Fibromyalgia pain guidelines

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Avatar n tn Hey frog1703, Welcome to the forum. Ask your doctor to have your Tartaric Acid levels tested. It is usually very elevated in in most FMS patients that experience significant muscle and joint pain. Elevated PMS pain is often indicative of high Tartaric acid levels as well. Tartaric acid interferes with the Krebs cycle which is your major energy producing cycle and is a muscle toxin. Also, if your doctor is not a LLMD (lyme literate medical doctor) do a search and find one asap!
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
483733 tn?1326802046 I hope they can give you some guidelines so you'll know what is everyday fibro pain vs. an oncoming flare. This really stinks.
Avatar n tn How do I safely discontinue oxycontin use without causing myself to have another flareup of fibromyalgia? I believe my condition is now to the point where I can relieve the pain with non-narcotic pain relievers but I'm afraid that coming off of opiates after having been on them continuously for 8 years now will just cause me to go into another flareup. How will I know the difference between a fibromyalgia flareup and the pain and fatigue of withdrawal?
Avatar f tn Hi! I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. I have horrible pain and my doctors are trying to work with me to find a treatment that doesn't involve heavy pain meds. I have serious issues with my digestive system and so most pain medicine such as vicoden(sp?) or any of those types constipate me. I was hoping for a natural suggestion to talk with my doctor about.
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 Fibromyalgia, which may affect 200 million people worldwide, is difficult to diagnose and hard to treat, with no clear guidelines for symptoms that include pain, fatigue, stiffness and sleep difficulties. There is evidence that it may be caused by a heightened sensitivity to pain. Patients often turn to alternative therapies such as tai chi, yoga, acupuncture or massage.
Avatar n tn Don't give up even though it's possible as I found out with my severe 24/7 migraines on top of my fibromyalgia and stroke pain. At least find another anti-depressant which can help you with your mood as well as all anti-depressants are pain relievers to some extent. But the ones approved for fibromyalgia were all toxic to me. Wish you the best.
Avatar f tn are some of symptoms of fibromyalgia body jerks and visual disturbances? a friend of mine/s doctor is investigating fibromyalgia but not that i'm a dr. or anything and i'm sure it is different in every body there just seems to be some things that don't mix. i know some woment that it seems to hit them really bad for a couple of months and then they seem to be perfectly fine for a while. not just look fine but when asked feel fine. and yet my friend just slowly gets worse.
Avatar n tn *Widespread pain. Fibromyalgia is characterized by pain in specific areas of your body when pressure is applied, including the back of your head, upper back and neck, upper chest, elbows, hips and knees. The pain generally persists for months at a time and is often accompanied by stiffness. *Fatigue and sleep disturbances. People with fibromyalgia often wake up tired and unrefreshed even though they seem to get plenty of sleep.
Avatar n tn The drs don't know what is causing my pain but suspect costochondritis and fibromyalgia. My life is spent lying on the couch. Could you please help, I don't like being an invalid.
Avatar f tn I have just been turned down by SS Disability for the 2nd time. This time I am not only appealing but I have also just retained a lawyer to help me. I am just so frustrated at this point. I was injured on a job in 2003 which resulted in a workers comp case & back surgery. I had surgery on my L-3 & L-4 & also have herniated disks in Thoracic region. After I settled I had no choice but to go back to work. I went back to work as soon as I recovered from my surgery.
Avatar f tn Pain and soreness in joints along with brain fog also need fibromyalgia workup. the defining criteria according to the guidelines laid are, apart from pain and fatigue, about 11 trigger points, sleep disturbance, morning stiffness, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, numbness or tingling of extremities, restless leg syndrome, temperature sensitivity and cognitive and memory problems. various tests and tender points in back of neck, shoulders, sternum, lower back etc.
Avatar f tn Currently experiencing migratory muscle pain and constant midsection pain -- bending, lifting, moving hurt. Have seen many specialists and had several blood tests -- all normal or negative --- ANA, rheumatoid factor, CBC, sed rate, lyme antibody, TSH, aldolase, EMG. My PCP has washed her hands of me. Hematologist is stumped and sending me to teaching facility. I believe I might have lyme disease in spite of negative titer.
Avatar n tn Sadly it can't be like a fibromyalgia. At least that's the guidelines in my area of the state. Learning how NY manages their Chronic Pain patients will be helpful to you. I am sorry that I am not certain.... maybe a member will offer some insight. I hope something I have offered will be of help to you. Please keep in touch!
