Fibromyalgia treatment fatigue

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209591 tn?1267418314 For you all what has been the most helpful treatment (exercise, therapy or medication) for your fatigue? All of my medicines cause fatigue and so do all 8 to 10 diagnoses I currently have...Thanks so much for your help.
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 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 m tn widespread pain, disturbed sleep, and exhaustion from head to toe shortness of breath, numbness and tingling sensations, muscle weakness I get pain in my neck, like muscle stiffness and that comes and goes leg cramping, fatigue, trembling nausea I also had weakness in the left arm, pain and numbness as well I was suffering from migraines and one had caused an anxiety attack Fatigue, muscle weakness, trembling muscles, some muscle spasms, cramping in my right calf, tingling in hands feet and
Avatar n tn I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I've tried all of the meds they are currently prescribing for this. Has anyone tried alternative treatment for this? If so, did it work for you?
Avatar n tn Complaints of fatigue and joint pains are,unfortunately, very common. fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by muscular aches and pains, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping. It is much more common in women, and it can be debilitating. Many conventional medical doctors do not think that fibromyalgia exists. In fact, many patients who believe they have this condition are often derided by their doctors.
Avatar n tn I am curious if what I tell you fits the profile for Fibromyalgia. The lack of fatigue and major sleep issues makes me feel like I may be experiencing something else.
Avatar f tn There are several things that have helped me. For one thing I try really hard to get a good nights sleep w/o disturbance. I take some supplements that help...5HTP and Melatonin. Both are natural supstances found at the vitamin area at Wal-Mart. My rhematologist sent me to a physical therapist who showed me some exercises. They also did ultrasound and tens unit therapy. But the exercises have really helped. Another tip is, don't overdo. Know when to stop.
Avatar n tn Oz about the Fibro and Fatigue medical Center in Dallas. They specialize in just this condition and Chronic Fatigue. Anyway--she had all these classic symptoms--then the Dr. put her on a regimen of injections, supplements, prescriptions specific to her issues and, here, a year later she is doing considerably better. You might consider investigating whether this clinic might benefit--it's not cheap but they might help you get to some underlying issues. I hope so.
Avatar f tn HI I would recommend a book for you----the metabolic treatment of fibromyalgia by Dr. john lowe. i would assume you can get it from amazon. they seem to have everything. good luck.
Monster Many patients with fibromyalgia feel that their joints are swollen, although there is no visible inflammation of the joints (arthritis). ### FIBROMYALGIA TESTS — There are no specific laboratory or imaging tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia. Thus, the diagnosis is typically based upon a thorough patient history, a complete physical examination, and blood tests, which are used to exclude conditions with similar symptoms.
Avatar f tn I don't believe for a minute that anyones intentions here are to "scare" people. There are members here who are disabled and they know the truth. My intentions for this board is to share information, opinions, research and treatments. Sharing facts is not a negative outlook at all. Look..... fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease (I refer to it as a disease) and little is known about it. The same goes for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Avatar f tn My sed rate is also high but RA and Lupus test came back negative. Doew this sound like arthritus or fibromyalgia? Any comments would be greatly appreciated This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1231071'>fibromyalgia with inflamation</a>.
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia is diagnosed by a Rheumatologist and with treatment it can be very well maintained. The treatment makes you more tired for the first month but after that things really look up. I am also on IV steriods when I have Optic Neuritis flare up (I have had this since Nov 2009, but it all started in my left foot in July 2008. Another one to check out is VASCULITIS. This is cover by your Neurologist, and sounds like alot of the peoples comments in the forum.
Avatar m tn Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica. Nobody really knows how these medications treat the symptoms (particularly the aches and pains) of fibromyalgia. These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia. But these drugs also have serious side effects.
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 f tn I was finally diagnosed this past September with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. After finding a great Dr. and working on a multi-facated treatment plan, I am not cured but functioning better than I have in two years. Because my diagnosis is recent, my name has not come up for deployment, and I have been able to muster through drill periods for the last two years, I have not yet disclosed this information to the Army National Guard.
401095 tn?1351395370 Treatment of Fibromyalgia Alternative Medicine 5-HTP Combination Therapy for Fibromyalgia 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a supplement that is manufactured from the seeds of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia). 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is converted to the important neurotransmitter serotonin. 5- HTP is believed to raise the levels of serotonin. Serotonin plays a key role in insomnia and depression.
Avatar m tn Hello Friends, In my life every things are going well but before few days i have little bit problem like weakness, Fatigue, sleep disorder. I am a working person. I was go with my doctor and they told me its Fibromyalgia, Please tell me what i want to do for its treatments and how much time it takes for effective treatment. Thank You.
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 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.