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Is there anything to help with flare ups of my fibromyalgia and pain?

Is there anything to help with flare ups of my fibromyalgia and pain?

Yes: Studies support the benefits of exercise in reducing pain from fibromyalgia. Other non medication options include but not limited to stress reduction, meditation, acupuncture. There are currently three drugs that are fda approved for the management of fibromyalgia: Pregabalin (lyrica), duloxetine (cymbalta), and milnacipran (savella). Other medications such as tramadol (ultram) may be helpful too. ...Read more

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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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3 months ago i stopped takin effexor&lyricaa 75mg due to fibromyalgia since i felt better.Now pain in the flesh of my whole back.I can't touch painful?

3 months ago i stopped takin effexor&lyricaa 75mg due to fibromyalgia since i felt better.Now pain in the flesh of my whole back.I can't touch painful?

Re-start medications: You probably have a recurrence of symptoms. I would advise to re-start your meds, again titrating them from the lower doses. ...Read more

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Living with Fibromyalgia (FMS) (Checklist)

Don't lose hope, treatment is available
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Create a check list of your goals
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Stay determined and strive for your goals. You can live with this!
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Could i get help with painful knots in upper back! are they fibromyalgia knots?

Could i get help  with painful knots in upper back! are they fibromyalgia knots?

I do not know if: Your knots or trigger points are related to another medical problem. Acupuncture can be superior for breaking down trigger points as can gua sha (scraping). Take care. ...Read more

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I am having heavy painful periods I have two use ultra tampons changeing every two hrs clots and headaches and fibromyalgia feel weak need help please?

I am having heavy painful periods I have two use ultra tampons changeing every two hrs clots and headaches and fibromyalgia feel weak need help please?

naproxen sodium : Naproxen sodium (aleve) can help. If this is happening with every period please discuss with your gynecologist. There are multiple options that are prescription to help. ...Read more

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Living with Fibromyalgia (FMS) (Checklist)

Pace yourself and de-stress
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Perform mild exercises, like stretching
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Try to get deep sleep (REM)
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Take something to relax muscles at night
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Are fibromyalgia tender points tender on everyone, but only actually painful on someone with the condition ?

Are fibromyalgia tender points tender on everyone, but only actually painful on someone with the condition ?

Tenderness varies: Fibromyalgia is characterized by wide spread abnormal pain and tenderness. Individuals that do not have the condition will have little or no tenderness at these spots. Quantifying pain and tenderness is very difficult. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w fibromyalgia but having issues w joints. All joints pop & hurt, finger & toes feel jammed & painful. Low grade fever back. Is this fibro?

Diagnosed w fibromyalgia but having issues w joints. All joints pop & hurt, finger & toes feel jammed & painful. Low grade fever back. Is this fibro?

Not likely: Your symptoms are not primarily associated with fibromyalgia, which usually manifests as diffuse muscle-tendon pain with occassional burning and tingling of the hands and feet. Multiple joint pain should be evaluated by a rheumatologist. They can rule out lupus (sle), rheumatoid arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease, gout, and inflammatory spondyloarthropathies. ...Read more

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Living with Fibromyalgia (FMS) (Checklist)

Get enough sleep every day (8-10 hrs), go to sleep & wake at same time
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Get light exercise (like walking) every day including weekends
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Get physical therapy eval and a home physical therapy exercise program
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Seek counseling for possible depression and/or anxiety disorder
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I have fibromyalgia. Recently I have had short term memory loss, dizziness, slow painful moving, vomited, and looked intoxicated. What could this be?

I have fibromyalgia.  Recently I have had short term memory loss, dizziness, slow painful moving, vomited, and looked intoxicated.  What could this be?

Not fibro: Most of these symptoms are likely not related to fm. Consider a possible medication effect but speak with your rheumatologist or the doc who treates your fm. ...Read more

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