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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 10/8/2010 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in Redmond, Washington. I have MS and a lot of pain associated with it. I have been with the same doctor for 16 years. Now she is retiring. She has been treating me with narcotics. My pain fluctuates with activities - more activity - more pain. She has been great. I am terrified of looking for a new doctor - i know how some of them react when you ask for pain medications. any one have any good names? k

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   Posted 10/8/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you talked to your current doctor about this? Your current doctor, if she is willing, can be very helpful in finding you another one and would be able to actually talk to whoever she refers you to about your history and needs which could possibly avoid a lot of the typical problems when starting with a new MD.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 10/8/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for you note - my physician is unwilling or unable to provide me with any referral...although she says she is willing to write a letter of introduction for me and attest to my reliability. I am just so nervous about this. I was a medical transcriptionist for 20 years and know first hand what physicians say about patients with my problems.

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   Posted 10/8/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I am not from your area, but I wanted to take a minute to say welcome to our family and I look forward to getting to know you!

Take care of you!
Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus and Possible RA

Medications - MS-Contin, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone
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