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What Is Fibromyalga
Pain syndrome: Fms is a chronic pain syndrome. Patients have widespread pain for 3 months or longer. They often have fatigue and sleep problems. The pain is thought to be from a hypersensitive nervous system. Successful treatment requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Some types of exercise can be helpful. The fda- approved meds include: lyrica, cymbalta, and savella. They turn down the volume on the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best thing to do when fibromyalga is so sever. I just found out 2 daus ago, and have never heard of it.?
3 things a must: 3 things are essential for successful treatment 1. Moderate but not strenuous exercise. 2. Treat depression if present (it usually is with fibromyalgia) and 3. Get adequate sleep. There are several medications that your doctor may suggest. Strong opiate medications are generally not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have fibromyalga, i walk with a limp, and have a lot of muscle pain and weakness, however most doctors deny my pain and say my evaluation is normal, ?
Let's analyze: I presume you have been diagnosed as truly having fibromyalgia, which is a real disorder. This can cause fatigue, muscle cramping and muscle exhaustion, but not a true classical weakness. Many doctors do not understand these subtleties, and try to reassure verbally and dismiss. Try to find a rheumatologist or physiatrist who will pursue your issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ANA levels are high i took the lupus test it was at a 5 but i still have pains , tingling, numbness in hands, feet, arms, legs. Told me fibromyalga
Question?: I am not sure what you are asking. The ANA is a screening test for lupus but can be seen in numerous other diseases and in people who have no disease. I assume the lupus test you mention is a dna antibody. This test does not have to positive to have lupus. Finally, about 30% of lupus patients also have fibromyalgia. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. ...Read more
Unknown cause: The cause is unknown. Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise plus other: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. It is made worse by many things, especially poor sleep and/or poor exercise and/or poor control of stress or psychological issues. You need to be evaluated to see which of these or if all of these may be your problems. Directing therapy to these with sleep evaluation, an exercise program and stress reduction can help. You need individualized program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes,but...: ? if fibromyalgia (FM) can "go away". Yes, if the patient makes correct efforts related to certain lifestyles. Cause of FM "officially unknown". Clinical data supports that FM is multifactorial & treatments are multimodal. Patient efforts at muscle reconditioning via aquatherapy, massage, gentle yoga, medicinal cannabis, weight loss, & mindfulness therapies provide best potential for a cure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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