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Can Morphea And Fibromyalgia Have Any Relation
Usually no: Morphea usually only involves skin. However in rare cases morphea can have an effect on muscles. Morphea is thought to be caused by a reaction to an underlying low grade infection. A complete work up looking for muscle involvement - myosotis is necessary if there are symptoms of fibromyalgia, associated with morphea. ...Read more
No but can coexist: Arthritis affects the joints, fibromyalgia affects the muscles and fascia, which is the shiny white covering on the outside of muscles. Many symptoms can be similar, like pain and stiffness. No relationship is currently known. Although, the cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, so some possible relationship may be found in the future. ...Read more
Is there any website explains exact details about fibromyalgia and the symptoms of it and what is the relation between them?
No: There is no association.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm a 23 y/o with fibromyalgia and sciatica. Whenever I'm on my period, my pain increases ten fold. Is there a relation between them?
Yes: 23 yo female with fibromyalgia (FM) & worsened FM pain & sciatica at time of menses; when Relaxin hormone is secreted. Relaxin-loosened pelvic ligaments incite sacroiliac joint subluxation, which evokes sciatica. Ligament laxity arouses compensatory painful regional muscle spasms (splinting pelvic joints). My theory for a problem with unknown causation. ...Read more
Morphea: There is good medicine for this condition. It can be well treated by someone well knowledged with this condition. ...Read more
Depends: Localized Morphea can affect children or adults. It starts as red raised skin lesions that progress to sclerosis and thickening, mostly on the trunk. Treatment is symptomatic as not curable, and prevention of contractures. Diffuse morphea is widespread and can lead to contractures. Treatments include UVL methotrexate. Some progress to scleroderma or other rheumatic disease. ...Read more
Se below: Morphea is localized thickening scarring of the skin. It is commoner on the body and can affect both children and adults. It begins with red thickened areas that then become hypopigmented and turn into thickened scar tissue. It can be local or generalized and the skin biopsy looks like scleroderma. Physical therapy to maintain function is important and if progressive can require immunosuppression. ...Read more
Topical steroid tape: The location determines the therapy. For local involvement can use local corticosteroid tape - which delivers local steroids by occlusion. More widespread involvement is like an orphan disease and we have no good systemic therapy. We have tried a variety of rheumatology dmards but we still do not have proven therapy. Insurance company can block our attempts to help our patients. ...Read more
Normally clear, my sclera are becoming more and more bloodshot for the past few weeks. I noticed they're turning blue. Morphea-related? Other?
Please see a doctor: There are many medical condition that make sclera more bloodshot, some of them are serious. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
I wanted to know will chemotherapy work for en coup de sabre, a form of morphea/linear scleroderma?
Hi! Can you please guide for medicine for morphea skin diseases currently uv light are going on. How long can can it take to cure 100%?
Have you: Have you discussed options with your doctor. There are topical treatments, intralesional, oral etc. The light therapy would take an average of 3 months to work. ...Read more
Lichen Sclerosus: Corticosteroid ointments or creams are commonly prescribed for lichen sclerosus. Initially, you'll generally have to use cortisone creams or ointments on the affected skin daily. After several weeks, your doctor will likely recommend that you only use these medications twice a week to prevent a recurrence. Your doctor will monitor you for side effects associated with prolonged use. ...Read more
I have had morphea on my face for 10 years and my doctor suggested fat injection, please tell me your suggestions, thanks, your sincerely, arefeh?
I believe I have sjogren's. Can't find another reason for symptoms, have morphea. I am only 26. Is it true that it's worse for younger patients? (doc. Appt. Soon) it is rapidly progressing...
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