Fibromyalgia treatment canada

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Avatar f tn i have fibromyalgia amongst other complaints.fro about 2 years i have had a swollen abdomen-lumpy and tender which progressed to sore and protruding ribs.have had ct and mri scans which gave no clues.doctors seem to ignore symptons,now i have a feeling of tightness around my ribs and am sore all around feels like ribs are digging in me.
Avatar f tn He is trying self-medicating 1000mg of naproxen sodium/day to see if that helps at all with the pain to try to get some quality of life back. Could this be fibromyalgia and if so what treatment could he try, to deal with it? Any ideas?
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 I posted my intro here yesterday, so I won't go into all my details, but after 2-3 years of odd symproms and random/chronic muscle pain my neurologist has suggested that I have fibromyalgia. She said I should discuss it with my famil doctor at my next appt, which is in July. Both doctors have run me through countless tests to rule out other neuro and autoimmune diseases including MS. My family doctor really felt like I may be depressed.
434278 tn?1324709825 The pain across the back of your shoulders is very typical of fibromyalgia. It is not uncommon for lupus patients to also have fibromyalgia. The one thing that seems to help with fibro is sleep. I take a benadryll and a melatonin to help me sleep. I'm not saying that you only have lupus. I was also told that all I had was fibro and deep don I knew I had more than fibro. I know people w/ fibro and they have never been as sick as I was.
1488606 tn?1288196238 Working in a restaurant I have met lots of people over the yars with the same symptoms as mine. One woman claims she is on disability for Fibromyalgia.....I am not ready for that yet, but was wondering if anyone on this forum is on disability for fibromyalgia, was it hard to get since most doctors think we are just crazy.
Avatar m tn Early detection is key to successful treatment of Lyme. However, following a strict, natural treatment regimen can offer extensive benefits at any stage of the disease.
Avatar n tn com/ where patients review doctors, maybe there's a better one in your area. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, so I'm not familiar with US or UK doctors. Take care and I'm sure you'll get an answer from a doctor eventually ... I've learned with FM that one needs to keep pushing. For now, I would try and not worry about having an autoimmune disorder or FM until you've ruled out everything else.
1376367 tn?1319230027 I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and 5 weeks ago had a complete hysterectomy because I had a large cyst on my left ovary. Over the last year and a half I have less energy and more pain. The surgery I had was directly related to having bacteria in the body and causing the cyst and pain and fatigue along with a host of other symptoms. I asked my doctor to try doxycyline for a trial on the Fibro as I am going to the Fibro and Fatigue Center in Seattle, Wa. Feb. 22, 2011.
Avatar n tn I get this along with my fibromyalgia, but people without fibromyalgia can experience this also. It can go away on its own or your doctor may want to treat it with an anti-inflammatory medication. It could also just be your muscles in your chest tightening up - I also experience this and it goes along with fibro. Fibromyalgia is diagnosed based on having multiple tender points and performing a series of tests to rule out other conditions.
Avatar n tn Over a year ago was in a car accident and my muscles and joints hurt so bad most of the time its hard to have a normal day. Its not arthritis or lupus and Dr's are now saying fibromyalgia..I also have extreme burning in my joints and neck is this also a symptom of fibromyalgia?
136956 tn?1425609872 I just love it when people say things like Fibromyalgia isn't a real sickness, and here I thought I've been in horrible pain for 15 years, oh silly me! I'm on the Marshall Protocol too, and I recommend it to anyone with a real illness like CFS, FMS, etc, and to those who suffer similar symptoms but struggle to find a diagnosis as many people do! Plateletgal, I really appreciated your comment about MS patients going through the same thing 30 years ago that we're facing today!
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar f tn all they do is check to see if ur trigger points hurt when they push on them there are 18 and i have had fm for about 19 years and ur whole body hurts i know i did the same thing about the systems i thought it was all in my head to but it just kept on getting worse go see ur pcp and they can check for you also. take care talk soon let me know. any more wuestion i will be here for u.
612876 tn?1355518095 So regardless of the process you took along the way, please select the most specialized/advanced care you have sought out for testing and/or treatment. And by all means, leave comments and let us know what has worked for you, what hasn't, and what your hopes for future care are!
Avatar f tn They were both protease inhibitors, mk-5172 and mk-8742. I was pretty ill before I started treatment and believed that all the symptoms I had before tx were all Hep C related. I guess some could have been to some extent. I have hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, polyneuropathy, migraine headaches and major brain fog. I do into these crashes or episodes wherein all my symptoms come on at once and I'm in pure pain.
