Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition where there will be musculoskeletal pain in multiple regions associated with fatigue, weakness, and emotional disturbances. Genetic mutations, infections, physical and emotional disturbances, etc., are the causes of fibromyalgia. Diagnosis is made by checking the trigger points based on history, blood test, etc. Treatment of fibromyalgia includes medications such as pain killers, antidepressants, antiepileptics. And also with physiotherapy and counseling.

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I have had mild weakness in one leg, body pain, and pain in both hands for the last seven months. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I have struggled with mild weakness in one leg and pain in both hands and body for the last seven months. Sometimes my fingers freeze, and my left eyelid also twinges whenever I touch or tightly close my eye. I am also getting lower back pain. I did a blood test and scan of my spinal a...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I agree with your doctor that your symptoms do not suggest motor neuron disease (MND). Pain is atypical of this disorder. Have you performed a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)? How are your reflexes? Thank you.  Read Full »

Can lupus result in extreme fatigue and episodes of unresponsiveness?

Query: Hi doctor,I have hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed with microcytosis before few months. I also have fibromyalgia. I am extremely fatigued and I feel very weak. I am unable to tolerate the sun because I start to have rashes on my skin. They...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have these symptoms due to fibromyalgia or hypothyroidism. You have photosensitivity with Raynaud's phenomenon and arthritis. These symptoms can also be seen in lupus or mixed connective tissue disease. As you had a neurological episode, you can have them due to...  Read Full »

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor. Are amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome and fibromyalgia the same thing? If not, what are the differences between them? My current medications include Topamax, Neurontin, Cyproheptadine, Zyrtec, Peppermint oil capsules and vitamin B2. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness and tenderness of the muscles, tendons and joints. Fibromyalgia is also characterized by restless sleep, awakening, feeling tired, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression and disturbances in bowel functio...  Read Full »

Are muscle spasm, fibromyalgia, and body imbalance signs of lupus disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle spasms, headaches, severe fibromyalgia, burning, and stabbing sensation throughout my whole body with imbalance problems. I had these problems for several years. Few years back, I had whiplash. Rheumatologist is checking for possible signs of lupus and other illnesses an...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your problem is muscle spasms, headache, severe fibromyalgia, burning, and stabbing sensation throughout the whole body with balance problems. According to your investigation report (attachment removed to prot...  Read Full »

I have a history of lupus and fibromyalgia, and I was recently admitted to the emergency room for vomiting blood. What do my blood reports indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of lupus and fibromyalgia. I went to the emergency room due to vomiting blood. Please interpret the blood work. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your attached file (attachment removed to protect the privacy of the patient) and will try my best to guide you in your query. Please ask questions related to it.  Read Full »

I have been suffering from fatigue, tremor in my hands, slurred speech and delay in processing. Does it indicate multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old mother of three BMI of 27, no ongoing medication, and had a history of bouts of thyroiditis but stable for the last six months. My question is, could the symptoms below be multiple sclerosis (MS), and should I get tested for this? I have been suffering from fatigue f...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I think that your symptoms are not that of multiple sclerosis (MS). Anyway, both chronic fatigue and brain fogginess may be related to migraine. Depression and fibromyalgia can also cause a similar clinical situation. I suggest performin...  Read Full »

My symptoms are suggestive of parathyroid disorder. Kindly explain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, with 5'4" in height and 155 in weight. I suspect I may have a parathyroid disorder. About two years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Doctor did blood work and also told me Vitamin D was very low. He prescribed high dose Vitamin D. I suffered from my first battle ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms of fibromyalgia can be explained by Vitamin D deficiency. Now why vitamin D deficiency is there has to be evaluated. There are many causes of Vitamin D deficiency, and yes, hyperparathyroidism is one of the reason. But the prevalence of hyperparathyroid...  Read Full »

I have on and off pain in feet and wrists. Is that due to high uric acid or nerve disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my feet and wrist sometimes, and I take painkillers. It goes and comes back again after a few months or weeks. It is not due to external injury. I got a blood test, and my uric acid was high at 10 mg/dL. Now, I take Feburic 40 mg for some time. Today again, I had a pain on...  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As the uric acid is high at 10 mg/dL, it is likely a cause of arthritis. Febuxostat that you are using now should be used every day even when you are not having pain. This medication is...  Read Full »

Why does Trigger point injections for neck and back pain cause nausea and tiredness?

Query: Hi doctor, I need an EEG Report explained. I have been feeling tired and nauseous when I exercise, not sleeping well. I was given trigger point injections three months ago. It made me feel worse. I was given a 72-hour ambulatory EEG. I have the report, and I do not know what the results mean becaus...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would also like to know some more details about your symptoms: 1) Since when you started to have symptoms? 2) What were the exact symptoms (apart from feeling tired and not sleeping well)? Please describe in detail. 3) Had any loss of consciousness? 4...  Read Full »

Can fibromyalgia result in intense pain between the neck and shoulder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I have very intense pain right between my neck and shoulder for a year now. It feels like a pulling sensation. It hurts to sit without a back on a chair. Lifting the laundry basket hurts, and so does sitting down to do any activity (folding clothes, driving). I...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratap. V. G. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it appears from the query, you suffer from chronic neck and shoulder pain which aggravates physical activity. You are taking analgesics to the maximum dosages, but still, the pain is not relieved. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is normal. These are the stickin...  Read Full »

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