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Have fibromyalgia, but it's been months since last episode. Can there be long intervals without symptoms?

Have fibromyalgia, but it's been months since last episode. Can there be long intervals without symptoms?

FIBROMYALGIA : Ultrasound usually relieves pain by improving blood flow to tender muscles. If it flares symptoms you may have fibromyalgia or a herniated disc stay the T2-T6 levels . You need a full exam labs. X-ray of thoracic spine and potential MRI If symptoms persist or worsen. Also stop ultrasound therapy. Start a gluten free diet WholeApproach.com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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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, anxiety, ...Read more


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How long does stiff neck associated with fibromyalgia last?

How long does stiff neck associated with fibromyalgia last?

Can be chronic: U may want to check with u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does polyarthritis associated with fibromyalgia last?

Totally unrelated: Polyarthritis is not associated with fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I've gt bipolar 2+gt very hyper I don't believe my 750mg depakote helps I've gt fibromyalgia+I gt sore wen I'm hyper+never know how long it lasts?

Hi I've gt bipolar 2+gt very hyper I don't believe my 750mg depakote helps I've gt fibromyalgia+I gt sore wen I'm hyper+never know how long it lasts?

See MD: See your prescribing doctor to discuss concern that Depakote isn't helping your hyper or hypomanic states. Suggest seeing a mental health therapist to explore other ways to address your mood swings. Check with your pcp or doctor treating your fibromyalgia to discuss status and any recommendations for pain relief, eg., physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does Fibromyalgia Iast I heard it goes away in 1 month if you take medication?

How long does Fibromyalgia Iast I heard it goes away in 1 month if you take medication?

Not likely: At the present time, there is no cure for FM. The goal of treatment is to decrease physical symptoms and increase psychosocial functioning. ...Read more

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Why should persons with fibromyalgia have to suffer all their life long..Could it happen to live normal life as other persons?

Why should persons with fibromyalgia have to suffer all their life long..Could it happen to live normal life as other persons?

No need to suffer: There is no need to suffer with fibromyalgia. While the disease never completely goes away, there are effective treatments that can reduce symptoms to a level that allows you to live your life normally. I have many patients whose diseases are in remission and they are able to work and live normally. Find a clinician who is a fibromyalgia expert, they can help. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me why I have chronic. Fibromyalgia and I have not to go back to see the dr as they said its a life long condition ?

Hi can you tell me why I have chronic. Fibromyalgia and I have not to go back to see the dr as they said its a life long condition  ?

Interesting: As to the cause ; cure of #fibromyalgia, the jury is still out. The theory that this disorder represents a central nervous system pain sensory dysregulation is unproven. Peripheral pain sensor overload might be equally at hand. Chronic muscle spasm and a widespread population of muscle trigger points can be properly termed peripheral neuropathy pain generators. ...Read more

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What happens to people with fibromyalgia who are not being treated! I have no health insurance. Lost it not long after u was diagnosed with fibromyalg?

What happens to people with fibromyalgia who are not being treated! I have no health insurance. Lost it not long after u was diagnosed with fibromyalg?

Can do a lot at home: Continue home treatments, exercises, pt that you did while you were on insurance. Home work is not covered anyhow. Make sure to eat a clean diet, organics, grow your own veges (cheapest), and avoid carbs, and note food allergies that you may not have known that rob you of your energy. You can write to drug companies who can give you samples for compassionate use. Ask a county hosp.Dr. To assist. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of fibromyalgia?

Many: Many diverse side-effects - social isolation, depression, anxiety, decreased activity with frequent weight gain and muscle weakness. Besides constant pain, most of the effects are psychological or related to decreased functional status. ...Read more

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