My GP has been helpful in helping bridge gaps in appointments for me, with my specialist. I'm in Canada and we have a critical lack of specialists. It took me two years to see a Pdoc and that was as an emergency. I wouldn't hesitatae to call on him because of our critical lack of specialists. oddly, we have about
1 Rheumatologist in a city of 175,000 people, 1. If I need to see this person, I have about
a five year wait. So for Fibro, I have only my PCP. He has reviewed my complete medical history and has his prescript
ion pad ready, when I go. I find it odd that the so called "War on Drugs" is now targetting folks like you and I. The criminals and abusers have no trouble whatsoever to access whatever medications they want. I could go downtown and stand on a street corner in some raggy, baggy jeans with a fifty dollar bill and get lots of propositions for whatever. But trying to live in pain, within the rules laid down by the crooked, large pharmaceutical lobbyists, who promote and self monitor all the $5.00 a pill meds, which have only been on the market for a year or so, and will likely be pulled when people start dying from the side effects. I challenge anyone to bring up the cautions and warnings on one of the new "miracle"drugs and compare that with the warnings on the drugs which cost $8.00 a refill, which have been around for forty years. It's a money thing. I did not fall off the turnip truck this morning.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.