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How do I know if I have fibromyalgia?

How do I know if I have fibromyalgia?

See a doctor: The best way to determine this is to see a doctor who is used to seeing patients with various types of pain. These doctors include rheumatologists, physiatrists, neurologist and orthopedists. These doctors know the appropriate medical work-up and can then suggest the best treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

Severe fatigue lasting longer than six months for which no underlying cause has been found. Chronic fatigue gets worse with strenuous ...Read more


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I think I have TMJ syndrome? How do I get tested?

I think I have TMJ syndrome? How do I get tested?

A few things: Common TMJ symptoms: pain/tenderness of face, jaw joint area, ear, neck and shoulders, limited mouth opening, jaws that get "stuck" or "lock" in the open- or closed-mouth position, jaw joint clicking, popping, or grating sounds, , painful chewing, ear symptoms (hearing loss, imbalance, ear ringing, stuffiness). Complicated problem to sort out. See a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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I think I have wilson's syndrome, what do I do now?

No enough info: if you have a sibling who has been diagnosedwith this condition, you need an evaluation By a physician knowledgeable in this rare autosomal recessive disorder like a metabolic or boochemical geneticist. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

How do I tell if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

CDC guideline: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. There is no blood test, brain scan, or other lab test to conclusively tell you that you have cfs. Follow the link below for the step by step approach to diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome according to the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with adhd, what do I do next?

Get treatment: Ask doctor who diagnosed you in first place what s/he recommends for treatment. There are many pharmacologic options available but organization & routine are key, too, as dr. Finley-belgrad noted. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have adrenal fatigue?

How do I know if I have adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue: This term has been pushed by "wellness" doctors. Mainstream endocrinologists know that adrenal insufficiency is rare. The way to tell is to measure hormone levels. Early am cortisol is low and acth is high. Plasma renin is elevated. Adrenal antibodies can also be measured. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have fibromyalgia!?

What to do if i think I have fibromyalgia!?

Rheumatologist: Someone who thinks they have fibromyalgia should seek an evaluation by a Rheumatologist. Rational medical practice requires a diagnosis before an effective therapeutic program is able to be organized. ...Read more

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I have hyperthoid, how do I know if I have grave disease?

I have hyperthoid, how do I know if I have grave disease?

Symptoms and tests: Graves disease is another name for hyperthyroidism with diffuse enlargement of the thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism is confirmed by blood tests.Typical symptoms include anxiety, shaky hands, sweating, diarrhea, difficulty sleeping, increased appetite, tremors, and weight loss. Some people with graves' disease can have an abnormal swelling of the front of the neck called a goiter. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have fibromialgia?

How do I know if I have fibromialgia?

Rheumatologist: ? how to know if fibromyalgia (FM) is causing symptoms. The best medical specialist to diagnose FM is a Rheumatologist. The diagnosis is one of exclusion of other medical disorders by means of physical examination, imaging studies, & laboratory analysis of body fluids. As for FM, there are no imaging studies or lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of FM, which is strictly a clinical diagnosis. ...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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How do I know if I have lupus?

How do I know if I have lupus?

Check: With rheumatologist. There are physical findings, history and specific labs for the disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have reiters syndrome?

How do I know if I have reiters syndrome?

Reiters syndrome: Reiter's syndrome is Reactive arthritis triggered by an infection in a susceptible person,many of which carry the HLAB-27 gene. Triggers include diarrheal and urogenital infections with salmonella.shigella, campylobactor, chlamydial.,and yersinial infections.There is large joint,spinal and sacrificial arthritis,and mucocutaneous and eye lesions.There is treatment by a. Rheumatologist. , , ...Read more

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I have hypochondria but i think i also have Marfan's syndrome?

I have hypochondria but i think i also have Marfan's syndrome?

Good you can see it: It's good you can admit you have hypochondria. An internist can rule out marfan's if that's your worry. Once it's proven you don't have it, then what? Are you likely to 'develop' a new disorder? If that's you, it's time to see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hypothyroidism?

How do I know if I have hypothyroidism?

Symptoms/Testing: By symptoms of the under active thyroid, physical examination and blood and imaging tests symptoms of weight gain, intolerance to cold, dry skin, fatigue, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, irregular periods in women, slow heart rate, thinning hair, depression and impaired memory symptoms are variable and depend on the severity.Cinfermed by blood test for thyroid hormones and tsh, after thorough exam. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tourette's syndrome?

How do I know if I have tourette's syndrome?

Wow. : Tourette's has many symptoms. Obsessive thinking, poor social skills, motor movement problems (tics), complex tics, over focus, compulsions. Frequent strep infections may predispose to tourette's syndrome. See http://intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm also see http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.Htm for more info. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have asperger's syndrome?

I need help! How do I know if I have asperger's syndrome?

You decide. It's OK.: Asperger's / high functioning autism is a continuum and since there's no magic pill to make it go away, there's not much point in acquiring a label as an adult. Why not ask instead, "How can I make the best use of my intellectual gifts & my ability to focus, improve my social skills, learn to read people and talk to them better, choose activities I'm good at, & be happy?" Embrace who you are. ...Read more

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Do I have depression?

Do I have depression?

Depression signs: Include being down most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in activities, unintended increase/decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, ; thinking of death ; dying. Talk to your physician or a mental health professional to decide. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hypersomnia?

How do I know if I have hypersomnia?

Sleeping too much: Hypersomnia... Too much sleep. An average night sleep can vary but will be between 6-8 hours/night. The best way to know if you have hypersomnia is to keep a sleep log. There can can be variations of normal. If you find that you are above the normal range, see a sleep specialist ( usually a pulmonary doctor) in your area to discuss. ...Read more

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