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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Greater Muscle Spasm: Fibromyalgia (fm) pain worsens with auto trips & mechanical jostling causing chronically spastic torso, back, & pelvic muscles to be extraordinarily stressed. Imo underlying chronic muscle spasms are body's attempt to maintain rigidity of unstable musculoskeletal system resulting from a sacroiliac joint loosened by trauma, childbirths, or genetically potentiating joint hypermobility syndrome. ...Read more
Is one of the triggers for fibromyalgia stress? For example gettin stressed would cause symptoms to flare up?
Can fibromyalgia suddenly get a lot worse? Feel like I'm in the worst flare I've ever had, and my energy levels and pain ones are terrible
Fibromyalgia s: there will be flare ups due to change of weather, but , more likely increased stress in your life.The signs of stress /depression are insomnia, fatigue, irritable, physical symptoms(fibromyalgia). Short term acute care would be prednisone -Medrol pack. The main treatment for FMS is usually the SSRI's-Lexapro, Cymbalta (duloxetine) , Zoloft, etc. Lyrica is medicine that can somewhat help symptoms,not the cause ...Read more
I have fibromyalgia, and today i got extremely sharp pains all throughout my front and back ribs. Is this just a flare-up or something else?
Fibromyalgia: It is important to have a comprehensive evaluation as fibromyalgia is rarely involving the rib section of the body. Other causes of rib pain need to be excluded which include trauma, cough, respiratory complications and strain. To simply classify the problem as another fibromyalgia sign would be a mistake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not uncommon f: Yes it is possible. It is not uncommon for someone living with fibromyalgia to experience periods of flare ups and periods of relatively mild symtpoms. The intervals between flare ups can vary from patient to patient with different potential triggers such as stress, infection, physical trauma, surgery, lifestyle changes and insomnia to name just a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Are you under the care of a rheumatologist? If the flares are frequent, medication adjustments can be helpful. The major thing is that no therapy is 100% effective so there will be periods of increased pain and fatigue. Speak with the doctor treating your fibro and see if any changes in meds are indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed fibromyalgia, not on meds and unsure if i want them. Any suggestions for relief from achy flu like flare ups? Exercise, etc?
Natural therapies: ? Newly dx'd fibromyalgia (FM) seeks non-pharmacologic Rx. FM's multifactorial cause needs rehab of chronic soft tissue injury. OSTEOPATH: for major joint laxities (injuries, childbirth, hypermobility). NUTRITIONIST: if overweight. EXERCISE: aquatherapy, walk, gentle yoga. PAIN: trigger point Rx, massage, topical & ingested cannabis. MENTAL FOCUS: mindfulness Rx's & survivors' reports (Amazon). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have fibromyalgia and i get flare ups twice a month. Not able to move. No doctors in the cleveland area believe me, what am i to do with this pain?
Ask 4 help: Fibromyalgia is a widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition that causes pain and fatigue. There's no magic surgery or medicine that can fix your condition, but there are treatments that can really improve your quality of life. It can be provided by your pcp, neurologist or pain management specialist, mental health provider. ...Read more
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