I have had several spinal surgeries, and she told me this could be the reason, for my joint problems.
Avatar f tn I have been on generic DARVON for 10 years for fibromyalgia flare ups which occur in sudden drops of outdoor temperature, wind, cold, and stress. Is there any one out there who takes this for fibromyalgia and can control their fibro or is there some other pain killer. Tried Lyrica, I got very sick.
470168 tn?1237474845 Oh, and I am on both a lupus med and a fibromyalgia med... I am taking Lyrica for the pain, which has been recently approved for fibromyalgia. It knocks a lot of pain out, but I warn you if you aren't on it... it makes you gain weight if you don't watch what you eat. As long as you keep an eye on it, though, you should only gain 5 pounds initially which generally comes off after a few weeks. I am also taking plaquenil, which is used for lupus people.
10059661 tn?1407568770 How can I tell which symptoms are from which disease? I have all the pain pressure points and patches of hypersensitive, burning skin of fibromyalgia but some of the other symptoms could be either/or. Muscle weakness, tiredness, sleep problems, diarrhea, and foggy brain. A couple of months ago I noticed my legs getting weaker. And they would shake when I tried to get up from a sitting or squatting position. Then I started to hurt all over, my appetite disappeared, and I couldn't sleep.
Avatar f tn A discussion of fibromyalgia wouldn't be complete without considering what SV40, the monkey virus in the polio vaccine does to glial cells. Suffice it to say, SV40 doesn't just cause cancer. That's pretty much it's final stage, it does much more to get there.
Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me if these are symptoms of fibromyalgia and what you do to help aleviate all the pain, since I am not getting anywhere with my physicians. I would appreciate any adivce given to me.
Avatar n tn was diagnose with fybromyalgia last year i take meds and its been fine but for the last 2 weeks i have cronic all over my body pain diffrent then my fybromyalgia pains and i dont know why i went to the doctor had some bloodwork im waiting on the results, but what can this be?
Avatar f tn Lymes Disease - too many to be brief about Vit D deficiency - bone pain and fatigue fibromyalgia - fatigue and muscle pain. Can be interpreted as being joint pain. Of corse depression can do all sorts of crazy things to our bodies. But it can also trigger other illnesses. For example, lupus and fibromyalgia have been know to follow a severe event or illness in a person's life. There is a test for celiac...I would start there and work down.
Avatar n tn Sharp pain in the front of his chest. Throbbing / aching elbows. Aching neck and sometimes a sharp pain. Aching shoulders and upper arms. He has been taking codydramol every four hours for several weeks now which is helping but only slightly. He has an appointment with a specialist later this month and it would be useful to get some ideas about these symptoms and the kind of questions that he should ask. Thanks in advance for your help.
Avatar n tn Now he is going to do a colonoscopy. One thing to note, I have Fibromyalgia. My G.I. doc says a LOT of people with FM have GI problems. FM is caused by a genetic liver/kidney disfunction, so there could be a connection.... Does anyone else with these symptoms ALSO have Fibromyalgia? Has anyone found ANYTHING to succesfully treat the GI symptoms mentioned above? There is no cure for Fibromyalgia, but there HAS to be something to at least TREAT the GI symptoms!
665881 tn?1248930597 I have had CT scans, MRI's, blood works and they're all appearing normal. I have had widespread pain, aches all over, tingling, twitching, wooziness, numbness, slight weakness, and constant balance problems. Do you think this could be fibromyalgia? I have looked up all the inner ear balance disorders and I don't match up to any about from having poor balance. I have looked up fibromyalgia and have a lot of the symptoms (most of them) but I don't have the stiffness in the morning. Please help!
Avatar m tn Hi, My condition is different but I treated the Hep and cleared. I had the body aches for about 8 years but was not diagnosed with the fibro. After many, many doctors I was diagnosed with fibro last month. I have almost constant pain but sometimes it is worse and sometimes it is noty so bad. So, I guess the answer is no, the trigger is not Hep C and it does not trelieve the pain (at lerast for me). Sorry, I know that is not what you wanted to hear. Good Luck to your Fiance.
Avatar f tn I'm a 29yo female. I want to find out if i have fibromyalgia and would like to hear someone describe the feeling of the pain that comes with it? I am nervous about asking my doctor that he will think i'm a hypochondriac or brush me off. I have had chronic, heavy fatigue for the past 8 years or so. Headaches all the time, brain fog and memory problems. I have kind of just assumed that this was just me but it is extremely frustrating. I've never had a diagnosis.
1047234 tn?1253547296 I have Fibromyalgia and am RH negative, as well!