Fibromyalgia women

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Avatar n tn If you have no other symptoms and the fact that it involves both breasts I doubt this is in any way related to Breast Cancer. Breast tenderness isn't particularly unusual in women of almost any age. I would advise you to make an appointment with your family Physician for a clinical breast exam and some investigation as to what may be causing this problem. Since you mention pain in the axillary areas also I'm wondering if this could possibly be a skin issue.
Evillady Is it commen for women 35 years and older to experience problems swolloung liquids or anykind of food when they have fibromyalgia. I have esophageal spasms when i eat or drink at times and the food gets stuck in my throat and wont go down,wont come up. Its really painfull and concerning to me.
Avatar f tn Has anyone gone through pregnancy with fibromyalgia? I have no clue what to do. I was diagnosed after my first pregnancy 8 years ago. This is all new to me and I didn't know that I will be in this much pain so early. I am only 4 weeks and I need a solution for the rest of this time. Any advice?
Avatar n tn I have Fibromyalgia and now they are checking me for Cushings is there any relationship?
Avatar f tn Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons, as well as fatigue and multiple tender points — places on your body where slight pressure causes pain. Fibromyalgia is more common in women than in men. Previously, fibromyalgia was known by other names such as fibrositis, chronic muscle pain syndrome, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.
Avatar n tn I frst experienced Upper back pain from may 08 - mid septemberr 08. I am not 100 % why I had the pain. I saw every doctor imagineable (orthopedist, rheumatologist, acupuncturist, physiatrist, myofascial trigger point therapist, massage therapists) Not much helped but it went away towards the end of september) My only symptoms were upper back pain. The muscles were very tight and knotted.I was not fatigued and sleeping was not an issue.
Avatar n tn I have suffered from fibromyalgia for years. I have been taking vitiman B6/B-12 shots, and they help me with the pain of the disease. I"ve been trying to find out where to buy the B-6, I already have the B-12. Can anyone let me know if there is somewhere to buy B-6. Also, Rodex Forte is good for the off days, so I need to buy that also.
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 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 have a group that I run....for women with fibro and/or related or other ailments....and I would never tell them that they could end up in a wheelchair....but would be more sympathetic.....and veer them to thinking more positive....etc......
Avatar m tn Nobody really knows how these medications treat the symptoms (particularly the aches and pains) of fibromyalgia. These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia. But these drugs also have serious side effects. Lyrica, the first FDA-approved drug to treat fibromyalgia, has been associated with severe allergic reactions that can cause angioedema — swelling of the throat, head, and neck, resulting in airway compromise.
1550149 tn?1340004330 ) A second study, reported in the May 1, 2004, issue of Sleep, found that sleep-disordered breathing, specifically inspiratory airflow limitation, is common in women with fibromyalgia. Other biologic measures of troubled sleep, however, such as levels of the hormone melatonin, which helps to regulate circadian rhythms and the sleep-wake cycle, appear to be normal in most fibromyalgia sufferers.
1713742 tn?1363958422 I was surprised to see there was not a place to click for fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? It seems there are lots of women that suffer from these conditions that would be seeking answers. I have both these conditions, and might be able to help others also, through my personal experience battling it. I just think it's needed. I assumed for the time being that these topics will be under women's health?
Avatar n tn Fibromyalgia & Fatigue Centers Applaud CDC's Heightened Efforts to ... 20061103T153100-0500 ADDISON, Texas, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Disease Control (CDC) together with the National Institute for Health today announced a four million dollar research program to study the causes and possible treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The CDC also announced an accompanying national education campaign to raise public awareness of this rapidly growing illness.
Avatar f tn 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..
5586759 tn?1370438872 I've had Fibromyalgia since I was a teenager and I have gone through one pregnancy already, but at the time I hadn't been diagnosed properly for the ailments that I have. It's now round two, I am pregnant again, and I'm wondering about good suggestions to help maintain lower levels of pain. Last time I was put on bed rest at 8 1/2 months and that was torture for my sciatica nerve. I'm trying to stay active and strong. I've been going through physical therapy and things of that nature.
Avatar f tn well just got back from lawyer apt and it didn't go well. It seemed as if he didn't believe in fibromyalgia even though he didn't say that. Said that all my test came back ok that it didn't appear that i have anything wrong with me besides my one seizure on my eeg. And that even if i did win since i don't have enough credits and i have to file for ssi and my husband works that i probably won't recieve much as far as a monthly benefit.
