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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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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more


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Is there anything i can cut out of my diet to help with fibromyalgia?

Is there anything i can cut out of my diet to help with fibromyalgia?

No junk food: " junk food" or food that is processed such as sandwiched meats, potatoe chips, and food high in processed sugar can elevate the pain in fibromyalgia. Many of my patients have experienced a reduction of almost 50% of their pain by following the mediterranean diet. ...Read more

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About arthritis. There is any way or any medication to help relief the pain. Cause I have arthritis with severe spasms of my right leg.?

About arthritis. There is any way or any medication to help relief the pain. Cause I have arthritis with severe spasms of my right leg.?

Depends: You should see your doctor for evaluation in person. Arthritis is talking about bones and joints, spasm is talking about muscles, so there may be something else going on and you need to be seen in order to sort this out. ...Read more

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I have a lot of aches and pains associated with exercise. Is there something i can take to reduce inflammation?

I have a lot of aches and pains associated with exercise.  Is there something i can take to reduce inflammation?

Yes: But i recommend that you go over these issues in detail with a sports medicine practitioner, determining if the type of exercise you are doing is appropriate, if changes are needed, if further medical evaluation would help, and what medications are best. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help ease arthrits pain in my hands with out taking pills all the time?

Is there a way to help ease arthrits pain in my hands with out taking pills all the time?

Topical medication: Voltaren (diclofenac) gel and PENNSAID are two drugs that are applied topically to the site of pain. Both work fairly well. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help with pain related to my as. Usually its just hip and back but now its also knees and one wrist. Help?

Is there anything to help with pain related to my as. Usually its just hip and back but now its also knees and one wrist. Help?

Ankylosing spondylti: What med(s) r u currently taking? Usually nsaids are the 1st level of treatment. Next come disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (dmards) like sulfasalazine, Methotrexate & corticosteroids. 3rd level is tnf blockers like enbrel, Remicade (infliximab) & humira. Rheumatologist can optimize therapy for best relief of symptoms. Regular daily exercise is also important to maintain posture & function. ...Read more

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Medication is giving me adverse reactions to my fibromyalgia, rhuematoid and anxiety. I have been prescribed tramodol for my pain related to fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, it causes my entire back, shoulders, hips and thighs to go into a type of "freeze" t

Hello, sorry : Hello, sorry to hear about your pain. Tramadol is one of the medications that is prescribed for treatment of chronic pain. It has been used in fibromyalgia and can be successful in some individuals. Tramadol does work with central nervous system, it is considered a "weak opioid", so from that stand point you are getting some central nervous system " coverage". Tramadol is not the only medication that can be tried. There are other ones, such as lyrica, cymbalta, savella (milnacipran) etc that have been utilized in management of this condition. Those medications may or may not be covered by your insurance. Chronic pain is an extremely difficult thing to deal with. It is important to allow some time for medication to stay in your system before you decide that it may bot be working for you. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What to do about rheumatoid arthritis running in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. is there any medication that can help?

What to do about rheumatoid arthritis running in my family, I can't go a night without waking up from the pain in my shoulders. is there any medication that can help?

Be checked: Well, for one thing you could be checked to see if you have RA. If you do, there are medications that can help. I am also a firm believer in the antiinflammatory properties associated with a whole food type diet. Consider giving it a try and if it works you can recommend it to your family members. ...Read more

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My mom has severe thumb arthritis and is in a lot of pain, what should she do to manage the pain, besides the splint & anti-inflammatory?

Thumb pain: There exist various types of simple but effective thumb and wrist braces which can help . Should also try glucosamine and some topical creams. Cortisone injections can help if one is careful to try only a few of them ( one a year) ...Read more

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My mother is 74 and has Parkinson's disease and arthritis. What can she take or do to alleviate the severe joint pain and tiredness.?

My mother is 74 and has Parkinson's disease and arthritis. What can she take or do to alleviate the severe joint pain and tiredness.?

Multidisciplinary rx: Mom can try physical therapy for relief of the joint pain and gait training for the parkinson's. Depending on her other medical issues, she may be able to take some medications for pain either as needed or daily. Possibilities may include nsaids such as aleve, celebrex, (celecoxib) advil. Others in medications may be more appropriate depending on her health. Discuss this with her doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do for back and neck pain? I'm in my teens and the pain is almost intolerable at time, and tends to give me headaches help?

Is there anything I can do for back and neck pain? I'm in my teens and the pain is almost intolerable at time, and tends to give me headaches help?

See your doc: Make sure you see your doctor for an evaluation and any diagnostic testing that needs to be done (such as xray to evaluate for scoliosis or stress fracture causing slippage of the bone or other spinal condition, lab work etc). If your pain is just muscular in origin consider seeing a physical therapist for a stretching and strengthening. Neck pain can definitely trigger headaches. See your md. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and all my joints hurt/ache/cracks. Is there any exercise routines I can do to help this? All help is appreciated!

I'm 21 and all my joints hurt/ache/cracks.  Is there any exercise routines I can do to help this? All help is appreciated!

C an osteopathic Dr.: Best to have your neuromusculoskeletal system evaluated by an osteopathic doctor to see where the problem is and get treatment, without drugs if it's a balance, posture, or previous trauma issue. Also, they can give you a 2nd medical opinion on this, and offer other home therapies you can do to bring your spine into balance & realign U in 1-3 treatments. Also, have them look at UR overall health. ...Read more

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I have hidrdenitis suppurativa and i'm having a flare up what can I do to help with pain and inflammation other than OTC pain relievers or nsaids?

I have hidrdenitis suppurativa and i'm having a flare up what can I do to help with pain and inflammation other than OTC pain relievers or nsaids?

Need to see doctor: Antibiotics, steroid injections, and tnf, incision and drainage. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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Diagnose with lupus and having a lot of joint pain what can I do to relieve pain?

Diagnose with lupus and having a lot of joint pain what can I do to relieve pain?

Treat the lupus: And make sure you don't have a coexisting problem like rheumatoid arthritis. Oddly, autoimmune disease can be comorbid and cross over into the spectrum of other discreet autoimmune disorders. So lupus patients can also develop rheumatoid arthritis. It defies the usual medical logic. See rheumatology and get on a disease modifying treatment. It is life saving and spares your joints too. ...Read more

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I have growing pains in my lower back. Know of any alternative ways to help with the pain (yoga for example)?

I have growing pains in my lower back. Know of any alternative ways to help with the pain (yoga for example)?

No such thing: There is no such thing as growing pains in your back. You are 32 years old and there are much more likely causes for the pain. A suggest a rheumatology opinion. Have x rays been done? ...Read more