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Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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Can foods help fibromyalgia pain?

Can foods help fibromyalgia pain?

Anti-inflammatory: Along with my colleagues' ideas, following an anti-inflammatory food plan may help reduce fibromyalgia pain. This means staying away from trans-fatty acids that might be in processed or fried foods, and partially hydrogenated oils, etc. Need lots of organic fruits & veggies, whole grains (unless sensitive to them). Add more omega-3's, turmeric, & ginger; extra virgin olive oil for cooking. ...Read more

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How do I manage fibromyalgia pain?

How do I manage fibromyalgia pain?

See below: Without medications, options include regular exercise and this is a must. Try to get into a regular schedule on a daily basis which includes trying to go to bed at the same time each night and this will help regulate and improve your sleep cycle. Insomnia is common in fribro patients and be a major source of pain. Eat and drink healthy. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What helps with fibromyalgia pain?

Need expert advice. What helps with fibromyalgia pain?

Here's a link: Www. Greentidings. Org is a site that has helpful advice. Some doctors can find ways to help - many can't. Same w/ alternative approaches. Try anything you can - maybe you'll hit it for your case. Vit d is good, but always combine with healthy fat (oils) since it needs that to be absorbed. Other do's and don'ts are on the link. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to keep fibromyalgia pain down?

Stay active: Trying to stay active is the best treatment. There are several medications that may help including cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and lyrica. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia pain, are there alternatives for medicine?

Fibromyalgia pain, are there alternatives for medicine?

Sometimes: Exercising is a good therapy for fibromyalgia. Alternatives such as acupuncture may also help some individuals. Hypnotism has also been tried. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia pain, is it okay to use melatonin?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia patients can take melatonin, but melatonin will not likely have any effect on the pain. ...Read more

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Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?

Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Cervical spine "whiplash" injury ; chronic neck pain oft seen in people with #fibromyalgia (fm). Multiple childbirths ; low back injuries (accidents ; lifting events) causal of chronic low back ; pelvic pain seem more common than neck injuries in people with fibromyalgia. Morgan freeman has come forward with report of delayed onset of fibromyalgia after a motor vehicle accident ; injury. ...Read more

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What treatments are available for fibromyalgia pain?

What treatments are available for fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia pain: Fibromyalgia pain treatments include savella, (milnacipran) lyrica, ; cymblta pharmaceuticals. Tramadol reputed to also ameliorate mood. Alternative methods include massage, topical cannabis extracts (olive oil eluted), ingested cold-prepared cannabis hashish concentrate (only where legal ; under doctor supervision). Hops extract (vicoprin) has been touted. Magnesium ; essential oil of lavender relax muscles. ...Read more

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Do trigger point injections help with fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Query is whether trigger point injections can ameliorate fibromyalgia pain. Trigger points are able to be detected by sensitive touch, ultrasound, chemical and blood flow changes, and oxygen deficits. Trigger points seem to be effectively reversed by massage, trigger point injections, and acupuncture. ...Read more

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How effective is topamax/topiramate for fibromyalgia pain?

How effective is topamax/topiramate for fibromyalgia pain?

Not very: ? re Topamax (topiramate) for fibromyalgia (FM). FDA approves 3 drugs for FM. All others are shots in the dark. Chemicals have side effects that mask side effects of other chemicals. So avoid them all & go natural w. non-toxic treatments directed at multiple-factors that incite FM. Beyond Topamax (topiramate) are therapies of yoga, aqua therapy, biofeedback, medicinal cannabis, and mindfulness therapies. Study survivors. ...Read more

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Is percocet and cyclobenzapar good together for fibromyalgia pain?

See PCP first.: The Percocet is an opiate and the cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and they are often used together to treat pain. The problem is that both are very addicting if taken on a long term basis so since fibromyalgia is a chronic problem and an alternative treatment that would be better is an antidepressant Cymbalta or savella (milnacipran) and Lyrica or neurontin. See pcp for advice. ...Read more

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Why is tramadol so good for fibromyalgia pain? Is it ok to use long term?

