Fibromyalgia treatment hawaii

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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.
Avatar n tn Since I've had Fibromyalgia, I have constant bursitis in my greater trocanter (hip bursa) as well as a constant inflammation of my SI joints. I receive shots in my hips every few months, sometimes monthly. I do the exercises given to me by my DO, however, I have only short term relief from the shots. I apply ice. I still have the bursitis and it won't go away. I never had any hip injuries prior or since to cause bursitis. Does anyone else have recurrent bursitis with their Fibromyalgia?
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 I suffer from Chronic Fibromyalgia along with herniated disks in my back and a torn maniscus in my knee. I recently moved from a small town in Colorado where I had no problem getting my medications which are all controlled substances that allow me to actually get up and work everyday.
311693 tn?1218136275 In relation to the weather I think people with Primary Fibromyalgia are most sensitive to changes in the atmospheric pressure. I have the most trouble at the point when the weather changes, or when the pressure changes. I don't necessarily mind if it's cold as long as it stays that way for a while. If the weather changes though it puts me in a flare. Even if it's warm front or a high pressure change- that too can place me into a flare.
Avatar f tn Since I have stage 4 endometriosis with one ovary removed since it was the size of a grapefruit, and was diagnosed as stage four when I was 25, now I am 43 years old and it has gotten so much worse than before, I am on a Fentanyl patch, totally disabled, developed fibromyalgia, three sleep disorders, and take 9 medications for muscle spasm and pain. I am in bed most of the time.
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Avatar n tn From Maine to Hawaii, your continued activism will lead to change with fair and equitable research distributions from our government for all diseases. Thank you in advance. Gratefully, Richard Darling, DDS President and CEO, The FAIR Foundation ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Your Editor, I am submitting the attached article (below) for consideration as an Op-Ed piece in the your newspaper here.
Avatar f tn I have endometriosis stage 4, fibromyalgia, IBS, CFS, RLS, PLMD, rheumatoid arthritis, and have seen 26 doctors in the past 20 years. I am on 9 medications for muscle spasm and pain, including fentanyl patches. I also take vitamins B, C, D, E, sea kelp, msn, Acidophilus, Beta-3, Magnesium, Zinc, and drink a protein shake in the mornings I am able to get out of bed to make one. Are there any other vitamins that have especially helped anyone?
Avatar f tn The way I feel about it if you have a dr that is willing to find a good treatment and that will work with you, you are very lucky.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, after 3 months and 10 visits he has yet to control my pain. He has said I have exhausted his treatment list for pain. When I asked to seek a second opinion, he said he would not see me if I consulted with another doctor. I'm afraid of being a research project for another doctor, so I am asking anyone with FM to send me some names of doctors on Oahu, Hawaii that are willing to do some of the more aggressive treatments for FM pain. Thank you in advance for any information.
1312898 tn?1314571733 how do you talk to your doctor about it and would a pain specialist stop treating me. Is the type of product high enough that the paranoia and munchies aren't a problem?
Avatar f tn Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. From the symptoms you describe, it sounds that it could be a circulatory disturbance (due to compression of blood vessels) or a nerve pinched.
Avatar f tn Things I have is fibromyalgia (all that goes with it), memopause (real bad hot flashes), had a mini stroke couple years ago, immune deficiency which is in normal range but was killing me, take vivaglobin weekly for that. Blood work just showed a normal but low T 4. Doctor said not to worry but I am. can't loose weight, tired all the time. I thought my symptons was because in the last year I have lost a Mother, Sister and Dad a few weeks ago, have had 5 deaths in all in the last year.
Avatar n tn However, many studies have shown that living in Hawaii (particularly Maui) has alleviated 90% of Fibromyalgia pain for test subjects. Try looking for resort jobs in the Caribbean or Hawaii if you want to feel normal again - that's my advice to you. Unfortunately for me, I have Severe FMS (according to my doctor the difference between regular FMS and Severe is that Severe patients get to deal with the equivalent to cancer pain, sometimes worse - but we don't die).
Avatar m tn he has read all of my ekgs,event monitor things, but I also have Chronic Fatigue SYndrom/Fibromyalgia and it can make my heart go nuts too(another story) Im on a beta blocker caled acebutolol (from Canada) and they use it alot in Canada but dont here much about it here in the states. WOuld really like some insight frm some of you experts on the betas. I have a feeling he may change the meds?? Is that what they do, and why do you think he is seeing me for an hour and a half!!!!
