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Is Fibromyalgia Linked To Depression
Yes,: The frequency of clinical depression or anxiety is higher in fibromyalgia patients then the general population. This is also true of other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Current research does not support depression as a cause of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is not depression. However, chronic pain can cause feelings of anxiety and depression, which can worsen fibromyalgia symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or 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. Suicidal ...Read more
Fibro & depression: About 3 in 10 people with fibromyalgia also have major depression at the time of their diagnosis. Also though some have suggested that fibromyalgia is "just depression, " they are not equivalent. http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/fibromyalgia-and-depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will put it differently. Now knowing mswlf as secret schizoid, could my fibromyalgia w depression diagnosis was wrong? Just exausted body and mind?
Depression: In order to obtain a proper diagnosis you should consult with a mental health professional in your area. Your diagnosis could be wrong but this is very difficult to assess without professional assistance. Take care of yourself by having the courage to ask for help. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of fibromyalgia? Can depression lead to fibromyalgia? I did three blood test the ESR values are 66, 48, 63 respectively.
With fibromyalgia/depression. Have lots of atypical behaviors i can't cover anymore ( asd like/ocd/ bfrd). Have to redefine mself, where to start?
What is timeline: Did everything develop together or separately. Ocd and fibro could certainly aggravate each other but Cymbalta just happens to be a possible treatment for both but side effects like tremor and weakness sometimes occur. In this case i think working closely with both a pmr dr and a psychiatrist is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like I have empty head i can't concentrate well and difficulty speaking.I'm confused between depression and fibromyalgia and add disorder?
They are Different: Each is an independent diagnosis, even if some people have one, two or even all three together. If you do not have easy access to a doctor, consider looking online for your local community mental health center and for local community health clinics that serve those without resources. ...Read more
HMMMM: There is no magic pills for any one of these let alone all three conditions. Your doctor may need to try several different medications, along with Psychotherapy and counseling to help with your issues, and hopefully, through trial and error, and a good relationship with your healing professional, you will be able to find some relief. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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