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Fibromyalgia..MYO facial syndrome.Scoliosis..tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc.no help...suggestions?

Fibromyalgia..MYO facial syndrome.Scoliosis..tried lyrica, Savella (milnacipran) etc.no help...suggestions?

Do the fibrotrifecta: The fibromyalgia trifecta for therapy is: 1. exercise, 2. sleep evaluation 3. Psychiatric evaluation. You can continue or changes the prozac (fluoxetine) but you need to be certain that you get a full evaluation of the trifecta and act on them. ...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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Tried numerous meds for fibro like lyrica, cymbalta, gabapentin, savella (milnacipran). None work, not fibromyalgia?

Tried numerous meds for fibro like lyrica, cymbalta, gabapentin, savella (milnacipran). None work, not fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Certainly the diagnosis may not be correct. Make sure you have had a Rheumatology work -up. Also it may be that the meds are just not working on you. ...Read more

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Autoimmune symptoms (fatigue, joint/muscle pain, headaches, gastro issues, etc.)Tested for lupus. RNP was 2.5. No lupus. Rheum said restest. Thoughts?

Autoimmune symptoms (fatigue, joint/muscle pain, headaches, gastro issues, etc.)Tested for lupus. RNP was 2.5. No lupus. Rheum said restest. Thoughts?

These are not: specific to autoimmune disease. Lupus would have specific and fairly severe and quite noticeable symptoms. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/what-is-lupus ...Read more

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Does moringa help with fibro myalgia?

Yes, herbal works: So, is it possible that a herbal remedy could help with fibromyalgia treatments? Could it really be that after all this time a bunch of leaves could actually do the trick and stop me feeling like my brain is full of cotton wool? Fibromyalgia treatments: moringa is a tree, found in india and parts of africa, used by the people of these countries to maintain health, it is usefull for fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Been on lortab 9 yrs. Chronic pain. Rheumatoid, osteo, fibro, neuropothy. Lortabs do not seem to work any longer. Pharmacist suggested opana. Safe?

Been on lortab 9 yrs. Chronic pain. Rheumatoid, osteo, fibro, neuropothy. Lortabs do not seem to work any longer. Pharmacist suggested opana. Safe?

See details: The pharmacist should have kept his mouth shut and simply suggested you discuss it with the doctor who prescribes the pain med. That is what I am saying. ...Read more

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Ihave a great rheumy, take celexa (citalopram) 4 fibro, lotsa new fibro fog, myclonic jerks, I have a chronic pain dr that dosn't believe in fibro, ? Help

Ihave a great rheumy, take celexa (citalopram) 4 fibro, lotsa new fibro fog, myclonic jerks, I have a chronic pain dr that dosn't believe in fibro, ? Help

Look elsewhere: Fibromyalgia is a very real disease. If you physician doesn';t believe in it, see someone else- particularly a pain specialist. Help is available- get it now. ...Read more

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Has savella (milnacipran) been proven 2 help w/cog dysfunction, from fibro/cfs/chronic pain?

Has savella (milnacipran) been proven 2 help w/cog dysfunction, from fibro/cfs/chronic pain?

Looks promising: There are a number of articles showing milnacipran alone to be somewhat helpful in "fibrofog" and also at least one study suggesting efficacy of milnacipran added to pregabalin. Your results may vary, good luck! ...Read more

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Dr says fibro - ANA slightly high, depression, restless legs, muscle twitching, fatigue, tingling, joint pain headache, elbow/wrist pain, anxiety dr right?

Fibromyalgia: Though patients who meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia can have many associated symptoms, and usually have poor quality sleep, the focus of that diagnosis is about the pain and tender areas. It is not usually about joint pain, and though ANA elevation is not diagnostic, you may want to discuss your symptoms with rheumatologist as there could be other issues. ...Read more

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I am 51 female w fibro hbp udmctd , athritis, chrfatigue +ana+rnp depress myosiitis daughterw sle ivebeen treated 6 yr feel worse 11meds suggestions?

I am 51 female w fibro hbp udmctd , athritis,  chrfatigue +ana+rnp depress myosiitis daughterw sle ivebeen treated 6 yr feel worse 11meds suggestions?

Impossible to answer: This is impossible to answer without knowing specifics about past and present meds and more complete lab results. However, if you feel that you condition is worse or not getting better then it never hurts to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Have fibro and arthritis uppper arms muscle spasms would cymbalta help more than lyrica (pregabalin) need pain med?

Have fibro and arthritis uppper arms muscle spasms would  cymbalta help more than lyrica (pregabalin) need pain med?

Apples & oranges: While both medications have indications from the fda for the treatment of fibromyalgia, they are very different. Cymbalta is an serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor also indicated for the treatment of major depression as well as generalized anxiety disorder. Lyrica (pregabalin) works through GABA and is also indicated for seizure disorder. Your physician should be able to help you decide. ...Read more

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+ana1:160, skinbiopsy showed inflammation, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, hot flashes, trouble breathing, brain fog. Neg for lupus. Doc thinks me/cfs?

What is the question: If you are asking whether your doctor is right, have no way of knowing. If not satisfied with their explanations you always get a second opinion. If you so desire, see a rheumatologist. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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Fibro brain fog...Tx? Suggestions?

Fibro brain fog...Tx? Suggestions?

Savella (milnacipran) is proven: Savella, (milnacipran) one of the fda approved fibromyalgia treatments, has been shown in research to improve cognitive function as well as fatigue. However, it doesn't work for everyone. Stimulants medicines, like ritalin, are often used if patients fail savella (milnacipran). If you sleep is poor, improving your sleep quality can also help. If you are overweight, snore and tired during the day you might have sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Hashimotos. Ana + anti-ssa/ro. Stiff, painful, swollen joints + raynauds. Doc says it's "lupoid arthritis". Is this lupus? He gave me plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg

Hashimotos. Ana + anti-ssa/ro. Stiff, painful, swollen joints + raynauds. Doc says it's "lupoid arthritis". Is this lupus? He gave me plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg

Sounds consistent: The joint complaints and positive lab markers are consistent with lupus. The fact that raynaud's is present and you have an autoimmune thyroid condition help cinch the diagnosis of an autoimmune arthritis. In addition to standard treatments like Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) there are other interventions like diet and supplements to help decrease the dose of rx meds. A practitioner of integrative medicine can help. ...Read more

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25f, diag.Aosd, fai synd(hips), gibro, polymyositis, baker's cystsnsynovial.Ortho recommends hip replacement, i'm afraid bcuz of fibro, will i heal slower?

25f, diag.Aosd, fai synd(hips), gibro, polymyositis, baker's cystsnsynovial.Ortho recommends hip replacement, i'm afraid bcuz of fibro, will i heal slower?

Yes: I am not sure about all of the abbreviations you used however poly myosotis by itself can affect healing and recovery. It should be well controlled at the time of surgery. Having an autoimmune disease does not mean you can't have surgery however the risk of problems and the healing rate are affected by a small amount. ...Read more

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Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis,  bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more