Does anyone see a Physiatry (Pain and Rehab doctor) for their Fibro?

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Tamz
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 3/1/2010 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning All,
 
My GP is sending me to a Physiatry (specialize in Pain and Rehab).  Has anyone else seen this type of doctor and did they help?  Not sure what to expect today but if she can help with the Pain then Yea!!!!  I am at that point though, that I am kind of sick of being passed around.  No firm diagnoise of FM--its still at that "we think it might be but lets try this or have you go see this". 
 
Its been almost a year that I have been dealing with the pain that can stop me in my tracks. 
 
Thanks All,
 
Tammie
Anxiety/Panic Attacks, GERD, IBS, Degenerative Disk, (possible Fibro)
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harleybluz
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 3/1/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh man, I am with you being passed around. How frustrating is that? My Neuro and GP want me to see a Psychiatrist for the pain but their talking about "talking" about the pain and ways I can deal with the day to day pain. The one I see is trying to put me on an antidepressant instead of talking and I don't really want that. Only because I was on them for years and they don't help me. They do, however, help alot of other people and there are some that help with pain as well as the depression that goes along with the pain of FM. I hope it helps. Keep us posted on what it's all about and how the treatment is going. It may help alot of us here to know. Thanks.

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pksmdrag
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/1/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new here (my daughter has fibro), but I wanted to comment on this. We haven't seen a physiatrist for my daughter, but my mother had a major stroke 5 years ago. She is totally paralized on her left side and now lives in a nursing home. Right after her stroke she got hooked up with a physiatrist for the pain and physical change that was now taking place within her body. He was wonderful. She had months of rehab in a rehab hospital followed up with more in a nursing home (not the nuursing home she is in today). Anyway, there was a nasty doctor in the nursing home who didn't understand the pain my mother was in. She wanted to commit suicide (not sure how whe would have done it because she can't even care for herself). Once I got her discharged from the nursing home I brought her back to see her physicatrist. He changed her pain med and it made all the difference in the world. My daughter and I are new to this, but a physiatrist was wonderful for my mother. The pain became managable. Good luck.

Kim

Tamz
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 3/1/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow...The doctor was wonderful.  She actually talked to me and made me feel like she was not only listening but interested.  She asked so many questions and really got a history.  She wrote a note out for some blood test that she things my GP should have done before starting the "well maybe its Fibro".  She said I did have alot of symptoms for Fibro but wanted to get the test done.  She then went over all the meds that they have given me to try for the last year and we are going to try cymbalta.  I know some people do well and some don't and she was very honest about that.  Kinda of a hit and miss until we find the right fix.  Keeping me on the Flexeril since it does seem to help some.  When I left I felt like someone actually understood instead of the "well lets send you here and see what they say".  She actually wanted a follow up in 2 weeks vs the "call me if you don't get better".  This is such a hard disorder to deal with but I feel I may have find the right doctor to be on the path with me. 
 
Thank All of you for giving your thoughts, emotions, and own dealing on this to help those of us that are just starting this path.  It really helps so much to know that I am not crazy or the only one dealing with this....
 
Hugs to everyone.
Tammie
Anxiety/Panic Attacks, GERD, IBS, Degenerative Disk, (possible Fibro)
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Celexa, Xanax, Flexerill, aciphex


merrygirl
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   Posted 3/2/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I am going to see my physiatrist in about an hour. very nice guy. he does my trigger point injections and pt rx's. getting an eng done today and I pray a few injections for my neck.
Chronic Lyme Disease,Fibromyalgia, CFS, PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, type 2 diabetes, bulging discs to name a few

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