Jennifer, I'm so glad you found such a wonderful rheumatologist! They'll get to the bottom of your swallowing issues. Yes, the University of Pittsburg is an excellent hospital. I live in the Tampa Bay area and my GI at Tampa General received all of his education at University of Pittsburg and he, too, is fabulous! Teaching hospitals are the best, I think. So, you have a great team of doctors helping you now. Congrats!
I have no idea what kicked off my fibro but I've had it nearly 22 years. But, I have learned how to control the pain and have lived a great life so far. A positive attitude and a good sense of humor helps a lot. So, we are here for you and will help you any way we can.
I'm sure someone will come on that can answer your questions...especially the Gabapentin one. Have a good day!
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