Fibromyalgia symptoms and diagnosis

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742330 tn?1350364850 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia today...wicked pissah!
2126606 tn?1346345124 Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that is marked by widespread aching and pain in the muscles and joints. Fibromyalgia affects more than 12 million Americans, and women are 10 times more likely to suffer symptoms than men.
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769745 tn?1345746412 After weeks of trying to diagnose myself i think i have found whats wrong with me?
Avatar f tn Diagnosis placed on medical file. Referred to specialist and pain clinic. I had to point it out to her but she accepted that I was right which helps her as well. Not all GP's are knowledgable about Hepc and the fibro connection, why should they...the government doesn't want to acknowledge the wider issue of disability, especially if the medical profession has caused your condition.
769745 tn?1345746412 I think i have the symptoms of fibro but will my dr take me serious? After three sick notes, first for 2 weeks next for a month and the next one for another month does he think i will go away?
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia started when withdrawal symptoms of steroids began on 4/14/08.
769745 tn?1345746412 Fibromyalgia Symptoms Widespread Pain Morning Stiffness Fatigue Vision Problems Nausea Sleep Disorders Urinary and Pelvic Problems Weight Gain Dizziness Chronic Headaches Cold Symptoms Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndromes "Fibrofog": Cognitive or Memory Impairment Skin Complaints Chest Symptoms Anxiety Depression Dysmenorrhea Aggravating Factors Myofascial Pain Syndrome Muscle Twitches and Weakness Memory Loss: Is it Real?
Avatar f tn I have many symptoms undiagnosed. Doctors say all my symptoms are fibromyalgia and conversion disorder. Not buying it.
541431 tn?1225894360 Weight gain 80lbs in 5 months Fatigue Anxiety Migraines Seizures/Spells Moodiness/Irretability, Forgetfulness Hair Loss/Thin Hair, Thin Nails Abnormal Gas Heavy Menstral Cycles, Bloating Vertigo/Motion Sickness(Bad) Nausia Dizziness/Lightheadedness Can't Smell Loss of feeling, numbness/tingling on right side Joint/Muscle pain Night sweats/Hot Flashes RECENT PROBLEMS Legs feel like they are on fire and have electrical current running through them, and muscles are being twisted.
Avatar f tn A friend has a diagnosis of Hashimoto disease since 5 years. Over the last 3 months she is experiencing an acute deterioration in her condition with severe burning pain mostly in her legs, but also in arms, face, in her armpits, groin. She is unable to sit due to pain in her left leg. She also complains of severe nausea, loss of appetite. All these symptoms together cause periods of complete debilitating "crashes".
Avatar f tn Over the past two years I have had a decline in my sense of taste and smell. I have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I also have degenerative disc disease in my spine, have had lung surgery, and a stroke at 35. Could this in any way be a misdiagnoses? Upon reading everything about Mitochondria Disease I would like to be tested for it but don't know where I should go for the testing and a reliable doctor. I live in N.
Business woman3 Hello, Sometimes symptoms of fibromyalgia may flare up in pregnancy. At this time, no fibromyalgia medications are completely safe to use during pregnancy. In fact, doctors recommend that women with fibromyalgia go off of painkillers and antidepressants before they become pregnant. The safest treatments for pregnant women with fibromyalgia may include massage, exercise, yoga, meditation, and rest.
322146 tn?1194094762 It seemed to start last year 2006 my work had us doing twice the work and we were having to type more than any one person should, about 5 of us out of the same department were all hurt and had problems with are neck, shoulders, arms, elbows and wrist..
Avatar f tn I have so many problems with no diagnosis. I have MS like symptoms. I have multiple leasions on the brain, vision problems, balance issues, fibromyalgia, memory problems, I can hardly walk at times, the list goes on and on with no diagnoses but fibromyalgia agoraphobia reverse shoulder replacement cataract surgery at 48. Extreme fatigue. I have issues swallowing food and choking.
