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I received my diagnosis last Thursday and my rheumatologist released me back to my PCP. I am disappointed by that because I don't know if my PCP is knowledgeable about fibro. I have not talked with her about it at all. I'm not scheduled to go back to her until May for my physical. Is it normal for your rheumatologist to do that? Should I make an appointment to see PCP sooner. I just started gabapentin and have a question but I feel like I don't have a doctor to ask now. Thoughts?
If your PCP is like mine you probably are better off-my PCP wanted to have me continue with a med I id not need that was messing up my liver-I gave her my are you insane look. She is a gate way… read more
@A MyFibroTeam Member I agree. I was on Cymbalta for maybe two weeks at the lowest dose and of course had intolerable side effects so I thought since I hadn't been on it long I would just stop, wow… read more
I've been on Cymbalta for depression, gabapentin, tizanidine, and tramadol. I could function quite well with that. Now my GP stopped writing pain scripts and referred everyone to pain magmt center… read more
Through healthy food choices, I have lost 30lbs since I got my diagnosis of FM/CFS & OA in April of last year. It seems that as I get lighter, I hurt so much more than I remember hurting before. Has anybody else experienced this? The doctors always say that the best thing you can do for your body, especially in the case of OA, is get the extra weight off.....so now I am but it's like the weight was hiding just how much pain was going on. ?!? Anybody? My Gabapentin has gone from 300-900mg in just… read more
@A MyFibroTeam Member if your meds aren't working it's time to let your doctor know and try something else. I noticed Gabapentin made me tired, a little too foggy to concentrate, and didn't seem to… read more
My doctor is a research specialist in fibro but say they are finding out that pain meds do not help, so he does not give out pain meds. He has said to do PT. just been doing that for 1 month not sure if its helping or not. Just wanting to know if you have any suggestions on how to deal with the pain?
I would have quit a long time ago if it weren't for Tramadol. I take two or three 50mg tablets a day. Two in the morning with my coffee lights a fire under my butt and gets me moving. I may also take… read more
Well that explains why I had some very scary episodes in mixing tramadol w flexaril and ambian I didn't know it causes respiratory depression. I also have sleep apnea I don't take tramadol at… read more
Anyone here have problems with upper abdominal muscle that rolls randomly? I have to physically hold it in place as it tries to roll from right side to center and back again. Coworker has physically seen it. Usually happens if i bend the wrong way or try to get up from recliner. Hurts like hell. Takes my breath away. Doesnt happen everyday, but after it does it really sensitive for about a week. I have to be real careful how i maneuver or it will roll again. Have been checked for hernia and… read more
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