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Doctor insights on: What Can Help Fibromyalgia Flare Up After Having Surgery

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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

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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, anxiety, ...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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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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