Fibromyalgia remission

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Avatar f tn I have read on various sites that fibromyalgia has periods of remission. I have yet to experience this. I might have a better than average day per week, but that is about it. Do any of you experience periods of remission and for how long? I have been in a constant flare up for about a year now. I can look back over the years and see when i started to have some of the problems that i have now, and those symptoms started when i was about 25 and pregnant with my first son.
Avatar m tn the good news is that after 18 has gone into remission. IT CAN go into remission. As mahd said you have to take it easy on how much you do as far stress goes. Pace yourself. Calcium supplement and diet help emensly. Try Not to "own" the label of "fibromyalgia" aceptance to the best of your ability is key. Best to you.
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!
Avatar f tn Diagnosed Hypoglycemic at 12 Diagnosed Lupus and Fibromyalgia at 23. Currently in remission. Degenerative joint disease in both knees, hip bursitis, tmj Currently on a non-processed food die and exercise daily. This seems to have made a significant impact of my joint pain, fatigue, and general SLE/FMS/Hashimoto's symptoms.
Avatar n tn What is your opinion on the use of Guaifenesin in FM patients to aid in remission? Also, I know someone with FM who underwent chemotherapy and was in remission for 2 1/2 years - only recently she has began to flare again. Have you heard of the use of chemo in treating FM - and what is your opinion on this?
Avatar f tn I posted my intro here yesterday, so I won't go into all my details, but after 2-3 years of odd symproms and random/chronic muscle pain my neurologist has suggested that I have fibromyalgia. She said I should discuss it with my famil doctor at my next appt, which is in July. Both doctors have run me through countless tests to rule out other neuro and autoimmune diseases including MS. My family doctor really felt like I may be depressed.
Avatar n tn She also has fibromyalgia and I recently heard a short blip on a newscast that there may be a connection between the two illnesses. Is there such a connection and did anyone else hear that newscast?
Avatar f tn I hear that some women with fibromyalgia go into remission while pregnant. May have something to do with the increase in hormones, particularly progesterone. Progesterone has a calming effect on the body and is good for pain relief. Some people are even using natural progesterone cream for fibromyalgia treatment. I don't now how far along you are in your pregnancy, but maybe the pain will get better.
1698289 tn?1306810557 I'm already overweight and I am in remission for Lymphoma cancer. Should I be concerned?
Avatar n tn Alright, I am 23 years old and I have been progressively getting sicker and sicker for two years now. The best guess is Fibromyalgia. It started with mild headaches and has developed into pain everywhere (mostly joints and muscles in my legs) I also have IBS, fatigue, severe migraine / tension headaches, I also have been having kidney problems (stones) but In these past two years it has gotten so much worse.
1564938 tn?1295223828 Unexplained aches and pains coming on and off could be due to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, H pylori infection, anemia, liver disorders, diabetes, hypothyroidism, Vit B12 or Vit D deficiency and due to calcium or magnesium deficiency. It can also be due to sleep related disorders. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar m tn Now the virus has become active her Fibromyalgia has spread throughout her body and pain become far more severe, as it is said Hepatitis can be a known trigger for Fibromyalgia. But i am curious on knowing how anyones symptoms of Fibromyalgia is after clearing the Hepatitis C Virus ? Now the Virus has been removed, there is no trigger from the Hepatitis so does this relieve the pain for the Fibromyalgia? YES? NO?
Avatar f tn Hi! I would like to join this community. I have had fibromyalgia since a near fatal car accident 10 years ago. I am currently on Celexa and Methadone, and I have gained about 35 lbs. and I can't figure out how to stop it or why it is happening. My pain management doctor is a neurologist, and he just says it is a combination of the meds, menopause,not being as active, but he is not a diet doctor and his main concern is my pain. Is there another combination of meds that doesn't do this?
Avatar m tn Is there ANY help yet for Fibromyalgia patients? That is 'besides' those horrid drugs like Cymbalta & Lyrica that give us wretched side effects.
Avatar n tn Been taking Asacol ever since, and luckily it's been more or less in remission since '99 or so. So what Graham had to say about absorption problems may well be a factor in my illness - which as I said is kinda similar to yours. My GP picked up lowish iron back in May, before my current problems started, and lowish rbc MG levels which have not improved despite taking 300 mg daily for 3 months. So I'm thinking I should make sure someone checks my B12, as G. recommended.
741900 tn?1235164218 Can a person with Lupus really go into remission? After 22 years of having SLE my doctor told me last week that I am in remission. What does that mean? Will it flair up again? Has any of you been in a remission? What dosage of medication were you on when it happened? I want to be happy and excited but I don’t want to be disappointed either. My dosage right now is 4mg prednisone, 400mg Plaquinel, 125mg Imuran. Would love to hear some input.
