fibromyositis


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fibromyositis

 [fi″bro-mi″o-si´tis]
inflammation of fibromuscular tissue.

fi·bro·my·o·si·tis

(fī'brō-mī'ō-sī'tis),
Chronic inflammation of a muscle with an overgrowth, or hyperplasia, of the connective tissue.
[fibro- + G. mys, muscle, + -itis, inflammation]

fibromyositis

(fī′brō-mī′ə-sī′tĭs)
n.
1. Inflammation of one or more muscles and associated connective tissue.
2. Fibromyalgia.

fibromyositis

Tension myalgia, see there.

fi·bro·my·o·si·tis

(fī'brō-mī'ō-sī'tis)
Chronic inflammation of a muscle with an overgrowth, or hyperplasia, of connective tissue.
[fibro- + G. mys, muscle, + -itis, inflammation]

Patient discussion about fibromyositis

Q. Is it Fibromyalgia. My uncle is suffering with extreme body pain. Doctors say it is fibromyalgia. His sedimentation rate and creactive protine is 3 times high than normal. would this confirm the diagnosis of FM? What is its actual symptom?

A. There's not one diagnostic test that can confirm fibromyalgia, and the diagnosis is made on a clinical basis according to the signs and symptoms of this disease (extreme fatigue, pain in different areas in the body and more). However, a high CRP level and sedimentation rate does confirm some sort of inflammatory process is going on and can be a clue to the diagnosis.

Q. Is it Fibromyalgia. My uncle is suffering with extreme body pain. Doctors say it is fibromyalgia. His sedimentation rate and c reactive protine is 3 times high than normal. would this confirm the diagnosis of FM? What is its actual symptom?

A. There's not one diagnostic test that can confirm fibromyalgia, and the diagnosis is made on a clinical basis according to the signs and symptoms of this disease (extreme fatigue, pain in different areas in the body and more). However, a high CRP level and sedimentation rate does confirm some sort of inflammatory process is going on and can be a clue to the diagnosis.

Q. how do you treat Fibromyalgia?

A. I agree seeing a doctor is important! Almost everyone I have contact with has had to use prescription medications b/c OTC did not work for them. One friend said alevee gave her a lillte help. I have found walking alittle everyday helps even if for only 20 minutes there are so many different opinions and i educated myself from site for fibromyalgia and tried some of the reccommendations. BUT for me a posotive outlook and support has been my greatest help along with my faith! I take 8 different medications but only 2 just for the fibro.
Good Luck and if you want to talk please email me!

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DISCUSSION: The exact mechanism of pentazocine induced fibromyositis is not known.
Our patient had all the complications of pentazocine abuse including skin induration, pigmentation, contractures, ulceration and fibromyositis. Fibromyositis was not only present in the injected muscle but also in the muscle groups which were not injected with Pentazocine.
Our patient had severe and diffuse fibromyositis and contractures from shoulder to ankle which made her crippled and lifelong dependent on others.