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Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, imbalance, disorientation, confusion. Causes for symptoms?

I am wondering if these symptoms might be connected and might be early manifestations of some conditions. I am 64, female, obese, relatively healthy but with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis . Within the last 5 months I have had periods of time when I have trouble with my balance, am disoriented both spacially and cognitively, am mentally confused and hot and clammy. What do you think?
Thu, 2 Jan 2014
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Hello,

I have studied your case.

Fibromyalgia can not be totally cured, you can only minimise symptoms by taking various medications. As you are resistant to amitryptiline and duloxetin I will advise you that you can start milnacipran or Lyrica (pregabalin) consulting your treating doctor.

There is associated psychiatric illness due to chronic diseases so I will advise to consult psychiatrist for help.
A holistic approach is required, which includes exercises, meditation ,SKY[ sudarshan kriya yoga] and acupuncture along with healthy diet and herbs.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
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