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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. Jay Rosenfeld
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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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What are possible reasons that my fibromyalgia flares up when i'm in a car?

What are possible reasons that my fibromyalgia flares up when i'm in a car?

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

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What can help fibromyalgia flare up after having surgery ?

What can help fibromyalgia flare up after having surgery ?

Consider Lyrica (pregabalin) : A dose (higher dose) of Lyrica (pregabalin) or Neurontin may help. If possible do this before surgery and into post op period. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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 more

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Fibromyalgia: can a person have fibro flares many years apart?

Fibromyalgia: can a person have fibro flares many years apart?

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 more

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I'm not coping with fibromyalgia flare-ups. I'd love advice on how to deal with symptoms.?

I'm not coping with fibromyalgia flare-ups. I'd love advice on how to deal with symptoms.?

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 more

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Recently diagnosed fibromyalgia, not on meds and unsure if i want them. Any suggestions for relief from achy flu like flare ups? Exercise, etc?

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 more

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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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