Why is tramadol so good for fibromyalgia pain? Is it ok to use long term?

Pain killer: Tramadol is one of the few pain killers which does not make fibromyalgia worse over time. The primary treatment is 1) good sleep habits 2) elavil, (amitriptyline) flexoril or other similar bedtime medications to help with sleep 3) aerobic conditioning exercise. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs or natural stuff at grocery store for fibromyalgia pain relief?

Are there any herbs or natural stuff at grocery store for fibromyalgia pain relief?

I just read a new: Study which found that if you have low levels of vitamin d, supplements may help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia. Ask your doctor to check them. Also learn self hypnosis for pain management. The study was led by dr. Florian wepner, of orthopedic hospital vienna speising. ...Read more

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Is there a more effective medication than lyrica (pregabalin) for fibromyalgia pain?

It is individual: Lyrica (pregabalin) at night can help pain and improve sleep in some fm patients. However, Lyrica (pregabalin) does not help others and can cause side effects that limit effectiveness. Since all fm patients are different, individualized treatment is necessary. Find a provider who will work with you to find the most effective treatment for your fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to take topiramate or topamax for fibromyalgia pain?

See details: I am not sure what you mean. Topamax (topiramate) in my experience yields fairly good results when used to treat fibromyalgia. The major side effects are cognitive issues and pins and needles sensation in the fingers and toes. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that acupressure is better than pain pills for controlling fibromyalgia pain?

No: Accupressure should be used as adjuvant to pain medications, as well as massage therapy, water aerobics, and healthy lifestyle. They should all be complimentary. ...Read more

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What is good for fibromyalgia pain?

What is good for fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia Pain: The best thing for fibromyalgia pain in my opinion is to eliminate as many of the root causes as possible. No excuses. Dramatic changes in diet, exercise, and mindset are often not included in the treatment plan, but I have seen in my practice that they are absolutely mandatory for best results. ...Read more

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How severe can fibromyalgia pain become?

Severe: It's an individual perspective. No one can understand anyone else's pain. Pain perception is as individual as a fingerprint. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have I got fibromyalgia pain?

How do I know if I have I got fibromyalgia pain?

See a doc: See a doctor familiar with this condition. This may be a rheumatologist, a physiatrist (specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation) or a neurologist. Internists also make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

Knowledgeable physic: Avoid narcotics, improve quality of sleep and find knowledgeable physician - rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management:
http://www. Aapainmanage. Org/ ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective ways to relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Studied therapies: Experts would regard studies reported to be efficacious in the medical literature as effective for fibromyalgia pain. These would include graded physical exercise, especially aquatherapy, yoga, and medicinal cannabis. The FDA has approved Cymbalta, Lyrica, and Savella (milnacipran) as effective pharmacologics for at least partial pain control in fibromyalgia sufferers. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for fibromyalgia pain?

No: There are treatments to lower the amount of pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia. You must remember the best treatment for fibromyalgia is exercise and I am sure you get tired of hearing that but it works. There are differents therapies such as Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran) and the older medications that can be helpful. There are no cures for fibromyalgia. Keep a positive attitude. And do your best. ...Read more

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Do suppliments help with fibromyalgia pain?

Do suppliments help with fibromyalgia pain?

Possible: Research has been done looking at magnesium supplements as well as same (supplements containing Amino Acid derivatives) in fibromyalgia pain however results were inconclusive. Further research needs to be done. Discuss with your primary doctor about supplements as there may be interactions with other medication you might be taking. ...Read more

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Can Gralise 1200mg help with fibromyalgia pain?

Can Gralise 1200mg help with fibromyalgia pain?

Sure!: The placebo effect is considerable with fibromyalgia.
Frankly, it is hard to tell if even quite a good medication like gabapentin works beyond the placebo effect. It's generally quite safe. ...Read more

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Can severe stress cause all this fibromyalgia pain?