Avatar f tn A diagnosis of fibromyalgia may still be made if a person has less than the 11 of the required tender points so long as they have widespread pain and many of the common symptoms and associated syndromes connected to fibromyalgia, such as sleep disorders and irritable bowel syndrome. If a patient has some symptoms but does not meet the tender point criterion, a diagnosis of "possible fibromyalgia syndrome" may be assigned.
Avatar n tn Over the last five years he has experianced increasing tremors in his legs and hands,balance problems,fatigue,muscle cramps and aches, twitching and jerking and severe sweating at night or with the least physical activity(eg; washing dishes)along with some strange mental lapses. About three years ago his rheumatologist (who he sees for gout) ordered some test. An MRI established he does have severe arthiritis in his neck and lower back. A EMG showed widespread benigh fasiculations.
Avatar f tn Went to new doctor,Dr. Kenneth Wolfe. Very good feeling about him. Within 10 minutes into my visit, he diagnosed me as having Fibromyalgia. He will determine at a later date if I have MS and Fibromyalgia. I am hoping for a correct diagnosis soon. Been suffering since 02/2007 with MS diagnosis.
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety." If you put "Fibromyalgia" in any search engine on your computer you will find numerous articles and information on it.
3202069 tn?1345404482 I also eat something light like oatmeal, cheerios or a couple of scrambled eggs and take my pain medication. then when that kicks in I stretch, pray and try to move around, My bladder bothers me too since I have Interstitial cystitis. I get up several times to go to the restroom. I have been having alot of pain in my bladder and back and going to the doctor Tuesday. It is so hard to get motivated when your in pain. You don't even want to move.
Avatar n tn Severe burning pain, sensory neuropathy in hands, lower legs and face/ mouth. A fibromyalgia diagnosis is about like complaining of head pains and being diagnosed with a headache... doesn't explain the cause or underlying disease. Some experts have suggested Fibromyalgia may be a strange form of CIDP. Have you considered this? You lime titer will be negative. ANA likely negative also. Moderate or high dose prednisone may help, but the side effects are just awful.
Avatar n tn Swelling on my face, hands to elbows, ankles to knees.
Avatar f tn Thankful that christianity has lessened the severity of symptoms over the years and healed many wounds. I have no idea where i would be without God. He is my rock. He is faithful. I know he is with me every step of the way of this healing process. Over emotional. Hard to know what are feeling from past and present. Started meds today. Hoping to see emotions stabilise soon.
Avatar f tn Hi ! A diagnosis of fibromyalgia does not mean that you have CFS. The last I've read from fibro & CFS experts is that the conditions, although alike, are two separate conditions altogether. However... it is important to note that an estimated 70% of fibro patients have either some CFS symptoms or CFS.
Avatar n tn Having been diagnosed with Sacroiliac Joint problems, sciatica, and fibromyalgia, I've had the epidural injections, physical therapy, x-rays, and anti-depressants, all to no avail. I'm still in pain, with stiffness and fatigue most all of the time. What else might help? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Avatar f tn About 2 years later began having symptoms of pain, fatigue, etc. Long story short, finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/CFS. Approximately 1 year ago began having vision problems. Was found to have Cystoid Macular Edema. So, with a Fibromyalgia doctor, and an eye specialist, still not able to find an underlying cause. Received drops, then injections(avastin), and still no improvement.
Avatar n tn I have taken her to the doctor many times throughout her life and finally an arthiritis Dr. said it is fibromyalgia. She gets extremeley fatigued and it is really wearing on her again as she doesn't think that at 21 she should be so tired. Do you have any ideas or help for this condition?
Avatar n tn Over the last five years he has experianced increasing tremors in his legs and hands,balance problems,fatigue,muscle cramps and aches, twitching and jerking and severe sweating at night or with the least physical activity(eg; washing dishes)along with some strange mental lapses. About three years ago his rheumatologist (who he sees for gout) ordered some test. An MRI established he does have severe arthiritis in his neck and lower back. A EMG showed widespread benigh fasiculations.