Fibromyalgia treatment physical therapy

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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.
Avatar n tn Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, home treatment can relieve some of the symptoms. Fibromyalgia pain is muscle pain and the most important therapy for muscle pain is regular, gentle and low-impact exercise. It keeps muscles conditioned and healthy and decreases the amount of discomfort. It is very important to try low-stress exercises such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, and biking rather than straining exercises such as weight training. Heavy exercises worsen the symptoms.
Avatar f tn Have they checked you vit D level? Symptoms of vit D deficiency are: calf muscle & feet pain cramps in feet & legs muscle weakness waddling walk bone pain & weakness fatigue insomnia tingling in extremities diarrhea depression heart palpitations confusion/unorganized I know when the symptoms are flaring, I have to be careful NOT to push myself. Even when I've got a million things on my "to do" list. So the plan would be to exercise when your symptoms are not so bad.
Avatar n tn I have fibro and you can read my profile for the list of other conditions that I have. I am in Physical Therapy for my spinal stenosis and hip and butt pain. It is making the pain level unbearable I am unable to walk two days after the treatment. Getting steroids in both knees this week for my arthritis. I am at the end of my rope.
Avatar f tn I have had fibro along with PTS for the last 15 years. I have had treatment in several venues and I am starting accupncture and Physical Therapy twice a week starting in Sept. This "syndrome" has made many days , months and years painful for me. I very seldom let it stop me coompletely because I have learned to generally work against the pain. I am now 7 7 years old, just lost my husband, and I am trying to find soe relief. Has anyone been given the treatments I mentioned above.
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.
1839746 tn?1318550406 I am suffering from fibromyalgia for the past 7 years & recently underwent OZONE treatment for both fibromyalgia & disc bulge in L3,L4 & L4,L5. I had to takes injections throughout my back, neck, chest, hands and legs. I felt so light and free for 1 week post-treatment. Now I feel burning pain near my neck, head, hip region and legs. It is worse than before. I ham on complete rest for the past 2 months. Does ozone really work??? what is happening in my case??
209591 tn?1267418314 Hello, My most painful treatment was trigger point injections, I rec'vd 16 shots in the first and only setting. Physical Therapy, was painful due to having to move around.
Avatar f tn We got into a physical fight ended up in jail and dcfs took kids and we had to fight to get them back. And that was supposed to have been rock bottom. Supposedly nothing ever happen with this lady or my friend for that matter. But i still feel its cheating. He had to have some intentions for going to meet the lady. And i feel that the only reason he told me is cause her husband texted him to quit texting his wife so he got scared, And come to find out her husband is a county cop.
Avatar m tn How was your symptoms of Fibromyalgia before your Hepatitis become active? Now you have completed the Full course of treatment for Hepatitis how is your symptoms of Fibromyalgia affecting you now prior to treatment? 1: Better ? 2: Same ? 3: Worse ? My Fiance' has suffered with Fibromyalgia for the past few years with the main symptom only being Burning hips at night in her sleep. Only this year she had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C as the virus has just become active.
551683 tn?1220659708 I haven't done water exercises, but I know that there was a recent research study on this conducted by the Section of Physical Education and Sports, University Pablo de Olavide, Seville in Nov0Dec 2007.
Avatar m tn However, I never had ANY psychological problems in my whole life, while the timing of the symptoms coincides with withdrawing from Nolvadex treatment. My major symptoms are aches in the belly (fibromyalgia), brain fog (difficulty to focus) and, above all, insomnia (I feel like choking upon falling asleep). Please keep me posted on your progress too. It is a great help, you know.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 years ago. I have been in Physical therapy and Accupuncture treatment. Taking elavil and muscle relaxers. I had to give up my job. I applied for disability and I am still waiting for a response. What does it take to qualify for disability?
Avatar f tn There are a slew of medications that should have been tried years ago and there are many new ones that have came out since that have proved very helpful for fibromyalgia. Together with those medication therapies physical therapy, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, meditation, yoga, Pilates, better sleeping patterns, etc.; all have been shown to work better long term then opiate maintenance.
1023657 tn?1251848541 These are the only three drugs approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Lyrica is an antiseizure medication, while Cymbalta and Savella are antidepressants. All three have been known to reduce the pain of fibromyalgia significantly. Other drugs that are usually combined with these are- Flexeril (muscle relaxant, not only decreases muscle pain but also improves sleep), Mirapex (used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease).
