Fibromyalgia symptoms of depression

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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 n tn Hi, Symptoms of fibromyalgia are widespread, and vary from person to person. Some sufferers are more affected by widespread pain, while others find that persistent fatigue is the worst symptom. Symptoms in men vary and tend to be quite different when compared to the symptoms suffered by women. Most researches illustrate that men actually experience milder symptoms than women, and also experience less tender points , less fatigue , less morning stiffnes and milder IBS .
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 n tn Just wanted to see if you could tell me some of your symptoms for fibromalagia. I was diagnosed sorta... I have hair loss thinning, swelled hands and feet at times etc.
Avatar f tn I've always had symptoms of fibromyalgia but never real bad but after I got that Sinus Infection my symptoms of FM became Severe. I also have a family history of Fibromyalgia, my Father, Aunt, and first cousin has it. My symptoms are so severe that my doctor had to put me off of school ,and on to homebound, where a teacher comes out to my house and brings me work twice a week.
1184051 tn?1264438908 They all came back negative. Alot of doctors don't take fibromyalgia serious, but then on the plus side alot of them do. I have been lucky enough to find a doctor who takes fibromyalgia completely serious. I live in Kentucky, and I see a doctor in North Carolinia. With the correct treatment, you can feel better. - I hope everything works out. Good luck.
1168938 tn?1327157832 Joint issues, muscles pains, sleepless nights, depression, cognitive issues, brain fog, always tired, IBS, Gerd, cramps in hands, hips and feet, temperature varies from boiling hot to cold, weakness in muscles and twitching, difficulty walking I'm unsteady on my feet and that's just a few of my symptoms. I also have reflex/startle myoclonus and spinal myoclonus which seems to be the thing the doctors talk about and they tend to ignore my other symptoms.
Avatar f tn Today after seeing my neurosurgeon and him telling me he cannot do anything to fix me because nothing is showing up on my scans, I almost broke down and cried because no one seems to know what is wrong with me. I researched Fibromyalgia and discovered a lot of the symptoms I am having. I thought I was to young to have this, I am only 22. I am wondering more and more if this is what I have.
Avatar f tn Hi to both. And welcome to the forum. Please ensure you know the potential dangers of long term use of Narcotic/Opioid class of meds, side effects, etc. You doctor may be too "busy" to forewarn you. Also same for GABA analogues. And should you be convinced it's the right one for you, read carefully the information and the warnings that accompany your prescription the first time you get it from your pharmacist.
Avatar f tn I know how hard it is to live with FM and try to raise a family. I feel for you. I have 6 kids from age 5 to 19. I am lucky that my family and friends have been supportive and have never tried to act like I wasn't really sick. Thank God! I hope that your family comes around and gives you some support in the near future. I take Opana ER which is an extended release pain med and I take percocet for breakthru pain.
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 After weeks of trying to diagnose myself i think i have found whats wrong with me?
1550149 tn?1340004330 Causes of Secondary Fibromyalgia Secondary fibromyalgia has the characteristic symptoms of fibromyalgia but unlike primary fibromyalgia, a specific cause can be identified. Possible causes include the following: Physical injury. In one study, for example, secondary fibromyalgia developed in over 20% of patients who had neck injuries. The symptoms are identical to those of primary fibromyalgia but are harder to treat.
Avatar f tn I have Fibromyalgia, or let's just say I've had all of the symptoms. I asked for Lyrica (I'm a nurse) and lo, and behold, I'm a new person. I just could not go on with the terrible pains in my shoulders and arms and more pain if I raised my arms. I sincerely hope you will find the answers to your problems. But, it looks like you really need to research herbs more thoroughly. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I decided that I needed to stay on it since I had such a long history of depression. The second time that I went off of it, was to try Savella which many find completely cures their fibromyalgia, but it also has the same properties as an anti-depressant. Due to nausea from the Savella, I couldn't get anywhere near the proper dose for it. I wonder what reasons you have for wanting to get off of it. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Emotional and physical triggers can cause a flare in fibromyalgia symptoms. A flare is usually accompanied by constant pain and lethargy. You might find difficulty to sit, stand or lie for even some time. the triggers known are strong emotions like depression and anger or stress, too much exercise, beginning of an illness, cold,damp weather or extreme heat, any stress on body. That noisy neighbor could affect your health indirectly by causing anger or stress in you. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar f tn I was surprised because I felt like all of my symptoms lined up with some sort of thyroid problem. But I keep reading that even though your thyroid is within range you can still have thyroid related issues. I don't know. I just want to feel better.
