It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Fibromyalgia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 40
FrankieD80 HB User
Am I Being Proactive Enough?

I finally went to a neurologist to tell him about my symmetrical pain/sore/bruised/tingly feelings in my hands/fingers, arms, thighs, and feet/toes. He did some routine tests and said that there is nothing more that he can really do and that what I am describing are normal trigger points and ask my doctor is there are any medications that he can suggest. He also strongly suggested that I workout more frequently. Does everyone think that I am being proactive enough? I just still feel awful today with the pains and the chronic fatigue.

Thank you,

Frank

 
The following user gives a hug of support to FrankieD80:
mom477 (05-04-2012)
Old 05-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 382
mom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

Time to find another neurologist or rhuemy that will listen to you. Are you on any meds?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-05-2012, 03:49 AM   #3
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 40
FrankieD80 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

I was thinking that a rhuemy would be my next point. I'm not taking any meds. Which ones are there that I can take for what I am feeling?

 
Old 05-05-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 382
mom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

I take Cymbalta and it takes a slight edge of pain off but not much. I deal with the tingly/numb feeling in my right arm/hand, feet and legs and still figuring that out and no meds for it. May be a cyst in my spine causing that. On Tramadol for pain but doesn't always work.

There is tons of meds out there. A rheumy will know . Good luck!!

 
Old 05-05-2012, 08:41 AM   #5
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 40
FrankieD80 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

Thanks for the reply. A rhuemy is my next visit. For some reason I thought going to a neurologist for this was a better fit but I guess not? I've always had an under active thyroid in the past so I wonder is that is contributing?

How often do you feel the pain/sore/bruised/tingly feelings and where?

 
Old 05-05-2012, 10:12 AM   #6
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 382
mom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

I feel it all day every day. Used to be mainly my back, neck for the bruised feeling. Right arm and hand for the numbness/tingly feeling. Now the past few months its been my legs that are very very sore and sometimes can barely walk. And my feet are numb/tingly off and on.

I had first saw a neuro but he didnt listen to me and kept prescribing muscle relaxer which I am very sensitive to and can't take. Ive tried Lyrica, and a anti seizure med and high blood pressure med (dont remember the names). Also tried clonazapam but it made me lose a ton of weight to wear you could see my bones so I stopped that.

Last Dec I found a PCP that actually listens to me and has done more for me than the neuro did in the 2 yrs I saw him.

 
Old 05-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #7
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 40
FrankieD80 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

That's similar to what I feel. In fact today my whole body just feels bruised. The tingles and sharp pains in my feet and hands come and go however it is a daily occurrence. I'm also very fatigued and sluggish. Do you experience that as well?

My PCP thinks I over-react to everything. He thinks I'm paranoid because was also my father's doctor and my father passed away years away from prostate cancer. Anytime I go to him I can tell he just thinks I'm a hypochondriac.

It's just tough feeling this way everyday especially the fatigue. I'm only 31 years old. I can see how people get depressed when it comes to these things.

 
Old 05-05-2012, 11:44 AM   #8
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 382
mom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Prostate cancer is a nasty one. The fatigue has been extremely bad since Jan. I have always had fatigue but nothing the way it's been past 4 months. With the new severe fatigue and legs aching and sore I know it's something else. I feel myself getting worse and worse.

Time for you to find a new PCP. You are your own advocate. Find a doctor that knows Fibro exists. Alot of doctors don't think it's real when it is.

 
Old 05-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #9
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 40
FrankieD80 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

Thank you I appreciate it. Yes time for a new pcp indeed. So what else do you think it could be?

 
Old 05-05-2012, 12:45 PM   #10
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 382
mom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

I'm going to ask to be tested for sjorgrens (sp?). Along with severe fatigue, I also deal with dry mouth, dry eyes, and really bad dry skin. No matter what lotion Ive tried my skin is always dry.

 
Old 05-05-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 40
FrankieD80 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

I haven't had any of the dry symptoms. I was once taking thyroid medication but went off it. I wonder if it's still that.

Does your head feel foggy and fuzzy? I get that feeling too.

Have you ever had a ct scan?

 
Old 05-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #12
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 382
mom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

They fogginess is what we call Fibro fog. Very common with fibro. Every one will experience Fibro differently. Yes had a ct scan and only shows that I have migraines.

 
Old 05-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #13
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 40
FrankieD80 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

I feel foggy all the time too. That has become an everyday occurance as well.

I have never had a ct scan before. I wonder if I should get one?

 
Old 05-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #14
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 382
mom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB Usermom477 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

If you just feel foggy most likely its fibro fog. If your doctor thinks you need a ct scan they'll order it

 
Old 05-05-2012, 04:11 PM   #15
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 40
FrankieD80 HB User
Re: Am I Being Proactive Enough?

A new pcp is key for me. I just never thought that this would take over my life like this. It has lead my to be depressed.

 
The following user gives a hug of support to FrankieD80:
mom477 (05-05-2012)
Closed Thread




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Ambien
Cymbalta
Effexor
Elavil
Flexeril
  Neurontin
Percocet
Tylenol
Ultram
Vicodin




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



bluelakelady (372), WoodsWalker (132), thefarm (111), Glojer (103), tooolgrl (94), biogirl71 (88), janewhite1 (85), kirstee (60), monalisa24 (55), tmrots (41)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1011), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (761), ladybud (755), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:27 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!