Hi Sherry, I too wanted to welcome you to Healing Well. So sorry to hear of your fibro and I hope you can get some relief. My sister has it and I know when its flared up it gives her aot of grief. She is on Lyrica for it and feels that it does help.
You have come to the right place because chronic pain is something we all understand all too well.I do hope you will hang out with us, we really learn alot from each other. This is one place we can all come and everyone understands what we are talking about.
Many of don't get out away frm home very often except to go to a drs appt. Depression is something that goes hand in hand with pain. I have to admit if I did not have my chill pills I would be a mess. They help smooth out the rough edges.
You said your PCP is a quack. Hopefull you can seek out a new one thats more in tune to helping you. We have all on this forum had to kiss a few toads before we found our princes too,lol. Its scarey at times what we have encountered for drs.
I recently started seeing a new pain mgt dr and she is great. She is a retired neurosurgeon. I have a Medtronic Pain Pump and she accepts pump patients only. She has made such a difference in my pain its almost like its too good to be true. She recenlt did a pump refill and increased everything from the concentration amount to the 24 hour doseage and what a difference it has made for me is unbelieveable. My former dr quit practicing pain mgt and now I am glad he did after seeing this new dr. Its like she said, he was under educated in pain pump and in pain medication she was shocked at what the settings were on my pump, she said I may as well have not been getting anything from the pump because it was set so low. But, its like I told I had become use to the pain after so many years.
We hope to see some more posts from you.......Susie