Please Help me find good Rheaumatologist and Pain Management MD in SC!

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   Posted 6/27/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I am to a 6yo dd...unable to return to work as an xray tech since my back injury.
I have been dealing with chronic back pain for 6 years (Lumbar HNPs, stenosis, DDD, sciatica) severe anxiety and migraines. Last year I began to feel fatique, aches and flulike symptoms off and on (more on than off) It has gotten much worse. My muscles on the backs of my arms, my neck, my buttocks and chest ache and when I am even touched burns and aches. I also have been distracted...unable to finish sentences...forgettful.
My migraines used to start behind my right eye but now they often start in the shoulder and neck..then move up.
My psychiatrist feels I should be evaluated for fibromyalgia.
I just want to see a good MD...someone who really cares.
Can anyone give me some recommendations?

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   Posted 6/27/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, and welcome to the fibromyalgia forum!  I'm so glad you found us and joined in.
At the top of the first page you will see a thread called Fibro 101.  It is the second thread on the forum.  There are good links in there all about fibro and you can learn a lot.  There is a link called Finding a Fibro Doctor and there are several for South Carolina.  See if one is close to you.  These doctors do believe in fibro.  I hope this helps you.
I'm so happy you are here.  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  I hope to hear more from you soon.
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 6/27/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sqerlgirl, Welcome to the forum . I am sorry that you are in so much pain. Finding
a good doc is the first step. Check out fibro 101, it is the second thread , page one.
You will see a link for finding a good doc in SC. You will also find some very helpful
info for fibromites...there is another link.. What else could it be that is informative and
another site with fibro symptoms.

I am hoping you can find a good doctor so that you cand find some pain relief soon.
Keep posting and ask all the questions you want. The people here are friendly and
caring. We do understand pain!

hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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