Fibromyalgia patients

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia patients


Panda What are the best vitamin supplements for fibromyalgia pain? I've heard of magnesium working very well, is this true and if so how much?
Avatar n tn Studies have shown that patients with Fibromyalgia have a history of head or neck injury. There are approximately 500 of this type of chiropractor in the US. A referral directory, as well as bountiful patient education, can be found at It's a terrific site. You'll soon find that there are a handful of different Upper Cervical techniques, each of which have provided Fibromyalgia patients with desirable outcomes.
Avatar n tn Fatigue, dizziness and so many other symptoms are common in fibro patients and in fact, 29% of fibro patients have a positive ANA titer. I hope that you will consider joining us on MedHelp's fibro/CFS board. I'm the Community Leader there.
Avatar f tn It's been very hard for the last 3months, with my heart, body pain, tired, head aches . I've had Fibromyalgia for 13years that I know of, basicly I am almost crippled. Has anyone gotten better after their thyriod problems where taken care of?
Monster These areas feel painful with even slight pressure and are called tender points (figure 1). Many patients with fibromyalgia feel that their joints are swollen, although there is no visible inflammation of the joints (arthritis). ### FIBROMYALGIA TESTS — There are no specific laboratory or imaging tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn Many conventional medical doctors do not think that fibromyalgia exists. In fact, many patients who believe they have this condition are often derided by their doctors. One reason many conventional doctors do not think fibromyalgia is a “real” condition is that no specific medication is effective for treating this illness. Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin.
Avatar f tn htm One thing I can tell you about high blood pressure and fibromyalgia is that some fibromyalgia medications can actually cause high blood pressure in fibromyalgia patients ! You might want to consider posting your symptoms in MedHelp's fibro/CFS forum (I am one of the CL's in there) and we can make sure that other possible conditions have been ruled out (Chari Malformation, lyme, etc.). We also have a wealth of information about fibromyalgia in our Health Pages.
Avatar f tn I have had a several patients with Fibromyalgia and the one thing that I would do to help with there pain was deep tissue massages. the patients I had swore by it and said that it help more than anything that the dr.'s gave them.
Avatar n tn I suffer from fibromyalgia and neurophy daily. When the pain is severe I can hardly stand it. Are there any new approaches to this condition. I am taking vicoden, cymbalta, pamelor and neurotyn?
Avatar f tn My nutritionist works with fibromyalgia patients. Have you tried digestive enzymes, especially protease enzymes? There's much that you can do to relieve the pain from this condition. I'm not very knowledgeable about the particulars, but if you find a nutritionist to do these tests for you, you may find out what's causing your condition. A good digestive enzyme complex is an inexpensive place to start. Also, acidophilus and bifidus, the "good" bacterias. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn As long as they see that you are able to do more things with them, they should be grateful that their friend is able to engage more with them in life. There are many chronic pain patients that need to take some sort of sleep aid to counter the alertness brought on by some medications. There are tranquilizers or hypnotics that you can talk with your doctor about that can help you get a better night's sleep. The big question is, Is the Savela helping your pain from Fibromyalgia?
Avatar f tn Hey Suzy. Welcome to the forum. Oxycodone @ 10mg injected will produce the SAME results as morphine for most people. I'm mentioning this to point out that these types of drugs are opioid drugs, potentially habit forming narcotic drugs. The fact that they are prescribed legally, does not make them any less dangerous than street drugs, other than the fact that their "quality" and strength are consistent with what they claim.
Avatar n tn Please consult an orthopaedist and rheumatologist and discuss this possibility and start the treatment as your symptoms don’t relate to any other disorder but Fibromyalgia . Prostate problems and UTIs are more frequent in patients with Fibromyalgia . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
Avatar n tn When used to treat fibromyalgia, it reduced pain in 80% of patients), Low doses of antidepressant medication(improve sleep, decrease pain and eliminate depression), relaxation techniques (besides lessening pain, these therapies also decrease the number of tender points), Acupuncture, Application of warm compresses and Tender point injections( Steroid or lidocaine injections into a painful area may provide temporary relief ).
Avatar f tn Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most Fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant. Wishing you well.
Avatar n tn I have Fibromyalgia and now they are checking me for Cushings is there any relationship?
