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Avatar n tn What kind of doctor should I consult as my primary care provider for fibromyalgia?
1943833 tn?1349280189 I have wondered often over the last few years if I have Fibromyalgia, but have never asked a doctor about it because I don't seem to have the tender points. I'm wondering how many of these symptoms are "common" for fibromyalgia. Or maybe CFS? -occasional severe sensitivity to noise. I can be sitting in a room, with people around me and noises I would normally not mind (kids playing, etc) will "hurt". I don't really have a headache, and it's not an actual pain.
Avatar f tn However, in this situation I would be following up with your mother's doctors to see what is going on. Fibromyalgia is a catch-all disease that people are told they have their symptoms of muscle and joint pain and stiffness etc. can't be matched to another disease. Some docs also say fibromyalgia can be an after-effect of Lyme disease, but a Lyme specialist might say the Lyme just wasn't treated completely at the beginning.
1852058 tn?1320162300 Over the years, I kept increasing it which cured most of my symptoms. There is a new fibromyalgia med called Savella which I read praise after praise on another website. Also anti-depressants can serve as pain killers. I have severe migraines, which my headache specialist said to raise my current anti-depressant Effexor even more to treat the migraines. Due to one side effect from the Effexor, I said no. He then suggested Savella which I am going to switch to.
Avatar f tn I dont doubt that all the folks who have Fibromyalgia actually HAVE something, but I feel like the term Fibromyalgia was drummed up. My neice was diagnosed at 13 with Fibromyalgia. I had the SAME symptoms when was a kid. Ive had a lifetime full of mild to mediocre complaints that have no explanation. Then I got tested for Cystic Fibrosis and I am a carrier (I may have it, but it is mild.. still testing to see if I have both copies of the gene) Now, the two of these have very similar symptoms..
523927 tn?1257022304 You could post the list of your symptoms on LymeNet dot org. These people can help you find a doctor who is experienced at diagnosing and treating Lyme. Keep in mind that most "regular" doctors don't know the disease well enough to be able to recognize it and treat it. There are a lot of Americans that are told they have fibromyalgia, CFS, MS, lupus, etc. when in reality they have Lyme.
Avatar n tn Since then I have never been the same - I have had periods (much shorter this time) where the severe/acute symptoms come back again, and have had numerous infections including costochondritis and diverticulitis and even had to get my gallbladder removed after a sudden onset of pancreatitis. In 2007 I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hashimoto's, IBS, and dormant ebstein-barr and HHV-6.
1692704 tn?1307215380 I didn't feel a whole lot different during that time, but I felt that my symptoms were stirred up a bit. That was a change, because before treatment I felt equally horrible every day. Once I was on abx, I started to feel some oscillations in symptom severity. Next, I started a third abx, Bactrim. That's when I started experiencing more severe Herx reactions, to the point where I was unable to continue treatment and my LLMD had me stop.
Avatar m tn I had Lyme and babesiosis (similar to malaria), and once the 'babs' was treated and gone, we then moved on to treating the Lyme. Sometimes new posters here try to match their symptoms exactly to the list of Lyme symptoms and conclude they don't have Lyme, but actually they may have Lyme *and one or more co-infections.
Avatar f tn - I eventually got treatment from an LLMD. - who diagnosed me on symptoms only - never had a positive lyme test. I was told I have 'fibromyalgia' and my symptoms did fit with that BUT it all started following a 'tick-bite'!! You are doing the right thing in finding an LLMD. most mainstream doctors don't have much knowledge on the subject of lyme disease and co-infections. Do you remember a rash or anything before all this started - many people never see a tick or a rash.
620923 tn?1452919248 Please post which condition ur symptoms r 4....ie:chiari, TC or Syrinx...thanks Link for Chiari symptoms- http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Neurological-Disorders/List-Of-Chiari-Symptoms/show/1024?cid=186 Link for Tethered cord symptoms- http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Neurological-Disorders/List-of-Tethered-Cord-Symptoms/show/1026?cid=186 Link for Syringomyelia symptoms- http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Neurological-Disorders/List-of-Syringomyelia-Syrinx-Symptoms/show/1025?
Avatar n tn The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, ILADS, has a policy of treating the infection until the symptoms have cleared. This may entail long term antibiotics. Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses Joseph J Burrascano, Jr., M.D., Updated September, 2005 http://www.ilads.org/burrascano_0905.
Avatar f tn Hang in there. I can tell you that many fibro patients have the same symptoms as you do. Both fibromyalgia and CFS patients have the same symptoms as many autoimmune conditions. Dizziness, I know, can go along with MS, Hashimoto's and fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn I was only out of work for 2 weeks and during that time was somewhat out and about. Symptoms of a new illness presented in March, starting with a canker sore, and progressing to flu like symptoms. I noticed greenish/brown mucus and tooth pain and went to doctor for an anti-biotic (I think Bactrim). I took the antibiotic which seemed to clear up what I thought was a sinus infection but I still wasn't feeling better and my glands were very swollen (they still are too a degree).
Avatar f tn occasional vomiting, severe vertigo, feeling like im going to pass out, tingling in the face, feet and hands, EXTREMELY stiff neck, insomnia and fatigue, and a general feeling of my muscles aching. To me, I think Drs made Fibromyalgia up to give these vague symptoms a name..almost everyone I know who has been diagnosed, was later diagnosed with something else in place of it just like you. So I am sorry to say but I am not surprised that it was something else the whole time.
