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Having acute fibromyalgia. Most of the time in bathroom. Afraid to go out. Advise?

Dec 2012
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My wife has acute fibromyalgia. She refuse to see doctor. The past 4 month she has been setting on toilet 15 to 20 hour a day. I have not been able gether out of the house. She claims that she is afraid that she going to mess her self if she gets off. She also yelps for hours on end and refuses me to get help. sHE IS 63 YEARS OF AGE. Have NO REPORTS THAT i CAN UPLOAD. She has been a patient of wells star hosp. GA 0000
Posted Thu, 26 Sep 2013 in Lupus
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Your wife obviously requires medical attention

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for posting on XXXXXXX

I understand that you must be stressed out right now, knowing that your wife requires medical attention and she refuses to accept any external help. At this point, you might be her only savior. If you say she is having fibromyalgia it means she must be in pain besides obviously having a digestive problem. To tell you the truth it will be a little difficult for you to handle her by yourself at home given that she requires counsel and support from a professional as her condition will need that she first accepts being treated (since most of it require her mind set to be positive).
For the fibromyalgia, you can try identifying areas on her body with the most pain, then place ice packs on them or get her to have a cool bath (not a cold icy bath). Get her to relax at most (avoiding stressful work). You can then get some over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (it might help). She does require proper medical evaluation so she might have prescription pain medicines that can work for her. She also requires medications such as antidepressants, muscle relexants, sleeping aids etc (which I am afraid can not be gotten OTC).
As for her, staying for long in the toilet, that is certainly a problem mostly associated with a depressive state and if hard stool is present, the depression might make it seem worst. So do get her some OTC laxatives/stool softeners.
From your description, I am not in accord with the fact that her mental state is fine pointing to the fact that she refuses medical attention, stays in toilet for over 15 hours and has fibromyalgia (which is usually very associated with other psychological disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety etc).

Hope this can help and wish you both the best.
Dr. Nsah
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Follow-up: Having acute fibromyalgia. Most of the time in bathroom. Afraid to go out. Advise? 22 minutes later
Thank you. I will have to go yo probat court to get a 10.13 issued. That is the only alternative left.
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Well anything to do to get her better

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the follow-up. Just do anything in your power to get her better again.

Dr. Nsah
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