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Avatar f tn And it continues (sigh): Fibromyalgia: Disease Or Marketing Ploy? http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/02/09/health/main4784973.shtml?
181575 tn?1250202386 I am reposting articles / summaries on the treatment management of chronic HepB. "cajim" located these articles which are quite informative. I thought about putting them on a seaprate Health Page but didn't think it was appropriate since we didn't write them. Let's make this a sort of "Unofficial Research Thread" or "URT" for this type of information. Let's keep this URT free of comments.
Avatar f tn com site (I live in Ottawa, Ont, Canada) and research everything you could find on fibromyalgia. The Internet has a wealth of information available for you to peruse. Here is what I did: I made an appt. with an Environmental specialist and a Naturopath. Between both of them I have come a long way. They checked my Thyroid Level, hormone levels, iron, adrenal function just to rule out any other problems. Once armed with this information I started on supplements to build up my immune system.
602796 tn?1219877065 *Brain Damage *Coma Patients *Alzheimer's *Mental Retardation The treatment definetely increases brain activity, with the synapses working at dramatic levels. I have been doing much research of the medical advances of this alternative treatment. Of course these dosages would be at a much much lower voltage. NOT shock therapy! The kinetics of the human body naturally produces this electric activity or synapses in the human brain.
Avatar f tn , to educate the medical profession with appropriate guidelines to care for the patients, to fund research and provide treatmentsfor the disease, and critically to ban blood donations and stop the spread ofthis disease. It has failed its mission and goals, denying the epidemics, focusing wrongly on fatigue and psychosocial factors, pursuing meaningless research studies, and subjecting sufferers to uninformed medical neglect andhuman rights abuses.
763858 tn?1234815337 Sorry I haven’t posted back…have been extremely sick and incapacitated! I'm desperately at the "end of my rope!” I went to the ER today, bc I've been dizzy, nauseous, vomiting, & having diarrhea (with some blood in stool), with off-&-On Migraines from hell, for about a month now. My neuro, rheumy, & PCP had NO ANSWERS for me this month, with all this. So, desperate, I went to the ER. It only served to make my husband mad at me (as if we need any more distance between us!
Avatar n tn com site (I live in Ottawa, Ont, Canada) and research everything you could find on fibromyalgia. The Internet has a wealth of information available for you to peruse. Here is what I did: I made an appt. with an Environmental specialist and a Naturopath. Between both of them I have come a long way. They checked my Thyroid Level, hormone levels, iron, adrenal function just to rule out any other problems. Once armed with this information I started on supplements to build up my immune system.
Avatar f tn I was just wondering because I have RA, Graves & fibromyalgia too. Thought maybe they're throwing things off.
Avatar n tn But please get up-to-date with your understanding of the current research on CFS and fibromyalgia, especially since you work in the medical field. Experts have long been saying that the debate over whether these are organic illnesses is over.
Avatar m tn The last time I was in the ER I was asked if I had been checked for Fibro, I asked my Neuro about Fibromyalgia ( she doesn't believe in it), I asked my Pain management Doctor and he referred me to a Rheumatologist who confirmed Fibromyalgia. If anxiety attacks and Migraines were early indicators maybe in the future there could be an early intervention aimed at preventing others from getting fibromyalgia.
1127924 tn?1259899559 I've had issues over the past 9 years that my regular gp attributed to Fibromyalgia. The decompression was labeled a success as the numbness in my fingers and head pains went away. It took years of being told there was nothing wrong with me (even with an MRI) before being dx. Fast forward to this year.
Avatar f tn diagnosed with Lyme Syndrome at 10, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Epstein Barr at 18, Hypothroidism at 28, Chronic Lyme Disease at 30 (by a homeopathic doctor), and in between a history of GERD, hiatal hurnias, ulcers, anemia, hypoglycemia,random periods of vomiting and anxiety. Today, I found out I have quite a few food sensitivities - gluten/soy/dairy. I have already changed my diet and started a few supplements that my doctor gave me.
Avatar f tn i explained that was a 15 yr old injury and did not want surgery. I told him the fibromyalgia and CFS and herniated disc in neck was a more pressing problem. His answer was "do you know what fibromyalgia is? It is a diagnosis of non diagnosis and an excuse to blow smoke up your skirt because no one knows what is wrong with you. It is total ******** and I dont even want to hear it--it doesnt exist! Your choices with me are morphine, fentanyl, oxycontin and surgery for lumbar.!
Avatar f tn Countless doctor appts and inconclusive test results. It seems so obvious from my symptoms and the research I have done that I need tested for MS. I started with leg cramping, twitching about 3 years ago. That has progressed to a full serving of debilitating pain with a side of I hate my life right now and the doctors who refuse to look beyond the obvious. I hurt from the base of my skull down my entire right side to my toes. The pain is hard to describe because it seems to take on many forms.
