Fibromyalgia physicians

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Avatar f tn Does anyone know Dr. Harold Bowersox? Apparently Dr Bowersox used to work in the town where I work . Recently ads in our newspaper have started showing up stating that " You can be cured from Fibromyalgia!!" Dr Bowersox has written a book that I have ordered but as a person with Fibromyalgia and a nurse this ad sounds too good to be true. I right away discounted it but have talked to some people I work with who remember Dr Bowersox and say he was a good doctor????? Help me!
Avatar n tn I have a very good Rheumatologist who says that almost all of her patients have Fibromyalgia (I live in south Florida). The problem I have is with all my other doctors - Primary, Urologist, Neurologist, etc., that still do not believe that FM is a real syndrome/disease/ailment. I know it is currently considered a syndrome, but I've heard it is changing status as a disease because of positive test results on specific blood work.
Avatar f tn All of our members here are sharing their own personal experiences with physicians, treatments and education. Some of our members here have medical experience and of course, years of experience being a patient and being tossed around like a football. Since we have conditions that are relatively new and often misunderstood in the medical field, there are many members here who do their research and share that information with the other members.
710094 tn?1229312306 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. Also, prior to adding any form of herbal, homeopathic or vitamins to your diet please check with your physician. Some can have serious interactions with prescribed medications or other over-the-counter drugs. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care.
547368 tn?1440545385 So sorry you're running into this problem. I'm not sure if private physicians here (in Massachusetts) can deny care based on the insurance. I suppose they can. On my worker's comp, my surgeon accepts my WC for my hand surgeries and the pain clinic as well, though I know it's at a much reduced rate. A friend from work who is also out with a hand injury but lives in a different area has had a very difficult time trying to find a doctor that will cover her through worker's comp.
Avatar n tn Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers Applaud CDC's Heightened Efforts to ... 20061103T153100-0500 ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) together with the National Institute for Health today announced a four million dollar research program to study the causes and possible treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The CDC also announced an accompanying national education campaign to raise public awareness of this rapidly growing illness.
Avatar f tn The Health Status Burden of People With Fibromyalgia: A Review of Studies That Assessed Health Status with the SF-36 or the SF-12 D. L. Hoffman; E. M. Dukes An excerpt: "Studies performed worldwide showed that FM groups were significantly more impaired than people in the general population on all eight health status domains assessed." link to article: http://www.medscape.
209591 tn?1267418314 Hi, I am a 25 year old female that was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in August along with many other things...I have been staying so tired, some days sleeping more than 15 hours....Just getting out of bed sometimes is almost impossible...For you all what has been the most helpful treatment (exercise, therapy or medication) for your fatigue? All of my medicines cause fatigue and so do all 8 to 10 diagnoses I currently have...Thanks so much for your help.
91878 tn?1209644689 I had a horrible appointment with my PCP last week. He has a thick file on me with all my medical records for the last 3 years and still does not think it is his place to determine whether I am disabled or not. He thinks all the specialists that I have seen in the last 3 years should each write a letter. I have seen at least 10 different specialists and I know that they forward their test results and remarks to him. I feel that he has enought information to write a letter for me.
Avatar n tn Hi MissApy and Welcome, I saw your post about the fibromyalgia & thyroid connection. There is a very informative website at; in which he addresses this extensively. He believes thyroid patients with FM, are actually undertreated with thyroid medication and need dosage increases or addition of t-3 hormone, if not already on it. This was pretty much my experience.
Avatar f tn They specifically mention fibromyalgia and how many physicians are not prescribing fibromyalgia medications and instead... giving their fibro patients medications like Aleve !! Isn't this fraud ?? Why aren't health insurance companies doing anything about this ? They are getting ripped off and so are we ! Half of Doctors Routinely Prescribe Placebos source:
Avatar f tn There isn't a standard treatment for CFS or fibromyalgia. The physicians that I pay attention to are the ones who successfully treated their own diseases. IMO... these physicians don't have a hidden agenda. Dr. Garth Nicolson (who was recently here... check out the Health Pages!) ---- treated his own CFS like symptoms. He is the founder of The Institute for Molecular Medicine.... here's his very impressive bio: Website address: David A.
Avatar f tn The World Health Organization is responsible for applied codes relating to disease/illness. This is defined for classification of a recognized disease/illness, used by physicians and for deciding disabilities. In 1992 FMS held the classification of: Rheumatism, unspecified. In 2009 they developed another International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD 10-CM), which will be implemented in 2013.
