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Old 09-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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I don't know whether a rheumy is right for me or a PMD. I'm on hydrocodone or I was until my dr took me off of it. I can't take Savella, Cymbalta, Lyrica, Neurontin, Celebrex... He doesn't know what to put me on. And I don't think he believes me I can't take the other meds per the psych dr and the GI. I think it's time I find a new rheumy. He wasn't very nice to me the other day either. Now I'm back to nothing and in pain. I can't sleep because every inch of my body hurts. My family has been rubbing my back for me (lightly) and I've been trying hot packs and the bath-tub. But I need to be on medicine. I know some people here on with a PMD. Do you have to be referred? Or should I try another rheumy? Maybe one who is a bit more knowledgeable, I found this one off the internet...didn't do any research.

 
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Plus I had surgery, and then he was pushing on my belly where i had had the surgery, which hurt like h***. That wasn't very nice either.

 
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Unfortunately, I am not convinced that they HAVE a medication that works. That's why the doctors get so "not nice" after you see them for a while.

I have been working with my thirteen year old daughter to help manage her primary juvenile fibromyalgia. After trying all the medicines, we finally fired the doctor, and found out that we have lower stress levels without having to deal with doctors. We have resorted to a focus on diet, exercise and reducing our commitments. She is attending a "virtual school" now. Mostly, we use accupuncture when she flares up. There are studies showing that it is effective. We also use herbal remedies for various symptoms.

I am sorry -- but the doctors don't always have medicine for everything. The side effects of some of the fibro medicines are terrible. Lyrica was absolutely horrible -- no pain relief and horrible mood effects. Elavil makes you gain weight like crazy. We ended up deciding that the medicines weren't going to control the symptoms, so there was no reason to subject her to the side effects.

 
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Hi, I cannot answer the medication question if you have other conditions your doctor will have to answer that. However, fire the doctor if he did not treat you well. We are sick and need to be treated with compassion and respect. I think they sometimes forget we are employing them. Do some research and find a better doctor for starters.
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