Fibromyalgia symptoms and sleep disorders

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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.
769745 tn?1345750012 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?
769745 tn?1345750012 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 Mem
1550149 tn?1340004330 Physical injuries, emotional trauma, or viral infections, such as Epstein-Barr, may act as triggers for the onset of the disorder, but none have proven to be a cause of primary fibromyalgia. Chronic Sleep Disturbance Sleep disturbances are common in fibromyalgia. Pain is certainly a factor. In addition, fibromyalgia patients have more sleep disturbances than others.
Avatar n tn I have numerous symptoms and I was wondering if they all stem from being diagnosed 13 years ago with Fibromyalgia? One of my chief complaints is I get what I could describe as electrical shocks that start in my head and kind-of shoot through my body. They are very painful and seem to disappear with continued use of Lexapro (my dr. prescribed this for my fibro). However, I have other problems as well. I have severe allergies, in which my dr. has prescribed Zyrtec and Flonase.
Avatar n tn I am only 25 and have all the symptoms of fibromyalgia, CFS and MCS. I am unable to get out of bed some days but because of my young age my doctor is not seeming to take me seriously. He tests my thyroid and iron levels and many other things, but has not sent me to a fibromyalgia specialists. Also I have not been able to get disability cheques, so I am on government assistance:(. Does anybody more experienced have any advice for me? This can be quite stressful.
Avatar f tn ), encephalitis, sleep disorders, thyroid disease and various other illnesses. see Other Diseases and Lyme...Relationship If you have received one of these diagnoses please scroll down and see if you recognize a broader range of symptoms. If you are a doctor please re-examine these diagnoses, incorporating Lyme in the differential diagnoses.
10059661 tn?1407568770 So where did these two new diseases come from? The symptoms and signs of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia were described in the literature in the 1930's as one way that low thyroid could be expressed." http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/david-derry.
Avatar f tn And wants to do a sleep study to rule out sleep disorders since he said that sleep disorders can mimic fibro symtoms and that only about 20 percent of people realize they have a problem. And if those tests come back ok then he said i have to get a second neuro oppinion. Because apprently the jerkings im having are myoclonus and the spasms are fasiculations and they are a neurological condition so he says there would have to be something neurologically wrong that my neuro didn't find.
Avatar m tn 4 months post baby - hair began falling out at alarming rate, could hardly get out of bed yet could not sleep, periods were HEAVY, edema and swollen neck, wheezing and coughing. Saw ENT and found out I had Hypothyroid.. Recently saw an endocrinologist and he says it is Hashimotos which is autoimmune thyroid. I am only on 50 mcg Levothyroxine(Synthroid). Hypo symptoms have improved but the arth. is so so so so bad!!!! He put me on Cymbalta and it made me sweat like a dog!!!
215021 tn?1224886057 What I'm wondering is if these antibodies attack other parts of our immune system making us susceptible to other illnesses and disorders such as the Epstein Barr Virus, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and bipolar disorders. Does anyone else have some of these or all of these things that they have dealt with? Just an interesting thought.
Avatar f tn Pain all over the body & more severe at specific points Fatigue Sleep difficulties Loss of memory / difficulty in remebering Morning stiffness Muscle knots, cramping, weakness Digestive disorders Itchy/burning skin More urinating frequency Too much intake of water Mental depression It is more severe on the right side from shoulder till the leg possibly because she works with her right hand. It is very difficult to get up from bed during morning.
470168 tn?1237474845 More than half my extended family has some sort of autoimmune disorder, with pain and fatigue symptoms. Some got whatever they had as kids, and others during teenage to early adult years. Good luck with your son. Pain is not a fun thing. Just make sure if you're giving him ibuprofin for the pain that you give it to him with food. I remember taking a lot of pain meds as a teenager, and the docs were concerned that I ate enough with the meds so it wouldn't ruin my stomach.
Avatar n tn My mother died of a brain hemmorhage at age 48 and there is MS in her aunts and cousins. I am 57 and was in menopause when all these symptoms started. My younger brother also has leg problems and has to wear an AFO splint. Two neuros suspected he may have Charcot Marie Tooth but the blood results were inconclusive. There is a history of leg problems in my father's side of the family.
494623 tn?1278282952 Many of the symptoms are but they are also symptoms of autoimmune disorders too like RA and others. RA is a disease which can cause many symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome (a group of symptoms) not a disease. So a fibro diagnosis just tells you that you have a group of symptoms but you still don't have a cause. Also you should have 11 of the 18 fibro tender points if you have FMS. Were you checked for these? If it were me I would consider a second opinion.
Avatar f tn Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica. Nobody really knows how these medications treat the symptoms (particularly the aches and pains) of fibromyalgia. These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia. But these drugs also have serious side effects.
