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Fibromyalgia on medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have severe pain on the whole left side of my body I have had nerve blocks and am on pain meds nothing works can you give me some ideas for my doctors
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   you are suffering from this condition since when?
User :   first in left hip and leg for 3 years now left arm and shoulder 6 months
User :   it keeps spreading
Doctor :  
what have your doctors diagnosed about your condition?
User :   fibromyalga
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   what medications you are on now?
User :   I have normal mri's
User :   lyrica and lortab 7.5
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
may i know your age and gender?
User :   45 female
Doctor :   in fibro myalgia MRI will be normal
User :   yes but they tried for pinched nerves
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
sorry to say this there is no specific treatment to cure fibromyalgia
User :   it is becoming so bad I can't move it cant be just fibro
User :   I need something to sugjest to my doctor
Doctor :   in fibromyalgia the treatment is aimed at symptom managemant
Doctor :  
apart from pain what other symptoms do you have?
User :   always tired falling
Doctor :  
fatigue, disturbed sleep also right
User :   yes because I can't lay on left side
Doctor :  
ok
User :   cant lift arm must use cane to walk
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
apart from medicines what other methods have been employed for the pain managemant
User :   therapy
User :   nerve blocks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
in theraphy what was done
User :   leg lifts & water therapy
Doctor :  
was any massage, acupuncture was attempted
User :   no
Doctor :   discuss this with your doctor
User :   ok
Doctor :   isometric exercises, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and about youga
Doctor :  
these when used in right time will provide very much symptomatic relief
User :   I dont know what else to do anymorethe pain is killing me slowly
Doctor :   you will get over it very soon
Doctor :  
try this methods
Doctor :  
timing of them is important
User :   ok
Doctor :  
so discuss this with your doctor
User :   ok
User :   I just dont believe it's fibro and was looking for something my doctor could look for
Doctor :   why do you think it is not fibromyalgia?
User :   it's so one sided and never leaves there are no good days
Doctor :  
that is how fibromyalgia presents with
User :   fibro is more all over I thought
Doctor :   it can have different type of presentation in different individuals
User :   ok
Doctor :  
in some there will be more so stomach symptoms
Doctor :  
continous diarrhea
Doctor :  
in some psychatric symptoms
Doctor :  
do predominate
User :   at times I get chronic diarrha
Doctor :   there will be period of flare where the symptom will be more
User :   and have agoriphobia
Doctor :  
and some period where the symptoms are less of no symptoms
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   discuss the methods with your doctor
User :   I will
Doctor :  
also you can discuss about the cognitive behavior therapy
User :   I just need a day without pain
Doctor :   this will increase your capacity to tolerate the pain
Doctor :   yes you can achieve pain free days
User :   I dont see it happening for me
User :   I hate pills
Doctor :   negative thoughts will not bring any improvement in your life
Doctor :  
always think positive
Doctor :   see the effects of thinking positive, and its effect on the quality of life

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