Just diagnosed with Fibro. after thinking I was crazy!!!
After two months of various symptoms that started with a traumatic event with my PREVIOUS doctor I was diagnosed by a Army neurologist with Fibro. and will have a appt. with a Rhumtd. doctor hopefully in a week for confirmation. Before I got in I just started Topamax for pain I've been having primarily face pain, headaches, aching in upper jaw ( maxillary) but, this was given to me by a PA on a low dose, the neuro. is starting me on nortryptilyn. I know everyone is different, but has anyone used Topamax for Fibro? I need something for the chronic pain, that sometimes feels flu like, all over, but I have to be alert and function with two kids, and want something for depression. I am having my thyroid labs done also, since I have thyroid disease as well. My traumatic event was my PREVIOUS DOCTOR gave me a steroid shot, that supressed my thyroid hormone, while I was taking thyroid medication, made my body like having double doses, caused me to have shortness of breath for two weeks and chest pains and SHE said it was in MY head! Thank goodness for other doctors in my life to see this, well in the middle of the crisis is when various aches started, which my Endo. for my thyroid said it was not my thyroid, since my thyroid had gotten back under control. Went back to my PREVIOUS doctor who accused me of taking her time, and when this was all over, that we would have a long talk! So I was forced in the middle of all this to find a new doctor, who did his best to find a solution, but was only seeing a PA at the time treating me for migraines or tension headaches when they weren't either and were not going away, but even he was upset when I requested a specialist. Only adding to depression for me. What a roller coaster.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.