Avatar m tn I seem to be more prone to skin irritations now like eczema and foliculitis and dry patches....has that happened to anyone? 4). Symptoms do seem a bit better, any natural supplements recommended?
Avatar n tn Has anyone been diagnosed with fibromyalgia without taking a sleep study test to rule out sleep disorders? Also, is there anyone who has fibromyalgia without any tender points? I don't have any tender points so that's why I'm so confused.
195469 tn?1388326488 I thought it might be interesting for many of you to see how the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and some of the symptoms of MS, can overlap. No wonder the symptoms are so confusing to doctors AND the patient. As many of you know, I DO have a diagnosis of MS and Fibro. It's really hard as a patient to know where MS starts and Fibro begins.
Avatar f tn The primary symptoms of fibromyalgia include widespread musculoskeletal pain, severe fatigue, and disturbed sleep. Fibromyalgia means pain in the muscles, ligaments, and tendons – the soft fibrous tissues in the body. Most patients with fibromyalgia say that they ache all over. Their muscles may feel like they were pulled or overworked. Sometimes fibromyalgia symptoms include muscle twitches and burning sensations.
341042 tn?1244780027 Yes this is a symptom because some with fibro experience multiple chemical sensitivity Check out the symptoms list from the National Fibromyalgia Association and see if you fit in this category. Pain The pain of FM is profound, widespread and chronic. It knows no boundaries, migrating to all parts of the body and varying in intensity. FM pain has been described as stabbing and shooting pain and deep muscular aching, throbbing, and twitching.
Avatar m tn Associated symptoms of Fibromyalgia include fatigue ,morning stiffness , sleep disorder , menstrual cramping along with numbness and tingling , dizziness , skin and light sensitivities. Please consult a rheumatologist and physician for the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia . Diamox may cause dizziness , lightheadedness , muscle cramps , weakness , numbness and a lot of other side effects . The side effects are common to a lot of people .
Avatar f tn and i went to the same doctor and he said that it was caused by anxiety and that it too was in my mind but he never did any tests or anything and now my mom thinks that it might be fibromyalgia. If he had done all the possible tests and they came back fine then maybe i would have believed it. I really do understand that if it is in my mind the PAIN is very real and effects you majorly. I am glad you say you have overcome the pain and you feel better after getting help. I am glad for you.
Avatar f tn ( Now you're behind the eight ball in terms of getting on top of your symptoms with proper treatment. It's true that autoimmune disorders can be puzzling and beastly hard to pin down with a diagnosis, even for the experts. Finding the right treatment can be a frustrating process. A good rheumatologist will treat you based on a broad range of symptoms, not just what numbers on blood work results say. The hard knots under your skin often occur along with autoimmune disorders.
Avatar m tn Also during the early stages of my symptoms, I would experience on and off fatigue. My fatigue was moderate since I noticed that I can get through daily activities, although I would feel powerless as a consequence. I also experienced random muscle and joint aches throughout my body. Sleep was unrefreshing, even though I would sleep enough hours sometimes even more (plus naps). In August, my symptoms somewhat intensified.
Avatar f tn Pain all over the body & more severe at specific points Fatigue Sleep difficulties Loss of memory / difficulty in remebering Morning stiffness Muscle knots, cramping, weakness Digestive disorders Itchy/burning skin More urinating frequency Too much intake of water Mental depression It is more severe on the right side from shoulder till the leg possibly because she works with her right hand. It is very difficult to get up from bed during morning.
Avatar f tn If you have dry mouth and eyes insist on a lip biopsy for Sjogren's Disease. The overlap in symptoms is very confusion. Both Fibromyalgia and Sjogrens cause short term memory loss, severe fatigue (I often feel that may arms and legs are so heavy I cannot move them and that I am going to sink through the earth.) My sleep patterns are totally off. Good luck!
Avatar m tn The trigger for a conversion episode is usually a period of stress and anxiety. The symptoms are very much true for the patient and he/she does not remember anything if the conversion involved unconsciousness. Hence, there is no particular area of the brain that can be ascribed to conversion. There is research going on in this area. Some studies have come up with temporal lobe hypo perfusion theory. You might read this article. http://pn.***.
Avatar n tn My mother died from complications of Familial ALS in 2001, she had two uncles who died within ten years of each other and one brother who died several years before her. Since Fibromyalgia and ALS are both neurological disorders, are they related? What type of tests are done to rule out ALS? Should I be seeing a neurologist? Neither of my family physicians seem to be concerned about ALS, so should I be seeking another?
Avatar f tn I have been searching for answers for over 20 years and had the same issues as you with blood tests coming back negative but living with a host of autoimmune symptoms. I share most of your symptoms and have seen too many Dr's and specialists to mention, autoimmune disorders are frustrating to say the least!! As others have said, it seems once you have an autoimmune condition you are prone to getting others so the searching and the myriad of symptoms just never seem to end.