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My doctor is of no help unfortunately, so I'm hoping to find some help here. I am suffering from the following symptoms and have been "diagnosed" with Fibro, but I do not think that is the only issue. All my blood tests come back normal. Hope this is the right area to post.

Falling constantly
Irritable
Nausea for no reason
Mood Changes
Weakness overall
Unable to exercise due to pain and instability (Tried yoga, basic stretches)
Hands and feet frequently cold
Hair loss
Numbness in limbs randomly
Shaking/trembling hands
Issues walking
Constipation
Eyes hurt/are dry
Lack of sex drive/painful sex
Sometimes hard to urinate when I have to, or it's a very slow stream
Mumbling/slurred speech/difficulty finding words
Joint pain all over
Morning stiffness
Difficulty falling asleep/staying asleep
Joint instability
Joint dislocation and hyper flexibility (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome)
Easily bruised
Multiple ankle sprains (2nd and 3rd degree) over years
Very sensitive skin
Chronic Tendonitis in ankles


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replied May 10th, 2014
Thank you for asking!
I believe you are the man who was a hospital mirror image who is constantly overwhelmed with some thing troublesome.
If by all investigations you meant including rheumatological profile like ANA, Anti Double Stranded DNA, Anti smith, Anti mitochondrial antibodies antibodies etc then i would say a psychiatric evaluation is required for these mood swings and all psychiatric issues.
Hair loss alopecia is autoimmune with such co symptoms and needs work up. eye involvement with rheumatological manifestation may make suspicions of lupus or behcet's etc and it needs a little management for that.
loss of libido is not an issue it will resolve. Joint discoloration and easy bruisability and tendonitis needs anti inflammatory approach and insomnia is once again a psychiatric manifestation.
If the work up comes all negative then i am afraid it will be an advanced fibromyalgia and it wil need good care for that.Emotional and psychological factors can cause as much equal pain as physical injury. and most of the time depression is a big factor for fibromylgia. but there are as equal amount of patients reported with fibromylgia with no concomitant depression.

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I want you to know that it is a chronic pain condition and it needs a complete management from diet and lifestyle to compliance in medicines.Maintain proper sleep routines and keep the food journals. Slowly wean off caffeine, because abruptly stopping caffeine will increase fatigue and pain, headaches, anxiety, and sleep disturbance.avoid alcohol completely for 6 months minimum.No tobacco and no consumption of chemical-laden foods, refined sugars, white flour, aspartame, and monosodium glutamate (MSG).No rich carbohydrates.
A diet high in fresh vegetables, fish, and fiber. Green, leafy, and yellow vegetables is recommended.
Fruits such as citrus fruits, apples, berries, cantaloupe, and peaches may be preferred.
Antioxidants like Vitamins (eg, C, E), minerals (eg, selenium, zinc), and phytochemicals and vitamin D supplements will help.
Seek a rheumatologist and a psychiatrist for further management.
Take care
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