Fibromyalgia treatment pittsburgh

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402205 tn?1230484605 I was mistaken it is the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Center's Inc. I'm going to the Pittsburgh one. I will keep you updated and ask many more questions. Thank you again.
Avatar n tn I know that many of us have experienced anxiety and depression on treatment. I'm going to talk to my doc about my increasing anxiety today and see what my options are. I'm already on Celexa, which seemed to work for awhile, but now life seems to be getting hard to manage again. What are others on treatment doing to help with anxiety?
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.
2059648 tn?1439770265 after reading thru my list of post treatment issues (about 1 year later) to one of the head nurses at the University of Pittsburgh Liver Center the nurse repeated a number of times "I am sorry we destroyed your life!"... things have not gotten any better so I would have to say that treatment not only destroyed the hep c virus but my life. Thru it all I do try to stay positive but I will never forget those words. At least a validation but WoW!
253566 tn?1219683299 Mine was normal both before and during treatment, but dropped and remained low normal for over a year post treatment. My symptons aren't as bad as yours, so haven't supplemented the testosterone, but you might consider at least trying it, even if you're in the low or perhaps even mid-normal range. You also mention your lab results are out of whack. What tests specifically aren't right?
Avatar f tn I have somewhat given up on my liver Gurus (from the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) leaders in liver studies). Their staff all recognize that it is treatment that messed me up and are all very very concerned then the Guru passes it off to some other medical issue cause it could NEVER be treatment. Well, let me stop with the complaining as it mostly doesnt do much to stay positive.
Avatar n tn Thank you. The reason this issue has become confusing is because there are published studies (NID/CDC only studied full replacement steroids), treating subclinical hormone deficiencies, in disorders such as CFS and FMS, where their findings state that there is already a blunted HPA axis.
598902 tn?1219890813 Has anyone been to the Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers for teatments. I am planning on going in February to the Atlanta location since there are no Centers here in Florida. My Mom has been gong and has been very inspiring to me to visit as ell. Has nyone had positive feedback as well to share.
Avatar n tn I have gone to a Fibromyalgia and Fatigue center and am having such a hard time getting back because it is a 4 hr. drive both ways. The supplements and IV nutrition they gave me made me fel like a million bucks but I am supposed to get these every week and haven't managed to figure this out. The doctor told me there is another alternative which are doing shots 3x a week. Has anyone done these and do they help?
Avatar n tn I am a 48 year old female with fibromyalgia. Two years ago, I was having problems with blurred vision, pressure and pain behind right eye, R leg weakness,and numbness around R side of lip. My PCP sent me to an eye specialist, E.N.T., dentist, oral surgeon and ct-scan of brain. All normal reports. No diagnosis given. I decided to go to the VA in Pittsburgh. I saw a neurologist who diagnosed trigeminal neuralgia. This January I experienced a major flare up on the R side of my face.
Avatar n tn i have low thyroid, secondary adrenal insufficiency, fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendonitis, neck pain, anxiety, depression, OCD, i've had orthoscopic surgery for arthritis on one knee and carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists. the doc just x-rayed my hands and feet last week and could see arthritis in my fingers and also in the large joint of both big toes. i have muscle pain and bone pain, headaches, a ton of floaters in my eyes and tinnitis.
748543 tn?1463449675 “What makes us choose to dedicate so much of our practice to the treatment of TMD?” In my mind my initial response was “duhh” it’s only the foundation of all we do in the mouth! This question struck me strange at first, but after some reflection I realized that it is at the very root of our problems in this profession. Thankfully better judgment stopped me from replying impulsively and I decided to write a more intelligent summary of facts that may answer the question better.
Avatar n tn I just started verapamil as preventative treatment. She thinks I might have menstrual migraines but also mentioned the possiblilty of me having petit mal seizures. I laughed at her, but now I'm starting to wonder about it. I read somewhere that Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) can cause my symptoms. I had a negative brain MRI in Jan 2006. I'm out of the country until December and was wondering if TLE is easy to diagnose. Would an EEG pick up TLE? Do I need sleep studies?
199177 tn?1490502134 42,43 Relaxation and biofeedback were as effective as the drug propranolol for the treatment of migraine. Fibromyalgia is one area where mind body therapies have not been yet shown to be effective, or to have very limited effectiveness.45 Several mind body therapies have also been studied for arthritis (both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis). The Arthritis Self Management Program uses cognitive therapy and relaxation techniques.
