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Avatar m tn I too suffer from fibromyalgia for past three years. I am hydrocortison 10mg morning+5 mg after lunch and 5 mg after supper (before sleep....it gives good sleep). Besides I take Vitamin D3 2000iu daily (as steroid depletes Calcium... and my teeth started falling, E-cod (for Omega 3 and Vit E), Rusvostatin (Cholesterol increases as a gift of fibromyalgia) Co-Q10 (antioxidant and energizing cells), Thyroxine (hyerthyroid another gift), Cobadex forte (multivitamine).
Avatar f tn I'm new here and I haven't had a fibromyalgia diagnosis, but I have had muscle twitching all over (mostly in my legs) and that has died down quite a bit, but I've have tired muscles and I have been so tired. I get tender spots that hurt for no reason to the touch. This past Saturday I went dancing and almost didn't make it through the first song, my legs started to hurt so bad. I woke up the next morning and it felt like someone had beat my legs with a baseball bat.
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.
401095 tn?1351395370 In addition to increasing the levels of serotonin, 5-HTP also causes an increase in the levels of endorphin and other neurotransmitters. The use of 5-HTP in the treatment of fibromyalgia began with studies on a drug known as fenclonene. This drug blocks the enzyme that enables the conversion of tryptophan to 5-HTP and, as a result, it effectively blocks serotonin production. When subjects took this drug, they experienced severe symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Avatar n tn 2, 2001. The Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers have 14 clinics nationally and a treatment success rate of over 80% in the more than 4000 CFS/Fibromyalgia patients they have treated. Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers specialize in treating Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia by treating the underlying issues. Skilled physicians spend an hour with each patient to determine a unique treatment plan based on extensive blood testing.
Avatar f tn http://hepatitiscnewdrugresearch.com/prevalence-of-fibromyalgia-among-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c.html#sthash.XpkIrt8L.dpuf the liver filters toxins and if i got the info right, something called Kupffer cells in turn release IL1 IL2 somehow in turn the spinal cord and brain get over excited and we perceive pain. here are some links if anyone suffers from pain..
554442 tn?1221238825 Fibromyalgia (FMS or Fibro for short) is a chronic condition which causes widespread pain and fatigue as well as a variety of other symptoms. The name Fibromyalgia comes from "fibro" meaning fibrous tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), "my" meaning muscles, and "algia" meaning pain. Fibro does not cause joint pain or swelling. The pain from Fibromyalgia is produced in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles and tendons. http://www.mayoclinic.
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.
5682570 tn?1372290919 I have filed some notes and a couple replies to members on this- It just happens that I have a report relative to this for my Naturopathic studies, so it all came in handy. First some natural remedies you may want to look into: My daughter who's a holistic health practitioner and aromatherapist uses a few drops of Organic Peppermint Oil over the itchy areas. You may also try Aloe Vera gel, as this works well too. On the scalp though, hmm, I bit too messy.
Avatar f tn they were a F in math D in science and language and a c in social studies down to all F's only grade that hasn't been updated is the science. And im going to show this all to them and ask them exactly what the he** does it take for you people to realize this child has a problem and is not like other children his age and shows that he has a severe impairment. I have no idea what im going to do if he gets expelled from school and i believe that to be his goal because he doesn't care.
7356842 tn?1405621443 I hope you stick around for a while-you seem to be possibly a great case study for me in regards to to my naturopathic medicine studies. As far as research and studies for alternative treatments go, I have a fair amount in my office or saved on my pc,as anything I suggest, recommend or apply for myself or others ,has to be supported by proper research and studies.
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 n tn (TESTED NEGATIVE TO LUPUS, RHEUMATIOD ARTHRITIS, INFLAMATION,) received treatment with cymbalta and lirica but no help. cortisone steroids relived pain, only. is it possible that the problem started with the b12 deficiency? i resently started b12 injection one month ago.
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 f tn Hello, What types of doctors have you seen to diagnose your Fibromyalgia? Have you seen a Rheumatologist? Or did your PCP doctor diagnose your Fibro? Rheumatologist are actually the doctors who created the criteria for diagnosing Fibromyalgia and without seeing a Rheumatologist, your diagnosis may be weak if you ever were to require a medical leave or disability assistance.
Avatar f tn I am more hopeful than ever that soon there will be more answers for the cause and treatment of Fibromyalgia. Very informative article. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Has any one information on people with fibromyalgia who got better by treating Orthostatic Intolerance?