778275 tn?1326917223 A rheumatologist found very low Vitamin D - all other immune systems disorders were negative. She believes I have a mild case of fibromyalgia but also believes I don't have classic Myasthenia Gravis. I do have extreme fatigue and weakness some days. Questions: Do you think I have an immune mediated neuropathy, possibly small fiber and not actually have MG, in some sort of remission ? How long must I be in remission to be safe. What can I do to halt/ reverse the MG?
Avatar f tn I was seperately diagnosed with fibromyalgia about a year after all this started based on other symptoms. The doctor didn't know if the nerve stuff was related but didn't think so. I am wondering if it is. Has anyone else experienced this type of nerve pain with fibro? Diagnostic nerve conduction tests do show a slowing of impulses along these nerve pathways but it relapses and remits as far as severity goes, depending on the day.
Avatar f tn I have had Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Immunodysfunction for 20 years. For me a 60 to 80 mg of Depo-Medrol (steroid) does help. (up to 2 times per year and only when I am REALLY bad.) I've heard that Lyrica is very good for fibro. patients but I personally cannot take it as I get the bad side affects. He also had me do a SLEEP STUDY 2 months ago. I have mild sleep apnea & now use a C-Pap at night which I love.
778275 tn?1326917223 Do you think I have an immune mediated neuropathy, possibly small fiber and not actually have MG, in some sort of remission ? How long must I be in remission to be safe. What can I do to halt reverse the MG? Why does it start (tingling) when I doze off in my chair? Do you think it is caused by a virus - If so can I do a series of tests to determine which virus it is and treat it? What should be my next step? Which tests?
Avatar f tn Looking for help...I am 33 years old. I have Systemic Lupus and fibromyalgia. 3 years ago had a bad lupus flare and was put on 60mg of prednisone for a year and a half. After 2 mo on the prednisone I developed avascular necrosis in my knees, then hips. I had both my hips replaced, but they don't want to mess with my knees too at my age...Before all this happened (3 years ago) I was very active, walking, yoga, etc.
Avatar n tn having fibromyalgia?.... did you have bad flare ups or did you go into remission? what about after giving birth? did you have to go off of your medication slow as well? are all of your babies healthy? 3!?! WOW, I am hoping this will not be my only baby either:) I am going to see the NP soon for a "prenatal" sson are they able to do an ultrasound? SORRY for all of the questions, this is all SO new to me!!
176838 tn?1211463974 When I came out of remission last fall & went hyper I had really bad aching muscles & joints. I thought I had lupus but nope, it was my thyroid. I have been diagnosed with underlying Graves so I do have an autoimmune component to my thyroid problem (in addition to the nodules & goiter). After my TT I went hypo and again had the aching of the muscles & joints so apparently I get it both ways. But now, even though I'm "euthyroid" with a tsh of 1.
Avatar f tn Dr. Lowe from the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation supports the premise that most fibromyalgia patients are either hypothyroid or thyroid hormone resistant. Seronergative arthritis. Look also for any possible anemia issues (low thyroid function is linked to anemia as well) or haemochromatosis/iron overload, which may cause arthritic symptoms, joint and bone pain. Hope this helps. If you need any details please post again anytime. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn I am curious how many people are RH-, received RhoGam injection after the birth of their 1st childs birth and now has Fibromyalgia. In the 1980's, RhoGam had mercury in it. Actually, mercury was in many immunizations (used as a preservative), but have been (supposedly) recently removed from products. I cannot get much information on this subject.
446963 tn?1205333997 I haven't had regular medical care but have had several doctors quickly call my joint pain fibromyalgia and send me on my way with whatever pain medication. I've also been spacey all my life, forgetful. Clumsy. I went to my GP to ask if I could have ADD. He prescribed Zoloft because I was still breastfeeding my 10 month old son and he said it would be safer. However, November last year all my symptoms came to a head.
Avatar f tn has anyone tried coconut oil to treat fibromyalgia with any success? My fibro started after a viral infection...then I had terrible muscle spasms and a strange weakness in my neck, as though I could not hold up my head. I had a lot of pain in my hips, buttocks, and upper back in the trapezius area. I was at the end of perimenopause and I had recently stopped taking birth control pills. The spasms stopped after a couple of months and my doctor put me on trazadone.
975514 tn?1325001538 I will tell you that I have had this disease since I was in my late teens and Fibromyalgia can go into remission with the proper care, exercise and with good stress management, but it will never go away for good. I have come in and out of pain throughout my life. One day doctors will have the mystery of the disease figured out (hopefully sooner than later), but for now, I am content with belief because I can finally get help.
Avatar n tn I pray that you will be in that category of women that goes into remission during pregnancy. I have MS and Fibro and the rate of remission during pregnancy is much higher. I do have one bit of advice, about coming off your medications safely, if that's your goal. The key word here is doctor supervision ONLY and the taper must be VERY slowly, to have no withdrawal symptoms. Very slowly. This is the way I did it once and I had no problems with withdrawal. None. The Oxycodone is Percocet.
Avatar f tn I also have lupus which is in remission. And fibromyalgia which is very active. I get sacrialiac joint injections every 2 months. And I take numeous medications including Gabapentin.