Fibromyalgia treatment algorithm

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173930 tn?1196341998 Survey seems consistent with what I've seen posted here. Most telling to me is that 40% reported feeling worse after treating than before: 29% reported feeling about the same; and 31% reported feeling better after treatment. What that means is that around 2 out of 3 people felt either worse or no different after treating. This should be a reality check for those who treat primarily because of the so-called extra-hepatatic symptons, i.e. to feel better.
Avatar n tn don't ask me why and how I got into reading this stuff, i guess my post to couch yesterday got me into trying to remember the name of a disorder, plus all of us complaining of RA, fibromyalgia and other neuropathies, that can't be explained by tx sides alone and those left with long term effects...led me to this. first, i started with the disorder:Reiter's syndrome, it took me to HLA-B27 and so on. while reading it something kept clicking about these two and possible relation to hcv symptoms...
Avatar n tn If you have not responded to anti-thyroid drugs (PTU or Tapazole) then the options are RAI or surgery and surgery is more invasive than most pts with Graves need -- leaving RAI as a very safe and effective treatment. I will admit that I have a few patients with post-RAI hypothyroidism who still don't feel well -- in these cases combo t3/t4 and keeping the TSH around 0.5 has usually worked.
181575 tn?1250202386 3c. For patients with compensated cirrhosis, a serum HBV DNA threshold of ≥ 2000 IU/mL is sufficient for initiation of therapy, irrespective of HBeAg status and regardless of whether ALT levels are elevated (Table 3). For those with chronic hepatitis B and decompensated cirrhosis, a serum HBV DNA level of ≥ 200 IU/mL is sufficient to begin treatment with an oral agent as well as to consider candidacy for liver transplantation.
378497 tn?1232147185 Bright people have a capacity for handling grey areas--or grey matter, for that matter--and can step outside the algorithm when necessary. And I have no explanation, really, for the rudeness that I've seen described repeatedly on the MS board, either. Of course, there are two sides to every story, but...all of these stories carry consistent, typical features. In my cases, the neuros who said "CD" and "RLS" were clearly coming from a specific perspective.
Avatar n tn I come to know that it occurs due to sciatica symptom. But now i feel hopeless. It has just symptomatic treatment. But no effective treatment. Doctor told me to do the streching exercise. Doing it for 10 days. Still the pain is same and coming regularly. Sometime i cry and asked to god what sin i have done that i m such ill.. Is their any effective treatment.
Avatar m tn I have waiting to see furter posts on your treatment with Dr Berkson. How has it been going? His work with Alpha Lipoic Acid and I believe LDN peeked my interest. You were giving updated reports on your viral load and alt ast numbers. Its been awhile and just curious as to where you stand now.
Avatar n tn If it is persisting, you may have to consult a gastro-enterologist. There are many reasons, and there is an algorithm to follow to find out what may be the cause. 3. GTTs were designed before they invented glucometers. In GTT venous blood is drawn as I know. But here you will be checking capillary blood. But it may give some clue. No harm done, except you have to suffer the pain :-) About the 'sweet-headache' again; if you avoid eating sweet food for a day, headache will be absent?