Avatar n tn My doc says that I have fibromyalgia and not to worry. But I have so many lumps throughout my body I do worry. I first noticed a few tender lumps on my right rib after having an ultrasound 9 months ago. (I thought the tech was rough but over time the pain gets better then comes back.) I have many more squishy tender lumps now.(I did notice that in both of my thighs they also had small bumps but now its more like a hard, tender rope.
Avatar n tn I'd say my energy levels havent always been great for as long as I remember but I can still run 5 or 6 mile runs almost 3 times per week. I am most concerned about fibromyalgia at this point. I saw a new rheumatologist today who did not rule it out. He did not examine me for the 18 points that I have read about. I told him that I had prostate problems in the past and I have had some constipation ehre and there since I was 19.
Avatar f tn You know peoples opinions don't bother me. There are facts and the fact is that some fibromyalgia patients are in wheelchairs. The truth never hurts... only our reaction to it does.
358486 tn?1294779988 There are pressure points that are part of diagnosing Fibromyalgia. Google "fibromyalgia pressure points" online for a drawing of the human body that shows those points. If you push at least a half-dozen areas and it hurts, you probably have it. Fibro is painful and is often accompanied by headaches.
710094 tn?1229312306 I haven't heard of fibromyalgia causing this type of disruption to anyones body. If you are vomiting on a daily basis, you are depleting your electrolytes and could also suffer from dehydration or malnutrition. Any of these could cause problems with dizziness and forgetfulness. It could be contributed to fibromyalgia, but I pray that you are still under a physicians care for your gastric problem because your symptoms could be a result of that as well.
Avatar f tn Although, I do not seem to have severe, debilitating pain that I hear so many fibromyalgia patients describe. I just started PT last week to help with my cervical spine issues, so we weill see if that helps with the headaches. It would be nice to have some relief!
Avatar f tn Iam a mother with 2 young children and I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 4 years ago. Since then I have been suffering with extreme pain that never lets up. I am curious if anyone else has ideas on which medicines work better for pain. I also suffer from depression and anxiety issues. I also have difficulty sleeping, I feel so alone, because neither my family or friends understand my problems. They think I do not really have medical problems. I appreciate if anyone replies!
1550149 tn?1340004330 Chronic Sleep Disturbance Sleep disturbances are common in fibromyalgia. Pain is certainly a factor. In addition, fibromyalgia patients have more sleep disturbances than others. Specifically, both adult and young patients have a higher than average incidence of a sleep disorder called periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), (formerly known as nocturnal myoclonus).
Avatar m tn It is much more common in women, and it can be debilitating. Many conventional medical doctors do not think that fibromyalgia exists. In fact, many patients who believe they have this condition are often derided by their doctors. One reason many conventional doctors do not think fibromyalgia is a “real” condition is that no specific medication is effective for treating this illness. Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Girl Many common conditions can cause a flare of fibro-- most commonly a viral syndrome. In my patients with fibromyalgia, they can typically predict they will get a cold several days before it hits due to the increase in whole bodyu pain. Certainly, several other conditions and medicatins can exacerbate fibro for example: statin therapy, hypothyroidism, low potassium, low magnesium, Vit D, B12 or C deficiency to name a few.
Avatar f tn the liver filters toxins and if i got the info right, something called Kupffer cells in turn release IL1 IL2 somehow in turn the spinal cord and brain get over excited and we perceive pain. here are some links if anyone suffers from pain..
875863 tn?1271606985 Hi! Dr. I was never told what category Fibromyalgi falls into. Would his be considered an "auto-immune" dis-ease? I was told that Fibromyalgia does not progress. If this is true, then why can I no longer do the job that I used to do, nor can I do household chores, easily? I used to be able to when I was diagnosed in 1996, even last summer. (not easily,but I did it) Now, I deal with pain that never goes away, fatigue beyond comprehension, and flu-like symptoms on a constant basis?
Avatar f tn Hi, A combination of Lyrica and Methadone has been found to be effective in controlling Fibromyalgia pain. Methadone may be administered alone without a combination because it is a potent analgesic. It is a narcotic analgesic similar to Morphine. However it is not used commonly for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. It has some serious side effects. Risk of serious side effects may occur even if patient has used other narcotic medications and if the drug is used improperly.
Avatar f tn Reported today in the Sacramento Bee: Fibromyalgia: Patients say many doctors don't take them seriously