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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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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, ...Read more


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I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

I take gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, but the helpful effects seemed to have worn off. I'm in excruciating, constant pain. Any suggestions?

Yes: See your psychiatrist for other options. Possible increase in dose could help. Also seeing a therapist could be helpful as well as sometimes depression and fibro are linked. ...Read more

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Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Interesting question: Hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome all share similar symptoms, such as fatigue, depression and muscle pain. I would say many patients with uncontrolled hypothyroidism could have the same symptoms as patients with fibromyalgia and cfs. They could coexist. But most patients with fibromyalgia and cfs don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can a higher dosage of thyroid medication help fibromyalgia pain?

Can a higher dosage of thyroid medication help fibromyalgia pain?

Not really: There has been some association reported between hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia however this is a minimal effect and it is not helpful to raise thyroid medicine above the level of "normal" ...Read more

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How to lose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

How to lose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

Hard not impossible: Work with your doctor on this a slowly progressive walking program while carefully disciplining your calorie intake will help the fibro and the weight don't just sit around worrying about your pain if cleared by your doctor get up and do and increase your activity very slowly. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

How can I loose weight safely and effectively with fibromyalgia and thyroid cysts?

See details: The same way anyone loses weight. Minimize carbohydrate intake (no breads, pasta, rice, sweets, regular or diet sodas, etc) and control portion size. No snacking between meals and between supper and bedtime. Start aerobic exercises. Walking is a good option. ...Read more

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I just had blood test for my thyroid and my TSH is 0.543, T4 free is 1.0, T4 is 6.8, T3 (liothyronine) free is2.8.Are these levels normal.I do have fibromyalgia.

I just had blood test for my thyroid and my TSH is 0.543, T4 free is 1.0, T4 is 6.8, T3 (liothyronine) free is2.8.Are these levels normal.I do have fibromyalgia.

Issue is not thyroid: Lab tests need the lab normals for interpretation. Fibromyalgia is a condition of neurotransmitter imbalance and needs a nutritional program to restore balance. Visit www.Neuroscicencemyths to read about this and for help finding a doctor to guide your care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibromyalgia dysplasia in my neck?

What to do if I have fibromyalgia dysplasia in my neck?

Huh?: I am not sure what fibromyalgia dysplasia is. I am pretty sure that is not a medical diagnosis that is recognised at this time. I would suggest you see a pain/spine fellowship trained physician that can discuss with you what ur options are. ...Read more

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I've had a knot on left side of my neck for about 2 years. I've always thought it to be a tense muscle because I have fibromyalgia. Suggestions?

I've had a knot on left side of my neck for about 2 years. I've always thought it to be a tense muscle because I have fibromyalgia.  Suggestions?

Possibly a lymphnode: Just have you primary doc check to see if it is a muscle or a node. The pe should be all that is needed. If he or she has any doubts they will order a follow up study to clear up any issues. Fm is the curse of humanity, you need a wellness and self-care program. Start w self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read more

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How long does stiff neck associated with fibromyalgia last?

How long does stiff neck associated with fibromyalgia last?

Can be chronic: U may want to check with u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that all my fibromyalgia symptoms ( I have em all) could be linked to a simple physiological neck problem? Explaination please.

Is it possible that all my fibromyalgia symptoms ( I have em all) could be linked to a simple physiological neck problem? Explaination please.

See below: Results: current data do not identify distinct etiologic or pathophysiological factors mediating development of fms. The development of fms is associated with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (el2b), with gene polymorphisms of the 5-hydroxytryptamine (ht)(2) receptor (el3a), lifestyle factors (smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity; el2b), physical hysical and sexual abuse in childhood and adulthood. ...Read more

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I have all of the symptoms of fibromyalgia except the widespread pain- it's currently only in my neck and shoulders. Could it still be fibromyalgia?

I have all of the symptoms of fibromyalgia except the widespread pain- it's currently only in my neck and shoulders. Could it still be fibromyalgia?

Yes: At different times pain changes and can be at one place one time and another place another time. Not everyone has all that pain all of the tome. ...Read more

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What are the stretch excercises that can relief my pain in shoulders&back neck due to fibromyalgia.I do not have any physical dr.Nearby.Explain please?

What are the stretch excercises that can relief my pain in shoulders&back neck due to fibromyalgia.I do not have any physical dr.Nearby.Explain please?

Let guide you: You think it is fibromyalgia, may be not? How do you know, get checked when you can. Do some stretching exercises program for the neck and upper back. See below. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disorders be related to fibromialgia?

Can thyroid disorders be related to fibromialgia?

Thyroid/fibromyalgia: Many patients with hypothyroidism also have symptoms of fibromyalgia. Some of the symptms are overlapping like depression, muscle and joint pain.Many people believe that both are auto immune diseases, so we always check thyroid enzymes and antibodies in patients with fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the body flesh.I can't touch my back flesh from neck till the end.Pain is like pressing on pimple.I can't sleep on ba?

Could fibromyalgia cause pain in the body flesh.I can't touch my back flesh from neck till the end.Pain is like pressing on pimple.I can't sleep on ba?

Could be: Fibromyalgia is not well understood. There is a test for 18 tender points that can present a diagnostician with a more definitive diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I would start with your doctor and see if other tests may have to be run. ...Read more

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I have a knot at the base of my neck that my doctor noticed on my last visit, could this be caused from my fibromyalgia?

I have a knot at the base of my  neck that my doctor noticed on my last visit, could this be caused from my fibromyalgia?

Difficult to say: It could be. Fibro can cause knots through mmyofascial irritation. However, it may also be a lymph node, and a physical exam should be able to differentiate these. If it is a knot from a muscle, it can be related to your fibro. Continue aerobic exercise, low inflammation diet and recommended medications. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia. I have many knots in my back and neck, and most of my muscles are tight. What's the best way to manage this?

I have fibromyalgia. I have many knots in my back and neck, and most of my muscles are tight. What's the best way to manage this?

See a specialist: such as a rheumatologist, chronic pain management or neurologist. To choose a fibromyalgia specialist, is best explored with your primary care physician in a discussion about your individual needs and concerns. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia in my neck and shoulder area, sometimes it flares up to where just my shirt touching my skin hurts and its uncomfortable. Why?

I have fibromyalgia in my neck and shoulder area, sometimes it flares up to where just my shirt touching my skin hurts and its uncomfortable. Why?

Allodynia: Allodynia is a type of pain due to a non-painful stimulus (pain from something that doesn't usually cause pain). Both allodynia and hyperalgesia (increased sensitivity to a normally painful stimulus) are common in those diagnosed with FM. The exact mechanism of how this occurs is debatable but thought to be due to problems in both ascending pain pathways and descending inhibitory pathways ...Read more

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Hi.Im24,f. hv scolio and mps.Is it posible i have fibromyalgia? cause im feeling a nvr ending pain on my bck chest neck and hips.also get tired easily

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FMS?: Possible. Your PCP can confirm or rule out that diagnosis, and provide you the treatment & relief you need. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more