Fibromyalgia symptoms and diagnosis

Common Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia symptoms and diagnosis


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.
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 m tn 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? We have started acupuncture which has been quite good so far, his pain has reduced. He is now missing lots of school, originally due to fatigue and chest pain and last week due to nausea.
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.
Avatar n tn This is the reason why you do not have the characteristic and full blown symptoms of fibromyalgia . Please consult an orthopaedist and rheumatologist and discuss this possibility and start the treatment as your symptoms don’t relate to any other disorder but Fibromyalgia . Prostate problems and UTIs are more frequent in patients with Fibromyalgia . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
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 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. The pain is commonly located in the neck, shoulders, back, and hip and the tender points are located in the same regions.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, the health authorities (in most western societies) that dictate policy and protocol for diagnosis and treatment of such conditions, are oblivious to the fact that society is facing an epidemic of modern day auto-immune and neurodegenerative conditions and syndromes with very complex symptomologies and of course very ineffective and unreliable testing procedures, misdiagnosis or undiagnosis affecting a large percentage of sufferers usually for LIFE!
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.
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 They can eliminate all the other rheumatoid and autoimmune disorders and confirm a fibromyalgia diagnosis. They will also be able to prescribe meds that will effectively treat your symptoms. Don't give up until you find the combo that works right for you. I've had fibro my whole life and have had to fight to get any relief. Hot baths and heating pads are my best friends.
Avatar m tn But i experienced similar symptoms brfore starting v the treatment for hbv. 2 months after entecavir 0.5mg and vitamin d3 supplement (10000iu per day) i started feeling much better. However if you are on antiviral and you vitamin D levels are normal, then better to check with the doctor. These symptoms csn be caused by stress, anxiety, bad diet, less intake of water....
Avatar f tn For my doctor visits before and even now, I write down what I need to ask in advance and prepare a list of any new symptoms and so on (when I think about it) and it helps alot - my appts are much quicker and smoother and I know my dr. appreciates it. Also, Fibromyalgia is new and there are alot in the medical community who think it's a mental disease (which it's not according to the CDC) ask for references for dr's who actually treat the specific diagnosis and start there.
1168938 tn?1327157832 E. ALSO my friend has fibromyalgia and she has all your symptoms lol. Mind you though she has tender points, do you have tender points if not it cant be FMS. Check out M.E. though because a lot of your symptoms match. (and MS actually).
710094 tn?1229312306 Also, lots of tingling in my legs when I'm standing, I've fallen down for no apparent reason, I think my muscles just give out and down I go. Your symptoms concerned me because I've never heard of vomiting as a symptom. Also, the other symptoms together with that would really be a HUGE red flag. The vertigo, forgetting how to get home, thinking you're saying one thing, and something else coming out.
Avatar f tn Plantar Fasciitis is another possibility, which I would assume your podiatrist ruled out, as most of the time just the patient's history and a clinical examination is all that's needed for PF diagnosis. PF -along with many other fibro symptoms- could also be linked with sub-clinical low thyroid function or thyroid resistance, not usually detected by standard serum thyroid tests.
Avatar f tn My sed rate is also high but RA and Lupus test came back negative. Doew this sound like arthritus or fibromyalgia? Any comments would be greatly appreciated This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1231071'>fibromyalgia with inflamation</a>.
1033336 tn?1252509731 2009 i decided to try the family practice physician he listen to my symptoms and sent me to get ultrasounds for my constant right hip pain.
Avatar n tn Generalized pain can be a sign of rheumatologic disease, as well as fibromyalgia. The latter is a diagnosis of exclusion, and tests for rheumatoid factor and ANA level should be done first before settling on fibromyalgia. Regarding the sternal discomfort, musculoskeletal causes should be ruled out. A physiatrist (rehabilitation MD) evaluation can be considered if this is suspected. These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
358486 tn?1294779988 A good website I read was fibromyalgia-symptoms dot either com or org, I forget. Dr.Abhijeet, what exactly is the cause after surgery? It's unrelenting and literally can ruin your life. There has to be an underlying cause???
Avatar f tn It not only affects the muscles, nerves, brain, memory, mental health and ALL different parts of the body and brain and often exhibits different symptoms in each person and different treatments will work for them as well. It is a very REAL disease and far from a cop out or easy answer. Life might be easier for me if Fibromyalgia WAS my only health issue. Good luck and it is nice that you are trying to help her. The best thing is too check out Mayo Clinic and other health sites.
Avatar m tn I am really empathetic to anyone going through all the hell symptoms your describing like i have for yaer's and lot's of 'Misdiagnoses' and FIBROMYALGIA.M.E is the Famous ones. Love Tswana xxx LYME DISEASE Holistic treatment options of Lyme disease are often more effective than antibiotics and prescription medication. Tweaking the daily diet as well as supplementing one’s daily routine often relieve the symptoms of Lyme disease and naturally cure the condition.
Avatar n tn I should mention I have a very low vitimin D level (5), and have been placed on a vitamin supplement. I am confused about the fibromyalgia diagnosis. I still continue to have elevated sed rate and CRP. I thought fibromyalgia did not cause these rates to be elevated. Also, from everything I read about fibromyalgia, the pain is intense, more like a nerve pain, and someone will hurt even if they are touched. My pain is more like a muscle pain and stiffness.
Avatar f tn Apparently he'd jet read a study a few days prior about the Fibro and Chiari connection, the shared symptoms, the common misdiagnoses. I was so pleasantly surprised. And in good, but also bad news, I have a friend via an online chat group, who for years, was treated for Fibro. I told her about Chiari and suggested she talk to her dr about running an MRI. Well, she did, and her dr did, plus a bunch of other tests.
1550149 tn?1340004330 Description An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of fibromyalgia. Causes Fibromyalgia is sometimes categorized as primary or secondary. In primary fibromyalgia (also called idiopathic fibromyalgia) the causes are not known, and in secondary fibromyalgia the causes can be identified. Primary fibromyalgia is the more common form.
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.
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 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 and the million and one typical symptoms still occure .i have found this a frightning experience the hardest thing ever. am 32 and i wont let this illness have me 24/7. i am 100 persent sure it is firo and cfs that i have so i have saved a little to get a diagnosis from a private consultant in hope that he sends me for free treatment on the nhs..i only have one shot at this to get it right and not sure what kind of specialist to go to?