Avatar n tn Can't say whether the fibro could be influencing your vaginal pain, but that is a very common symptom for women who are in perimenopause or full menopause. Estrogen would be your answer. The studies are continuing for women with estrogen instead of the Prempro which had an entirely different form of estrogen together with progesterone every day that caused all the hubbub about estrogen.
Business woman3 At this time, no fibromyalgia medications are completely safe to use during pregnancy. In fact, doctors recommend that women with fibromyalgia go off of painkillers and antidepressants before they become pregnant. The safest treatments for pregnant women with fibromyalgia may include massage, exercise, yoga, meditation, and rest. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn She also has fibromyalgia and I recently heard a short blip on a newscast that there may be a connection between the two illnesses. Is there such a connection and did anyone else hear that newscast?
630344 tn?1280108583 Does anoyone else out there pregnant and have fibromyalgia? If so does it get better or do you stay in pain for the majority of the pregnancy, I am having headaches that pretty much do not ever go away and my muscles never relax and I was given the ok to take Vicodin for the headaches occasionally, but I do not want to take Vicodin on a daily basis and I need some type of relief. I was getting some relief in the sauna, but I am obviously unable to do this any longer.
Avatar f tn I am a 31 year old women who has also been of a slim frame. I have recently been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which is a chronic pain through my joints. I am trying many herbal remedies and have been to see a Kinesiologist who has really helped me as it took approx 5 years to diagnoise me. I thought I was going insane as I was told over and over again nothing was showing up in my blood!. Eventually I was diagnoised which is great because now I know what I am dealing with.
2126606 tn?1346348724 Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that is marked by widespread aching and pain in the muscles and joints. Fibromyalgia affects more than 12 million Americans, and women are 10 times more likely to suffer symptoms than men.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 6 1/2 years ago. I was referred to a local neurologists after seeing my primary care physician with complaints of numbness and tingling in my right arm and hands along with terrible burning pains all through my neck and shoulders. My primary sent me for an MRI of my neck and referred me to the neurologist when noticing a concerning spot on the MRI.
Avatar f tn I hear that some women with fibromyalgia go into remission while pregnant. May have something to do with the increase in hormones, particularly progesterone. Progesterone has a calming effect on the body and is good for pain relief. Some people are even using natural progesterone cream for fibromyalgia treatment. I don't now how far along you are in your pregnancy, but maybe the pain will get better.
737030 tn?1257662720 I was wondering how common FA was among women who have been diagnosed with ADHD. My Rheumy told me that FA could be caused by something stressful or traumatic, like an abusive relationship, an assault or something. Seems to me, ADHD-ers have the "rush", or "fight or flight" feeling very often. I'm wondering if having that physical response on a regular basis, whether the situation warrents it or not could cause a higher incident of FA in this part of the population.
Avatar f tn I am a Registered Nurse and for YEARS I believed that Fibromyalgia was a joke.. I believed at one time that women who claimed to have fibromyalgia just wanted drugs or were emotional wrecks. Well, as fate (or Karma) would have it, I was diagnosed with Fibro recently and it is SO real. I am on Lyrica which is helping. My issue now is when someone asks me to do something and I'm not feeling well I am embarrassed to say that I have fibromyalgia. I wonder if anyone else feels the same? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Not sure that anybody has dealt with fibromyalgia while pregnant... I'm almost 6 weeks and the doctor doesn't want to see me until 10 weeks, so I don't know if I'm just being paranoid but my joints ACHE. Which I know is going to happen with the weight gain but it feels like they're being ripped from the sockets.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with fibro in 1993 and then came upon various information about it. One of the medical pamplets I read said that it was seen in women ( at the time mostly women were diagnosed with it) who had been in car accidents. It also said it was seen in people who had large doses of antibotics and surgeries. I had all three wihin a couple of years.
216278 tn?1308864682 Hi...just wondering if anyone has heard of fibromyalgia or knows anyone with it? I am wondering if there is any connection between it and's hard to find anything definitive on the Internet! Thanks for your help!
Avatar m tn Yoga can beat fibromyalgia A little stretching can go a long way. While Big Pharma offers powerful, dangerous and largely ineffective drugs for the pain condition fibromyalgia, a new study finds the only prescription you might really need is a little yoga. researchers have found that yoga can offer a 30 percent reduction in fibromyalgia pain. That’s roughly in line with the “relief” offered by many drugs, and even better than some of them–with none of the risk.