Fibromyalgia treatment regimen

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Avatar n tn 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 It is a narcotic analgesic similar to Morphine. However it is not used commonly for the treatment of Fibromyalgia. It has some serious side effects. Risk of serious side effects may occur even if patient has used other narcotic medications and if the drug is used improperly. So all instructions need to be followed carefully. Like other narcotic medicines, Methadone can slow breathing. This effect lasts long after the pain-relieving effects of the medication wear off.
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??
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.
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 f tn You have stiff neck? RA symptoms? Chronic hadaches? stomach and bowell issues? ovarian cysts or a hysterstomy? brain "fog", vertigo, anxiety? If so your Fibro might be in fact a mycoplasma infection or possibly Lymes. Can you give me a full report of your symptoms? Search and look under AI diseases/chronic illness.
Avatar f tn Hi I had mine done last year and it was low so I went on the regimen of 50,000iu for 4 or 6 wks and a daily 2000iu dose. It hasn't stopped my symptoms, but my doctor said it is for the immune system also.
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 Hey frog1703, Welcome to the forum. Ask your doctor to have your Tartaric Acid levels tested. It is usually very elevated in in most FMS patients that experience significant muscle and joint pain. Elevated PMS pain is often indicative of high Tartaric acid levels as well. Tartaric acid interferes with the Krebs cycle which is your major energy producing cycle and is a muscle toxin. Also, if your doctor is not a LLMD (lyme literate medical doctor) do a search and find one asap!
Avatar n tn I have alreasy gone thru treatment with interfuron for a year no help,now I have cronic fatigue plus all the pain of fibro,and the sides of hep c. Is there anyone out there I can talk to that understands what I am going thru? I can't get my husband to understand just because you can't see it it doesn't mean I don't hurt like hell. My life seems to have been put into a suspended form of torture.
Avatar f tn Hi My doctor tells me I have fibromyalgia. I have so many of the symptoms eg pain in back,hips,thighs kness,neck.shoulders so on, burning,aching. numbness, itching, muscles weakness. poor sleep pattern. Symptoms are worse with stress, monthly cycle and activity. I also have eye pain and intraocular pressure of 26 in my left eye, and foot pain. I could continue. There is one thing which greatly puzzles me and this is that I have painful lumps in my fatty tissue.
1852058 tn?1320162300 prior to new year my spouse was very successful business owner of 30+ yrs,which unfortunately has changed a lot of whether I see my doctor 1x month or quarterly. I come in peach,so that my particular treatment of FM is the best I can for now. Thanks all so much for ur advice,don't stop,we all need to learn & the only stupid question,is not asking it......
Avatar f tn I am a 34 year old woman with diagnosed fibromyalgia. I went through many different doctors, many tests, etc to get this awful diagnosis. I was diagnosed about 8 years ago. The diagnosis came after shortly after having Lyme Disease. I have tried many different therapies for relief, but nothing has worked for any length of time. For example, I have tried massage therapy in combination with a chiropractor, acupuncture, lyrica, yoga, etc. I don't want to be on pain meds my whole life.
Avatar f tn Recently diagnosed at Mayo Clinic (after 3 visits during past 4 months) with Fibromyalgia, Central Sensitization Syndrome, Sjogren's Syndrome, Dysautonomia (Autonomic Dysfunction), Migraines and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Today, a local rheumatologist in South Florida said "I don't support disability for fibromyalgia." After I questioned this, she said "never, ever" not even when combined with the other diagnoses and symptoms.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Fybromialgia and have read upon a somewhat popular treatment with Doxycycline, but have avoided it, because everyone says that for the first couple months, the person will end up with severe symptoms of everything they are dealing with, before they ever see an improvement in their condition. I have a severe case of Fybromialgia and I have been scared of starting this treatment.
Avatar f tn I am 9 months post-treatment, with a 28 wk Victrelis regimen...were you 28 wks also? I also had to do Procrit, for 10 weeks, so it was hard to determine if it was the Interferon or the Procrit that started my main problem, which was stiffness in my hip and knee joints. This pain and weakness started half-way thru treatment, and continued on, but has gotten slowly better, due to diligent and gentle exercise.
