Diabetes and Fibro?

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Steffiel
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 2/5/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all.
 
I am new to this forum, but have introduced myself. If I haven't said hello yet...well, hello! smilewinkgrin
 
Anyway, I'm kinda worried. In my introduction I noted that I've been having a burning mouth. I was treated for thrush last week, but the doctor said then, and today, that it didn't look like thrush. Naturally, I went back to the doctor, being that I am still in a lot of discomfort and am VERY thirsty. I'm drinking up to half a 24 pack of water and day, and my mouth still feels like a desert. I am on different medicationst that cause dry mouth, but this is insane. I've never been so thirsty in my entire life.
 
So, the doctor is suspecting diabetes. I'm fasting tonight and testing tomorrow.   shakehead
 
I'm aware that it very well might be just another part of FMS, but IDK... I can't say that I'm not scared! Does anybody else here have fibro AND Diabetes? I should note that my father does have both, which also makes this a very real possiblity.
 
Thanks in advance.

realpain
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   Posted 2/5/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello... I too am fairly new to this forum, and new to the diagnosis as well. Not so new to the Fibro pain though!!!! 
 
I myself do not have diabetes but both my parents, uncle, grandfather... and so on have it, so I have been around it all my life.  My great granmother that had it lived until she was 98... and also lived a very enjoyable life!!  I know that it can be scary (I have had the test many times as well) but you have to try not to stress about it... you don't want the stress to make the fibro act up.. then you will have two problems.
 
I don't know what med's you are on, but when I was on cymbalta I had HORRIBLE dry mouth.  Yes diabetes can do that as well... my father was like that before he was diagnost... he drank water nonstop!!!  I just don't want you to worry yourself into a flare because it could just be a reaction to your med's. I wish you luck and you are in my prayers!!!!


Wishing everyone a great day, ((((hugs))))
 
 
Partial thyoidectamy (hyperthyroidism), fibrocystic breast disease, low blood pressure, hypertension, depression, and anxiety, severe headaches, joint and muscle pain due to fibromyalgia.
 
Wellbutrin SR 150mg twice daily, Ultram 50mg once every six hours, Propranolol 10mg once every 4 hours, and Xanax .50 every 6 hours, Flexeril 10mg once at night.


Steffiel
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 2/6/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
^Thank you for the reply. I don't know yet, but I'm trying my best not to freak out. Even though I go to the doctor on a regular basis, I still get anticipatory anxiety. Especially when it comes to blood work! ;) I do know that the only way to know if you have Diabetes for sure is to get tested, so I'm on the right track.

I drank well over 12 bottles of water yesterday and am already on my 4th today. The doctor told me (yesterday) that I was dehydrated...but I'm guessing that it wasn't an emergency or they would have given me an IV? Anyway, she told me to seek medical care if I felt really ill, and to stick with drinking A LOT of water.

Well, I take allergy meds and know that they dry me out, but I actually cut back on them due to this problem. In fact, I'm taking less now that I ever have. I'm only taking Claritin at the moment. I was taking Neurontin (that can dry you out for sure), but am on a break from that too. Vicodin and Xanax are a daily thing (been taking them for years now, though), and those are both drying.

Anyway, I hope that your family members are well. :) Even if I do have it I'd much rather know and get a hold on it.

realpain
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   Posted 2/6/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree... if it end up being that, that earlier you treat it the better!!! Which I am SURE you already knowwith having a father that has it!!!  You are definately on the right track... I mean being dehydrated after drink THAT many fluids... you should have a look see : )  Thanks for the well wishes... the fam is doing good with teh diabetes!!! Let us know what you find out!!!
Wishing everyone a great day, ((((hugs))))
 
 
Partial thyoidectamy (hyperthyroidism), fibrocystic breast disease, low blood pressure, hypertension, depression, and anxiety, severe headaches, joint and muscle pain due to fibromyalgia.
 
Wellbutrin SR 150mg twice daily, Ultram 50mg once every six hours, Propranolol 10mg once every 4 hours, and Xanax .50 every 6 hours, Flexeril 10mg once at night.


Sherrine
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   Posted 2/6/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Steffiel!  I have fibro and diabetes.  Diabetes runs in my family, too, and my father, brother and an aunt have had diabetes.  I always told my doctors that this was in the family so they caught it right away.
 
If it turns out that you are diabetic, you will probably have to make some changes in the way you eat and how often you eat.  I have been able to keep my blood sugars in a normal range for the most part.  I take pills...not insulin shots.  I do find that when I'm in a flare and having more that my usual pain, my blood sugar goes up so I do watch what I eat and I also watch my stress...especially during those times.
 
I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1992 and I do not have any of the side affects of the disease and I hope I don't get any either.  But, you can manage diabetes with fibromyalgia and be quite successful at it.  So try not to worry because that will cause more pain and more pain causes the blood sugar to elevate. 
 
I hope it turns out that you do not have diabetes but, if you do, it can be controlled.  We also have a wonderful diabetes forum on HealingWell, too!  They can help you a lot.  Let us know what you find out.  We really do care!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


Steffiel
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 2/7/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
^You guys are wonderful. :) Thanks for the reply. I'm glad that you have a good hold on your diabetes, S! The fibro is bad enough, so I say all the more kudos to you for being strong and empowered. I'm in the camp that would rather not have anything wrong (obviously), but I think that living with these conditions make us stronger. It is easy to say that everything happens for a reason when you don't have an explanation for such awful things, but that's my motto. It is my belief that all of us going through all of this garbage are given the great gift of empathy. As much as these conditions feel like curses, I try to see them as blessings at the same turn. I know it sounds crazy, but that's how I cope, and I'm sure that many of you think along the same train of thought as I do. It's one day at a time. Some days we feel weak and powerless, but I think that our struggles make us stronger. Sorry for the long rant. I'm just feeling a lot of good vibes and caring here- it's a wonderful feeling! I want you all to know that. :)

Sherrine: I see that you have autommune inner ear disease? That's interesting because I've had left ear pain since last May... The Dr. has written it off as E. tube dysfuction so far, but I have to say that it is quite a painful and annoying condition- sometimes on the verge of being unbearable. I haven't had tubes or anything yet. They've been trying to dry me up with meds (though, obviously I am too dry at the moment) and just recently antibiotics (the pain did go away, but then I had the mouth sumptoms, and now the pain is back). I guess I could post this in the allergies/asthma section, but hmmm. There is no direct relation between ear pain and diabetes, but it makes me wonder. I know that many cranial nerves run along that area and diabetes is one of the (many) things that can cause nerve damage and such. Again, I'm not trying to self diagnose. I'll let the doctors do that, but I'm kinda wondering out loud at the moment. ;) Also, you can really scare youself scary via google! I know about that condition where the infection can spread to surrounding skull bone and such. I just can't remember the name of it right now, and I honestly don't really want to! Again, I'll let them deal with that. First thing is first- getting my results and going from there. Thanks for listening. *hugs*

Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17098
   Posted 2/7/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I never had ear pain with the autoimmune inner ear disease.  I just had my hearing drop off in chunks and now I'm legally deaf in the high ranges of sound.
 
But, there are member here that have ear pain and I think they were told it was from TMJ!  Many with fibro have TMJ and grind their teeth.  There are many nerves that run along that area and so maybe this is what is happening to you.  Here is a link to the Mayo Clinic site all about TMJ.  It's not scary either!  LOL  If you click on "Risk Factors" you will see that fibromyalgia is one of them.  Hope this helps you.
 
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

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