I have been diagnosed over the past 25 years with Tempolar Mandibular Joint Syndrome, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Insomnia (on a daily basis), Bipolar Disorder, Osteoarthritis, Heartburn (which I believe to be Acid Reflux due to the need for 3 150mg doses of Zantac every day), and, most recently, Chronic Vertigo (the only trigger for this seems to be Anxiety Disorder). Also, I seem to have an excess of Calcite in my body in my teeth, inner ear (crystals), and in my Frontal Lobe. This seems like a LOT of chronic illnesses for one person. Would it be possible for at least some of these conditions to be linked? My cousin was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and half of these conditions are listed under the symptoms. Does anyone have any ideas?
12 May 2011
You sound like you are living my life! Please read my bio. I have most of the conditions you list plus a multitude of others, I have had 2 failed back surgeries, It was after the first that I started noticing my severe sensitiy to pain of any kind. Back in the 70's no one knew about fibromyalgia so it was always "in your head"! Right! Anyway I was finally diagnosed by a Rheumatologist in 92, & he said I had probably had it for 25 years. Couldn't sleep at night, which is a symptom, & trigger point pain, I also at this time had had severe migraines for 25 years. I was diagnosed at age 40 with osteoporosis with 43% bone loss. Now at 65 I have so many fractures I've lost count. I also have severe osteoarthritis, Just had surgery on left wrist & thumb one month ago.
Since my bones are so bad, my healing time will be at least12 weeks instead of the normal 6. Then they want to do the right hand. My dentist is watching the bones in my jaw & teeth because biophasphates are bad for them. I also have GERD, & take prilosec every AM 20mg. It was discovered last month by the FDA to increase femur fractures. Great,Huh? I tried going without it, Couldn't do it. Hearburn all the time. They believe fibromyalgia starts with a severe injury or trauma in ones life. I might also add the osteoporosis which was handed down on my mothers side, all the female cousins I have, have fibomyalgia too. There has to be a genetic link somewhere there too I believe. I just read an article in Natural Health magazine about food allergies(which I also have) being linked to fibromyalgia too. So it's an interesting disease, & hard to treat. I am not however, bipolar. Everyone whom lives in chrontic pain suffers some depression at times, but is not necessarily clinically depressed.These are just some of my thoughts on this, hope it helps you out, but only a Rheumatologist can correctly diagnose fibromyalgia...
12 May 2011
Yes, one or two things could cause most of this, although I can't tell you what would cause what. You are right that people who suffer from fibro also have many of the things you listed. The meds you are taking may be actually causing some of the symptoms and a pharmacist would be the best person to ask if any meds you are taking are interacting or producing these negative conditions. Pharmacists are the true experts on meds. If you wore orthodontic braces, it sometimes can cause TMJ. Try to see a an internal medicine doctor or a doctor who treats autoimmune diseases, ( rheumatologist) but check with your pharmacist as well. Fibro is now sometimes being linked to an accident, serious illness, or injury early in life but you also may have some other type of autoimmune disease or the meds could be causing problems for you. Hope you get some good news soon. Pattishan
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