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Q. Is it common to have both- fibromyalgia and diabetes?

My daughter has both and I was wondering whether it has some explanation
A1Ia don't know if it's common but I suffer from both as well...diabetes and fibromyalgia,if it helps in any way at all...
A2there are some similar symptoms but they are not necceseraly connect. but here is an article about that -

might interest you :)

Q. I am Maya,I had stress both at work and in my personal life.

I am Maya, a Civil Engineer working in a construction company. I had stress both at work and in my personal life. As a result, at the age of 30, I developed fibromyalgia. I could not meet my target of 8 hours sleep due to work stress and I had to forgo 2 hours of my sleep every day. Somehow, I would try to make it during weekends by sleeping 7-9 hours a night. After a year of this, I suddenly developed a pain in the shoulder and shooting pains in my arms, hands and fingers. My muscles became tight as if it was being tied to the rock and I felt weak. I cannot quit my job though, as I had to meet my commitments. Does work pressure and stress fuel up fibromyalgia?
A1Hi, I wish you the best in learning to deal with your condition. AS most of us that suffer know distrubed sleep is one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The pain awakes you or when you wake you feel as if you haven't slept. There for the chronic fatigue. But with learning to deal with your illness, working with your doctor to find out what treatment works best for you, you can and will learn to cope. You will realize you have "limits" that weren't there before and you will adjust to meet these. For someone that had suffered from the worse of my symptoms for the last 4 years I feel stress is a VERY large trigger for me. I can feel the difference in my body and the pain when I am under a lot of stress. I encourage you to find support, to try to outline ways to get things done that do not rush and stress you. Hot/warm baths, resting when you can and you need too. Realizing your new "limits" and not overdoing when ever possible. Good Luck!
A2Hi Maya! I wish you a speedy recovery. Fibromyalgia is a muscular pain that can be felt in the trigger points in the body. Don’t lose hopes. You should learn to live with the problem. The fibromyalgia symptoms can be controlled with massage therapy and meds and with good life style. This doesn’t require tests/ chemo /but requires 8 hours uninterrupted sleep and balanced diet coupled with exercises that suits you. Don’t try for exercises that could increase your pain the body. Regular massage therapy is good to relieve the pain coupled with mild dosage of meds prescribed by the doctor. You are diagnosed correctly at an early stage; I hope you can easily manage with this pain. Massage therapy and Acupuncture therapy have proven results in fibromyalgia patients.
A3it is believed that stress can cause Fibromyalgia, more accurately - it's considered as a trigger. there isn't much research on the subject so i can't tell for sure...

Q. I get shooting pains in my buttocks and both upper legs

ASounds like radicular pain (pain originating from injury to the roots of the nerves in the spinal column). Is it aggravated by coughing, straining, standing or sitting? Is it relieved by lying down.

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Q. Is there a laser vision correction operation that will correct both near and farsightedness?

My optometrist said that typical laservision would require that I wear glasses for reading since it only corrects farsightedness. I'm leery of the technique of doing only one eye for distance and leaving the other "as is" for reading. I seem to recall a brief news report of some new laser vision technique that corrects both near- and farsightedness. Is that true or were they referring to the "one eye for closeup and one eye for distance" type of correction that I'm skeptical about? Thanks!!
A1my mother-in-law had that done about a yeara ago,for both near and far,they make them the oppisite,i had my near sightness fixed two years ago and i love it should of done it sooner.....
A2i am very interested too in those kind of surgeries (as you can see i wear glasses too) so i had a little research in the subject and from what i know - there is no way to overcome the reading glasses need . they are both different surgeries. but about the "monovision" routine- i can understand why you are reluctant to do that but you can always try it first by simply getting 2 different contact lends that will demonstrate it. walk around a few days and then decide.

Q. I was wondering if anyone else out there, like me, have both Celiac Disease & Fibromyalgia?

I have been hearing from some different people and resources that these two diseases are linked to one another in different ways. I am very curious as if this is actually true or not. If these two diseases are linked together I think it could help myself and others alot in being able to successfully treat them both (especially if treating one disease automatically helped the other). If you have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia I would also like to know if you've ever been checked for Celiac Disease? (Do you suffer from any kind of stomach and/or weight loss/gain problems?) From information I have been getting from different people it seems like you can start experiencing alot of different symptoms and receive lots of different diagnoses of different diseases and such that all seems to possibly end up coming from having this one disease, Celiac Disease (or Celiac Sprue). I'm just out here hoping to get some answers that will help me to stop being so sick and in pain all the time.
Aa good friend of mine has those two, and we heard there might be a connection of some sort. but it's not investigated properly. they think fibromyalgia comes also from food allergy. there was a clinical experiment (a very small one - not enough patients)done about it, here is a report about it :
if it comes from food allergy, could be that if you allready have one food allergy you have another, or that it's very similar . but as i said- did not investigated properly yet..

Q. after breaking both my tib and fib in my ankle - my joint has now seized up completely - is this a normal occu

I have been told my ankle koint may never work again - has this ever happened to anyone else - and if so, what route did you take next - either a dusion or ankle replacement, which would you recommend? Any advice would be great Thanks you in advance
Ahere is an article that might give you an idea:

tell me if this is what you looked for.

Q. My child, who has dypraxia, passed both TOVA & BRC. Help, I don't want to put him on ritalin but feel pres

Since age 4 my child has received OT, ST and Physiotherpy. He is now 81/2 and has difficulties at school. Last year, after years of therapy, we went to a private Neuro Developmental Physiotherapist and she diagnosed him with Dyspraxia. I thought that my son was good at sport, but when she asked him to do the simplest of task like stand on one leg, or walk one foot infront of the other, he had great difficulty. He has diffculty processing information or thoughts and turning them into actions. This is especially evident in copying from the blackboard. His handwriting is extremely poor, even after many years, at much expence, of intense OT. His attention span is very poor, he daydreams and shuts down in class. The slightest noise, knock on the door, ticking clock etc wil break his concentration. He has passed both TOVA and BRC test, yet I am still under pressure from the school to put him on ritalin. I feel his concentration & attention problems are due to his Dyspraxia. Help
A1ritalin is not a sedative,it acts as a sedative in hyperative people.--methylphenidate is the same as ritalin but is cheeper. i know you are a good parent but sometimes you have to listen to the dr an therapist that work with these kinds of disorders.think about how this effects your child now--later on in life it might cause him to not go to college or get a job,not to say anything about his pears at school. there are a lot of other proplems with this disorder.
A2ritalin is not a sedative. it affects people who has an imbalance in Dopamine in the brain. it hardly do something to people who don't. people try avoiding it (and from a good reason- no need to give it if it won't help) but some of the cases it's the best thing that happens to the boy (i've seen it in many cases). he can focus at class and out of it. if 2 professionals told you it might help- i see no reason why you can't even try. try retalin and continue with speech and physio-therapy. if you won't see any change- consult with the Dr. and stop it.
A3Believe me I have asked a professional. I have been to two neuro specialists. Unfortunately, although they think my son's case is "interesting", their only suggestion is to treat the innatentive part of his disorder with ritalin. My son is very bright and does well in exams, he is not hyperactive or impulsive and behaves impecably so I do not see any reason to put him on a sedative. Putting him on ritalin will not help him write any faster, help his recall ability, structural or organizational abilities - that is dyspraxia!
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