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How Can I Get Help With Fibromyalgia
See a specialist: See a doctor who has a special interest and experience in treating fibromyalgia. There is no one specialist that sees fibromyalgia, the most common physicians who treat fibromyalgia are primary care, rheumatologists, neurologists or pain management specialists. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Unknown: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown. People have developed fms after physical, and or emotional trauma, in addition cases have also been seen after a viral or bacterial infection. It is most likely caused by many different triggers and in some people from multiple triggers. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes....but: Most of my patients stabilize and thru multiple modalities actually improve. Check out dr. Teitelbaum's data . He actually claims cure and or marked improvement with his protocol which attacks both fms and chronic fatigue (cfs. ) hope this helps. If you have other questions get in touch. Another great book is "the fibromyalgia handbook" by staranyl and copeland. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but depends: ? can fibromyalgia (FM) improve. Sufferer must make specific efforts. Cause is chronic soft tissue injury w. deconditioning & widespread painful spasm; resultant from childbirth, mechanical injury, obesity, chronic disease induced prolonged inactivity & hypermobility. Gravity is repetitive stressor. Must invoke aquatherapy, gentle yoga, weight loss, neutriceuticals & cannabis soporific-analgesic. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Primary Care: The syndrome is diagnosed based on history, physical examination, and tests that rule out other conditions. I would start with your primary care physician who can begin the work-up. Other doctors that can diagnose the condition are neurologists, rheumatologists, psychiatrists, pain specialists, and physiatrists. Ask the doctor's office before making an appt as not all doctors DX this condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but slowly: Unfortunately there is no magical relief careful trial of the three fda indicated drugs, savella, (milnacipran) lyrica, and Cymbalta at different times as well as correcting sleep problems with specific medications and the use of various physical modalities and gradual aerobic excercize. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About 4%: ? about the incidence of fibromyalgia is that is about 4% population & crosses all races and cultures. Even children can develop the symptom constellation called fibromyalgia. Most fibromyalgia sufferers are women. In my mind the explanation for female prominence is that women inherit joint ligament laxity. There is a known relationship between fibromyalgia and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: The condition can arise after periods of stress, a specific physical trauma or prolonged infection. The symptoms vary but typically the individual has multiple points of musculoskeletal pain above and below the waist without a specific medical cause. Symptoms often include depression, stomach complaints, trouble concentrating and trouble sleeping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's not easy: In general patients who go on disability with fibromyalgia have worse health outcomes than those who do not. Often the initial disability claim will be denied. Then you would need to hire an attorney preferably experienced in successfully getting fibromyalgia patients on disability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am almost 100% positive I have fibromyalgia. I have every single symptom. I have been tested for several things, all normal. How do I get diagnosed?
Rheumatologist: 33 yo female sure she has fibromyalgia & wants to know, "how do I get diagnosed?" Start with Rheumatologist; second opinion might come from an Osteopath. I have found some Neurologists inhospitable to the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Don't bother the Orthopedic surgeons. Psychiatrists seem to be fibro-sympathetic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you find a dr who specializes in helping someone with fibromyalgia? I've been to every type of dr in the book over the past year and a half. I just get referred to other drs but no help.
Fibromyalgia: Physicians with a particular interest in fibromyalgia may have a variety of different specialities including rheumatology (most common), physical medicine & rehabilitation (pm&r), pain management or neurology. I would try a fibromyalgia support group website to find a doctor in your area or try contacting specialist offices in your area (see above) to find someone with special expertise in this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: ? if possible fibromyalgia "just upper back". Natural evolution of initial soft tissue injury to manifestation of widely ranging symptom constellation labelled "fibromyalgia" is measured in months & years. Chronic soft tissue injury here might evoke splinting, guarding & asymmetric biomechanical functions causal of advanced soft tissue injuries via gravitational repetitive stress. GRAVITY RULES. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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