Avatar m tn Also is fibromyalgia and CFS the same condition. My father has fibromyalgia, 1st cousin. But my aunt has CFS.
Avatar f tn Also, the diagnostic health care page (link below) will list some of the tests that many fibromyalgia patients fail. The tender point testing is usually how physicians are now diagnosing fibromyalgia. Newly Diagnosed ? Diagnostic and Blood Tests to Help Diagnose Fibromyalgia
Avatar n tn and we list many conditions that physicians usually rule out before making a CFS or fibromyalgia diagnosis.
402205 tn?1230484605 Hi, I have had many of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and am going to get tests at the Fibromyalgia Centers of America tomorrow. Anything I should know or do? Are they good? Should I go elsewhere? I really just want relief as I'm sure you all can relate to and want to know that I'm going to some place where I will get help.
Avatar f tn Finally ! I am so happy to see that the Mayo Clinic and American College of Rheumatology lists complementary medicine as other therapies that may benefit fibromyalgia. I know "alternative" medicine (AKA: pre-western medicine) has been a blessing for me. I work not only with my specialist, but also with an alternative medicine practitioner as well and thank God for both of these compassionate, educated men.
Avatar f tn Thanks for the link. It is a lot of information. I do agree with the findings. The doctors here need to get on the ball . We need help and fast. There is so much research that needs to be done. I hope and pray it will be done soon rather than later.
Avatar f tn 2 week later, still not feeling better, I went back and he sent me to an internist, who then told me I have Fibromyalgia. The tender points did all hurt when he applied pressure, and he gave my Lyrica, and here I am, only getting worse. I'm not 100% convinced that my problem is Fibromyalgia, or that it's that alone.
Avatar f tn I have been going to a group of physicians at a great place. They work together. Very 1st symptom was a weird left sided twitch from upper left side of head down through eye to arm. It kind of jerked my body to the left, or caused me to jerk to left. I then started getting tired, I mean exhausted, sleepy. I never fell asleep watching tv or a movie, but suddenly I was coming home from work and if I sat on couch before I made dinner I was out, and worse I was unable to be woken up.
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.
Avatar m tn Unable to walk 16 months later and confined to bed, I am seeking help, needless to say. Doctors and physicians want to perform tests and they are aware that I am unemployed and uninsured. (I worked for an insurance company for over 30 years, stopped drinking the "Company Kool-Aid" and was unjustly terminated. Now, I face medical bills in excess of $300,000 USD. Back to fibromyalgia. My right leg is paralyzed and my groin and leg has NO FEELING, NOT EXCLUDING PAINFUL TO TOUCH.
341042 tn?1244780027 I sought the advice of many physicians, including a Rhuematologist and no one was able to help or diagnose my issue until I was finally diagnosed with Hepatitis C. I am not implying you have Hep C and knowing your young age, my best guess is that this is not your problem. Generally, symptoms of Hep C sufferers do not present themselves until one is in their 30's - 40's.
563571 tn?1232494790 I have chronic severe ITP (Immune or Idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura)-- diagnosed 10 years ago. I have finally been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia after years of severe pain and fatigue. My pain is so severe now I have begun doing more research. I just found this site and read some posts on the connection between clotting and FMS. Can someone explain this connection more clearly to me? Do most most of you with FMS have ITP also?
Avatar f tn Hi DD, If I understand your post you are looking for a physician that will understand your pain and prescribe a pain medication that works for you. Am I correct? I think that point may have been missed. I do not know any physicians in your area. Unfortunately you may have labeled yourself by going to a methadone clinic. You may be hard pressed to convince an medical provider otherwise. I think you are may be in a pickle, as my grandmother would have said.
Avatar f tn Were you ever on antidepressants or any medication that would effect dopamine, serotonin or norepinephrine levels, prior to being dx'd with Fibromyalgia? If so, what was your age and approximately how long did you stay on the medication. Thank you for your response to this poll. Have a nice day.
434278 tn?1324709825 I have an ANA titer of 1:640 (homgeneous pattern). Does Fibromyalgia generally go along with an ANA this elevated?
Avatar f tn I am writing on behalf of my sister who has been diagnosed with a SEVERE Vitamin D deficiency. She has every symptom of fibromyalgia and was actually diagnosed with it during a process of elimination a couple of years ago. She is now wondering if there may be a relation between fibro and vitamin d. At this point, she feels too sick to research this so I am searching for answers. Her symptoms include joint/muscle/bone pain, chronic fatigue, edema in her feet and ankles, and flu like symptoms.