Avatar f tn I guess I'm a little concerned because I still get all these symptoms and I'm not sure if I'm supposed to feel somewhat well near the end of treatment or after treatment. I then start thinking that maybe its something else and what else could it be? I know most people are asymptomatic but I have always suffered with severe symptoms for years. I was able to hold onto a part-time job but I have been jobless and living off of disability for over a year with my 14 year old daughter.
Avatar f tn In the US it is possible to get the drugs at no cost under certain circumstances (In Canada I don not know) but there are more cost to treatment other then just the drugs. There are doctors visits and tests that should be performed for proper monitoring of blood level during treatment. It is good that you are determined to rid yourself of the virus before it has life-long affects on your life. Good luck with your decision!
Avatar f tn Hey Guys, I just found another great new link of physicians who know about fibromyalgia and treat fibromyalgia patients routinely. If you would like this link... let me know and I will zap it to you. This includes those members here who live in Canada as well !
1741471 tn?1407162630 That is why I was not surprised when in the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Vancouver, Canada one of the main lines of research is concentrating on how we age and move. Changes in gait, loss of balance, clumsy coordination are all symptoms that we tend to associate with old age until now when researchers in Alzheimer are seeing how this extremely important changes can lead to early diagnosis and effective treatment.
1205402 tn?1268223872 Hello again, I didn't realize you were in Canada. I am not sure if the NFA has a provider search for Canada- I think it's only for US residents. I apologize for the confusion. I would do what you can to try to begin the Cymbalta as well. It is an approved treatment for FMS here in the states, so chances are that your doctor already has it in his/her mind that you may have FMS.
Avatar f tn Just google Gufinisen used with fibromyalgia. There is a doctor Armond (sp?) that has come up with this treatment. It has helped some. I didn't go on the illimination diet though. I take so many herbs for other things and leaves are something that is illiminated. Praying for you. Oh, p.s. Don't know if you are trying to do the excercises recommended, but they really do help with the muscle tightness. Just don't overdo.
Avatar f tn Zyprexa is an anti-psychotic and can be used as an adjunct treatment (along with an antidepressant) in treatment of depression and anxiety that hasn't responded well to just an antidepressant. Again, just in my humble opinion, I think there are better options out there, especially to START with. Have you tried any other medication? Therapy? How long have you had anxiety issues? Have you been officially diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, preferrably by a psychiatrist?
237053 tn?1258832026 To my knowledge there is no definitive test for fibro. It is a diagnosis of exclusion when other testing has been normal.
1550149 tn?1340004330 I know many people with dual or even triple diagnoses - RA and lupus, lupus and PsA, RA and fibromyalgia, etc. Whatever the diagnosis, though, the treatment for RA, PsA and lupus are nearly identical. So what label you stick on it is less important than what meds work for you to make you feel better and slow down or halt the disease progression.
Avatar f tn Investigators at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia enrolled 100 people, mostly women (average age 52) with longstanding fibromyalgia and assigned half of them to a treatment group and half to a waiting list. Those in the treatment group participated in a three-day workshop to learn seven specific movements and exercises that are said to emphasize relaxation, release and distribution of "qi" (energy) throughout the body.
5265383 tn?1483811956 I have had no other treatment for TCC, so although this is anecdotal, it seems to be the case. I will continue to be followed, and will update either way. I do have side effects from the LDN. Most people don't, other than insomnia when they first start taking it. My adverse affects are are insomnia (that does not disappear) and increased spasticity of my right (weak) side. I have read cautions that those with ms should take no more than 3 mg / day because of increased spasms/spasticity.
175734 tn?1225138040 Patient advocacy groups contend the disease is on its way to reaching epidemic proportions in Canada and is being improperly diagnosed and treated, while the bulk of the medical community raises a skeptical eyebrow to that assertion, saying there is no scientific evidence that cases are raging out of control or that long-term antibiotic treatment is warranted.
Avatar n tn I have Fibromyalgia, my husband has Coats disease (eyes), his dad had Lupus, my grandmother had Alzheimer's, and my son has Kawasaki's, ADHD, and Aspergher's. My biggest concern is for my son. We recently went to a checkup for his Kawasaki's where they ordered an updated heart test and found he has thickening in his left ventricle and his blood pressure is elevated. His doctor had concerns because my son is taking Adderal for the ADHD.