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Finding_the_Light
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   Posted 12/9/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, pain management office got back to me and although the note isn't signed yet from my dr she did state it as being the diagnosis. So unless she changes something thats it. No more guessing. And she wont give me the Ultram right now cause we just started the lyrica I just totally spaced that she only tries onemed at a time. So im going to try taking my ativan instead although I have very few left maybe one or two. So hopefully the pain goes away soon.
Probable diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Along with: Bipolar,OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, anxiety, gastroparesis,pcos,add Meds: Neurontin, Lyrica, OMEGA 3 Fish oil and vit d3, tenex wellbutrin i stopped taking.


Chutz
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   Posted 12/9/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi FTL...

At least you know the enemy now and the war begins. To me the worst is not knowing what you are fighting. I'm sure it's hard working with any doctor who doesn't have the same ideas you have. If you like her then it will probably pay to stick with her. I can understand her reasoning, not that I like it...<sigh> It's a bit like doing algebra. If you are looking for one piece that you don't know...most likely called X, it's fairly easy to do. But if you are looking for two variables, let's say X & Y then it gets harder to figure out what's going on.

I'm fortunate that my PCP treats my pain also and knows me well enough to know what works and what doesn't. Plus he will try a combination to see if we get better results than single medications alone. They each have their own method.

You might discuss with her that you have some serious pain going on and ask what she can offer if the Lyrica isn't working. How long is she waiting to see if it works before trying something else? I do have a problem with a doctor leaving a patient in pain for extended periods of time with no relief in sight. Just my thoughts...

Warm hugs,
Chutz
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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/9/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
FTL, glad you are at least making progress with a dxs. I have a medphobia and it's hard enough for me to try one new med so I wouldn't try more than one at a time anyway. It took me almost a year to try a little vicodin.
 
I really hope the Lyrica works for you.
 
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Finding_the_Light
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   Posted 12/9/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks chutz1 :) im not really sure how long but at least a couple weeks probably if not longer i think its primarily she wants to know what causes what side effects and whats working and whats not. But still in the meantime i hurt and i know she wants me in pool therapy but i cant start til fri and thats gonna take some time too :(
Probable diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Along with: Bipolar,OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, anxiety, gastroparesis,pcos,add Meds: Neurontin, Lyrica, OMEGA 3 Fish oil and vit d3, tenex wellbutrin i stopped taking.


Dagger
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   Posted 12/9/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I always like to space new meds, this way you know what's helping and which one may be causing side effects. My sister started a new antibiotic and a new blood pressure med on the same day and had a severe allergic reaction. They don't know which one caused the problem so now she is not allowed to take either med not any others that are similar.

You may find that the pool therapy makes you feel worse before it helps you feel better. When I first started exercising or resumed exercising after surgery, I always felt a lot worse for the first few weeks. Stick with it though and you should start to feel better. Nothing takes all the pain away but anything that helps a bit is worth it.

Finding_the_Light
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   Posted 12/10/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
i know nothing will completely take it away. But idk something for a little help? its agonizing. And ya im not looking fwd to feeling the pain worsen with pool therapy before helping either. So ive been trying to move my arms more tho they dont make it easy by any means! I would even see if she would let me take my soma for a little bit if the soma actually worked! it worked for maybe 3 days when i first tried it thought it was great. Then it stopped :( arrrgh this is so frustrating.
Probable diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Along with: Bipolar,OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, PTSD, anxiety, gastroparesis,pcos,add Meds: Neurontin, Lyrica, OMEGA 3 Fish oil and vit d3, tenex wellbutrin i stopped taking.

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