How to diagnose fibromyalgia in men

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Avatar f tn NO ONE, especially doctors should have the right to decide that you're not feeling what you say you are... They should overturn every stone to find out how to stop that... Isn't that why they became a doctor in the first place? Or is it what everyone believes, and they're just there for the money. Think hard doctors, your reputation is seriously on the line.
Avatar n tn See, there are supposed to be 18 points on your body the doctor has to press for soreness in order to conclusively diagnose for Fibromyalgia. If you test positive for something like 10 to 14 points, then the chances you have Fibromyalgia are quite high. However, you must take other tests to rule out Lupus, MS and Lyme Disease. I cannot urg you enough to get the proper diagnosis as Fibromyalgia can be just as dibilitating as MS and the other diseases mentioned above.
195469 tn?1388326488 Fibromyalgia is thought to result from neurological changes in how a patient perceives pain. To be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, patients must have widespread pain lasting at least three months, plus pain in at least 11 of 18 parts of the body known as “tender points.” (According to the American College of Rheumatology.) Women are much more likely to report having fibromyalgia than men. The outlook for people with fibromyalgia has never been better.
975514 tn?1325001538 There isn't a specific blood test to diagnose it. You are required to have pain in at least 11 of 18 tender points in both your upper and lower quadrants of your body. If you follow this link you can learn more about it. http://www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/124/Fibromyalgia Thanks for joining us here.
585414 tn?1288944902 At this point I start getting concerned if I am going to keep going to full blown mania or am I going to start spiriling down,and if that happends how low am I going to go and what is it going to take to get back to my confort zone For me during mania there is a fine line between elation and paronia. But there is almost always aggitiation when I start comming down and I usually sleep for a couple of days and become antisocial.
358304 tn?1409713092 I'm still a little sore today in my normal spots, both shoulder blades and lower back, but I KNOW how to get it feeling better, and that is the chiropractor and massage. My brother (a massage therapist) and my friend Zach (who is a sports Dr. and chiropractor) thinks I have mayofascial pain. Zach told me to NOT DWELL on the terminology. While yes indeed it CAN be a syndrome that lasts a long time and keeps coming back, IT DOESNT MEAN IT HAS TO BE FOREVER.
Avatar f tn It is good to do your research on the internet. Just don`t try to diagnose yourself for the doctor. Better to be an informed patient. Try to find out what others with CFS have done "naturally" that has worked for them, and then try it. If it doesn`t work, then MAYBE you don`t have CFS and it is something else, like low testosterone or something. I think you have done the right thing with asking questions. Nobody cares as much about your health and well being as YOU.
147426 tn?1317269232 I wonder do these doctors take a course in how to ignore their patience? My sister had this problem in 1978 and through the 80's. They have never changed. Need to go we are going back to the bone head. Bob will let you all know how it wnet. thanks for caring.
543791 tn?1216385377 This flare of inflammation was probably due to having Fibromyalgia. It only makes sense, how can I continue to have soo many unrelated issues? The current research shows that all of these conditions (and many others) are common in Fibro patients. So I've had to except that Fibro is real, although it's still not completely understood, it's a real chronic pain condition. So I ask for you to imagine a world where you are in pain day after day. Sometimes there's no words to describe the feelings.
Avatar f tn You are very lucky. Honestly... I am grateful for the support that I have from my best friend and husband. My husband doesn't see my illness and he treats me the same. But if I'm too sick to go somewhere, etc... he is always supportive of my decision and always puts my needs first. I am truly blessed in that sense. When I was first diagnosed, I did have friends that were very uncomfortable when I told them my diagnosis. It is upsetting.
Avatar n tn That is unless i have the muscle cut..yikes!! well im going to wait it out and see what happens if anyone wants to see how i am in the future feel free to email me at ***@**** or even for any other feedback at what might be causing this...thank you !!
Avatar n tn This is not uncommon, however I can never get to the doc in time to show it to them. It almost seems fluid filled or somthing, because if you press on it, that will cause the shape of the lump to change. Thanks again for your response. Can I ask, how do you know so much about all this?
Avatar n tn One of my worst injuries was a double compoud fracture to my left femur. The scar tissue has adhered nearly to the bone in my thigh. To this day, I can't even stand to have someone blow air on it. I have a lot of nerve damage throughout my arms and legs. I also have a great deal of pain. A have new and strange sensations almost on a daily basis. I was told 7 years ago, that I was the best I would ever be, and it was basically downhill for me at that point.
