Fibromyalgia pain log

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Avatar f tn Many of those already suffering from the pain of fibromyalgia also suffer from myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is another form of chronic pain that can affect the entire body, particularly the face and jaw. Myofascial pain can add to the already annoying symptoms of fibromyalgia, and can contribute to disability and a poor quality of life if not diagnosed properly. I have had fibro for years and most likely also have MPS as well although not diagnosed.
Avatar n tn I'm scared because I know I'm going to need it to live! I also have had fibromyalgia for years and along with that comes a sensitivity to a lot of meds. Does anyone have any info on this. Help Please!
Avatar f tn muscle and/or joint pain, debilitating fatigue, headaches, memory loss, difficulty with concentration. Patients with fibromyalgia often have chronic fatigue syndrome as well. Coginitive behaviour therapy is quite helpful in chronic fatigue syndrome and you can go in for this. There is no medication available that can treat CFS specifically, but different medicines like pain killers and antidepressants are quite useful.
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 n tn Anyone that has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia/CFS, MS, and many other diseases and conditions should be tested for Lyme disease, no mattter where you live in the country. There are tons of myths on this disease, first you don't have to have a bull's eye rash and second, the test your doctor will most likely give you is very unreliable. Please do some research on lyme disease and co-infections. youtube (under our skin) has some informative information as well as other sites.
5290319 tn?1366054778 It might also be useful to maintain a diet log and a corresponding symptom log to correlate the aggravating and relieving food components and plan the diet accordingly. If the symptoms do not seem to relieve with the measures suggested, it is advised to consult a gastroenterologist for a detailed evaluation and suggestion of a specific management plan. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar f tn Well I don't know if its just muscle pain but I've noticed that when i touch my arm and press a little bit it hurts A LOT. When anyone gives me a back massage I have to ask them to stop after a few secons because it hurts A LOT and after they stop i can still feel their fingers pressing down and its so painful. Wondering if anyoen experiences the same thing.
434278 tn?1324709825 hi my name is michelle and my dad was told to day that he has a high chance that he has lupus he has rib pain that he cant take any more and pain throw out his neck he was told that his pain was from having surgry on his lungs me and my sister dont no any thing about lupus and all my dad could say is o no thats bad
Avatar n tn Alright well I've been meaning to go to the doctor for a little bit now anyways about various things but idk if we really have the money for what is essentially just a check up right now (I don't go to the doc all that much) So based on your answers I'm going to do what was suggested and keep a log of the pain (as well as write down any other things I'd want to talk to the doc about) and the next time I do go, I will talk to him/her about it.
Avatar n tn Ice cream is very high in fat and one of the major trigger foods for this type of gallbladder problem area pain. I think you have been suffering too long. Log your symptoms in a journal to help see a pattern or progression of symptoms. There are some disorders that unfortunately take a while to diagnose thus causing greater expense to we chosen ones. Try to remain positive and know that we are all here to teach. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I mean I am in bed alot because of feeling bad. I have fibromyalgia and chronic pain and fatigue. I have some really rollercoaster days. I think that you are underestimating how you are with your daughter. If you are talking about how you feel interacting with her when you are having withdrawals (if that is/was the case at all) that is one thing. But you have to remember with what you are going through now. Think of this as the first day of the rest of your life.
Avatar n tn I have a mild Hyperparathyroidism; I've been getting occassional neck pain (side of neck) which seems to happen after taking large doses of VitD. Has anyone else experienced this; is it a sign of a possible tumor (Primary Hyperpara)?
Avatar f tn I live day to day wondering if I will have a day of pain, because the pain can be so severe that I can't function and I have to rest, take hot showers, and use a heating pad to control the pain. This happens frequently, sometimes even four or more days per week. I have been to my general practitioner, an orthopedic doctor, two chiropractors, a neurologist, a TMJ dentistry specialist, and an ENT.
Avatar n tn Also I have lately found a coorelation of PVC's with exercise, though I can get them at any time during the day, it just seems to happen with exercise lately. I also tend to have chest pain that can be a sharp pain right in the apex area of the left side of my chest or hard in the centre and feels like it spreads to the right and left sides of my chest. I also get intense upper back pain. My questions are: 1.)should it be a concern to me about the pvc's on exercise so much lately?
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?
571028 tn?1539627105 I have had a problems. (aside from that gallon of stuff I had to drink). This happens really infrequently and I have tracked my food around these episodes and there seems to be no smoking gun. I do eat bread but not a huge amount but 99.9% of the time I don't react/have the issue. Weird. I'm beginning to think someone has a voodoo doll and a sharp pin.
Avatar f tn I also have fibromyalgia, a herniated disc in my lower back, degenerative disc disease, myofascial pain, and bipolar disorder (which I seriously think is linked to my pain). I am in CONSTANT pain. I've had back issues since I was a kid (I didn't find out about my neck though until I was in my early 20's). I also used to get a dull achy feeling in my legs. My mom (a retired nurse now) thought I might have lupus so she had me checked by a couple specialists. I did not have lupus.