Avatar f tn Hello, I am 50 yrs female 135lbs..in 1991 was diagnosed with. ankylosing spnondylitis, & sacroiliitis. and I also swear i have fibromyalgia also ..after all my life of pain, it finally was given a 'name' But ever since 5 yrs ago the pain has gotten much worse and so unbearable, have had sciatica few times..and now for 1 1/2 yrs have had the most severe stiff neck that won't let me turn in either direction without pain..which limits my driving due to lack of mobility in my neck.
Avatar f tn There are many with hep c that have fatigue, depression, nausea, fibromyalgia, pruritis etc, that havent been on treatment at all. The interferon can exacerbate these problems, or in other cases can create these problems. Thanks for all your opinions and help, I appreciate it. When I find more info, I will post it.
Avatar f tn These symptoms could be fibromyalgia or could be any number of auto-immune issues. Please see a rheumatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
147426 tn?1317269232 the bimonthly publication of the United Spinal Association briefly reported on three completed scientific studies looking at LDN and various effects on people with MS. This was in the 2009 Nov/Dec issue. **************************** The first is the UCSF study which we have all heard about. This was a randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, double cross-over 8-week trial.
216278 tn?1308864682 My husband and I are ready to start thinking about having a baby, but there is hardly ANY information about Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy out there. Studies are showing that it seems that it IS harder for Fibro patients to get pregnant. However, there are a lot of women with Fibro reporting that they never had that problem. I found some really great info. on the National Fibromyalgia Association's website: www.fmaware.org .
Avatar n tn I have numerous symptoms and I was wondering if they all stem from being diagnosed 13 years ago with Fibromyalgia? One of my chief complaints is I get what I could describe as electrical shocks that start in my head and kind-of shoot through my body. They are very painful and seem to disappear with continued use of Lexapro (my dr. prescribed this for my fibro). However, I have other problems as well. I have severe allergies, in which my dr. has prescribed Zyrtec and Flonase.
Avatar n tn There is no particular treatment for numbness. However, if there is a painful quality to the sensation then a trial of a neuropathic pain medication would be reasonable. Some of the more common drugs to try include Neurontin (gabapentin) and Elavil (amitryptiline). Good luck.
215021 tn?1224886057 Garth Nicholson studies have also found high frequencies of mycoplasmal infections in fibromyalgia and CFS patients. * In 1994 researchers at the University of Texas Health and Science Center, department of medicine discovered an elevation in the level of the neurotransmitter Substance P in the spinal fluid of patients suffering from FMS. RedLabsUSA is a national lab that apparently is able to diagnose both Fibromyalgia and CFS. The test is still a research test at this time.
Avatar f tn can someone with some knowledge and experience please tell me what seems to be the best treatments out there when it comes to dealing with fibromyalgia? i am still trying to gather information on which is better lyrica or neurontin, and i am also told they are the same med? any truth to this? any advice on how to deal with flare ups would be just great also, at this point i am up for anything new that may help...
Avatar n tn if you google " interferon and neuropathy or fibromyalgia' see what hits you get. You get hits on a search for hep c and neuropathy also, if he still has hep c. was his treatment successful or does he still have hep c? I remember reading that thyroid problems can contribute to the pains also. Has he seen a rheumatologist or a neurologist? a pain management provider can help him cope on a daily basis.
Avatar m tn Preliminary studies suggest improvements in symptoms of fibromyalgia with vitamin D supplementation. Recently, a randomized controlled study found that increasing vitamin D blood levels from a mean of 19 ng/mL to about 50 ng/mL was associated with a modest decrease in fibromyalgia pain (a 20 point decrease on a 100 point scale). The study involved 30 adults (mostly women) in Austria with fibromyalgia.
988168 tn?1297405046 I'm 21 years old and have been diagnosed by Fibromyalgia 3 years ago. I took a mild anti-depressant treatment (Tryptizol) for one year and it improved my sleeping efficiency (but not the muscle spasms/ pain), later i took Lyrica for one month, but i got nerve pulsations and tremors all over my body as a side-effect so i quit.
Avatar n tn I wouldn't know if I am more clumsy, because I haver always been clumsey. I don't think it is fibromyalgia because my pain has been different. What do you think? Thanks for your time. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.