Avatar f tn I have fibromyalgia, Phn and psoriasis on hands and my feet. I can't walk or function without my meds. I take Percocet and morphine. I see my pm every 3 months and she writes me handwritten scripts for all three months. I keep them on file with the pharmacy. I always followed the rules and passed every single drug test. My husband left me after 22 years of marrimage for another woman. He left us with nothing. I dont drive or have a car.
Avatar n tn I had a holtor monitor (palpitations, chest pain, fatigue- I also have Fibromyalgia) and the nurse called today and said it was normal. Who knows? The scary part is that my dad (who had EDS-posthumously diagnosed)died at age 30 from a cerbral aneurysm. But according to the doctor, I have a great cholesteral level, so my heart is fine. ARGGGH!!!!
Avatar f tn By "chronic pain syndrome" your doctor may be referring to Fibromyalgia, which is a set of symptoms for which no cause can be found. Ironically, Firbromyalgia didn't exist until TSH became the standard for testing thyroid. Equally, ironic is that many/most symptoms are relieved when the person is started on thyroid hormones. That said there really is no such thing as "beginning hypothyroidism" for which you only need testing in 3 months.
Avatar f tn I also have severe scalp pain,in addition to fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, and an entire host of other problems associated with the fibromyalgia. The scalp pain is very bothersome and I have had some hair loss, but it grows back. I was told and have read the scalp pain and hair loss is part of the fibromyalgia, is this true?
Avatar f tn Unfortunately for me, it caused me to gain 16 pounds in two weeks (with no change in diet or exercise.) Not sure what your pain is from. I was given it for fibromyalgia, though I had a benefit from it from my RSD pain.
Avatar n tn Muscle weakness in legs, dizziness, eyepain, neck pain, throat pain, ear pain, nausea, disorientation, lack of concentration--the works ~_~` Well, this OTHER doctor--I went to a different ER, because my ER sucks--said that it was an issue with my Inner Ear. He gave me some Antihistimine to bring down my dizziness and to dry up some of the fluid that was in my ears. I feel a little better, but I also have to go back to the doc to get a total check out (again).
Avatar f tn I began to worry, when six months later the pain was so bad in my feet and ankles I could barely walk, and the pain in my hands was so bad I couldn't grab a blanket. I have been seeing a rheumatologist now, but still no answers. He says it is definitely inflammatory and put me on anti-inflammatories and treatment for inflammatory arthritis. I do see improvement with the anti-inflammatories, but there's more to the story.
211940 tn?1267884866 I am treating for fibromyalgia with Lyrica and it seems to help other pain, but not my arm. Pain meds don't help. I've had two major back surgeries in the last five years and have 3 vertebrae fused. I think it is worse at night because I'm not distracted by work. I am a computer system engineer for a doctor company (ironic, eh?). I've been diagnosed with DeQervains disease. I'm wearing a wrist brace to see if it helps, 2 weeks and no change. I can't lift my arm above shoulder height.
Avatar n tn I am a male, 46yrs old 6ft and weigh 175 lbs. My pain comes and goes and has for about 6 months. It is not severe pain, but at times is more annoying than anything. It feels like there is something in there pinching me. I went to an internal med MD in July. He ran blood tests that all came back fine. He sent me to have an abdominal ultrasound which showed only "healthy" organs. No dilated bile duct, no gall stones, liver enzymes were in normal range.
Avatar f tn As I said in my earlier post it took my mother only 5 hours before she had failyy good pain relief. However in eightnhours her pain went from a 10+ on a scale of 1-10. At the end of five hours she was at a 4 and in three more hours she was at a 2-3. So hopefully you will soon notice reduction of your pain level if you took this recently.
Avatar n tn I have been having symptoms of dizziness, head pain, shakiness and a spaced out kind of foggy feeling like i am watching my life from the outside - all day every day. There are some times for a couple of hours during the day that the symptoms may lift and give me a few moments to live- but not much. I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of.
Avatar f tn my doctor put me on Norco 7.5/325 and it doesn't help with my pain. How do I talk to my doctor and get something stronger without sounding like a drug seeker?
Avatar f tn Your records show that you are in pain. You may know that we have new guidelines these days that most Drs follow. Many would rather try every other kind of treatment because giving us a prescription. It's hard to say what will happen because all pain Drs are different. Since you will be seeing a pain Dr he/she will most likely have you fill out a contract. You will probably be asked to fill out other paper work describing your pain levels and such too. They may ask for a urine test.