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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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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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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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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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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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Have been diagnosed w/ autoimmune disease & fibromyalgia have large non painful swelling in groin/thigh junction which has been getting larger ?

Inguinal hernia: The hernia by itself isn't a dangerous condition. It doesn't get better or go away on its own. However, if untreated it can lead to a serious complications. If hernia is enlarging or getting painful the surgery is warranted. Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you advise for painful knots in upper back! fibromyalgia knots?

Treat disease: Your best option is to treat the Fibromyalgia. The 3 meds used for symptom control are lyrics, cymbals and savella. Avoid pain meds they can make this disease worse over time. The primary treatment for fibromyalgia is following good sleep habits, medications like Elavil at bedtime and aerobic exercise. The Tx is not easy but it works. ...Read more

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I am having a fibromyalgia flare I usually take 2 Neurontin at night, but pain is severe can I take another Neurontin or what else can I do to help.

I am having a fibromyalgia flare I usually take 2 Neurontin at night, but pain is severe can I take another Neurontin or what else can I do to help.

Several actions: 30's female w. fibromyalgia has pain in bed & neurontin ineffective; uses Vicodin. Savella, Cymbalta, & Lyrica approved for FM, which can be associated with Hypermobility Syndrome & pelvic ligament strain when reclined is common. Soft mattress, cannabis, yoga, & aquatherapy oft help FM patients. Opiates are discouraged. Muscle reconditioning paramount. Cannabis topical lotions useful for many. ...Read more

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