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What Is The Difference Between Fibromyalgia And Osteoarthritis
I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, but am developing more and more other little issues. Could there be something more going on?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
No: Osteoarthritis cannot progress to Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a distinct separate diagnosis that usually is diagnosis of exclusion, meaning you have to have nothing else that is similar to be causing the pain to have Fibromyalgia. At this time moderate exercise, joint supplements, NSAIDs are the mainstay treatment for OA. If you need specific help, I would consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, but have so many other little 'issues' that I'm concerned. Is there something else going on?
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I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid as well as osteoarthritis. How can I tell what is causing the pain?
Diagnosed at 29 with severe osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Lyrica 150 bid. Think I have autoimmune disorder, and possible cidp. Is this possible?
Absolutely: It would seem unusual to have a 29 yo with severe osteoarthritis and so you definitely could have more of an inflammatory arthritis, many of which fall in the category of autoimmune disorders. A more detailed history, exam, and appropriate test can usually establish the diagnosis. Thank you for you question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
83 year old female. Osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Is it normal for my muscles to be stiff after sitting for only a few moments. Cant take meds?
suffering with pain from osteoarthritis it keeping me awake, and I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia as well. I havehave taken 2 neurontin, to no avail.
Use of neurontin: requires a proper dose and at least a few weeks to start working. Be patient and discuss with your prescriber. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, hughes disease, fibromyalgia. My feet are so cold during cooler months. Could this be reynauds disease?
It could be: In addition to your medical workup you might want to try supplementing with some arginine hydrochloride. Check with your doctor if this is ok. You can start with 500mg at night, try to increase to am and pm. You can increase to at least 2000mg twice a day. This supplement is a precursor to Nitric Oxide so it can interact with some meds like Nitroglycerin and other blood vessel opening drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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