Fibromyalsia: What to do?

Question by sulli21282: Fibromyalsia: What to do?
My mother has fibromyalsia (sp?) and she says she’s in constant pain. She has been self medicating herself for years with pain killers and muscle relaxers which has only caused an addiction. She’s in pretty bad shape and when you bring up her addiction problem all she says is “but you don’t have any idea how much pain I’m in”.

So does anyone out there know other ways of dealing with and medicating the symptoms of Fibromyalsia?

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Answer by Silverwolf
This is a very tough condition to deal with. I have a couple of friends that have it, so I know what your mom is going through. I personally prefer natural remedies. I’ve heard that Mangosteen juice (Xango) can help. No, I don’t sell it, and I haven’t tried it, but it’s worth a shot...

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could i have fibromyalgia?

Question by lilmama24: could i have fibromyalgia?
im only 24 and i have constant pain in my hands wrists and arms, i thought it to be cts becasue i use my hands so much. but i also get severe migraine headaches, have what seems to be constant back and shoulder pain. i visit a chiropractor and it helped some at first but doesnt seem to anymore. my right shoulder always feels like someone is stabing me.sometimes i feel dizzy all of a sudden, and my eyesight has changed. sometimes my hands swell also.i feel sick on my stomach alot as well. ive had 2 kids and i know pregnancy effects alot of things, but i think for my age i feel really bad, the drs say that cant find anything wrong with me, but it hurts badly. the aleve and hot/cold packs dont work. im not sure what else to try.

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Q&A: Not MS, not Lupus, then what?

Question by vivib: Not MS, not Lupus, then what?
I have been seeing a neurologist due to extreme muscle and joint pain, i stumble a lot, drop things, forgetfullness. I do have fibromyalgia and have for years. I also have peripheral neuropathy ( no diabetes) I have had tests to rule out Lupus and MS (which does run in the family) Lupus is neg, not enough points or evidence for MS, ( no lesions on the brain) but does not mean i do not have it. So now he wants to do more aggressive and specific testing. What I want are some suggestions of what it might be from those who experiene this, so that i can read up on it so that I can ask questions and not look like a dope when we discuss different possible causes and treatments.

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Answer by vanhammer
My wife has Fibromyalgia, chronic fa...

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Is there a connection with shortness of breathe and fibromyalgia? It seems to be a sporadic symptom.?

Question by author: Is there a connection with shortness of breathe and fibromyalgia? It seems to be a sporadic symptom.?

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Answer by IG64
unlikely… if you have shortness of breath from fibromyalgia it wouldn’t be sporadic… if its sporadic it could be anything from asthma to heart disease…

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what is fibromyalgia?

Question by Mohmmed Yasser Raheem: what is fibromyalgia?

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Answer by Brittish.Hood
Fibromyalgia is a medically unexplained syndrome characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to pressure (allodynia). Other core symptoms are debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. Some patients may also report difficulty with swallowing, bowel and bladder abnormalities, numbness and tingling (paresthesia) and cognitive dysfunction.

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Anxiety and Random Radiating Pains Throughout the Body?

Question by EAT2asa: Anxiety and Random Radiating Pains Throughout the Body?
I have been having this shooting pain in my hand and fingers. (sometimes my legs too) It doesn’t happen all the time but it usually happens few times during the day. The pain kind of radiates through my palm and other fingers and it feels like this sharp, needly, shooting pain that lasts for a second. Does anybody get this?

And also sometimes when im resting or sitting my legs move unexpectedly and im scared it might be tremor caused by Huntington or Parkinson’s disease. It usually happens once or twice a day and never when im moving or walking. Like my leg just jumps for a second without me noticing or causing it. Could anxiety do this? Its like this sudden movement and lasts for a second or so.

i’m also tired a...

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Q&A: my dr, ive been seeing for over ten yrs. thinks i have fibromyalgia, should i get a second opinion?

Question by doris: my dr, ive been seeing for over ten yrs. thinks i have fibromyalgia, should i get a second opinion?

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Answer by SongBird
With something so big, I’d always get a second, or if you would feel more comfortable, a third opinion. There’s nothing wrong with going to ask another doctor. Remember, nobody’s perfect. Doctor’s can make mistakes too.

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Could I have Fibromyalgia?

Question by Princess Flanagan: Could I have Fibromyalgia?
I’m a young adult but for years now I’ve had chronic pain in almost all parts of body, headaches and anxiety I also have issues with concentration & remembering things. Should I get tested for this, could it be something else?
WTF is Lympes?

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Answer by Chas
Yeah I’m sorry to say you sure seem to have the symptoms. It sure sounds like you need to check out this site,, it’s the best on Fibromyalgia I’ve seen. Good luck,, it is a very painful disease.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079

Here is another good site,, it’s the UCLA Medical Health Center on Fibromyalgia

http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?xyzpdqabc=0&id=477&action=detail&AEProductID=Adam2004%5F1&AEArticleID=000427&AEArticleType=Disease

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is there a cure from fibromyalgia?

Question by gojonnyfry: is there a cure from fibromyalgia?

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Answer by KGB9108
NO. MY SISTER HAS IT AND I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO FIND A CURE FOR HER.

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Q&A: Can lupus be mistaken for..?

Question by tannfreak: Can lupus be mistaken for..?
Another disease? All of my symptoms that I have had match up perfectly to the symptoms of lupus. But my blood tests for lupus came back negative. And My regular blood test came back perfectly fine.

I have been going through the same thing (extreme fatigue, exhausted muscles, not being able to concentrate, sensitivity to sun and also a fever today) for almost 5 weeks. And It closely resembles flare ups because the symptoms come and then leave for up to a week.

What other disease could be affecting me?

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Answer by LS
Lupus can be mistaken for tons of other diseases. And there are many rheumatoid arthritis/autoimmune diseases and syndromes closely related to lupus..

Some illnesses to check for: Mono, tick-borne disease, UTI...

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