Who has neurological symptoms with fibromyalgia?
Symptoms matching a stroke. - 0.0% - 0 votes
Severe confusion upon awakening. - 0.0% - 0 votes
Speech problems. - 0.0% - 0 votes
Posted 10/30/2016 2:36 PM (GMT -7)
Greetings! We are brand new. I am Tess the spouse working for Steve, my husband who is a disabled Air Force veteran with Fibromyalgia, Sjogrens Disease, Asthma, High BP, and serious cognitive loss due to many causes, mostly meds and low oxygen levels due to poor treatment of sleep apnea. We are on the track to good treatment for all his ailments, but Steve can't type well now so I am his "voice." In the last two years, he has had three attacks that looked just like a stroke. All three happened as he woke up. The first two he was on the CPAP mask during the time when his settings were wrong, so he was still not breathing right. This last one was when he fell asleep in his recliner without his mask and woke up panicky, dizzy and not able to talk well. He also indicated that one of his eyes became out of control. He also had trouble swallowing some ibuprofen because his head as in terrible pain. I have learned the difference between a real stroke (my mother) and Steve's fibro attacks in that his fibro when it acts out in his brain does not cause aphasia, but paralyzes his muscles to speak. When words come out at last, he can slowly say a whole sentence. But I am not seeing this in other people. Anyone out there waste money on an ambulance? It is scary, but wasteful to go through 3 MRIs and 3 Catscans. We are both retired and age 66. He was retired at age 37 because his lower back discs collapsed during his service as a medic who ended up teaching lab tech. He has the worst fibro his first doc had seen in a man.
Posted 10/30/2016 5:34 PM (GMT -7)
That doesn't sound like fibromyalgia to me.
It sounds like something related to his sleep apnea.
Does he see a pulmonary doctor or neurologist?
Is it being managed by the VA?
I'm not impressed by how the VA handles my father's sleep apnea. You might want to go outside the VA on it.
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