Avatar n tn Lyme test is negative this time, I'm cured of that thank God. 3 weeks later I'm diagnosed with fibromyalgia, more meds. I'm convinced I have Lymes still but the dr says I don't. It doesn't make sense that a healthy, athletic and active 50 yr old gets all these ailments in an 7 month period does it?? I mean I can't walk without help in the morning. My knees, hips, shoulders and hands kill me. The streroids didn't help, in fact it made it worst. Now I'm having weakness in my legs.
612876 tn?1355518095 Allodynia (and often hyperalgesia) can be secondary to migraines (often complex or silent migraines), RSD/CRPD, polyneuropathy (sensory), autonomic neuropathy (which is why it may be a symptom in a small subset of POTS patients and dysautonomia patients), and other pain syndromes like fibro and myofascial pain syndrome. There is also such a thing as primary allodynia.
Avatar n tn Never used to happen when I was a kid - after not being in the ocean for 10 years I went to Hawaii and had a horrible break out all over my face, shoulders, back but it wasnt a regular breakout. I know what my zits look like after 32 years. This was a reaction. No doubt. Hundreds of whiteheads, really sore sensitive skin, swollen, very red. At the time this came out I had an itchy rash come and go on random parts of my body. Especially my torso or under my arms...
Avatar n tn She consulted a doctor in Europe who talked about a treatment being studied at a university there. The treatment involves rebuilding your immune system with increased does of light. I have looked on the internet and found something called PUVA therapy which may be the same type of treatment. It may be worth checking out....I sympathize for you as I am a sun worshipper. Good luck to all of you with this terrible problem. I am going to check back to see if anything new shows up to help my friend!
1797925 tn?1341099804 I am genotype 3a and my liver biopsy from Dec 2011 indicated Stage 2, Grade 3. I started 12 week treatment with sofosbuvir & GS-5816 (no interferon or ribavirin) on May 22nd, in a Phase 2 trial. My starting levels were VL: 6,500,000, AST 47, ALT 58.
665881 tn?1248930597 Hi, There can be several reasons of your generalized body numbness or stinging feeling although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. Most likely your symptoms could be due to peripheral neuropathy such as injury to a nerve, pressure on spinal/peripheral nerves (neuropathy),diabetic or alcoholic neuropathy, vitamin deficiency ( esp.
880900 tn?1467273741 I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia (FM) for more than ten years, therefore experience chronic pain which has increased throughout the years. About four years ago, I reluctantly filled a prescription for 10mg of Oxy three times a day, because I couldn't manage the pain with Tylenol#3s any more. A year ago, the pain had increased to the point where I was prescribed three 20mg tablets per day.
Avatar n tn of Labor--they have investigators who will look into unfair dismissal/treatment of employers. They might also be able to point you in the right direction for help. What I do know is this--stand up for your rights and don't let _anyone_ push you around. Good luck with it!
Avatar n tn It started about three years ago after fertility treatment, after a jump into water from a cliff in Hawaii and after exposure to chemicals while we were having our house renovated. The problem or trigger could be any of the three…or something else. That makes the diagnosis even more difficult. The docs have no idea and have given up. I have had many, many mri’s, bone scans, blood work, emg’s (most of which are abnormal).
Avatar f tn My fear is that if I do not get the proper diagnosis and on the right treatment there could be unnecessary damage happening to my body.
Avatar n tn I have tried pretty much everything others have mentioned here and really for the most part pain management is using a variety of treatment methods to help us cope and be functional... Some days it is okay, some days not. good luck to anyone else coping with this type of pain.
Avatar n tn He does have some logic behind this -- For one week during this period I was in Hawaii on vacation, which happened to be the week I was finishing the antibiotic. The final 4 days of my trip -- I felt 100%. Then, low and behold, I come back home to southern california and within 48 hours all the symptoms described are back in full force. So he thinks I need another round to kill off whatever bug is in my body.
Avatar n tn I am presently in the midst (one week along) of an experimental self-treatment. Thirty years ago I was hospitalized with a duodonal ulcer, and the treatment then included the blandest of diets: soft-boiled eggs, cream of wheat, half-and-half (and Maalox) for two solid weeks. I know that ulcers are now blamed on the Heliobacter Pylori bacteria, but I decided to try the diet, minus the Maalox, from 30 years ago.