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I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?

Coronary arteries?: 59yo female reports chest pain with exercise. Physicians generally rule out the most worrisome pathology ascribed to symptoms patients report. Before all other considerations, a 59yo women with chest pain upon exercise needs an in-depth evaluation for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. If a workup is negative, then consult with an Osteopath. These symptoms require expeditious evaluation. ...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 are your opinion about the " renew intensive skin therapy melaleuca " product in relation to ezcema? I've read great reviews

What are your opinion about the " renew intensive skin therapy melaleuca " product in relation to ezcema? I've read great reviews

Not sure: Basically a mosturiser, relatively new. Wrt eczema, any moisturizer can help, especially the one that is used. Vaseline is the gold standard but many many products, which indicate there is not on that works best, so with every skin a ittle different whatever feels the best that is otc, shorten showers, mild soaps, lost of creams and if no better see a derm for rx therapy. ...Read more

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Does melaleuca help with genital warts?

Does melaleuca help with genital warts?

Not much: Warts are caused by a virus (hpv). See your dermatologist to discuss prescription treatments. There are not many homeopathic remedies that have proven effective to treat warts. ...Read more

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What is good for fibromyalgia pain?

What is good for fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia Pain: The best thing for fibromyalgia pain in my opinion is to eliminate as many of the root causes as possible. No excuses. Dramatic changes in diet, exercise, and mindset are often not included in the treatment plan, but I have seen in my practice that they are absolutely mandatory for best results. ...Read more

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Is accupunture good for fibromyalgia?

Is accupunture good for fibromyalgia?

Maybe: It doesn't replace exercise or sleep, but it is a great supplement for managing symptoms. ...Read more

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Is massage good to help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Is massage good to help relieve fibromyalgia pain?

Yes: Some FMS patients cannot tolerate massage at all. Start with a therapist who has worked with fibro patients before and is willing to listen carefully to you during the massage. You might also want to try osteopathic manipulation or craniosacral therapy. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to keep fibromyalgia pain down?

Are there any good ways to keep fibromyalgia pain down?

Stay active: Trying to stay active is the best treatment. There are several medications that may help including cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and lyrica. ...Read more

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Any good information on the progression of fibromyalgia?

Any good information on the progression of fibromyalgia?

Variable: ? re progression fibromyalgia (FM). Answer needs etiology & FM is "unknown". IMO, FM etiology is pelvic ligament injury w. tilted upper body, chronic muscle spasm w. painful trigger points & weak disused muscles; pain in bed causes restless sleep & depression. FM worsens w. inactivity & poor sleep. FM improves w. aquatherapy, gentle yoga, massage, cannabis for pain/sleep & mindfulness therapies. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to get a good night sleep when you have fibromyalgia?

Any suggestions on how to get a good night sleep when you have fibromyalgia?

Several: Proper sleep hygiene. No caffeine or nicotine. Mild exercise not too close to bedtime. Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin both can help slow wave or refreshing restorative sleep. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to get a good night sleep when dealing with fibromyalgia?

What are the most effective ways to get a good night sleep when dealing with fibromyalgia?

Minimize pain: 49 yo w. fibromyalgia (FM) asks how to maximize sleep. FM sufferers' sleep oft interrupted while lying down, as damaged & stretched pelvic girdle ligaments evoke pain. Best mattress soft but not sagging; so all contact points of pelvic & shoulder girdles equally supported. A multitude of patients with all varieties of chronic pain have reported markedly improved sleep with use of Cannabis indica. ...Read more

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Need expert advice on any sugestions on how to get a good night sleep when you have fibromyalgia?

Need expert advice on any sugestions on how to get a good night sleep when you have fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalagia/sleep: Fibromyalagia can cause chronic pain and aches which can prevent rejuvenating sleep. New studies show that hormone replacement can help-especially Progesterone for women. Other things to try are melatonin, calm's forte and sleep time teas with valerian root. Try taking baths with epsom salt and baking soda helps to relax muscles. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin good for fibromyalgia?

Is gabapentin good for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Lyrica (pregabalin) is fda approved for fms. Gabapentin is essentially the same molecule, just older, off patent, and cheaper. No one wants tomspend millions of dollars on Gabapentin research to add the fms indication. ...Read more

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What are good home remedies for fibromyalgia?

What are good home remedies for fibromyalgia?

Conservative: Exercises that are geared towards alleviating stress may help, such as yoga, stretching, etc. There is a compound, called pycnogenols, which is an extract from a certain type of pine tree, that may help alleviate pain via an antiinflammatory effect. This was shown to work well in a study involving the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Always consult your doctor before trying any regimen. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good remedies for fibromyalgia?

Could you tell me what are good remedies for fibromyalgia?

Natural Therapies: Fibromyalgia caused by premonitory low back & pelvis injury, childbirth, mechanical injuries, prolonged bed rest, deconditioned muscles, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, chronic pain, pain-interrupted non-restorative sleep. Multiple modalities need to reverse: Aquatherapy P.T., gentle yoga, massage, topical & edible cannabis, biofeedback, neutraceuticals, optimum nutrition, and mindfulness therapies. ...Read more

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How would know if I'm a good candidate for fibromyalgia drug trials?

