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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

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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What to do if I just had surgery and showing signs of fibromyalgia?

What to do if I just had surgery and showing signs of fibromyalgia?

Loss of muscle tone: My theory is that people who become sedentary and incapacitated lose global muscle tone, which potentiates them to greater expression of musculoskeletal instability leading to widespread chronic muscle spasms and trigger point development. They develop pain to palpation of motor points in spastic muscles. One solution is aquatherapy and regaining of muscle tone. ...Read more

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If fibromyalgia is believed to be caused by the central nervous system why can't it be fixed with some kind of surgery?

What to fix?: The problem seems to be faulty signalling from the muscles and organs back to the brain. Pain signals that are sent are not necessarily sent in response to an actual painful stimulus. Many factors - stress, immune system, hormones, mood - all seem to affect the pain signals in FMS patients. Since we don't understand how all this happens yet we don't know exactly what to fix yet! ...Read more

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Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Is it rare to get fibromyalgia after gall bladder surgery?

Yes: It is rare but possible after any surgical procedure. The root cause of the fm syndrome is not known. However it is often seen after an event that causes physical or mental stress. That would include injuries, surgery, any other major illness and psychological trauma. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal hernia surgery trauma cause fibromyalgia?

Can an inguinal hernia surgery trauma cause fibromyalgia?

Unlikely: Fibromyalgia is a relatively poorly understood disease, but is not thought to be caused by inguinal hernia repair. Any surgical procedure however is likely to be more painful and have a longer recovery in patients with fibromyalgia compared to those without. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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4 back surgeries & diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Use 10mg of methadone 2xday for last 15years, so I can work. Gone off for a month 3x. Why the bad rap?

4 back surgeries & diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Use 10mg of methadone 2xday for last 15years, so I can work. Gone off for a month 3x. Why the bad rap?

Lethal arrhythmia: Methadone can cause dose-dependent qt
prolongation. This can lead to torsades de pointes, a potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia. Risk factors include: heart failure, structural heart disease, hypokalemia, long qt syndrome, & family history of sudden cardiac death. Recent dosage increase, high Methadone dose, liver dysfunction, & use of other qt prolonging drugs (eg. Antipsychotics) may incr risk. ...Read more

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I have broken harrington rods in my back, unbearable pain & fear an surgery, im also suspecting fybromyalgia. Or are all the muscles aching from rods?

I have broken harrington rods in my back, unbearable pain & fear an surgery, im also suspecting fybromyalgia. Or are all the muscles aching from rods?

Complex: Your situation sounds complex enough to warrant an evaluation with a spine surgeon or two (for a second opinion). A pain specialist may also be a reasonable person to speak with regarding your pain in general and fibromyalgia in particular. ...Read more

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Will breast reduction surgery help fibromyalgia?

Will breast reduction surgery help fibromyalgia?

Unlikely.: Fibromyalgia is a generalized disorder. Breast reduction can have a major impact for back pain and posture. This is very specific, however. So generalized pain and fatigue will likely not go away after reduction. ...Read more

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I am 60yr old female have fibromyalgia, 2 failed back surgeries & 3 sections of tailbone removed. Now my pain Dr says both sides joints need to c a surg?

I am 60yr old female have fibromyalgia, 2 failed back surgeries & 3 sections of tailbone removed. Now my pain Dr says both sides joints need to c a surg?

See below: Mmm...doesn't look like surgery helped you in the past. Fibromyalgia can cause chronic pain in multiple locations. Consider getting a second opinion before proceeding with surgery ...Read more

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Can a gastric bypass surgery help with fibromyalgia pains?

Can a gastric bypass surgery help with fibromyalgia pains?

NOT AN INDICATION: I do not know of gastric bypass for fibromyalgia. The weight reduction may help to a certain degree but reducing anxiety and treating mood and exercising help fibromyalgia ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and am having surgery for torn Achilles' tendon. For the last couple of nights when I wake up both knee are in excruiating pain?