Avatar m tn How was your symptoms of Fibromyalgia before your Hepatitis become active? Now you have completed the Full course of treatment for Hepatitis how is your symptoms of Fibromyalgia affecting you now prior to treatment? 1: Better ? 2: Same ? 3: Worse ? My Fiance' has suffered with Fibromyalgia for the past few years with the main symptom only being Burning hips at night in her sleep. Only this year she had been diagnosed with Hepatitis C as the virus has just become active.
Avatar f tn Presence of tender points , fatigue , sleeplessness are all associated with the syndrome . The treatment comprises of physical therapy , analgesics , rest and a stress free environment . Exercises like swimming , walking , stretching , cycling not only help to condition the muscles and reduce stiffness but also boost energy levels and help in sleep . Heat application also reduces the pain and stiffness . Medicines consist of antidepressants and analgesics .
Avatar m tn Acupuncture, chiropractic care, and water aquatic therapy all help. I’ve purchased a hot tub with my RX for water therapy and wrote it off on my taxes. I can’t trll you how beneficial it is! Especially because I’m allergic to lots of medicines and I’m currently breastfeeding so I’m limited on what meds I can take anyway. As soon as I’m done nursing I’m going to get on Topomax. I also get Botox for my migraines and neck pain.
Avatar f tn The Rheumatologist referred me for Physical Therapy 2 x a week for 6 weeks. During each of my visits they have me lie on heat packs for 15 minutes. MS and heat do not get along but I really did fine for 15 minutes. One day, the PT Tech left me on the heat packs for almost an hour. The heat really affected my vision, balance, and I had horrible dizziness. My husband had to come pick me up from the PT office so he could take me home.
Avatar f tn It would include perhaps a consult to a chronic pain rehabilitation physician (to help with the immediate pain relief but also guiding you towards chronic pain relief), physical therapy and massage therapy, and, if needed, psychosocial rehabilitation. It is amazing what the multi-factorial approach will do for patients with chronic pain. I would suggest you discuss your symptoms with a rheumatologist.
444414 tn?1376579695 I had a situation a few years ago where I had a chiropractic adjustment at a physical therapy clinic after having had horrible back pain. They did xrays which they showed me (no mention of lesions then) and told me I would suffer permanant pain but therapy would help. After the adjustment, I suffered dizziness which is normal but it lasted over 24 hours and they referred me to a chiropractor that also practicies neurology.
Avatar m tn I am stay home mom a dedicate my time to my girls. I feel helpless! She's receiving physical therapy twice a week and still her pain is to much. The only meds they have given her is motrin and naprozen which does not help at all. Also in May she started to feel dizzy and started to have faint spell and was admitted in the hospital.[diagnosis with pseudo seizures] She is now doing better with the faint spell but the new one is a ball she say she feel on her lower back and muscle spasm.
209591 tn?1267418314 I have also been prescribed a TENS unit by Empi, Pool Therapy and complete Physical Therapy. I use the TENS unit religiously. It helps somewhat, not as much as I hoped. I have 8 different doctors, all of which seem to be on different pages, and completely lost as to what could be causing all my problems. However 3 of them are very insistent that I have the above mentioned health problems, but I also have an Autoimmune Disease.
Avatar n tn I have the same symptoms and had been chasing answers for 13 years. In addition to the Fibromyalgia diagnosis...I found out -finally- the my rhuemotologist missed and MRI from 2 years ago of my c-spine. I have Compressive Cervical Myelopathy and had spine surgery in early Dec.1. Anyone who has these symptoms ( the numbenss, tingling, shocklike sensations, needs to get MRI's done. Oh and make sure they actually read them!! I had an anterior cervical fusion done on c5-c7. What a trip.
358486 tn?1294779988 It is important to go to different types of doctors to seek the help you need. I go to pain mgmt and physical therapy, which has not helped. However, I know that it does help many. Good luck! Let us know how things go!
2010625 tn?1329375656 At this point, she's taking Lyrica twice a day, tramadol and Tylenol for pain, low dose Ambien to help with sleep, Lamictal/Lexapro/clonazepam for the mental illness, Topomax for her headaches, levothyroxine, vitamin D, folate, and teen vitamin. She's in physical therapy (in a pool), some massage therapy, psychotherapy, psychiatric medication management, and has a general practitioner (NP actually, who is wonderful).