Fibromyalgia treatment diagnosis

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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.
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.
Avatar f tn At this time, there is no "cure" for fibromyalgia - one main reason being is they have not determined exactly what causes fibromyalgia. There are many thoughts and ideas on it, however, nothing has been scientifically proven/discovered. There also are no specific blood tests, scans, etc., for diagnosing fibromyalgia = there ARE certain critieria that need to be met before a true fibro diagnosis.
Monster The content on the UpToDate website is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions. The use of this website is governed by the UpToDate Terms of Use©2013 UpToDate, Inc. ### FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS Pain — The primary symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread (diffuse), chronic, and persistent pain.
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 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 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 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 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 From what I understand, many people with Raynaud's Disease have another illness as well. To rule out fibromyalgia, they should check your tender points. As far as a CFS diagnosis, they have to rule out many other conditions... mostly autoimmune diseases and lyme disease. You might want to check out the CFIDS Association of America website and take their online quiz, "Do I have CFIDS ?".
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.
675329 tn?1297291978 I'm sorry to say I have heard of Topamax-simply no place in Fibromyalgia treatment from every report I've heard, read, seen and made from personal experience. It cripples every mind that I've learned about. And I can't believe you're on Serequel and Buspar and Wellbutrin. Frankly your doctor must see a serious mental annomally that he's treating. I'm not wanting to be offensive.
1105540 tn?1279190717 In any case, if you have been diagnosed with MS, evaluation and treatment by an experienced neurologist, with treatment with MS medications as well as physical therapy, psychological support (MS is associated with depression and anxiety), and treatment of any of the complications of MS are certainly warranted and recommended. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
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 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 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!
4861077 tn?1360159739 Hi all just a quick question I have just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and live with pain everyday. I find it hard to do all my daily things to the point that it hurts to peel potatoes what kind of help can I get for this as it is all new to me. I take lots of medication and am still in pain please help.
554442 tn?1221238825 Fibromyalgia (FMS or Fibro for short) is a chronic condition which causes widespread pain and fatigue as well as a variety of other symptoms. The name Fibromyalgia comes from "fibro" meaning fibrous tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), "my" meaning muscles, and "algia" meaning pain. Fibro does not cause joint pain or swelling. The pain from Fibromyalgia is produced in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles and tendons. http://www.mayoclinic.