1692704 tn?1307215380 Thanks for being here girls. Wonko, I have a huge respect for your strength and perseverance. I had to fold when it came to working, yet you have been able to maintain a career through what is obviously a long and arduous ordeal! Ree, I often wonder if my doctor is doing right by me. I know I was diagnosed with Babesiosis, Mycoplasma and Lyme (which Lyme I'm not sure). He tested for Erlichia, Western Blot, etc. And said he is going more by symptoms that I have a third.
Avatar f tn has anyone tried coconut oil to treat fibromyalgia with any success? My fibro started after a viral infection...then I had terrible muscle spasms and a strange weakness in my neck, as though I could not hold up my head. I had a lot of pain in my hips, buttocks, and upper back in the trapezius area. I was at the end of perimenopause and I had recently stopped taking birth control pills. The spasms stopped after a couple of months and my doctor put me on trazadone.
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.
217229 tn?1192766004 Stop Your Pain Now with an Anti-Viral Drug Regimen, delves more deeply into the connection and suggests that antiviral medicine and food allergy treatment can be quite effective. Author Daniel C. Dantini, a Florida otolaryngologist who himself has fibromyalgia, says he believes that fibromyalgia is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, herpesvirus 6, or parvovirus. He says antiviral medications work in 70 to 75 percent of his patients, along with massage and other therapies.
1838299 tn?1403496143 Now scroll down to the First green box ________________________________________________________ Recommended regimen for treatment-naive patients with HCV genotype 1 who are eligible to receive IFN. Daily sofosbuvir (400 mg) and weight-based RBV (1000 mg [75 kg]) plus weekly PEG for 12 weeks is recommended for IFN-eligible persons with HCV genotype 1 infection, regardless of subtype.
253566 tn?1219683299 My only issue is that my hemoglobin is below normal and had been dropping slowing but consistently for at least 6 weeks and I couldn't figure it out except that my surgeon once said he was afraid that I would have residual anemia because of all the treatment I did. Part of my drug regimen since transplant has been magnesium oxide and 2 weeks ago I realized I had forgotten to refill it and had been off it for 2 months or longer. I started taking it immediately and my Hb went from 11.9 to 12.
Avatar m tn If it were me, based on my own experience, I would wait three years and see what the treatment regimen is like. I also have a job that demands a great deal of mental agility. The interferon can effect your mental functioning, creating something we call "brain fog." I know you would find that, on top of the fatigue, extremely demoralizing. It's like you've lost your personality. If, otoh, you've got enough saved up to work half time for a year, then I might go ahead.
173930 tn?1196341998 Survey seems consistent with what I've seen posted here. Most telling to me is that 40% reported feeling worse after treating than before: 29% reported feeling about the same; and 31% reported feeling better after treatment. What that means is that around 2 out of 3 people felt either worse or no different after treating. This should be a reality check for those who treat primarily because of the so-called extra-hepatatic symptons, i.e. to feel better.
Avatar f tn Daily sofosbuvir (400 mg) plus simeprevir (150 mg), with or without weight-based RBV (1000 mg [75 kg] for 12 weeks This regimen should be considered only in those patients who require immediate treatment, because it is anticipated that safer and more effective IFN-free regimens will be available by 2015. NOTICE: Guidance for hepatitis C treatment is changing constantly.... may be outdated by the time you read this. We urge you to review this guidance on this website (www.hcvguidelines.
Avatar n tn I would not bother with any Endo for which you did not have assurance of clinical treatment for hypothyroidism, instead of just based on TSH. Also would want to know about treatment of low cortisol, if that becomes necessary. Many doctors don't want to handle low cortisol issues.
Avatar m tn Consult a neurologist who could help you with insomnia management with drugs like benzodiazepines etc and behavioral therapy. Try taking up a regular exercise regimen for exhausting so that you could derive some natural sleep. If these dont help, you need to be investigated for hypothyroidism, depression and fibromyalgia. Treatment would be according to the diagnosis. Take care.
Avatar f tn You both need to understand the other's perspective. Why is your doctor concerned about this regimen. Why are you concerned about changing this regimen. These points need to be addressed to your mutual satisfaction. If this arrangement is unworkable, find another doctor.
Avatar n tn She suggested a regimen by a doctor who specializes in Fibromyalgia, but it's expensive, and I can't afford it. My headache practitioner said she's going to look into it, and see if she can find some info on his regimen, and perhaps it'll be cheaper. His name is Dr. Brice Vichery, I believe. If you find our that you DO have Fibromyalgia, you may want to look him up. I have several websites on him, so just let me know. Have you tried acupuncture? It's something to think about.