I aw a rheumatologist twice; she referred me to a sleep for disorder center to rule out sleep apnea which I do have (mild). Recently I left a message for my rheumatologist and found out several interesting things: 1. She doesn't return telephone calls, only her nurse does 2 she doesn't write prescriptions for insomnia and thirdly, the nurse claims that I should go back to the sleep disorder center to find out why I have insomnia
I thought this was ridiculous since insomnia is such a huge part… read more
My rheumatologist prescribed amitriptyline because not only did she say it helps with back pain and helps control IBS symptoms but it also helps you sleep. So far I think it’s doing well. I started out with 10 mg at night and then a couple weeks later I took one and a half and just recently started taking two. I just wanted to make sure it didn’t make me too tired in the morning. It’s definitely helping sleep and IBS it may be helping my back pain but I’m doing a lot of things to help with the pain throughout the rest of my body so it’s probably a combination of things that is working. But, so far I am having no problems with it. I should add, this was also my very first time to a rheumatologist and it’s the first thing that we’ve done.
You can actually file a complaint with the Medical Board of the State in which the Physician is licensed to practice.
Look, you want a shitty Rhumatolotogist! Try one who writes scripts for drugs. Then you go to the pharm and the dEA number is not on his script so the pharm has to call the office. The office says he doesn't write those type of perscripts WRIP THEM UP! I was OUT OF MEDS! Thank god I was back at my old home so I could see my old doc. He saved my collective butt! Now I need to find a new doc
I was at the point where I was sleeping only 3 or 4 days a week. When I did sleep, I woke up every hour or two. My mom (a pharmacist) recommended Amytriptiline. It is commonly known as an anti-depressant but it also helps with peripheral pain. Partnered with meditative music, I am now able to sleep better at night. The best part about Amytriptiline is that it isn't addictive and it doesn't change brain chemistry.
I told my Rheumatologist that I was waking up overnight at a certain time and that was about 4 hours after my last pain pill. So he prescribed the same pain pill but in a slow release formula so it helped me to sleep most of the night. It seems to work for me.
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