Hiya. I hope everyone is well. I saw a rheumatoid doctor today, the neurosurgeon appointment is Friday. He seems like a really great doctor. He was very excited that I made the neurosurgeon appointment, and with the doctor that I chose because, as he said, that's the best around. Doc did mention Fibro but said he really wanted to see what the neurosurgeon said first. He felt the pain was probably from my neck and he's curious as to how that might impact my overall body pain. He wants the neurosurgeon notes and he ordered the neurologist notes too. I'm to see him in three weeks and regroup. He promised we'd get to the bottom of this for my own sanity. He gave me Zanaflex at night and reduced the Neurotin to 100mgs x 3. I hope it doesn't knock me out during the day. He didn't give me any pain meds and believes more in limited management until we figure out what's wrong. In essense, he wants to cross that bridge when we come to it. I hated to tell him that I'm on the bridge and darn near over it. I guess I will ask the neurosurgeon. I hate to ask for that stuff but it makes a day tolerable. Pain is like a TV that's too loud and always running (to the point of distraction) in the background. I don't need to tell anyone how fustrating that is. Crossing my fingers that the neuro has real answers. The rheumatoid doc really felt like the c-spine problems were a major factor, it doesn't explain all my symptoms, he said, but it a lot of them. So, lets see how this goes. Thanks for the support here, it was on everyone's advice that I even knew neurosurgeons existed and I'm feeling hopeful I can manage this, or at the very least attempt the blocks and get back to me. I'm sick of waking up every day and saying....there's the pain again, how wonderufl. God bless and I hope there's good news from all the forum members.
Post Edited (mentalcompass) : 2/21/2011 7:00:32 PM (GMT-7)