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Doctor insights on: Myalgic Encephalomylitis

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What to do for myalgic rumintica. i am on predezone?

Low dose prednisone: Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and stiffness in the shoulders, neck and upper arms. Generally, the condition is treated with low dose steroids. ...Read more

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Can myalgic encephalomyelitis be cured?

Can myalgic encephalomyelitis be cured?

ADEM: I am unfamiliar with "myalgic", but the disorder of acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a condition in mainly children subsequent to upper repiratory infection or vaccination. Full recovery occurs in 70%, and treatment with steroids, plasmapheresis, ivig, or chemotherapy drugs has proven successful. ...Read more

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What is myalgic encephalomyelitis and what are its symptoms?

What is myalgic encephalomyelitis and what are its symptoms?

?myalgic: I have never heard the term "myalgic". The correct terminology is adem, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, which occurs mainly in children following an upper respiratory tract infection or vaccination. Fever, headache, imbalance, double vision, problems with speech and swallowing occur. Biggest concern maybe whether the episode is the onset on multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Is myalgic encephalopathy something physical or psychological?

Is myalgic encephalopathy something physical or psychological?

Yes: Myalgic encephalopathy or chronic fatigue syndrome is probably a syndrome which has multiple causes. In addition to physical symptoms there are common psychological symptoms such as depression. Both must be treated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis?

What are symptoms and treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis?

Fatigue: Extreme fatigue lasting more than 6 months without any obvious cause ( all test are normal ) that interfere with the persons normal function. ...Read more

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I have poly myalgic rumentica. Sed rate went from 30 to 41 when weaned from 10 mg to 8 mg predizone. Should I go any lower? At beginning it was 44..

I have poly myalgic rumentica. Sed rate went from 30 to 41 when weaned from 10 mg to 8 mg predizone. Should I go any lower?  At beginning it was 44..

It depends: How do you feel? What symptoms do you have? How high is your CPK(creatine phosphokinase) muscle protein? How long have you been on 10mg of prednisone? Any side effects to it? There are many questions to ask that require a doctor visit. I would recommend a rheumatology specialist referral from your primary physician. ...Read more

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In bed 9 years. I have a disease called myalgic encephalomyelitis .its life threatening .no help .have u heard of it and know how I can save my life. ?

Chronic fatigue: That sounds like an important problem! But are you sure about the diagnosis? If you are sure, then we just need to find someone on here who is an expert in handling that condition. Problem is, they will want to be sure of the diagnosis too. So you have been in bed 9 years. Has anyone been looking after you during that time? There are certain things that would help regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Looking for help with myalgic encephalomyelitis also known as cfs. Ideas to overcome this illness?

Pacing: This condition is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.. Many treatments have been tried but with mixed success and sometimes worsening of the underlying condition. This includes trials with cbt and get. Please read the excellent review at wikipedia.Com for a good explanation of what pacing is. You also may wish to type the illness into your search engine on your computer and look up the national organizations for this condition. These websites provide up to date information regarding the status of research and treatment. ...Read more