Fibromyalgia research questions

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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 f tn I came upon this site accidentally...and was reading some of the questions and answers. How can you offer medical advice if you are not in the medically field?
Avatar f tn At the end I self diagnosed and treated it successfully! Please research this and if you have any questions, just post again or pm me directly. Wish you well!
Avatar f tn Does anyone who has been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia know of the best medication to take to help relieve the discomfort associated with this disease?
5682570 tn?1372290919 ) Chronic itchiness medical treatment is behind times, as symptom relieving conventional treatments don't work, since the medical establishment has failed to identify the real cause of this, unless the immune system can correct this. In Fibromyalgia , Neurotransmitter Dysregulation is something that comes up in the research circles all the time!
1839746 tn?1318550406 Please take your time to research on your own, read the various posts here and after if you have any questions please let me know. Take care, Blessings, Niko P.S. If you go for subtle Aromatherapy massage, make sure the essential oils used are pure or Organic.
5586759 tn?1370438872 I've had Fibromyalgia since I was a teenager and I have gone through one pregnancy already, but at the time I hadn't been diagnosed properly for the ailments that I have. It's now round two, I am pregnant again, and I'm wondering about good suggestions to help maintain lower levels of pain. Last time I was put on bed rest at 8 1/2 months and that was torture for my sciatica nerve. I'm trying to stay active and strong. I've been going through physical therapy and things of that nature.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am wondering if fibromyalgia can be missed for years before being diagnosed? When I was a kid up until now I have always had muscle pain. Charlie horses, cramps, tingling in my feet & swelling. No doctor ever said anything to my parents or me. Now I'm 34 haven't been able to work for the last 4 wks due to muscle pain, cramps so bad I'm unable to walk, confusion so bad it interfered with my work, my immune system is basically null & void.
Avatar n tn Evidently Fibromyalgia appeared as a diagnosis after the TSH test appeared (much like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)...and many say that is because the TSH did not pick up people who were hypothyroid...and thus having muscle pain from it. Remember the TSH started out with a upper limit of 10 and is now down to one has to wonder how many people received a Fibro diagnosis when they just needed some thyroid hormone to relieve symptoms.
Avatar f tn I have suffered from fibromyalgia for over 15 years. I have never before had any type of surgery or general anesthesia. Unfortunately, I am continuing to experience constant, aching, debilitating pain in my right rib cage post-op. My doctors say that the pain will "go away", and is to be expected. But, I begin to wonder if it is true. For those of you who have had a similar procedure, how does fibromyalgia complicate the recovery process?
Avatar n tn Hey frog1703, Welcome to the forum. Ask your doctor to have your Tartaric Acid levels tested. It is usually very elevated in in most FMS patients that experience significant muscle and joint pain. Elevated PMS pain is often indicative of high Tartaric acid levels as well. Tartaric acid interferes with the Krebs cycle which is your major energy producing cycle and is a muscle toxin. Also, if your doctor is not a LLMD (lyme literate medical doctor) do a search and find one asap!
554442 tn?1221238825 It's a common misconception that fibromyalgia is an inflammatory or rheumatological condition, but it is not. While researchers still have many theories about the mechanisms behind fibromyalgia, many of them now believe the condition is more neurologically based. Aleve (naproxen sodium) and ibuprofen-based drugs (Motrin, Advil) are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and are most effective against pain that accompanies inflammation.
216278 tn?1308864682 Hi...just wondering if anyone has heard of fibromyalgia or knows anyone with it? I am wondering if there is any connection between it and's hard to find anything definitive on the Internet! Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn Well, now that we know what's going on, I was sent to an Endocrinologist and he confirmed the severity of my thyroid... NOW, I have been diagnosed with Severe Fibromyalgia... Is there a connection between the two of these? I don't know how long it had been that my thyroid quit working but as ill as I was, it didn't happen overnight... But, as I said, now I have been diagnosed with fibro and I am in horrible pain and horrible fatigue all the time...