223126 tn?1189759422 Mixed Collagen Vascular Disease, Fibromyalgia, Sjogren's Syndrome, Rhuemotoid AND Osteoarthritis along with degenerative disk disease, a heart condition of "indeterminable origin that may likely be related to the MCVD" (numerous PVC's, PAC's, atrial fibrillation (sp?) and now some mitral valve regurge). ANA is still elevated, and they are not sure why or what to do.
Avatar n tn Any info would be appreciated. Thanks * Oh, and I'm only 30 - and also have MS, pcos, and fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn There are other issues such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis that are sometimes associated with HCV, but the virus alone isn’t especially noted for body pain. Was she hurting like this prior t her diagnosis? If not, the pain might be a result of stress over her newfound illness?
Avatar f tn I did go to a rheumatologist who said that my symptoms, aside from the visual changes, were suggestive of fibromyalgia but she was hesitant to give a diagnosis of it because she felt that everything else should be ruled out first. I'm going to read the article on invisible lesions. Thank you for passing it on. I've been trying to read as much as I can to prepare for doctor's visits. Sometimes I feel like I could give myself my own check-up now. I'll definitely keep everyone posted.
489725 tn?1280056153 I could not have put it any better, greendave. I would be the same way, in fact, I am, I keep doing research and talking to my docs and "hoping" for the perfect, cure with the least side effects.
Avatar m tn That your doc says it's not enough to qualify as a Lyme infection indicates that he is not a progressive thinker about Lyme disease. There is much research going on and there are advances in diagnosis and treatment, but many of them are ignored by so-called mainstream medicine, for political reasons. If you go to ILADS [dot] org, under the tab 'about Lyme' and read Burrascano's 'Diagnostic Hints ...' you'll see how an LLMD (a Lyme specialist) thinks.
748543 tn?1463449675 What's more is that I find that dental malocclusion is frequently one of the principle causes of the TMD. The article went on commenting that MRI and CAT scans are among the biggest advances in diagnosis of TMD, that is just ludicrous.While those are valuable diagnostic tools they do not show what is the underlying cause of the misalignment. I frequently find that to be the malocclusion.
Avatar n tn Of course my more radical suppositions are still very un-researched, and generally met with skepticism.....BUT each new research article on Persistence after SVR, and after spontaneous clearance, only lends more strength to my concerns. I begin to see a potential cause for all the Post-SVR problems, that may go beyond Interferon hangover, and damage from tx. I think that the odd, infectious state that may exist after SVR, might well be responsible for many of our long term woes.
Avatar f tn Some of these extrahepatic manifestations of Hepatitis C include vasculitis, Cryoglobulinemia, Autoimmune Disorders, Lymphoma, Arthritis, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Myeloma, Peripheral Neuropathy, Thyroid Disease, Heart and Lung and Kidney disease, Lichen Planus, and many others. http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/Extrahepatic.
Avatar f tn The one behind my right ear showed up shortly after the bullseye and shortly before the sxs showed. Thanks everyone...I guess I have alot research to do...
Avatar f tn The pattern of pregnancy and symptoms also is similar, although I had two pregnancies. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but do not think that is what all of this is. I have also considered CFS, and have been tested for MS in the past. I am going to a neuro on Monday to be tested again. You can take a look at some of my previous postings to see my whole story and all of my symptoms. Quixotic has been a really helpful person to talk to.
2034625 tn?1392646892 After awhile, all I cared about was symptom management and I couldn't get it at all. After being dx'd with fibromyalgia I sought out a pain doctor/fibro specialist/physiatrist (a rehab type of doc) with the hopes that he would at least treat my symptoms. Again, this was after I had given up on getting any kind of a dx. This doc ended up confirming my fibro dx but also worked really hard behind the scenes with the neuro I hadn't seen for 6 months to confirm my MS dx.
1263071 tn?1270297845 Now they keep saying that it's all in my head but I have all the symptoms for Lupus, Fibromyalgia, I've also been doing research on my own which my doctor hates, but they didn't even do any research it took them 10 months to get off their butts and finally do something, and now I'm in so much pain and I can't even walk. I have extreme fatigue and can't function and need help with everything and I do literally everything and I'm only 23yrs old this is not normal.
Avatar m tn There are several extremely well-regarded conferences held world wide each year that address advances in MS research. New studies and findings that result from rigorous scientific inquiry are brought to the fore for the general knowledge of all participants. If your doctor's work meets the criteria for scientific validity, then we should be expecting it to be presented at one of these gatherings in the near future. I'll keep an eye out for this and i'm sure others here will too.
1032715 tn?1315987834 A very small dose taken several hours before bedtime in accordance with the phase response curve for melatonin in humans (PRC) doesn't cause sleepiness but, acting as a chronobiotic (affecting aspects of biological time structure),[50] advances the phase slightly and is additive to the effect of using light therapy upon awakening.