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Have you seen sleep apnea cause fibromyalgia-like unpredictable/"roaming" pain? If so, any idea why?

Have you seen sleep apnea cause fibromyalgia-like unpredictable/"roaming" pain? If so, any idea why?

They are related: Fm, TMJ & osa are related. Tmj (bite) problems impairs physiology and acirvates the hypothalamic-adrenal-pituitary (hpa) axis, a main regulatory system. This common pathway can lead to many physiologic disturbances, including problems with sleep and fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Chronic roaming muscle pain, twitching and burning, nerves and muscles clean on test neuro said possible fibromyalga could symptoms be heart related?

Chronic roaming muscle pain, twitching and burning, nerves and muscles clean on test neuro said possible fibromyalga could symptoms be heart related?

Not heart.: The heart does not cause symptoms like this at all. FM does not typically cause these symptoms, but could. You should listen to your neurologist. ...Read more

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Have all hypothyroid symptoms but TSH 2.8, gerd, roaming joint pain, insomnia, fatigue, anorexia, neutrophils^, mcv112, b9def, bp88/55, t97.2, p102, tired of bn tired?

Have all hypothyroid symptoms but TSH 2.8, gerd, roaming joint pain, insomnia, fatigue, anorexia,  neutrophils^, mcv112, b9def, bp88/55, t97.2, p102, tired of bn tired?

See details: Your thyroid function is normal so one needs to consider other causes for your symptoms. The gerd is likely unrelated. The possible causes are several and include physical issues as well as chronic depression. I would see a rheumatologist if your own doctor cannot find a specific cause. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid factor just out of range at 20.2. Normal esr, ana. Bilateral hip pain, chest, and roaming pains in other joints, never swelling. Is it ra?

Rheumatoid factor just out of range at 20.2. Normal esr, ana. Bilateral hip pain, chest, and roaming pains in other joints, never swelling. Is it ra?

Unlikely : Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on a number of criteria. Each criteria has a point value. You must have 6 points to be diagnosed. What you described would be 2 points. This isn't enough for rheumatoid arthritis (ra). You should still see a doctor familiar with RA to be sure. The most important part if the diagnosis is the feel of the joints not the lab. ...Read more

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What causes roaming versus regular arthritis?

What causes roaming versus regular arthritis?

RA plus others: Migratory arthritis is not uncommon in early RA prior to the onset of chronic disease. Gout under the right circumstances can be migratory moving from joint to joint. Certain infectious forms of arthritis may be migratory, such as gonorrhea, and viral disease such as parvovirus b19. Psoriatic arthritis can be migratory in the chronic since involving different joints at different times. ...Read more

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When it's time for bed, many thoughts roam through my head causing me to lose sleep. How can I fix this?

Anxious ruminations: Try deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation when you are ready to retire. A combination of melatonin and Buspar can also be great! ...Read more