Fibromyalgia symptoms and weight gain

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Avatar f tn I usually find in hypothyroidism information that it causes weight gain. I have always had the opposite problem of not being able to gain weight. Except for the past couple years my weight has been where it should be and stays pretty constant. Can you have hypothyroidism if you don't have a weight gain problem?
Avatar f tn neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, hips, chest, breast bone (especially to the sides of it), left arm, abdomen Muscles are tender when I touch them, especially arms and thighs Hypoglycemia Weight Gain I've had heart tests, stomach tests, blood tests. Nothing shows up. I'm getting very frustrated and discouraged! Does this sound like it could be fibromyalgia? My only "tender spots" that react for me are my elbows, hips and inner knees (not as painful as hips and elbows).
1399618 tn?1286469531 He is on meds' for his back issues' oxy's and endocet however this doesn't seem to touch the pain area in his joints other than his back. He has had severe weight gain, tingling in fingers', hands etc. Often complains of headache. The pain killers' hes' on just dont' work on all of these points I have listed. He could sleep 24/7 if you let him. He will sit at the pc and fall asleep. Could it be that some nerve is again relevant to his pain or are these actual signs' of fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin. Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. 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.
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???
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
Avatar m tn Lyrica, the first FDA-approved drug to treat fibromyalgia, has been associated with severe allergic reactions that can cause angioedema — swelling of the throat, head, and neck, resulting in airway compromise. Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort.
Avatar n tn I, myself, have been suffering from extreme weight gain, and struggling to eat less and lose the weight. But, when I diet, or try to cut back on what I eat, I get bouts of nausia to the point that it makes me light headed, and feel the need to vomit, which has happened. I have had many symptoms of hypothyroidism for years, and did not know it. The doctor thinks it is very possible that that is very possible, and only now been diagnosed.
Avatar n tn I switched from Lexapro to Wellbutrin because of weight gain and high blood pressure and have had wonderful results. Blood pressure is normal again and I have lost weight. Hopefully this medication will work for you too..
Avatar n tn Hi Angela, As a fellow Fibromyalgiac, I have to say that some of what you listed as symptoms just baffled me. I've been living with it for almost 10 years now...and for the record, I can't stand it when someone says "you're fine" but insists on turning you into a walking pharmacy. But while they are not "Fibro" symptoms, it doesn't mean that everything is fine.
Avatar f tn 668, which is in normal range, but my weight has increased a lot and still having headache all the day and fatigue and constipation to some serious extent. More importantly, the side effects of thyroxin started appearing i.e. swelling on my face, feet, ankles. Please advise me should I stop thyroxin or what to do?
Avatar f tn I have heard Topamax will help curb this weight gain and help with overall weight loss. Is this true? Do you have any relavent info for me?
Avatar n tn Do they make me hungry therefore you eat more and gain. Or do you just gain weight without changing any eating habits? Same thing with losing. I am way too scared to gain weight right now. The pharmacist said there is no weight-gain side-effect but everywhere I look on the internet says otherwise.
1257808 tn?1322765815 Thyroid does have a huge affect on your metabolism rate and thus your weight. Too high and you can loose weight, too low and you'll gain weight. Thyroid is also associated with mood including depression and anxiety. Some people can get off of or have no need to take anti-depressants or anti anxiety medicine simply by getting their Thyroid levels balanced correctly. However there are other hormones in your body as well. They all have to be in proper balance and that can be tricky.
Avatar n tn high blood pressure (weight gain does not help this), high cholesterol, osteoarthritis in my knees and feet, hypothyroid (medication did not stop the weight gain), and now fibromyalgia. I feel terrible, achy and tired and in pain every day. I could care less about sex. Everything is very dry and it's uncomfortable, plus the extra weight. I'm depressed. I don't feel good and I don't look good. I wish I had some answers. Doctors look at me like I'm just a lazy, fat old lady.
Avatar n tn I WILL dig deep into all my research and I WILL find a way to stop this weight gain and I WILL unzip and walk out of this body I do not know and find myself again. I will post all new findings as I search to try and help all of us. Yes, I too attend a health club, eliptical and bike 30 mins, circuit training, my trainer says this, (no hitting please ladies-although I could have punched him)..."Weight gain is a mind issue.
470168 tn?1237474845 If I could exercise I could deal with the weight gain better. I recently reduced the Lyrica but I started feeling bad again and increased it back up. I am just going to battle the weight gain harder and get surgery on my foot so I can walk. It's good to keep the dose as low as possible and still get help from it.
Avatar n tn Up until this last week when I saw my endo for the first time, I was still battling with blurred vision, light headedness, weight gain and severe fatigue, and muscle pain. All of these are related to thyroid of course, so I learned to live with it. My endo put me on a special diet, and after the first day, all of those symptoms went away, I could not believe it.
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.
458379 tn?1206281707 I also have fibromyalgia and just found out I have a high t-3, is this something to worry about. every muscle and joint in my body hurts, I am overweight too, also though I love to eat, so maybe I am just to fat??? any suggerstions would be appreacheated. my app with thyroid doc isn't till end of april, help me please.
541431 tn?1225897960 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 The one common thread with Lyme Disease is the number of systems affected (brain, central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, musco-skeletal, etc.) and sometimes the hourly/daily/weekly/monthly changing of symptoms. No one will have all symptoms but if many are present serious consideration must be given by any physician to Lyme as the possible culprit. Lyme is endemic in Canada period.
5682570 tn?1372290919 I have fibromyalgia and hepatitis c. I have a constant rash and itching, sometimes better, sometimes worse. It is very annoying, I feel like I might have a thyroid problem but doc says she can tell by my blood work I do not have a problem. I do not agree with that, but maybe it is the fibro or the Hepatitis C. All the doc gave me was hydrocortisone 2 %. Not much help there though. My rash is on my forearms and sides of hip and lower belly. I have had it over 6 months now.
Avatar n tn (as funny as it is, that is my life and I'm freaking out about the weight loss and the sore spot) I noticed today while cleaning my grandmother's house, that when I sprayed bleach to clean the sinks in the bathroom (windows and air was on) that the "tender spot" was like heightened sensitivity. It was almost like the smell of the bleach was activating it to hurt. Please tell me that I'm not crazy and that this is NOT all in my head.
563571 tn?1232494790 When the CFS hit, my energy levels bottommed out...and then some...and I started to gain weight again. There has been no noticeable change in my symptoms as a result of the weight gain, though in my case, there's only mild jitteriness and occasional myalgia to deal with, not pain per se like there is in FMS.
Avatar f tn Even the weight gain and my period being almost 6 months late? Seems like something more is going on even if I am truly deficient.