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    Do these symptoms check out?

    These symptoms correlate with those of fibromyalgia. The problem with FM is that it is a syndrome and one is not able to pinpoint the particular symptomatology of the disease and attribute it to FM with certitude. If these symptoms are chronic or recurring, this is a good pointer. At the end of...
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    Sleep

    The moment you go the medication route with regard to sleep issues, things get increasingly complicated. I make sure that I get involved in activities that would make me tired so as to have quality sleep. In my area, most people take Panadol to tame pain. Others take aspirin. With regard to...
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    I don't know who's crazy

    I have never heard of mitochondrial toxicity. Some medical personnel are not conversant with the nitty gritty of the scientific aspect of medicine and this can be misleading. Anyway, when I think of toxicity, the first element or thought that comes to mind is detox. My sense of detox is simply...
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    Oral Surgery this week

    Hope you fare well during the surgery but always remember that you can overcome anything if you deliberately make up your mind to do so. Everyone of us makes mistakes from time to time sometimes due to carelessness, other times due to perfectionism which while it would allow anyone to avoid many...
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    Been bed ridden for 3 weeks

    You will definitely outlive the condition. I believe the body has a way of conditioning itself to pain, sort of an experience. In this life, we have to accept that there are ups and downs and the best thing is acceptance. The issue is as you continue to exist with the disease, you will become an...
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    I don't know how to proceed from here

    I also suffer from teeth afflictions and I can assure you that we are in the same boat especially during the cold season. The difficulty in your case arises from the fact that infections could be the predisposing factors behind your pain. Since FM is a syndrome, you would require to undergo more...
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    Odd question

    I don't adduce with respect to any organ since all are important and complementary. This could be a normal discomfiture experienced by those who sit for long periods of time otherwise it could be a case of allodynia. Changing positions could help as well as ensuring that you sit on a soft...
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    Odd question

    I don't adduce with respect to any organ since all are important and complementary. This could be a normal discomfiture experienced by those who sit for long periods of time otherwise it could be a case of allodynia. Changing positions could help as well as ensuring that you sit on a soft...
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    The ache

    You can gain from taking spicy drinks like chamomile and fennel which soothe the nervous system and calm headaches. Have you identified other triggers other than the weather? The clothing you wear also matter. Loose woollens are as good in controlling FM pain as medications in cold weather...
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    Two weeks after diagnosis.

    Welcome Hsmommy to the forum. Its commendable that you have found a good doctor who you can rely on. I would also advise you to keep a diet and pain journal so that you can identify your triggers and trigger points and learn to avoid them. An emotions journal to record your feelings would help...
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    Fibromyalgia Feeling Like Arthritis?

    This is quite normal occurrence in fibromyalgia. In fact, the joint pains you are experiencing are typical in FM patients. Fibromyalgia expresses itself in myriads of ways in different patients because of the fact that its a syndrome. You should keep a two week pain journal and record every...
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    Food sensitivities

    Many people with FM have sensitivities to particular foods and this varies from person to person. These could be dairy products, MSG and others. The best way to find out if a given food is causing problems is to keep a 2 week food diary listing foods which one consumes and symptoms worsen...
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    Fennel

    Thanks for alerting us on another use of fennel which I was not aware of. Applied topically, fennel has antispasmodic properties which provide relief for people with FM. The associated muscle pain stems from muscle fatigue as well as active nerves. Fennel consumed has the advantage of supporting...
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    Interesting Older Study re: Pain and Fatigue

    This is quite interesting. I have always known testosterone to be the hormone of aggressiveness and strength so this should not come as a surprise. I think it is also amplified or related to the fact that men have more muscle in their bodies as compared to women. I have seen a related study...
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    Avenues To Express Our Emotions

    I don't record my feelings or emotions though am the artistic type. One reason for this is the fact that I tend to share my feelings and agonies with a sympathetic ear especially those whe are undergoing similar experiences. This way, I can draw strength from the feeling of camaraderie and gain...
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