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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/16/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
new to this site.  can anyone suggest a good pain doctor for fms.  i live in charlotte, north carolina.  I need a doctor that understands fms, the doctors that i have seen think that fms in not real and they dont want to prescribe pain meds.  i had a really good doctor but he relocated to another state.  i have been without my pain meds for a couple of months and i cant take it anymore. please help

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 8/18/2007 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't help you but I am so sorry. I was without mine for a few weeks one time and I had to go off them cold turkey. I think I almost died. I, m hoping someone from that area will answer you soon!

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/18/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Shellbug - your best bet is going to be getting your records from where you were diagnosed. then either calling around to doctors offices accepted by your medical insurance and specifically asking how much experience they have with patients with FMS. OR calling your insurance company and asking them to find one for you. You may want to try the fibro board as well. Also, consider calling your old doctor and asking him to refer you to a good fibro doctor in your area.

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   Posted 8/22/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Shellbug...just a thought. I found a good doctor by surverying the total doctors in pain management in my area. Once I had a good idea who those were, I started to research some info on them. A good way to get info on a doctor is to go to the source...the patients. Many doctors offices website have testimonials by patients. These testimonials can tell a lot about a doctor. Another way is to just ask. I used to call the offices and ask the receptionists what was the general opinion of the doctors they worked for. And, always remember, you have the power to hire or fire and doctor that you darn well please!
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