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Suggest treatment for worsening pain in legs due to fibromyalgia

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Posted on Wed, 20 May 2015
Question: I am a 56 year old Female 5'9" 165lbs. In December of 2010'i had a complete hysterectomy lapis optic with the Divi chi Robotic surgery. I also had a bladder sling. I had the hysterectomy due to post menopausal bleeding due to a fibroid cyst about the size of a grapefruit. Less than a year later I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia due to pain on the sides of my legs. It was painful to touch the sides of my legs. The doctor thought it was due to stress which was flaring up the nerve endings on the side of my legs. I was prescribed cymbalta and pain killers. I have always been active and worked out 3-5 times a week. I have not been able to workout for 3 years. My condition is worsening. I try to manage the pain with yoga and deep tissue massage along with Aleve. I do not like to take pain killers. I do not want to live life in a fog! I have been prescribed gabapentin, steroid shots in my abdomen, and different drugs. Nothing was successful. I was then sent to a neurologist who did a nerve conduction study and was diagnosed with melagia paracetica. I don't believe I have either of these conditions. I have had an MRI, nerve conduction study, X-rays, blood work and urinalysis. All tests came out inconclusive and noncommittal. I had a colonoscopy last October and talked to my gastral intestinal doctor because I now have chronic constipation. I could not have a bowl movement without an enima. I would get so backed up I would vomit and have horrible acid reflux. He prescribed me linzess. We tried other prescriptions first that were less expensive but they didn't work. The low dosage of linzess gives me chronic diahrea for three or 4 hours so I take it at night. This doctor said I could have scar tissue, a crimped nerve in my abdomin from the hysterectomy. The neurologist said the next step would be exploratory surgery (like my insurance company would approve that)! In the last year I have also developed restless leg syndrome. I currently take the following prescription: Imitrex for migraines as needed. Linzess I x daily for chronic constipation. Cymbalta for fibromyalgia and ropaneral for restless leg syndrome. My husband wants me to see a specialist but I'm not even sure what kind of doctor to see. I still don't feel I have an accurate diagnosis. I live in Casper Wyoming and could easily travel to XXXXXXX I just want my life back! Please help me.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnesh Pandey (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Homoeopathic Treatment Required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Mrs XXXX
I have gone through details you have mentioned in your query. It helps me to understand seat of disease and your situation. You have already taken a lot of medication and thats why your case has turned complicated.
Your case has been turned into chronic.
This is clear from the information that medicine has affected some of your normal functioning of the body example Digestive system.
There are some post surgical complication are also present in your case.
Heavy medication and disease are affecting your immunity mechanism badly.
Though it is not easy to treat by any other mode of treatment.
I would prefer to advise you to visit any good neurologist for his opinion.
I would also advise you to start homoeopathic treatment to cure your problem.
Homeopathic medicine are effective in such case and has no side effect and safe to use.
The only problem in your case is you have taken Steroids for a long time which decrease the intensity of medicine to cure the disease.

You can start with
1 Lachesis 1M 4 drops fortnight (twice in month)
2 Znicum Phos 6x 10 drops with half cup of water once in day
3 Cimifuga Q 20 drops with a glass of water twice in day (complete each dose in 2-3 spell)
4 Hydrastis can Q 20 drops with a cup of water three times in a day
5 Mag phos 200x 6 pills four times in day
6 Rhustox 1M 4 drops on tongue every night


Take the medicine for 20 days and revert me back
Medicine may be revised depending upon the improvement

Mode of treatment- Medicine works in palliative mode of treatment initial and then followed by cure.

Hope this is clear to you
In case of any query regarding the medicine or clarification on any issue feel free to ask

Thanks
Dr Ratnesh


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Follow up: Dr. Ratnesh Pandey (16 hours later)
I only took the steroid shots once in both sides of my abdomen. They had no effect on the pain in my legs and I gained eight pounds in a month. The neurologist then put me on Gabapenton and I gained another 6 pounds and no relief. I figured at this rate they would be rolling me into the next Doctor. Is there any test that can confirm or rule out a kinked nerve, a blockage or scar tissue that is causing my problem? I still don't have an accurate diagnosis. I don't want to go under the knife for exploratory surgery. These homeopathic medicines that you refer to, do I need a prescription? Can I pick these up at like natural grocery? I live in Wyoming where these May be hard to find. Can I order them on the internet? Thank you for your help. I will try to find a neurologist in XXXXXXX Do you have any suggestions. The prescriptions intake now are the imitated for migraine 25 years. Cymbalta for fibromyalgia (5 years). Linzess for constipation since October of 2014, and Ropaneral since approx XXXXXXX 2014. I could probably ween myself of the Cymbalta.
XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ratnesh Pandey (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
followup

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Due to side effect of steroid you gain the weight.
The problem is your case has not been diagnose even after the long time.
You can go for CT for scar in the tissue. While MRI will help to find any block in nerve. This will help you to diagnose the case accuretly.
It is important to diagnose the case so that on the basis of which medicine can be selected and your complain can be treated.
If your problem is correctly diagnose we may be able to help you to treat your problem via medicine . You can get these medicine and place your order via online. You can visit or contact Reckweg or some other homoeopathic pharmaceutical company.
The course of medicine may be confirmed after the diagnosis of case. Eearlier medicine are given as palliative treatment. Where you will find temporary relief of complain .

Hope this is clear to you

Adv Neurologist opinion
Feel free to share your query

Thanks
Dr Ratnesh


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Suggest treatment for worsening pain in legs due to fibromyalgia

Brief Answer: Homoeopathic Treatment Required Detailed Answer: Hello Mrs XXXX I have gone through details you have mentioned in your query. It helps me to understand seat of disease and your situation. You have already taken a lot of medication and thats why your case has turned complicated. Your case has been turned into chronic. This is clear from the information that medicine has affected some of your normal functioning of the body example Digestive system. There are some post surgical complication are also present in your case. Heavy medication and disease are affecting your immunity mechanism badly. Though it is not easy to treat by any other mode of treatment. I would prefer to advise you to visit any good neurologist for his opinion. I would also advise you to start homoeopathic treatment to cure your problem. Homeopathic medicine are effective in such case and has no side effect and safe to use. The only problem in your case is you have taken Steroids for a long time which decrease the intensity of medicine to cure the disease. You can start with 1 Lachesis 1M 4 drops fortnight (twice in month) 2 Znicum Phos 6x 10 drops with half cup of water once in day 3 Cimifuga Q 20 drops with a glass of water twice in day (complete each dose in 2-3 spell) 4 Hydrastis can Q 20 drops with a cup of water three times in a day 5 Mag phos 200x 6 pills four times in day 6 Rhustox 1M 4 drops on tongue every night Take the medicine for 20 days and revert me back Medicine may be revised depending upon the improvement Mode of treatment- Medicine works in palliative mode of treatment initial and then followed by cure. Hope this is clear to you In case of any query regarding the medicine or clarification on any issue feel free to ask Thanks Dr Ratnesh