Fibromyalgia syndrome is a condition presenting with pain in muscles, tendons, and joints. It causes fatigue, anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. Medication, lifestyle modification, and stress management help to get relief.
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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 »
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 function. Fib... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have had this problem for 8 years with no proper solutions. Please help. Strange sensations, tiredness, feeling of heaviness in the arms and legs. Hands and feet become warm. I have an electrical shock like feeling in face. I have extreme fatigue, unsteadiness and muscle twitching... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description it appears that you are suffering with fibromyalgia syndrome. This is a disorder which generally occurs in middle age women (I am not aware about your age and gender). It is cha... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Three years back, I had headache and head numbness for few days. I consulted a doctor and got a thyroid test done. That time my TSH was 3.7 and he prescribed me Thyronorm 25 mcg. He told me to discontinue it when my TSH level comes back to 1.5. Now, for around 11 months I am having body ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms fit into thyroid disease but your thyroid report is absolutely fine. A normal thyroid report rules out thyroid disease, unless you are presently on Thyronorm. So, we need to find other cause for your symptoms. Body pain and numbness could be due to nerve ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 61 year old and was lately diagnosed by a doctor as sick in fibromyalgia. In the last three years during the night time, I am suffering from aggressive involuntary movements while asleep. Those movements include kicking in the air and arching and bouncing my back and the whole bo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, these involuntary movements do not sound normal at all. It looks more of chorea/hemiballismus (movement disorder). It can be drug-induced but at the same time considering your age, we should get an MRI scan for the brain done. If any problem there, we will have... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Five years ago my mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I think she also has rheumatoid arthritis. For the past five years, she was managing the pain with anti-inflammatory medicine, Lyrica, Mythycobal, Voltaren injections, herbal creams, etc. You can see the veins in her hands popping... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all your mother does not have rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia. From her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) I found that she has connective tissue disorder and the most possible diagnosis would be systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The ... Read Full »