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Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Rheumatica - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
How may I help you today ?
User :   Hi! I am 31yo female diagnosed w/ fibro ....
User :   the other night I woke with chills and my body was shaking ... which I sometimes get with menstration but then I had sudden on set of intense palm pain in both hands
User :   felt like horse but also burning and aching
User :   ok
User :   let me read your query.
User :   I often have strange symptoms but this one is new ... what are some possible cuases
User :   ok
User :   SO u have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia
User :   is that right?
User :   yes
User :   ok
User :   I was also found deficient in vit D and B12
User :   which are under control now
User :   the symptoms of fibromyalgia, are various and can be very disabling....
User :   May i know your weight, height, occupation ?
User :   Please describe the pain to me.
User :   yes I know ... in the past I have also had burning scalp sensation with terrible headaches... odd breathing symptoms, choking when trying to swallow
User :   Does it shoot down the shoulder to the tip of the hand ? does it last very long?
User :   I am 5ft even, 165lbs (gained 50lbs since can only swim for exercise)... unnemployed after being on short term disability
User :   Are you taking any medications for any other medical condition?
User :   it happened the one time... sudden intense pain w/ some burning & aching ... lasted few minutes
User :   take savella, prevacid, seasonique
User :   any medications ?
User :   OK
User :   no radiation of this pain
User :   HAS the savella, helped in reducing the symptoms of your condition ?
User :   Is this symptom persisted , or recurred again ?
User :   not totally helped but already tried cymbalta with same effects
User :   no it did not persist not has it recurred
User :   Do you have any numbness, weakness or other changes in your hands etc?
User :   not in hands no
User :   how are your periods, are they regular ?
User :   have you had any kids ?
User :   When was the last time you had a physical examination , by your GP ?
User :   not regular, that is why I am on seasonique... also my lower back pain gets worse with periods so i started the seasonique to avoid the pain and inability to walk as opposed to hysterectomy
User :   i have one child
User :   your conditon could be a caused by condtions like carpal tunnel syndrome,
User :   physical exam last month
User :   But mainly u need proper evaluation for your fibromyagia
User :   was it ok?
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Thanks for consulting me here
Bye for now
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   can you see above q&a w/ doctor.... i was disconnected
Doctor :   Yes, i have gone through the history
User :   sudden onset of pain in both palms could be carpal tunnel or just another crazy fibro symptom?
Doctor :   Both may be considered differential diagnosis
Doctor :   only that the carpal tunnel occurs rarely both sides
Doctor :   at a time
User :   that is what i thought
Doctor :   at a time
Doctor :   I still consider it to be due to Fibromyalgia Rheumatica
User :   I have not heard those terms together ... is that different from reg fibro?
Doctor :   when did you get your Vit B12 levels estimated ?
Doctor :   its the same
User :   okjust a month ago
Doctor :   I think you may need to repeat them
User :   vit B12 and vit D levels were normal as of last month in annual physical
Doctor :   both vit D and Vit B12
User :   yes
User :   could i have other deficiencies
Doctor :   i consider the numbness can also be due to decreased Vit B12
Doctor :   your symptoms do not clue to other deficiencies
User :   could this all be MS although brain scans are normal?
User :   had a diagnoses of EBV when i was a teen
Doctor :   i do not relate to them
User :   ok, thank you for your time. i appreciate it!
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you?
User :   no, thank you very much!
Doctor :   thanks for consulting , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now, take care
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