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keith - November 6

Hi, I have been diagnosed with FMS for almost two years.Orginallly my predominant symptoms were weakness in my legs, tiredness and dizziness and muscle pain to varying degrees. More recently however i do get cest pain,shortness of breath and major fatigue,but i find the persistent dizziness the most distressing and debilitating of all.Does anyone else find this?
Also MRI is negative and my specialist said my FM is likely due to my predisposing personality type of being an intense metiulous perfecfionist (IMP).Dont know if i fully agree with him there!

 

Suffering - October 20

I also get very dizzy kinda scarey sometimes I feel I am going to pass out. I have learned when I am having these bouts to stand slowly and just take it easy. I would say the most distressing is my aching at times it is hard even to write and the migrane headaches. There are days I feel 85 instead of 42. Wonder how this will effect me as I get older?

 

Jean - October 20

Hi Keith: I am concerned with the chest pain and shortness of breath and dizziness. I would advise you to see your doctor about that ASAP. Blood Pressure may need to be checked. Rule that out first before we go into Fibro stuff. Are you a workaholic dealing with the stress of the day and only you can do it right?

 

ditto - October 22

I HAVE FM AND ALSO EXPERIENCE PERIODS WHERE I NEED TO EAT FOOD IMMEDIATELY OR I FEEL I WILL FAINT AND GET HAND TREMOURS. MY DR ALSO MENTIONED FIBRO IS SEEN IN CERTAIN PERSONALITIES.

 

mona - November 6

i also get this....and yes it is scary
no one seems to know what to do with it either
do you get vertigo too

 

Laura - November 6

Hi, Keith

Wow! Your symptoms almost exactly match mine. Please be careful of the dizziness. I've fallen down our stairs twice now. The first time I needed 30 stitches and clamps in my scalp; the second time I had a black "mask" across my eyes from ear to ear. I went to the Johns Hopkins emergency room. They admitted me for a week, did all kinds of tests, and finally diagnosed neurally mediated hypotension. When you stand up your blood goes to your feet because that's the part of your body that needs it. This makes your blood pressure drop. There's supposed to be a chemical, a reflex, that switches the blood over from your arteries to your veins that carry it back to your head. In NMH, you don't have the reflex and black out from low blood pressure. There's not much the doctors can do about it. You're on the right track, standing up slowly. Ask your doctor to do a tilt-table test. As for personality, I've been told I have a very pleasant one. Also, I'm 68 and feel about the same as I did at 58, when I first got fibro. Good luck to you. Laura

 

Jean - November 6

There are different kinds of dizziness so I'm thinking possibly vertigo which makes the room go round and round, you have to hold on. This too is a symptom of Fibro, they can give you a medication called antivert, I believe to help alleviate with some of the symptoms. Again I would ask that you confer with your doctor and I'm sure and hoping that he/she will be able to help you with this. Also some dizziness is seen after a flu like virus or inner ear infection but these usually last about 8 weeks and go on there way. Hope this helps, take care.

 

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