I have been diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 , Arthritis and Newly diagnosed with A Fib. How do you manage these along with fibromyalgia?
I have multiple health problems as well. The hardest part is managing your meds, since there can be so many interactions between different meds (I take about 20 plus supplements). It's also hard to determine what is actually causing various symptoms. Is it disease A or disease B? Is it a side effect of meds or an interaction between meds?
The most important thing is to make sure you have a good primary care physician who is getting reports from all the various specialists, so you have at least one person looking at the whole picture.
Hi ya I to have multiple illnesses,I have Chronic Brittle asthma I've had it for the last 18 years in and out of the Brompton hospital in London on a lot of drugs lots of Prednisone for chest infection. about 10 years ago my feet wouldn't work so hard to walk was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and knee's and feet.had been on tens machine Tramadol, and Co-codamol, along with all the drugs I take for my asthma breathing drugs still take prednisone on 3 a day for life.In August 2015 I got this pain over all my body and I mean everywhere so back to the Doctors he sent me to hospital to see a specialist had to wait till my appointment in November hospital and doctors had already taken bloodtest for the specialist, he confirmed I had Rheumatoid arthritis in my hands and feet and knee's, and said I had Fibromyalgia. He said I was on a lot of the drugs he would have given me,,prednisone Tramadol Co-codamol, so of I go home knowlng what I'm dealing with. Omg ever day got worse, up and down doctors put me on Pregabalin was on them 4 month still in pain,then I get appointment for the pain clinic 28th September 2016 I'm taken off Pregabalin after no help from them only put on 2st, then put me on Duloxetine 80mg at night all they did was take the edge of the pain, still in pain.but lost 22lb of the weight I put on,just got appointment for Rheumatologist for the Rheumatoid arthritis Feb 1st 2017,I can't function at home can't turn on the taps,open tin cans,can't do vegetables lots I can't do, so that's me up to date let's hope next year is better for us all.xx oh I have green Japanese tea not bags fine powder, Magnesium 1000mg a day Acal-D3 caplets, and I have turmeric 1/4 teaspoon in yoghurt. And so I go on x
Ah yes I have asthma , also . Do t want to take steroids but it's been acting up lately. Breathing sort of takes priority. Lol
Yes I do and a few other diseases. Very difficult for me to handle my diabetes properly when the pain from Fibro and arthritis often incapacitate me. I get overwhelmed at times and just want to give up on it all. But have to keep going....