Narcolepsy drugs fibromyalgia

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Avatar f tn right now im sane as i can be and now everything are in prospective. I have been diagnosed with bipolor, severe anxity, fibromyalgia, narcolepsy. diabeties, and high cholestral. I also suffer from ressless leg syndrome. I take all these meds and i still want more. its not cool. i have been off narcos for a while so all i'm taking is the xyrem which my very loopy almost like i'm drunk when i take it all my cares go away. no anxiety i'm loving.
Avatar n tn You here so much about the effects of alcohol on the liver in people with Hep C, well what about prescription drugs. I suffer from arthritic spine problems, and worry about effects of pain killers and anti-inflammatory meds, docs keep putting me on. What about steriod epidural shots? What about anti-depressants, or anti-anxiety? Muscle relaxers? Hormone replacement? Nexium? These are all meds I'm either on or have been on.
Avatar n tn In 2007 I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hashimoto's, IBS, and dormant ebstein-barr and HHV-6. I still struggle with symptoms, random infections, and overall have a difficult time leading a normal life. I have recently read that the standard tests for Lymes are often not sensitive enough to discover the disease, and wonder if I am not really suffering from chronic Lyme.
975514 tn?1325001538 section_id=27670#sec_27670 I urge you to introduce yourself below and tell us a little about what brought you to the Fibromyalgia/CFS Forum. Again, welcome to MedHelp and the Fibromyalgia/CFS forum!
Avatar f tn JAZZ) announced today that data from the company's first Phase III clinical trial of sodium oxybate (JZP-6) for the treatment of fibromyalgia will be presented this week during the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS) 2009 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington and also during the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Avatar f tn Hypersomnia can be caused by ild injury to the brain and disorders such as clinical depression, uremia and fibromyalgia. Hypersomnia can also be a symptom of other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder. It may also occur as an adverse effect of taking certain medications (i.e. some psychotropics for depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder), of withdrawal from some medications, or of drug or alcohol abuse.
728965 tn?1266377245 When I first found out about my Narcolepsy, I had a sleep study. As far as I knew, all the sleep study told was that I for sure had Narcolepsy (Were gonna call it N for short). More recently, I was having sleeping issues again. With the classic headaches, feeling tired when awakening, as you do with N.
Avatar f tn This is similarly experienced by patients with chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia who dont get enough sleep because of the extreme muscle pains. I suggest you consult your physician for possible dose adjustment of your medications. Keep a positive and proactive attitude. Dont allow your symptoms to overcome you. Keep in touch!
592630 tn?1231091581 I have been diagnosed with Narcolepsy (w/o cataplexy). I have joint pain (wrists, ankles, knees, hands) but nothing shows up in my blood work that shows arthritis. I also have spell of vertigo and dizziness which my family doctor diagnosed as BPV, which is not much of a diagnosis. I also have lost about 1/3 or more of my hair, and have most recently been tested for Peripheral Neuropathy in my feet...test positive. My rheumatologist told me 6 mouths ago that I don't have lupus.
Avatar f tn I know you specifically wrote this question to Heather - but I also have Fibromyalgia and take Provigil. It helps tremendously w/ my fatigue!! My Neuro #1 first prescribed it for me - then dr.s at Mayo Clinic agreed I would benefit from it - and my local primary dr. now writes the script. I have SO much more energy now - and most of the time I don't need a daytime naps. A great combination for me has been 200 mg Provigil every morning - and 20 mg.
667611 tn?1226008894 I know exactly what you are going through. The positive ANA, mono, narcolepsy, they think I have Fibromyalgia. But I've had all the brain scans and ****, don't have MS. Thank the Lord above. I have a feeling however that a positive ANA test can mean nothing at times. I have obsessed over the fact that I had a positive ANA, and they will not test again. Maybe someday they will figure something out about the things that Mono leads to.
Avatar m tn This distinction is pretty arbitrary from a chemical standpoint, though, and as a matter of fact, many drugs can have two or more active effects. This is why I said psychotropics are interesting: they often have several powerful active effects. Here are some examples: Lamictal is used to treat epileptic seizures, bipolar mood disorder, migraines, and neuropathic pain. (I'm including both labeled and common "off-label" uses in the US.
Avatar f tn It helped a little with the fatigue but I was being cautious , I never took a full dose ( I'm sensitive to many drugs) I see neuro tomorrow and am going to try to get Adderall instead , its suppose to have a smoother effect.
572651 tn?1333939396 I suggested it needs to be done under the results of a sleep study since it is a narcolepsy/sleep deprivation drug-am I making that up or did someone here have to do that to get this drug approved? Any tips you might have, especially dealing with blue cross insurance is appreciated.
Avatar f tn i fell at times that i am going crazy as i look healthy and currently overweight..due to thyroid(hashimotos)problem...I was also recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia...i feel pulsating in my stomach area like i can feel my blood rushing by..also in my ears and head sometimes..i guess i just dont know what to do to get some kind of of my main concerns now is that i am excessively sleepy..
1207048 tn?1282177904 He said that he actually suspects chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, and he is thinking most likely chronic fatigue syndrome. So, I get to go through another process of testing to try and get a secondary diagnosis O_o He has prescribed nuvigil for me to use on those extra tired days. He said I can take it as needed, and it is pretty much just a step up from coffee. I hope everyone is having a great Valentine's Day!
