Fibromyalgia research results

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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 n tn I frst experienced Upper back pain from may 08 - mid septemberr 08. I am not 100 % why I had the pain. I saw every doctor imagineable (orthopedist, rheumatologist, acupuncturist, physiatrist, myofascial trigger point therapist, massage therapists) Not much helped but it went away towards the end of september) My only symptoms were upper back pain. The muscles were very tight and knotted.I was not fatigued and sleeping was not an issue.
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?
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 Substance P is a neurotransmitter associated with increased pain perception. Some research suggests that fibromyalgia patients may suffer from a state called generalized hypervigilance, which is an amplification of sensation. People with this condition are oversensitive to external stimulation and are preoccupied with the sensation of pain. For example, one study compared patients with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and those without chronic pain.
Avatar n tn this has longgggg bothered me that AIDS research is getting the lions share of research money. please sign your name to do some HCV activism. Dear FAIR Foundation Members, Please forward this new Op-Ed on to the editor of your local newspaper (other media also if you have time) after deleting this red text and adding the text required with your name, etc. below.
Avatar f tn My doctors are considering a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, contingent upon the results of a recent biopsy to determine if Sjogren's is a factor. Can fibromyalgia be the cause of my symptoms that cycle (recurring fevers, rash, fatigue, pain, blurry vision, and numbness in hands and feet)? I've heard of it being a factor in regard to fatigue and pain, but am unsure about vision, rash, numbness, and especially fevers.
Avatar f tn It will be interesting to see this research done and the final results shown. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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 I am suffering from fibromyalgia for the past 7 years & recently underwent OZONE treatment for both fibromyalgia & disc bulge in L3,L4 & L4,L5. I had to takes injections throughout my back, neck, chest, hands and legs. I felt so light and free for 1 week post-treatment. Now I feel burning pain near my neck, head, hip region and legs. It is worse than before. I ham on complete rest for the past 2 months. Does ozone really work??? what is happening in my case??
Avatar f tn com recently published results from a UK study that found that many fibromyalgia patients do have a vitamin D deficiency. I actually realized this before the study was published. I had been on a research protocol targeting the pathogens responsible for my immune dysfunction (lots of work and a few years) and everyone there had a low vitamin D level and higher vitamin D 1,25 hydroxy. If your vitamin 1,25 hydroxy gets too high... you are at risk for organ failure.
2126606 tn?1346348724 This Saturday, May 12, is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, so it’s a perfect time to talk about fibromyalgia as it relates to opiate use. Over the past few years we’ve seen an increased number of fibromyalgia patients that have started receiving prescriptions for painkillers to address their chronic pain symptoms. As a Registered Addiction Specialist, this is extremely concerning to me especially at a time when we are also seeing prescription painkiller use exploding nationwide.
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?
1364792 tn?1278054787 My doctor thinks that i might have an anxiety problem but i have never been much of an anxious person so i did some research and fibromyalgia seemed to go along with some of my symptoms.. i was just wondering what other people thought.. is it fibromyalgia, anxiety, or something else? I want opinions! Thanks!
Avatar f tn I saw a doctor who has since retired, his research was based on thyroid and fibromyalgia. He said no matter what your test results are look at your symptoms. I was on Armour, a non-synthetic thyroid medication, I felt 90% better as far as pain. I am on Levoxyl now. When I am off of it my pain increases so much so I feel like I can't move. So there is something to it. Another amazing thing out there especially for energy is Iodine supplements.
Avatar n tn Hello, I was extremely ill 2 yrs ago and the Doctors ran lots and lots of tests but could not find what was wrong... I was in horrible pain in all my joints, swelling in the joints and my face looked like it was ready to explode!! I was being pushed around in a wheelchair... I then started losing my vision... It was kinda like looking thru oil in water... I was scared to death!!! My husband and I were driving home and it was like a light bulb went off in my head...
Avatar f tn I'm also curious if there is a link between tooth decay and fibromyalgia. I take excellent care of my teeth and haven't had cavities prior to the fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn It is a relatively common neurological disorder that results from damage to the peripheral nerves. Fibromyalgia though often thought of a disease of exclusion there are 18 specific points at 9 bilateral locations that are exceptionally sensitive to the touch in people with fibromyalgia. When a qualified physician exams a patient those are some of the signs that he looks for when diagnosing the disease. Fibromyalgia trigger points exist in nine bilateral muscle locations.
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.
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 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.
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.
10059661 tn?1407568770 he explained. Dr. Häuser presented an overview of research on fibromyalgia treatment here at the European League Against Rheumatism Congress 2014.
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.
Avatar n tn I was continually told my tests were within normal range but what was not mentioned, or noticed, was that my results continually fell. Over the five years both fell constantly, my folate ending up at 2.8 (approx 70%) and my b12 by over 40%. I have recently had a colonoscopy which also shows that I have diveritular disease in my bowel.
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 m tn After extensive testing including Brain mri, chest ct, lumber, thoracic and cervical mri and recently emg/ncv which all showed negative results i have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia/conversion/somatization disorder. My symptoms include unilateral weakness, twitching and cramps. the weakness started in the lfet leg and now is in left hand and arm. I also have tremor in left hand and arm. Last night half of my head went numb and left arm all the way to left pinky finger was numb and stiff.