Fibromyalgia symptoms diagnosis treatment

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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 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....
415098 tn?1214860436 This is a disease entity which is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that other organic and more common disease conditions should be ruled out first (such as spine problems or musculoskeletal problems) before making this diagnosis. Fibromyalgia are somewhat correlated with our inability to have a REM sleep (rapid-eye-movement sleep) which makes us feel unenergized and tired even the first minute we wake up.
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 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 n tn 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 !
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 I'm new here and I haven't had a fibromyalgia diagnosis, but I have had muscle twitching all over (mostly in my legs) and that has died down quite a bit, but I've have tired muscles and I have been so tired. I get tender spots that hurt for no reason to the touch. This past Saturday I went dancing and almost didn't make it through the first song, my legs started to hurt so bad. I woke up the next morning and it felt like someone had beat my legs with a baseball bat.
Avatar f tn My doctors has referred me to a rheumotolgist and suspects this could be my diagnosis. One thing that boggles his mind is that my leg pain is not present on a good day until I am lying down for more than 30 minutes then horrible aching begins. My sed rate is also high but RA and Lupus test came back negative. Doew this sound like arthritus or fibromyalgia?
Avatar m tn Hello everyone! I would just like to thank you in advance for Reading my post. I am a 21 year old male who was once extremely active but my health has deteriorated over the past 5 years. I have been to over 25 doctor visits over the past 5 years but have been unable to find a direct cause for my symptoms. I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve had blood taken (>20 times).
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.
217229 tn?1192766004 You might want to take a look at that. My post tx symptoms resemble fibromyalgia, but I have never pursued that diagnosis eith my rheumatilogist because he thinks those syptoms are so easily explained by hepatits c, so we don' need to resort to a broader or less-accurate diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I wonder how frequently doctors take that opinion with fibromyalgia paitents with hcv?
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 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 m tn Better ? 2: Same ? 3: Worse ? My Fiance' has suffered with Fibromyalgia for the past few years with the main symptom only being Burning hips at night in her sleep. Only this year she had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C as the virus has just become active. Now the virus has become active her Fibromyalgia has spread throughout her body and pain become far more severe, as it is said Hepatitis can be a known trigger for Fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn Rheumatology, even in the UK has come a long way and most practitioners have accepted Fibromyalgia as a diagnosis these days. That being said, many of them, I have heard will give you the diagnosis and then expect you to get on with it on your own. But there are many that will treat with medications that are helpful like Gabapentin. Rheumatologists are still the officiating doctors who have the ability to diagnose you with Fibro.
Avatar f tn I found out that CFS and fibromyalgia are only symptoms from my doc., meaning its a list of symptoms that has been slapped with a name and not the cause of the problem.
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 m tn Oh and by the way, its seems like a very lyme-news oriented person, he said a few days ago the CDC finally admited that 300,000 people each year were infected with lyme (instead of 30,000 that they used to state), which is a very promising news in order to accept this epidemic and began researching for effective diagnosis and treatment...
Avatar m tn It is a Rheumatologist who you must see for a fibromyalgia diagnosis and if positive,consequent treatment follows, prescribed normally by the Rheumatologist. There is no effective standard medical treatment for fibromyalgia other than symptom management, by the way. The suspected side-effects of the acupuncture cannot be attributed to the treatment itself, as it cannot be verified. Those " strange" side effects could be easily caused by stress alone.
Avatar f tn So I saw my Dr today and he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and Im just not sold on the diagnosis. He says the lack of sleep from the fibromyalgia is causing the difficulty breathing. Has anyone else of heard of this because I cant seem to find anything showing where these 2 are related.
1105540 tn?1279190717 Fibromyalgia and MS can certainly occur together, so that sometimes, it would not be possible to determine if your symptoms in your teenage years were due to the MS or due to fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn 2, 2001. The Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers have 14 clinics nationally and a treatment success rate of over 80% in the more than 4000 CFS/Fibromyalgia patients they have treated. Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers specialize in treating Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia by treating the underlying issues. Skilled physicians spend an hour with each patient to determine a unique treatment plan based on extensive blood testing.
Avatar n tn After being tested for RA, Lupus and the like, I ended up with a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, and was managing it. I was even walking the treadmill for up to 3 miles a day, determined to beat it. The end of January, I had a strange "cold" feeling in the right side of my head. No pain, but ubearable "cold"and some blurred vision in my right eye. My face felt strange, and I noticed my right side was feeling weak.
Avatar f tn I know it has to affect my liver, and I don't want to cause liver damage. Is it possible for this to describe Fibromyalgia or something similar, even with how young I am? I have an appt. with my doctor this friday, and don't know how to approach her......
Avatar n tn Anyway, I am wondering if anyone had symptoms prior to diagnosis and if so, what were they? I was dx with Fibromyalgia in March 2005 (symptomatic since November 2004) and by happenstance donated blood and that's when the Hep C showed up. Could it be possible that all this time I have been sick with Hep C? I don't see the specialist until Oct 23rd so I know very little. My primary provider checked my ammonia level last week and it was 59. This is all so new to me and waiting is hard.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know what is the next step as far as treatment? What do the doctors first attempt for treatment? I know everyone's case is different but I just wanted to know a little bit more since there isn't much information online. If you have any info please do tell. Thank you!
Avatar f tn My rheumatologist continues to test me as there is clearly something auto-immune going on on top of my fibromyalgia. Because of other symptoms he feels it is developing lupus and he is treating me for that and it is helping. If it is fibromyalgia it would often be treated by one of the drugs Lyrica (I have had great success with it), Cymbalta or Savella plus an anti-depressant.