Avatar f tn Have they prescribed anything to help you sleep? I have auto-immune disease, thyroid disease, fibromyalgia, Reynaud's .Phenomenon and back and neck injuries and I don't sleep at all pwithout meds. I have a lot of chronic pain and I take 1000 mg of hydrocodone, plus neurontin, plus temazepam and I am lucky to get 3-4 hours of sleep. I don't get REM sleep, don't dream vey often. It is very debilitating.
Avatar n tn It claims to help with all the things I have. Insomnia, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Chronic Fatigue, Anxiety. I am on Effexor XR and Lunesta and would like to come off of both of them. Have you heard anything good or bad that you can share with me about 5HTP?
Avatar n tn I also suffer from severe Fibromyalgia,osteoarthritis in my back,neck and shoulders,which I THINK causes my severe migraines.I have seen' Doctors' here in Winnipeg,Canada,( I use the term loosely because of the way I have been treated by certain physicians both in office and Emergency Room.) I have tried 2 or 3 different seizure medications and they have done nothing but make it worse.
667611 tn?1226008894 , but found no evidence of classic narcolepsy. After everything, I have been told I have fibromyalgia, but was never tested for MS or any other neurological disorders--besides narcolepsy. I'm now seeing a new neurologist at USC who ordered a bunch of bloodwork and an MRI of my brain, if my insurance approves. But I really just want to know what's up with me. I have a good life, but work and school have been difficult for me to maintain because of how I feel physically.
932867 tn?1244599325 I have since been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, rls, insommina, apedema and NOW they are trying to say narcolepsy (Im waiting to do another sleep study for this)I have been on or tried so many different drugs to help treat the symptoms mostly that I cant even name all of them and dispite all this I have been doing ok coping with living with this. But now my 14yr old daughter and 13yr old son have both been diagnosised with NF as well. My daughter seeming to have as many problems as me.
Avatar f tn I suffer from debilitating pain from fibromyalgia and RA. I also have narcolepsy with severe cataplexy. The cataplexy is trigger by emotional responses. Most people have it during laughing. Mine tends to be related to my pain. When the pain is high, the cataplexy kicks in and I fall a lot and often end up hurting myself more. We've not been able to control the narcolepsy or cataplexy through medication, but have had some luck with the pain.
Avatar n tn Just for the record Provigil Category Central nervous system (CNS) stimulant Description Modafinil (moe-DAF-i-nil) is used to help people who have narcolepsy to stay awake during the day. Modafinil does not cure narcolepsy and will only work as long as you continue to take it. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form: Oral Tablets (U.S.
432223 tn?1206552625 the same drugs are used for this as well. my surgeon gave me a three months supply of lyrica and i liked it , it done very well compared to the neurotin i take now. the ins company i have refuses to pay for lyrica cuz its newer med than neurotin. for my conditions they are prescribed what u call off lable meds . cuz their orginally are for diabetes. but works on nerve pain just the same . i would take the lyrica if i had a choice , but everyones system is not always the same ya know.
393587 tn?1211056644 i'm on Cymbalta, Depakote, Xanax, Synthroid, Hydrocone (as needed) and Skelakin once a nite for my fibromyalgia. and toporol for my premature ventricular tacharcydia. i have followed up with a neurologist, cardiologist, endochriologist, rhumetologist, and now the neurologist reffered me to a psychaitrist. i see my primary car physician at least once a month. no one will stop concentrating on their specialty, and put the big picture together.
1626306 tn?1302487106 By the time I took enough of it to get symptom relief, I felt loopy. A good osteopath can be a wonderful source of relief! I had a chiro where I last lived who used a lot of osteopathic methods on me and it helped me so much. In my current home I can't find anyone so good. I do exercise several times a week, and I think that helps a lot overall but it is tough to stay in a routine despite flares and the unexpected. I hope you're feeling and sleeping better by now...
Avatar n tn it could be worse Narcolepsy Achalasia Blood clots from the achalasia i cough them up peed some blood <-- pelivc/abdo/bladder ct was clean, get this went to the hospital told them im peeing blood they said no your not an left me in agony for 6hrs no pain killers sent me home, next day i peed more blood made an appointment for my dr an he found blood in my urine test assumption is i passed a kidney stone without knowing, lucky me?
Avatar f tn I also have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but after the stroke-like symptoms my condition is too acute for Fibromyalgia. I have had the head neurologist at John Hopkins Hospital say that I needed to see a psychiatrist because he thought that this was all in my head because he did not believe in Fibromyalgia. I am thinking about going back to a Neurologist and going through the tests. I have not been to one since 2004.
Avatar f tn I suffered with painful joints all over my body which took hospitals 2 years to diagnose as Fibromyalgia. At the time I was still working full time and running a home with a family. In the end my body gave up, and I collapsed with total fatigue, followed by shingles and then anxiety and depression. The dreaming started at around the same time. Prescribed Effexor to control panic attacks which helped greatly, still taking them even now and probably will have to for ever.
Avatar n tn Savella was prescribed because I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have a question about side effects I am experiencing. First let me say this. The Savella has helped the extreme fatigue & pain from Fibro tremendously, in only a short amount of time! I was having chronic daily migraines on the right side with the Fibro until my first dose of Savella and literally the headache vanished by the next day.