Hi all. I haven't been around in a while. I had a resection one year ago but since then I've developed a lot of aches and pains. My PCP gave me Lyrica and I'm taking 50MG twice a day. I don't know if it's helping or not. He wrote "Fibromyalgia" as the DX on my receipt. I have had some arthritis for many years, but it was totally managable. Now I have a lot of trouble getting out of bed. My feet, ankles and knees hurt and they lock up if I don't keep moving. I walk like a gramma!!!
Both my PCP and my GI asked me if I'd seen a Rheumatologist yet. I didn't know I was supposed to. My question for you who go to one, do they do anything much besides prescribe painkillers? I don't like to take them and since I have no insurance anymore, it wouldn't be worth all that money if that's all they do. Thanks so much for the help.