I am having trouble finding a doctor that understands what I am going through. I have fibromyalgia and terrible panic attacks. They give me medicine for a while and it works. Then they take me off of it because it is addicting. I completely understand about addiction to prescription medications. Unfortunately, those are the only ones that work on me. I end up getting very depressed because no one will help me. Earlier this year I was in a terrible car accident and almost died. Now all of my illnesses are worse and no one understands that. My heart feels like it is going to fly through my chest. My joints and everything else hurts worse. please be able to help me out. I am out of suggestions and options.Optional Information: Female , Age: 44Already Tried: I have tried shrinks and family doctors. Help for a while then they have all of these excuses not to help me any longer.
Fibromyalgia usually occurs in cycles. You may go through a period of time when the symptoms are not so bad and then all of sudden you have severe symptoms. It's not surprising that after your car accident that everything is worse. You are probably under a lot of stress and stress flares up fibromyalgia. Panic attacks can be part of fibromyagia. But the heart racing may be a response to a carbohydrate intolerance called reactive hypoglycemia. A lot of people with fibromyaglia have a problem with carbohydrates. You can have dizziness, weakness, shakiness and a racing heart from reactive hypoglycemia.
You need to get together a support team. Ideally this team will include your family doctor for your general health, a neurologist or rheumatologist to treat the joint, nerve and muscle pain, a nutritionist to help you with dietary concerns, like carbs, a physical therapist to exercise and treat muscles and some people also find relief with acupuncture and chiropractic. And some include a naturopath for natural therapies. Some people also include a psychologist to help reduce stress and to maintain a positive outlook despite dealing with a trying condition such as fibromyalgia. A psychologist can also help treat the emotional part of this condition. First step would be to talk to your family doctor and get recommendations for the rest of your support team.
Here is a link to read about reactive hypoglycemia http://tinyurl.com/a7a73 And here is a link to read about some fibromyalgia treatments http://tinyurl.com/8gpkw With fibromyalgia it is unfortunately hit or miss with therapies and you need to keep trying until you find what works for you! Hopefully by getting a good support team in place you will cover many bases and begin to feel better. If my information is helpful please check accept to close the question. I hope you find some relief soon!
your information was okay. i thought this was a site for doctors. thanks anyway ann
Sorry I am not a doctor but as a fellow sufferer I thought that my information might be of interest to you and helpful. If you do find it so, please check accept and leave feedback for my efforts. Thanks.