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Living With Fibromyalgia Pain
Can cymbalta (duloxetine) help with fibromyalgia pain? Does fibromyalgia cause leg pain along with temperature changes in the leg?
Yes: There are a lot of diseases that cause pain, joint pain and weakness. There are several autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease. Infections like lyme and endocrine disorders like hypothyroid. A complete evaluation should be done to rule out other causes, before a diagnosis of fibromyagia can be made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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For someone in recovery with severe, debilitating pain and who has exhausted seemingly every known non-narcotic pain reliever, what are PM options?
Would acupuncture help with musculoskeletal pain in the chest ? As suffer with non cardiac chest pain, all tests clear.Thankyou
Having a herniated disc, sinus issues continuously, colitis and numbness in hands, feet along with bursitis in shoulder...Are thes all related?
Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) does a good job with diabetic peripheral nerve pain, and may be useful with other pain syndromes. Another drug, cymbalta, has now been approved for a variety of non-nerve pain syndromes, and may be a bit more useful with "myofascial pain". You could try either, but high dosage levels may be important, if you can adjust to side effects. ...Read more
Dealing with chronic pain from fractured humerus, rhuematoid arthritis, psoriasis plus other health problems. Need energy! please help?
Fibromyalgia, triedGabap.Sav,Cymb.and Lyrica, (pregabalin)legs more unstable,made angry,shake bad and the others don't work.lower back has fever and in PAIN.next?
Wow: You have really tried them all! I am so sorry that none of them worked and you are still in pain. I would suggest several things. First, make an appointment to see a specialist...rheumatology or pain management. Then the FMS basics: if you smoke, quit; if you are overweight, do everything you can to try and lose; gentle exercise; keep a sleep diary to take to the specialist. Good luck to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Struggling with the fatigue that goes with fibromyalgia. Any pointers apart from exercising and diet?
Workup for fatigue: Since we don't know what mechanism's behind the fatigue in fibromyalgia it's hard to propose a good treatment. The best advice to give would be to make sure your doctor has considered ALL OTHER CAUSES OF FATIGUE of which there is a long list of possibilities. So, a full workup for fatigue should be performed before assuming it's the fibro. Let me know if you'd like a 1-1 consult. ...Read more
Are pain management specialists trained to deal with the depression and mental problems that come with constant pain?
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