Avatar n tn If your blood tests are okay, then I would stop worrying so much and just let the docs check you out as needed. Keep a log of your pain/symptoms and make sure the dr. you have listens and doesn't dismiss you as just anxious (god forbid if something was physically wrong). I have learned not to google my symptoms b/c it just makes me more anxious! I hate that. Check out the therapy avenue and see if that helps in the meantime - and perhaps glucosamine chondroiten.
Avatar f tn Hi there! I know at my PM clinic, when you get established with a regimen, then you start seeing the PA or ARNP. Also, if I wanted to start seeing the doc again & stop seeing the PA I'm sure that I could advise the front desk that I wanted to do that. I would explain myself to the doctor whenever he calls back & then switch pain clinics & explain the situation to the new pain clinic. Get on an even kiel (if possible) with the old pain clinic before you switch to a new one.
Avatar n tn Also my Doc's nurse says pain is just a state of mind..........My pain is very REAL!! Is this normal? How long should i be on pain meds?
182493 tn?1348056515 I have extra money to put towards my business, my family, and also to help me manage my Fibromyalgia. Now I can get extra massages and other treatments when I need them. Its been a very rewarding journey. I hope everyone that truely wants recovery and to learn a new way of life sticks around this forum, that they get into helping others, and that they dive head first into recovery the way I did.
Avatar n tn Also as difficult as it is keep a diary or log of pain and activities as well as foods and anything that migh help. It is hard to remember everything when going ot the doctor. This way if it is just stress you can start to pinpoint triggers. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I started calendaring his fevers and they now occur every two weeks- like clockwork. His fevers are occassionally accompnaied by leg pain and stomach pain. During the few days before his fever he is extremely fatigued- tired enough that he falls asleep sitting up. A CBC was done and indicated that he was anemic (his H&H was ~10 and ~30). Two weeks later, his H&H was normal.
Avatar n tn Flank pain also awakens me after 5-6 hours of sleep, just like you the pain subsidizes after I wake up and move around for a few minutes. Base on my experience, the pain is muscular. As we sleep, our body temperature may slightly drop, leading to a muscular pain/spasm around the kidneys/lower back area. As I am sitting here in this cold library, I can feel the flank pain.
Avatar n tn I wake every morning with horrible pain in lower back (kidney area) that radiates to the front of stomach (rib area). I have had battery of tests and found nothing. I am only able to sleep 5-6 hours before pain wakes me, also unable to take a deep breath until I get out of bed (very painful just to roll over), once I stand and get out of bed the pain almost immediately starts to ease. After about 20 minutes of walking around and after first morning void, pain disappears for remainder of day.
Avatar n tn After an hour or two, the pain basically disappears. The pain seems to be emanating from my spine, and tensing up the back muscles nearest the spine. I have been seeing a chiropractor/massage therapist for about 4 weeks now, and it has not helped, because the pain is only after I sleep! I am 23 years old. I help my dad deliver produce 2 times a week in the morning, and I am also a full time sales associate at Sears selling electronics (which I'm on my feet all day.
Avatar n tn It was occasional problems such as mild sinus pain/pressure and headache with mild eye strain. Each year it has gotten worse. Over the course of the past 5 years I have seen multiple doctors across different specialites: Ears, Nose & Throat, Neurologist, Allergist, and my Intern. I have had MRI's and CT scans. This year has been the worst so far. I have already gotten 2 sinus infections.
Avatar n tn didn't understand me when I tried to explain it to her. What is going on? Has anyone else experienced this kind of unbearable pain? If the pain lasted even a min. I feel like I would just pass out and die from the pain. Honestly, it's worst than labor pains. I never know when it's going to occur. And when it does happend, I have to be standing to get through it, I can't be sitting. I've also noticed that after the pain passes I'm out of breath and dizzy. What is going on?
Avatar n tn I've lived w/ severe back pain for as long as I can remember. Had my 1st son 8 yrs ago-after birth(thought I was going to die from pain during those 9 months!)saw MANY doctors - been told I have Spinal Stenosis, Fybromyalgia(SP?),Degenerative Spinal Cord Disease...Had back surgery 7 yrs ago-no help-Was on 120 MG of Oxycontin 2xs a day & 350MG of Percocet 2xs a day - then we found out we were pregnant.
Avatar n tn It's a great way to review your situation objectively and identify patterns in your foods, symptoms, medications, bowel habits and pain level. Hindsight is 20/20 and keeping a log might help you look at things more objectively over the longer term. Also, if you have to go into Emergency again, you can say, this has been the pattern... Are you taking Metamucil or a similar daily fibre product? This helps SOME people with abdominal pain.