Avatar n tn I cannot say in words how relieved I was to find this forum. I am 37 years old and in the past week have experienced two bursting events. After the first, which was in my foot right behind the toe line (anyone else get one in the foot?), I convinced myself it was a bug bite or a hard hit, although I couldn't recall either occuring. The second happened yesterday on the back of my right hand at the base of the 3rd finger.
Avatar n tn He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
Avatar m tn They kinda control my allergies but not the very painful burning feeling. Has anyone any advice for me as to how to make this stop or even what you advise me to try.
Avatar f tn I had one similar episode too! Am 57, no history of heart problems. I have a minor neck problem seen on CT. Have had carpal tunnel surgery on one wrist and get minor carpal tunnel symptoms on the other wrist. I experienced the aching/heaviness of the arms while I was sitting at dinner, and a heaviness across the chest - just lasted maybe 30-60 seconds. But this was not at all like any arm pain I experienced with carpal tunnel. Normally my blood pressure is low-normal.
Avatar n tn The EGD was normal and when they called on the Gall Bladder scan, they referred to it as basically normal. I would like to know how precise the scan is in detecting abnormalities in the Gall Bladder and if there is an additional test that can be done to determine if the pain that I am experiencing is due to a bad Gall Bladder. I cannot in my logical mind just say, "Okay the test prove nothing so there is nothing wrong.
Avatar n tn About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Avatar n tn I only know that when I relax and stretch (the side where the knot is) using several positions I have to wait till it goes away, in many cases to have it return in other places described above. What does it mean, how do I treat it. I have high blood pressure and the meds deplete my potassium so I take a prescription supplement for that. What should I be asking my doctor.
Avatar n tn moved my parents here 4 yrs ago, then father fell and broke his neck in Jan. then died in Apr, now taking care of mother so maybe stress has something to do with it. Also I have been using Splenda (a lot) and now have found out that it causes skin problems along with a boat load of other health related problems. I have cut out Splenda and now I am waiting to see if leg and stomach will get any better. Do you use Splenda?
Avatar n tn I just dread going to bed every night because I just know how much pain I am going to be in come 7 hrs later. It is totally amazing how all day and all night it doesn't hurt at all, only SEVERE pain in the am. I can barely roll over. My husband has to help me out of the bed as I grit my teeth. This has been every morning for the past year or so. The pain first started when my little boy turned 7 months old. We thought it has something to do with lifting him etc.
Avatar f tn Just checking in to see how things are going. I hope you've had some kind of "sign" to help you with your decision.
Avatar n tn After the birth of my second child, I was told, after my post-op gyn appt., that I had Strep B. Didn't test positive for it while I was pregnant. Didn't have the usual symptoms (burning, gross discharge with ordor) too many times. Now ten years later I have had all of these symptoms plus UTI's with Strep B in my urine. I have been on anitbiotics several times and have recurring infections monthly. I don't know what is going on or how to cure it.
Avatar n tn In feb this year I started to feel like I had had the flu for a month, I had EXTREME fatigue. I was convinced I just was run down but I couldn't function. * early march, it was the second day of my period and I was in unusually severe pain, severe nausea( my periods were much improved the last year or so). I visited my doc after passing a blood clot the size of a golf ball. My period was extremely heavy also. He gave me painkillers and told me to visit hospital if things got worse.
Avatar n tn I started having the same buzzy feeling like a cell phone on vibrate in the public region and sometime over to the sides of my lower abdomen. I talked to my husband and he just started having these feelings too. I have a friend at work that admitted she has those recently too. What is up? Does the medical world have an answer to this? Do we use too many electronics in our lives? How does this happen?
Avatar n tn I am trying to find some answers, I go to the Dr. Sept. 13th and want to be able to express this problem in a way that won't lead to dismissal.
Avatar n tn I have not been diagnosed with it. Fibromyalgia is very difficult to diagnose because it has so many symptoms that are common to other ailments. But I have been to doctors for just about every symptom on the Fibromyalgia list. Having a diagnosis would be nice. There really isn't alot of treatments for Fibromyalgia which in itself is discouraging. Tired of the pain.
Avatar f tn It took them 15 years to diagnose my son with Hirschspring disease(No Nerves in Intestines) my son suffered with this problem since birth I took him every where children's hospital etc.
807420 tn?1238225628 worse when laying down to sleep, or in a recliner! When I lay down in bed prone, I begin to get a headache. It is Not the pillows, not the position. When I wake up my head is in horrible pain., bad headache. The same when I sit back in a recliner. When I get up to walk, it subsides. But does not go away. I have been to all the test. MRI, Cat Scans, x-rays' you name it. All negative, brain scan, neg also.