Review: could Fibromyalgia cause Anorexia?
Summary: Anorexia could be caused by Fibromyalgia, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, also have Hormone replacement therapy, and take Cymbalta.
We study 17,060 people who have Fibromyalgia from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Anorexia. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
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Fibromyalgia (latest reports from 92,036 patients) is typically treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Neurontin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride.
Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight) (latest reports from 152,063 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, pain, hepatitis c.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 17,043 people who have fibromyalgia are studied. Among them, 47 (0.28%) have Anorexia. They amount to 0.03% of all the 152,061 people who have Anorexia on eHealthMe.
Gender of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Anorexia * :
Age of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Anorexia * :
Severity of the symptom * :
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Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Hormone replacement therapy (9 people, 19.15%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (8 people, 17.02%)
- Anxiety (7 people, 14.89%)
- Neck pain (7 people, 14.89%)
- Hypersensitivity (6 people, 12.77%)
- Infection (6 people, 12.77%)
- Pain (6 people, 12.77%)
- Depression (5 people, 10.64%)
- Hypertension (5 people, 10.64%)
- Muscle spasms (5 people, 10.64%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Cymbalta (27 people, 57.45%)
- Fentanyl transdermal system (12 people, 25.53%)
- Lyrica (11 people, 23.40%)
- Soma (10 people, 21.28%)
- Synthroid (10 people, 21.28%)
- Estrace (7 people, 14.89%)
- Zyrtec (7 people, 14.89%)
- Premarin (7 people, 14.89%)
- Xanax (7 people, 14.89%)
- Norvasc (7 people, 14.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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From this study (2 days ago):
I take 100mg at night and I can't taste my breakfast. By lunch I can taste then it's time for a 50mg and I don't taste as well until dinner.
From this study (4 days ago):
Recently Dxd w/ toxic multinodular goiter/hyperthyroidism. Fibromyalgia for 20+ years. Had to titrate off Savella 100 mg. BID due to hyperthyroidism. Now all above symptoms have worsened. Because thyroid blood work was in normal range ( although I had been on low iodine diet for 2 months, which should keep in normal range) endocrinologist said see me in six months! No instructions, no explanations. Can't find much about Plummer's online! Had bad reaction during uptake scan & ER said due to RAI. If levels had been high on blood work following scan results, Dr wanted to do RAI Ablation. I am a.) Afraid of worse reaction; b.) Ablation not working, having to be repeated; c.) Ultimately having to have thyroid removed surgically.
I need to know my options! What should I be doing now? Anger and aggression, plus crying all the time are taking over my life. Savella was like a miracle drug for my fibromyalgia, but since it was an SNRI I am wondering how much of my problems is from stopping that. I did titrate off professionally, but had been on it over 3 years. Also wondering if it, hyperthyroidism or both are reason I am on four bp meds as cardiologist says heart is healthy. No history of stroke or seizures.
Is there anyone out there who can give me direction? Every day is worse. Also having injections in c- spine to determine if neurological surgery w/ help w/ spinal cord compression. First was done Monday.
Eyes also not focusing! Fibromyalgia or hyperthyroidism? Dr says I have 20/20 in each eye individually & field vision test okay. Still can't see TV or anything up close such as cosmetic needs for face! Nothing helps close vision. Glasses will help distance clear enough for now.
From this study (2 weeks ago):
Seroquel makes muscles stiff. Feel terrible every morning or afternoon when I wake. Can hardly make it to bathroom and back. Sit in recliner most of day with no energy to do anything. Have severe sweating with any amount of physical activity, such as washing dishes or folding clothes. Back pain in lower back to the point of feeling as if my legs will collapse and bend underneathme.
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