How would know if I'm a good candidate for fibromyalgia drug trials?

Fibromyalgia impact: Impact of symptoms is the best measure of disease severity. Dr. Robert bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr) that makes it easy for patients to find out. There is a "fibromyalgia" app that makes using and scoring fiqr easy. Based on your fiqr score, you will know how you compare to other patients. This will give you a good idea whether you have fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Are medications for fibromyalgia good at relieving symptoms? Mine aren't too severe compared to others I've heard about

Are medications for fibromyalgia good at relieving symptoms? Mine aren't too severe compared to others I've heard about

Fibromyalgia: Please read other physician' s comments on fibromyalgia. There is great variation from one patient to another, and each case needs individualized assessment and treatment according to the chronicity and severity of the symptoms. Work with your doctor in finding solutions, and be open to suggestions from other specialists involved in your care. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for fibromyalgia?

What is a good treatment for fibromyalgia?

Varies widely: Treatments for fibromyalgia (FM) vary. FM is a multifactorial disorder with different mechanisms of soft tissue injuries evolving in different FM sufferers. Therefore, treatments need to be multimodal & customized to each person. Efficacious treatments include FDA appoved meds for FM, aquatherapy, gentle yoga, massage, topical & ingested cannabis, Vitamin D, & mindfulness therapies. ...Read more

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Is savella (milnacipran) good for fibromyalgia?

Often: In my experience savella (milnacipran) often provides good benefit for this disorder. ...Read more

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Is subutex good for pain? I suffer from fibromyalgia?

Subutex: This is Buprenorphine which does have some analgesic properties. While the majority of the time it is used in addiction medicine it is not unheard of to find physicians using it for pain. The doses for pain however are probably not high enough. Like all other opioids it has risk, potential for abuse, dependency. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

Try them out: Everybody is built differently. Everybody experiences pain differently. Just like buying a dress or pair of jeans, you have to try one out to see if it is right for you. ...Read more

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What food is good for me if I have fibromyalgia? Is green tea beneficial.?

Fibro foods: This is mostly a trial and error but foods high in omega threes like fish help with pain. Stay away from junk foods, and additives. Keep a diary and see what works and what does not work. This is the best way to tell. Remember to get exercise, rest and if you are depressed, get in and get this treated. ...Read more

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Is percocet and cyclobenzapar good together for fibromyalgia pain?

See PCP first.: The Percocet is an opiate and the cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant and they are often used together to treat pain. The problem is that both are very addicting if taken on a long term basis so since fibromyalgia is a chronic problem and an alternative treatment that would be better is an antidepressant Cymbalta or savella (milnacipran) and Lyrica or neurontin. See pcp for advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibromyalgia and need a good doctor to treat my pain?

What to do if I have fibromyalgia and need a good doctor to treat my pain?

Interview docs: It's OK to make an appointment with a doctor and to interview them about their methods of treatment for FMS. There are some doctors who don't 'believe' in FMS and you don't want to go there. Go to a FMS website and ask for recommendations in your area. Docs who can treat FMS - FamilyDoctors, Pain Management, Rheumatologists. ...Read more

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Why is tramadol so good for fibromyalgia pain? Is it ok to use long term?

Why is tramadol so good for fibromyalgia pain? Is it ok to use long term?

Pain killer: Tramadol is one of the few pain killers which does not make fibromyalgia worse over time. The primary treatment is 1) good sleep habits 2) elavil, (amitriptyline) flexoril or other similar bedtime medications to help with sleep 3) aerobic conditioning exercise. ...Read more

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Would medical marajuana be good to help with ehlers danlos and fibromyalgia?

Don't recommend.: Marihuana has proven to benefit people with nausea and vomiting during cancer and chronic pain. It has only been approved in a few states as such. Even though it appears "natural" it has side effects and will show up during drugscreens for jobs etc. I don't recommend it for your health issues but you should discuss this with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What do you mean by fascial distortion treatment and is it good for getting rid of pain of fibromyalgia?

Never heard of it: Within allopathic medicine, we lean towards sleep-wake cycle maintenance, exercise, and physical therapy as the mainstays of treatment for fibromyalgia. Antidepressants such as Cymbalta also work well, as does lyrica (pregabalin). Tca's such as notriptyline are used successfully, and nsaids are indicated. Narcotics are contraindicated for fibromyalgia as there is no evidence to support its usage. ...Read more

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Is walking good for me if I have fibromyalgia that results in shoulders cramps. And what is the range per week? I walk for two hours 3days a week.?

Is walking good for me if I have fibromyalgia that results in shoulders cramps. And what is the range per week? I walk for two hours 3days a week.?

Keep exercising: You should keep exercising but instead walk 30 - 60 minutes daily. You will experience less muscle and joint fatigue but still get the same health benefits. ...Read more