Avatar m tn etc), depending on the result of the neurological exam and the initial workup you might need some additional testing to detect any nerve damage (this might include electro-diagnostic testing with EMG or nerve conduction studies, nerve/skin biopsy..etc) treatment includes treating any underlying condition (if any is detected), and symptomatic treatment for pain control, several medications can be used, like Neurontin, Lyrica, Cymbalta...etc. Thanks for using the forum. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Sorry if this has been asked before but what's everyone's opinion on the best place to live for fibromyalgia. The cold and damp make me hurt so I'm thinking a desert location. Anyone have an opinion on San Diego or Tuscon? thanks!
680296 tn?1229624581 I was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in January, which is now in both feet and legs. I also have had Fibromyalgia since 1991. However, my symptoms have been worsening and the neurologist and pain management doctor feel there is something else going on as well. I've gone through MRIs, an EMG, evoked potential testing, and MRA just yesterday, and many trips for bloodwork. So far the neurologist said he doesn't want to do a Spinal Tap. I think he mentioned waiting for a while.
Avatar n tn I am 2 years status post treatment, 2nd year in a row with no trace in my blood. Thank God for that. But-I still have joint pain every day, still have low energy and now have developed DIABETES. I saw a rheumatologist as I had a positive rheumatoid factor. She said I do not have rheumatoid arthritis, no damage to the joints. Can't take nonsteroidals because I have damage to my liver. When I ask for something for the pain, I get treated like a drug seeker.
163305 tn?1333672171 Hepatitis Treatment Center, 20 Prospect St Hackensack NJ 07601 The best Doctor I have ever had. Lots of experience. She treats the entire patient, not just the disease. She is always available when you need her and is dedicated to getting you through your cure.
Avatar f tn I was on "experimental" Interferron and riboviron treatment for 2 years in 1999-2001 and now have no cartilage in my shoulders and have chronic joint pain. I need bilateral shoulder and hip replacements and have acute lower spine pain which causes bilateral sciatica. It seems strange all my joints are breaking down at once. At 55 years old, my Dr's comment I am young to need joint replacements.
1000946 tn?1253811447 He did a type of treatment he does on FM patients. I really like him and I would sleep hard the night after I saw him. But, the next day, I could hardly move and would stay like that for at least a week. I am the total opposite about meds as some of yall. I am not sensitive enough to meds. So many of them dont work at all on me and the ones that do have to be taken in higher doses. And none of them ever make me sick at my stomach. Narcotics dont make me loopy or sleepy at all.
1474625 tn?1371100679 It was originally developed for the treatment of epilepsy, and has more recently been prescribed to relieve neuropathic pain. There are, however, concerns regarding the quality of the trials conducted. Gabapentin provides some pain relief in about a third of people who take it for fibromyalgia or chronic neuropathic pain studies show.
181575 tn?1250202386 I am reposting articles / summaries on the treatment management of chronic HepB. "cajim" located these articles which are quite informative. I thought about putting them on a seaprate Health Page but didn't think it was appropriate since we didn't write them. Let's make this a sort of "Unofficial Research Thread" or "URT" for this type of information. Let's keep this URT free of comments.
Avatar f tn it's like being waking up paralized and I can barely breathe but I look asleep. That sleep disorder I've had my whole life along with headaches, seeing spots/floaters, and the sleep thing that is NOT sleep Apnea. Can someone in my situation have just as severe and debilitating Chiari even though mine doesn't go as far down as it should for surgery? If so, would they they even do surgery if I wasn't past the 5mm?
1157887 tn?1266821280 I am also from Pa and I went to TCI in NYC for my treatment and surgery....there is a Dr out ur way in Pittsburg....but , I am sure u and ur parents have already found a dr...... Please share a bit more, and if u look at the zipperhead thread u will read on experiences members had with their surgery....and u can also click on my name to read my PFD experience on my profile page.
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 n tn I live outside of Erie, PA which is two hours north of Pittsburgh. Yes the doctors in PA can be a bit tight with the pen. I work for a medical school so I am surrounded by them all day and future ones. I was going to say Hipee is from PA too, but I see he posted to you.