Yes it's possible: Its difficult to isolate what fibromyalgia is. Much easier to diagnose what it is not. Therefore it's difficult to assess what 'cause & affect' makes it worse as opposed to simply, 'guilt by association.' someone best described it as a water pipe. Pressure (good) makes the water flow but stress (bad) makes the pipe crack! ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants be used to help with fibromyalgia pain?

Can immunosuppressants be used to help with fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: No. Immunosuppressive drugs are used to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are 3 FDA-approved treatments for fibromyalgia that rheumatologists can use. I am happy to do a consult if you would like. ...Read more

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Why does 90 mg of dihydrocodeine not work for my fibromyalgia pain?

Why does 90 mg of dihydrocodeine not work for my fibromyalgia pain?

Expected: Pain drugs are not very effective for fibromyalgia. See a Rheumatologist because there are good medications and other good options available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Rarely: Opioids are a last resort and are only considered an option if all traditional medications have failed. ...Read more

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Can a higher dosage of thyroid medication help fibromyalgia pain?

Can a higher dosage of thyroid medication help fibromyalgia pain?

Not really: There has been some association reported between hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia however this is a minimal effect and it is not helpful to raise thyroid medicine above the level of "normal" ...Read more

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What other things can my doctor use to help my fibromyalgia pain?

It depends: It depends on your previous therapies. I would be sure you tried conservative therapies such as cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) gabaoentin and Lyrica before resorting to pain meds. Are you seeing a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for fibromyalgia pain?

PM&R: Fibromyalgia has many possible treatments see a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist). ...Read more

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What are the differences between diabetic nerve pain and fibromyalgia pain?

What are the differences between diabetic nerve pain and fibromyalgia pain?

Where its at: Diabetic nerve pain is primarily a progressive damage to sensory nerves to the limbs. Fibromyalgia as yet has no known mechanism and doesn't cause nerve damage or arthritis. Current research suggests a sorce within the central nervous system. It appears that fibromyalgia hurts but it won't hurt your body. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my fibromyalgia pain while pregnant? Heat, meds don't work

How can I relieve my fibromyalgia pain while pregnant? Heat, meds don't work

Same as not pregnant: The core for treatment of fibromyalgia whether pregnant or not is management of sleep, hormone balance, treatment of any chronic infections, well balanced nutrition and exercise as able. For pregnant women, water aerobic is the perfect exercise. You can sometimes find these classes at your local ymca or better yet find an exercise physiologist and start a class for pregnant women. ...Read more

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At home and with my doctor. Can you suggest some inexpensive home remedies for fibromyalgia pain?

Not much available: There are really no home remedies for fm other than aerobic exercising and better handling of stress. ...Read more

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How is fibromyalgia pain measured; scale of 1-10? Recent dx. Does weather affect pain level? Thanks.

How is fibromyalgia pain measured; scale of 1-10? Recent dx. Does weather affect pain level? Thanks.

Yes and yes: We do use various self reporting pain scales like 1 - 10 to measure pain even though the diffuse pain from fibromyalgia may be vague and hard to put a number on it. Changes in barometric pressure and extreme cold may affect pain levels. Maybe cold isn't the problem for you in Texas though. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi Dr, What is the best painkiller to use for Fibromyalgia pain? Gen pain and Mypaid don't seem to be working.

Hi Dr, What is the best painkiller to use for Fibromyalgia pain? Gen pain and Mypaid don't seem to be working.

Holistic treatment: The pain of fibromyalgia should be managed holistically. Pain medication is only one of the tools. Your doctor could prescribe something specifically indicated for fibromyalgia. A lot of these are not over the counter though. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Buprenex (Definition)

Buprenex is a that can both increase and decrease narcotic effects which is a ...Read more


Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Buprenorphine (Definition)

Buprenorphine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more