CONTROVERSIAL: I have found that fibromyalgia is actually a stage 2 manifestation of Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is a condition with the spirochete Borrelia Burgdorferi, accompanying parasites, coinfections, and biotoxins. Blood testing is inadequate to diagnose the presence of Lyme. Also Borrelia gets passes 100% of the time between significant others. Note that the pain with your Achilles could actually be ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I had surgery onmy hand. I have fallen 2 times. I woke up today I hurt from head to toe. I have fibermyalgia. What can I do?

No simple answers: I would avoid taking any pain pills, I would look into low dose naltrexone, I would look into finding ways to improve the health of your brain. NAC 600mg bid rather cheap and might help. Clearly a comprehensive plan with a skilled practitioner in order. ...Read more

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I had corrective surgery for sternal nonunion. A metal plate with wiring was placed. It is 8 weeks after and I am still having pain, is this normal. I have lupus type 1 diabetes, and fibromyalgia.

Complicated: Unfortunately, your additional diagnoses willvtend to slow the healing process, and cansensitize you to pain that in ssomeone without them might find less intense. 8 weeksis still plenty of time to expect at least pain improvement if not rresolution. See yoursurgeon for follow up. ...Read more

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Hello what is good for fibromyagia, chronic pain neck, mid back, low back I had surgery 7yrs ago spinal fusion 10 screws & rods Please advise meds?

Hello what is good for fibromyagia, chronic pain neck, mid back, low back I had surgery 7yrs ago spinal fusion 10 screws & rods Please advise meds?

Aerobic excercise.: Make sure you sleep well, even if you need a polysomnogram. Aerobic exercixe, meds such as svella, cymbalta, avenlafaxane, lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia manifest after cervical spine surgery? Chronic pain 7 mos. After surgery with no known cause or signs on MRI but mild disc bulges.

It can manifest.: At any time. I live in southeastern wisconsin where fibromyalgia is considered to be endemic. I am shocked at the number of cases that I see. I remember practicing in illinois and rarely seeing anyone with this condition and when I practiced in michigan I can count on one hand the number of fibromyalgia patients that I saw. Now I estimate that I see 2-3 such patients per day. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?

Stimulator may help: If you're still having pain after your 3 failed spine surgeries you could benefit from a spinal cord stimulator. I have seen many people helped tremendously by this implantable device. Find someone reputable and they may be able to help. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and nerve damage from carpal tunnel surgery. I have no feeling in fingers or hands. Which medicines are best?

I have fibromyalgia and nerve damage from carpal tunnel surgery. I have no feeling in fingers or hands. Which medicines are best?

Several options: Both fibromyalgia and peripheral nerve damage are treated with medications such as Lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin. In addition to these medications, Cymbalta and or Elavil are used to treat your condition.
You need to discuss this with your doctor. Keep in mind that you may never recover the feeling in your hands or fingers if you have true nerve damage. ...Read more

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Could fibromilga be a result of back surgerys gone bad...?

Could fibromilga be a result of back surgerys gone bad...?

Possible, Not likely: Fibromyalgia is chronic disorder with widespread pain, tenderness and fatigue. It affects 5, 000, 000 Americans and 80-90% are women. Exact causes are uncertain, but some associate onset with a physically or emotionally stressful event, like an auto accident. There does seem to be a genetic component. Best treatment involves pain clinic including pain doctor, physical therapist, and psychologist ...Read more

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I have pilonidal disease and my cyst has begun to flare up, what can I do too resuce the flare up and pain till surgery? Please help

I have pilonidal disease and my cyst has begun to flare up, what can I do too resuce the flare up and pain till surgery? Please help

Pilonidal cyst: The solution is surgery. Untill you have it. Keep area clean. Shower multiple times a day. Bacteriacidal soap. Also for pain control you can use NSAIDs. And -/+ antibiotics per your surgeon. ...Read more

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What point should I consider surgery for diverticulitis, 2 flare ups in a month. (had diverticulosis for years) last scope was nov. 13.

