I have the best pain management doctor ever!

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   Posted 8/27/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I know alot of people on here have had some horrible experiences with PM doctors so I just wanted to let you all know that if you live in or around Indiana, the IU Pain Clinic is definitely the way to go. It's the first and only pain clinic I've ever been to, but they have been wonderful to me! My doctor is Dr. John Sturman and he is so compassionate and caring about my pain. Since I've been seeing him, I've had less pain than I ever have in my life. If what he prescribes isn't cutting it, he adds or changes my meds to something he believes will, of course with my permission. I think my cocktail of meds right now are right on track. It's taken 4 months of changing meds around but we've really worked together to manage my pain.

I just wanted to give you all an update on what's going on with me and to let you know that I am in wonderful hands with my doctor!

I wish all of you a low pain day, and that you could find a doctor like mine! He is at a teaching hospital and I really think that makes all the difference! Love you guys!

Fibromyalgia Dx November 20, 2009

Pain issues: Pain in neck and upper/lower back, chest/ribcage pain, Degenerative joint disease in both knees, migraine headaches.

Got the Mirena IUD that completely took care of my pelvic pain and painful menstrual cramping.

Meds: Morphine 30mg 3x daily, Lortab 10/500 every 4 hours PRN for breakthrough pain.

Tammy <3

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   Posted 8/27/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tammy,

I am so glad to hear that you found a wonderful doctor & are finally getting some relief. I sure wish that everyone could be as lucky as you are! Good doctors can be amazingly hard to find!


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   Posted 8/28/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! Thank you!!I do live in Indianapolis and I needed that Dr.'s name. If you need an excellent Rhuemy or primary Dr. number let me know. I just started with two new ones and can already tell you they are the best!! One is up on meridian and 103rd st. and the other is on kentucky ave. Just let me know. I am happy your pn mngnmt dr. is good. Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

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   Posted 8/28/2010 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad you found a good doctor, sure wish we had a good/bad doctor forum
where we could list them, but the list for bad doctor's might end up longer....
makes ya wonder.....Hope you get a low pain day....
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/28/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   


   Dear Tammy,

      Good evening *hugg* It is so good to hear from you. I must admitt I was wondering how you were doing. We had not heard an update from you in a while.

      I am so glad to hear your wonderful update! It is always refreshing to hear of a doctor who goes the extra mile for his patients. It is so important. More importantly, it give you much needed quality back to your life.

     I hope more than anything that this low pain continues. It is high time you got a much needed break! You are in our hearts here!


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And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/28/2010 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Tammy! That is wonderful news, and we are so happy for you! :)

Now if we could get the rest of the PM's in this country to follow suit!

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