Avatar f tn Just wondering who on the board might have diagnoses of both MS and fibromyalgia. What are your most common symptoms of both? And a question for the medical experts here: does having one of the above disorders predispose you to having the other?
Avatar n tn Has any one information on people with fibromyalgia who got better by treating Orthostatic Intolerance?
Avatar f tn I am a 32 year old female from Delaware who was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 9 years ago.
Avatar n tn 2 yrs ago I was tested for neuropathy and was told I have it from my hands to my feet. last week I was told I may have fibromyalgia. My question is can you have both of these? I also also shoe signs of diabitas I also have tested for COPD and i also have asthma.
Avatar f tn I have had several doctor friends (one a DO, an orthopidist and even the nuero I have seen) tell me that Fibromyalgia is not a diagnoses. Because there is no test that proves that that is what you have or even tells you what the cause is from. And that after that diagnoses is made other doctors will not treat pain as any thing other than that when it could be something, but they just tend not to look.
Avatar m tn Hi loops5, I'm sorry to hear you are now one of us. I was an RN when I had a car accident which started my FMS and that was 30 years ago. They called it fibrositis back then. I now also have CFS and CMP. So, in my long experience with this, I wanted to throw out a few things you may not have heard. There is sometimes a co-existing condition with FMS called Chronic Myofascia Pain (CMP). Fascia is a sort of connecting tissue that holds everything in your body in place.
Avatar f tn It has been many doctor visits,many tests,ER visits, etc,, Finally closer to some answers... It is Fibromyalgia-after RA,Lupus,lyme, and thyroid ruled out..They are still going to run some blood tests again, but at least I can think that it is not something life threatning but life altering.. I will continue to visit this site for supporting others and some support for myself .. The only one that truly understands is my mom, who has suffered with this for yrs.
215021 tn?1224886057 RedLabsUSA is a national lab that apparently is able to diagnose both Fibromyalgia and CFS. The test is still a research test at this time. So there is a fibromyalgia - thyroid connection, but there are also people who have been misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia. And on top of that... some fibromyalgia patients can go for years without a fibro-flare.
Avatar f tn I'm not exactly sure how long i've had magnesium deficiency but at the very least 12 years ago based on a few symptoms i had. About 6 years ago the heart rhythm problems started. 1 year ago i corrected my deficiency thankfully. I do have a knee jerk reaction to mention magnesium deficiency when i see intercystital cystitis lol. Some of your symptoms are listed under syringomyelia such as the leg pain and back pain. In most cases syringomyelia is related to Chiari 1 malformation.
Avatar n tn I am up to taking 20 Norco a day for my fibromyalgia. Part of this is pain, but part is the agony and misery of feeling the worst mental fatigue and depression, anxiety, and panic ever. Since diagnosed with fibro, my whole personality has changed-can't enjoy anything or stuff I used to; don't feel happy; can't have fun or happiness with my son; don't want to go anywhere or do anything----AND THIS IS WHETHER I TAKE THE NORCO OR NOT!
Avatar f tn Consume Extra Virgin Coconut Oil in place of other oils- specially cooking oils as they are PRO-INFLAMMATORY! Check the coconut research center website for details. EVCO also increases metabolism and it does not store as fat,. Instead it is used for energy and without much conversion like carbs. Therefore there's no carb processing load-your pancreas loves this! As long as you engage in some daily activity. This is a must!!!
Avatar f tn can someone with some knowledge and experience please tell me what seems to be the best treatments out there when it comes to dealing with fibromyalgia? i am still trying to gather information on which is better lyrica or neurontin, and i am also told they are the same med? any truth to this? any advice on how to deal with flare ups would be just great also, at this point i am up for anything new that may help...
Avatar f tn My feet and ankles sometimes hurt so bad I can't sleep or walk. I am on Lyrica for fibromyalgia and it makes the swelling worse.My blood sugar is coming down slowly with the insulin.I was put on another blood pressure pill but it made the swelling worse. I take Lisinopril and a water pill and am trying another new pill. My blood is still high. I wonder if I should go off the Lyrica? I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 40 years ago. I have lumps in all the adipose tissue on my body.