Avatar m tn hi, i'm 45 f i was dx with sluggish hypo-thyroid /goitors which causes fibromyalgia symptoms,on synthroid 37.5 mcg alot of my pain is gone per sae, my dr found my vit d was dangerously low was on 50,000 iu my b12 is low, i am also exhibiting IBS/ celiac i'm gluten free now feel better but i'm growing fatty lipoma all over that r painful .
Avatar f tn Here are two sources, and you can find many more with an internet search. Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis With Antibiotics http://www.canlyme.com/treatmsals.html#2 Quote: "Dr. Harvey blames a bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, for the symptoms he experienced....Some are diagnosed with ALS or multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s." http://www.ilads.org/harvey2.
Avatar m tn symptoms: random acute axon loss in great toe which went from completely weak to back to normal in 3 weeks tingling/odd sensations (no pain) throughout entire body for 3 weeks only knees feel weak/or stiff/or just a little awkward - like I've been doing squats and feeling in three days later, but more mild (does that make sense?) every now and then a very mild, very dull, and deep pain or tension in muscle, bone, nerve?
Avatar n tn I began treatment for Lyme Disease in September after feeling terrible and having many of the symptoms and many bands on the western blot. I was put on Augmentin 1500mgs a day. I had an MRI that showed a white matter lesion.A spect scan was done at Columbia hospital, I am confused by the results- Moderately severe, global,cortical hypoperfusion with heterogeneity. This perfusion is consistent with encephalitis or vasculitis, such as from infections eg.
Avatar n tn I gave up a couple years ago when it came to trying to find out what was wrong with me. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Fibromyalgia. I do have a history of both in my family. I was no stranger to the pain or mental illness as a teen, but I can say it worsened considerably by the time I was 20 and first diagnosed. Three years ago, I was tested for Lyme Disease once. I had to urge my GP to do it. It came back negative. I don't know what tests he ran at that point.
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Avatar n tn For the past 5 years, I have suffered from fibromyalgia, this being a diagnosis made after I was originally diagnosed with bi-lateral thoracic syndrome. It took 5 mos to diagnos the bi-lateral tos, however, pulse studies verifided that when I raised my arm, my median nerve pulse diminished. I had the right side decompressed in July of 2004, which was the most invasive surgeries, and from what I understand, one of the most difficult surgeries to recover from.
Avatar m tn I will be seeing a Neurologist for treatment starting the 5th of November. I knew things with my muscle control has been getting worse. I used to be a great juggler and knife flipper, now I cannot juggle and I lose my balance all the time. At least there is some treatment for it nowadays, look at Michael J. Fox, has his own new t.v. show now. Of course he can afford the best doctors and I have to settle for ones that accept Medicare, so I don't hold out as much hope as he does.
Avatar f tn ILADS [dot] org. ================================================================================= Basic Information about Lyme Disease by The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) posted at ILADS. org Last updated 4/15/2006 1. Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a tick, and the disease is prevalent across the United States and throughout the world. Ticks know no borders and respect no boundaries.
Avatar f tn put me in surgical menopause at 34....ever since then, all my symptoms have been blamed on menoapause, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, IBS, u freakin name it, if there isnt a test for it, thats the diagnosis I got every time with a bag full of new FREE SAMPLE drugs that screwed me up even worse every time. NOW....fast forward to 2010. I am now diagnosed officailly with HPTH....there are few experts in this feild I have come to find out....
Avatar n tn If she has a history of Lyme Disease, it's very possible that it may have emerged again. Lyme can cause symptoms of fibromyalgia, pain, fatigue, joint pain, and muscle contractions. Do you recall what treatment she received in the past for the Lyme? If you are interested in locating a doctor who is very experienced in diagnosing and treating tick borne disease, you can post a query at LymeNet dot org. The flash discussion group there is very helpful to newbies.
Avatar f tn I'm not medically trained, but I have begun to suspect that the 'syndrome' of fibromyalgia (that is, a collection of symptoms that have no identified cause) is the labeled being pasted on a fair number of those who actually have Lyme. I don't recall anyone posting here over the last few years with specifically your question, but you can search this site (I believe) for 'lyme colitis' [without the quotes] and see what you get.
Avatar n tn standupforlyme [dot] org txlda [dot] org Also look at ILADS [dot] org. It is the main group for LLMDs and others who take Lyme seriously. There is lots of good information there, and under the tab 'About Lyme' there is information called diagnostic hints and treatment guidelines by Dr Burrascano. It's a bit heavy going, but you might find it interesting to understand more about Lyme.
Avatar n tn I've had an equivocal test for Lyme and have so many symptoms. My PCP refered me to the Univ.of Michigan Rheumatology Clinic. I told doctors there about my Lyme test and got a lot of responses such as: "There's no Lyne in Michigan" and "You tested negative for Lyme, so you don't have it." When I presented factual arguments to these responses, I was redirected and seemingly brushed off.
Avatar n tn I cannot remember an exact timeline of my symptoms, but I do recall my symptoms flaring up every 4 weeks. I was misdiagnosed with Fibromyalgia for the first year of my illness and eventually I was losing weight and becoming so ill I could no longer work or function from day to day. A friend told me to look into Lyme Disease so I did. I had negative tests, so I continued to spiral downhill not knowing what was wrong with me.