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   Posted 9/30/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
As a person with several diagnosis, I have experienced the phenomena whereby, one Doc, my pdoc, disagreed with how my PCP (primary care physician), was handling another disorder, in my case Fibromyalgia. For the Fibro, I recieve light pain meds, flexeril in order in order to manage muscle cramps, and a minor sedative to help me get to sleep. Decent sleep is very, very important. The pdoc was aghast at the meds for Fibro. He prescribed the Zoloft to get me out of the deep depression I was in.This is good because not having serotonin in my system was, of course, messing me up royally. Now, I have it, I need somewhat less pain meds but am not near the point where I can dispense with them entirely. has anyone else experience a situation whereby the docs disagree with one another?

olivia of course
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   Posted 9/30/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   

I've never had that happen, but I think it is important to find out the reasons why your pdoc doesn't agree with the treatments that you are getting from your PCP. Maybe he thinks that the meds will affect your moods in a negative way. Maybe you could have him call your PCP and come up with a middle ground that way. Best Wishes!

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   Posted 9/30/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   

I agree with Olivia. My pdoc and my pcp were slightly differing over treating my thyroid and my sleep apnea and finally I asked my psych to call my pcp before she made any changes to what my pcp had prescribed. They work on such different problems, you would think they could stay out of each other's business, but with something like fibro that's harder. They should be working as a team. Ask them to talk to one another and agree on a regimen. They should be game, if they're professionals.

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