1023657 tn?1251848541 There are a number of alternative therapies that are helpful in relieving the symptoms. One of them is exercise. Fibromyalgia pain is muscle pain and the most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, gentle and low-impact exercise. It keeps muscles conditioned and healthy and decreases the amount of discomfort. It is very important to try low-stress exercises such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, and biking rather than straining exercises such as weight training.
996946 tn?1503252712 He and I got into a bit of a heated discussion about how to differentiate arthritis pain from fibro-m pain, and in the end, he said that whatever one calls it, pain is pain, and that in his practice, he's seen symptoms of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia (I have both) overlap. He and I have a long-standing professional relationship and have developed a good rapport over the years - I don't think he was being "smart" or dismissive when he told me that.
Avatar f tn I also suffer from rheumatoid arthrosis but the flare-up and the quality of life issues are related to the progression of Fibromyalgia,My gastro- intestinal problems are major bloating as well as intestinal problems that started even before the Fibromyalgia took over my life. Please let me know what your experiences have been with the progression of Fibromyalgia, I would much appreciate your information.
Avatar m tn Basically I was diagnosed with depression 2 weeks ago and am on a course of Citalopram (20mg). This all started after a head injury 8 weeks ago, of which I had an MRI scan to check there was nothing untoward going on in my head. However all the worrying sent me into a spiral of depression and anxiety, but I have been getting these horrible physical symptoms as well, of which I think must be caused by fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn He says likely lupus now due to the rashes. I did keep having symptoms and eventually he told me that I did have fibromyalgia as well. I now realize that most of my symptoms are from the fibro now that it has been treated. The lupus meds keep my ANA negative and I am living with the assumption that it is keeping things under control. The fibro has been much more problematic. If you don't get relief in the next 2 or 3 months insist on being treated for the fibro as well.
Avatar f tn It is best to consult your doctor and inform him about these symptoms. He may alter the dose or start an alternative medicine if the symptoms are severe. Do keep us posted. Best wishes!
5864500 tn?1380893197 that the inclusion of the resulting increased extracellular norepinephrine, will help through increased neurotransmission, with neuropathic pain and decreased inflammatory response at the center of the main immune defence in the CNS, associated with depression. A thorough neurotransmitter assessment should have been done before these were prescribed for you, so at least you would not likely be taking these meds unnessesarily, if this was the case indeed.
Avatar n tn Hi All. (2nd posting sorry I posted in the wrong spot at first) I don't know if I have fibromyalgia so maybe you can all offer some advice. I am 36 year old female. About 8 weeks ago I noticed my left arm was difficult to drive with and it really struck me as beign strange. It felt heavy. I thought it felt weak but looking back 'heavy' is a more accurate term. I went to my dr. who sent me to a neuro. By the time I saw the neuro I was conviced that I had ALS. Convinced.
Avatar f tn You can have trigger points rather than tender points. Tender points are characteristic of fibromyalgia. Trigger points, however, are characteristic of Chronic Myofascial Pain. There is a very informative website that might be of interest:
358486 tn?1294779988 Turned out she had Parkinsons though am a little confused why her doctors would misdiagnose that as fibromyalgia. Sometimes MS or lupus symptoms can overlap with fibro symptoms. Lot of overlapping with other diseases, totally needing a doctor to figure out. Getting a diagnosis is hard with doctors, especially when they hate to admit that they don't know. And I think doctors, at least in my experience and opinion, get tired of dealing with the same issues that they just can't figure out.
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 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.