Fibromyalgia symptoms

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia symptoms


997519 tn?1251243449 What other symptoms are you having?
Avatar f tn it seems that it's often diagnosed in lieu of testing. As posted above, fibromyalgia is a set of unexplained symptoms, that are really caused by something else. All of the tests listed in the posts above should be done, to rule out other conditions.
Avatar f tn A person must have history of widespread pain lasting since 3 months and pain and tenderness in at least 11 of 18 areas to confirm the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Treatment of fibromyalgia aims at pain reduction and control of other associated symptoms. Physical therapy, massage, relaxation techniques and exercise may be tried. Sometimes your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant or muscle relaxant if there is no relief from pain and associated depression. Hope you find this information useful.
Avatar m tn I'm currently using Savella for my Fibro Symptoms. Savella is relatively new on the market in the US and there are lots of folks that have written about their experiences with it. It is currently working well for me? You might ask your Dr about giving it a try?
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 m tn Hi I am pretty for sure I have Fibromyalgia some of my symptoms include Soar and stiff muscles in my legs and I just have a Flu like feeling all the time and also the pressure points you have. I have those also. Does this sound like Fibromyalgia to you.
1201433 tn?1329001237 i am having symptons like those of fibromyalgia, is this a common side effect while on tx?
Avatar n tn Chronic pain, Sleeplessness, Anxiety and Fatigue may be symptoms of Fibromyalgia or other conditions like Chronic Fatigue syndrome. There are many other conditions that mimic the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is based on the presence of tender points. These tender spots are particularly located in the neck, back, shoulders and hips. There are 18 points on body for tenderness in patients of this condition.
Monster The descriptions of fibromyalgia symptoms read to me like a newspaper horoscope: the number of symptoms described can apply to just about any ambulatory human being. The typical medications indicated seem to antidepressants and pain relievers. Please give us the Clif's Notes version of fibromyalgia and if diagnosed, what are the treatments.
Avatar f tn Hi Lanoel, Welcome to the forum! Your symptoms do not suggest of Fibromyalgia. The characteristic difference between Fibromyalgia and other joint disorder is that Fibromyalgia presents with muscle pain. Unlike arthritis, the incapacitating pain is not in the joints but in the muscles and ligaments. Fibromyalgia is known for presentation of pain at specific sites known as tender points or tender spots.
1759457 tn?1315090067 Is there a "test" for fibromyalgia? If so, who checks or diagnoses it? I do not have a current doctor at all, and would like to know who to see. I have all the symptoms.
Avatar f tn I've always had symptoms of fibromyalgia but never real bad but after I got that Sinus Infection my symptoms of FM became Severe. I also have a family history of Fibromyalgia, my Father, Aunt, and first cousin has it. My symptoms are so severe that my doctor had to put me off of school ,and on to homebound, where a teacher comes out to my house and brings me work twice a week.
Avatar m tn Hello! The symptoms of fibromyalgia are aggravated due to poor sleep, high stress, and poor nutrition .There is no single cure for fibromyalgia. Firstly I will advise you to take a good sleep. Take plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Drink plenty of water every day. Avoid processed foods like white bread, junk food etc. and have whole grain foods. Exercise daily for 30-40 minutes. It will help in burning your calories and alleviating depressive symptoms if any.
Avatar n tn Fibromyalgia can last forever. There are treatments and even possible cures out there (research protocols). Fatigue, dizziness and so many other symptoms are common in fibro patients and in fact, 29% of fibro patients have a positive ANA titer. I hope that you will consider joining us on MedHelp's fibro/CFS board. I'm the Community Leader there.
415098 tn?1214860436 They now know that people with fibromyalgia have pain to the touch in specific spots on their body... this aides in diagnosis. Your doctor can identify if you have problems in enough of these areas to warrant a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, especially since you've already had the CT's, etc. Google the words "Fibromyalgia and tender points" and you should find a few web sites that talk about this in more detail. God Bless!
Avatar f tn This was quite a traumatic event for me, and since then I've had a lot of health issues.
Avatar n tn If you have no other symptoms and the fact that it involves both breasts I doubt this is in any way related to Breast Cancer. Breast tenderness isn't particularly unusual in women of almost any age. I would advise you to make an appointment with your family Physician for a clinical breast exam and some investigation as to what may be causing this problem. Since you mention pain in the axillary areas also I'm wondering if this could possibly be a skin issue.
Avatar m tn The meds he is on is omeprazol (tried stopping this yesterday as it can cause nausea) and stemetil to help with the nausea. Having read up on fibromyalgia my son does not appear to have many symptoms. He has had pain that has moved around in his chest, gets tired, can find it hard to sleep but again that has improved has cold feet and hands and now is getting dizzy. Some of the the later symptoms can all be caused by medication side effects?
Avatar f tn Now i just started having those same symptoms in my rifht side. Along with the muscle twitches and back pain And headaches. Im not sure if this seems like fibromyalgia or not? I have also been having very severe anxiety and panic attacks for the past 3 months. But ive had GAD for 10 years and never had such painful symptoms before.
Avatar f tn I have fibromyalgia ,for about 16 yrs..hydrochodone helps so much with the symptoms. I've tried to go off it several times but either wasn't successful or went back on it due to fibromyalgia symptoms . Now I'm needing more and more taking 4-6 daily just to function . I don't know what to do. my daughter is a nurse and says that I also have to be true to myself and the pain I suffer. But I feel like I'm in "such a trap" and I hate it! Any one have any advice for me?
Evillady Is it commen for women 35 years and older to experience problems swolloung liquids or anykind of food when they have fibromyalgia. I have esophageal spasms when i eat or drink at times and the food gets stuck in my throat and wont go down,wont come up. Its really painfull and concerning to me.
Avatar n tn (which I know I am low with having CFS/FM myself) What are the symptoms? Symptoms vary, but most people have upper body obesity, rounded face, increased fat around the neck, and thinning arms and legs. Children tend to be obese with slowed growth rates. Other symptoms appear in the skin, which becomes fragile and thin. It bruises easily and heals poorly. Purplish pink stretch marks may appear on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms and breasts.
Avatar n tn I just turned 46 this year and my fibro type symptoms seem to have gotten worse. My right knee, both hips and my arm joints are completely stiff. I have a cracking popping nose in my joints. My concern is that now I am noticing that my feet and ankles are swollen. I do my best to elevate them, but I do sit at a desk for most of the day. I also live in a hot and humid climate.
Avatar m tn Very uncomfortable feeling, worse when I first wake up from sleep, but sometimes also all day long. Am I suffering from what is called fibromyalgia, does hepB cause this disease. I've already read that there are lots of other diseases that are caused by this terrible chronic illness.
Avatar f tn It may be reassuring to know, however, that fibromyalgia isn't progressive or life-threatening. Treatments and self-care steps can improve fibromyalgia symptoms and your general health.
Avatar f tn However, there are medications and other therapies that can help treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia. It's important to remember, though, that everyone is different, so what may work for someone else with fibro may not work for you and vice versa. Sometimes it is a lot of trial and error between you and your doctor to determine the right combination of meds/therapies, etc. for you. Best of luck!
Avatar f tn A cervical spine problems causes symptoms from the level of the problem down. The symptoms don't travel up so if you have tingling in your face and on your head it is something else. A spine issue can cause headaches though as the muscles can spasm in the neck and cause a headache. You may want to get tested for Lyme disease. It can cause most of your symptoms.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and I have severe muscle pain and stiffness. I was wondering if anyone could tell me any kind of medicine that might help? Everything I have tried so far didn't help at all......