What point should I consider surgery for diverticulitis, 2 flare ups in a month. (had diverticulosis for years) last scope was nov. 13.

Discuss with surgeon: Surgery should be a last resort but this is something to discuss with your gastroenterologist and/or surgeon. You should weigh the benefits of having surgery vs the risks, complications of such a surgery. ...Read more

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Can you still have surgery (laparoscopic for endometriosis) if you have new flare up of shingles (herpes zoster)?

Can you still have surgery (laparoscopic for endometriosis) if you have new flare up of shingles (herpes zoster)?

Depends on location: This depends on the location of the outbreak. If well away from the lower abdomen, i.e. where the laparoscopy will be done, probalby no problem. But of course check with your doctor. Recurrent shingles is very rare. If recurrent herpes anywhere from upper thighs to the waist, more likely this is recurrent genital herpes due to HSV2, not herpes zoster. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with hemorrhoid banding? I've had hemorrhoids that flare up and go away and back for 2+ weeks. GI said NO to surgery

What are the risks associated with hemorrhoid banding? I've had hemorrhoids that flare up and go away and back for 2+ weeks. GI said NO to surgery

ONLY internal hem: Hemorrhoid banding is an outpatient procedure to decrease the size of internal hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoid banding is a safe procedure and complications are rare. Possible complications include perforation or tear of the colon, bleeding, reactions to the sedatives or complications of heart of lung disease. ...Read more

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If my sciatica is due to endo, pain now constant with severe flare ups with period, will surgery make pain go away or only keep it from getting worse?

If my sciatica is due to endo, pain now constant with severe flare ups with period, will surgery make pain go away or only keep it from getting worse?

Probably: Sciatica due to nerve root compression and fails to get better with medication and exercises has about a 75% chance of going away with surgery. Recurrence is possible about 10% incidence. Much depends on the patient's emotional and socioeconomic factors. ...Read more

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I'm 23, I injured my knee In 2011 and it occasionally flares up. Tonight it is in pain and I can't straighten my leg, will it heal without surgery?

I'm 23, I injured my knee In 2011 and it occasionally flares up. Tonight it is in pain and I can't straighten my leg, will it heal without surgery?

Depends: For the reason causing your pain. Be assessed with imaging and come up with the best plan to treat your knee. It may or may not be surgery. All the best. ...Read more

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Since having a two level acdf in october I am having low back pain. I have stenosis in the area. Could this flare up be the result of surgery?

Back pain after surg: The symptoms are probably from less activity with the arthritis acting up. Try some easy core stretches and heat or ice. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) can affect your neck fusion so consult your surgeon before taking this class of drug. Discomfort will usually improve as your activity increases. ...Read more

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I have RLS - take Mirapex (pramipexole) 2x day - I'm having knee replacement surgery in wk - can I take Mirapex (pramipexole) before surgery? I'm worried RLS will flare up worse

I have RLS - take Mirapex (pramipexole) 2x day - I'm having knee replacement surgery in wk - can I take Mirapex (pramipexole) before surgery? I'm worried RLS will flare up worse

Ask surgeon: That question can only be answered by the surgeon as well as the anesthesiologist. They have certain criterion for procedures which mortals such as neurologists and others are not aware. Therefore, your best bet is to ask the knife and sledge hammer operators. Additional questions? Write me @: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Good luck. See you on the racquetball courts after surgery! ...Read more

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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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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 pain worsens w. auto trips, as mechanical jostling causes strain of chronically spastic torso, back, & pelvic muscles. In my opinion, chronic muscle spasms are compensatory efforts to maintain rigidity of an unstable musculoskeletal system; secondary to sacroiliac joint ligament laxity from trauma, childbirths, or genetically-potentiated Hypermobility Syndrome. Gravity Rules. ...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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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