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   Posted 10/3/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My MRI came back and I do have osteoarthritis in my spine. He also gave me a perscriptoin for Lyrica. I took it to the pharmacy and I have to get approval first. He gave me 7 day trial pack. I have Aetna does any one else and did they approve it for you.
He also mentioned that on top of Fibro Arthritis I have CFS symptoms.

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   Posted 10/3/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow... you sure are having fun now, huh?!?! I have the spine thing, as well as degenerative joint disease in the spine along with no insurance. I get my celebrex thru parnership for prescription assisance. I hope the Lyrica works for you and you get some relief.
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   Posted 10/5/2008 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Lyrica has to be approved because originally it was not prescribed for fibromyalgia. It is just a formality.


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   Posted 10/5/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope they get it approved quickly Leemadd.
CFS is something I'm going to ask my new rheumy about Thurs. Do you have a lot of sore throats??? I know the fatigue is much worse for me than the pain most of the time.
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   Posted 10/5/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Its funny that you mention that My throat gets dry and itchy for a couple hours everyday then it goes away i thought it was allergies but the more i read the more i think its cfs who knows this is all knew and crazy to me
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