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   Posted 7/28/2010 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
1st of all I got through my denstist appointment good today. Almost had a panic attack, felt it coming but was able to ask them to just stop for a minute so I could breathe. They were able to get going again and it's all over now.
2nd... You know, I have always had an issue with doctors and have run into many that just should not be practicing any medicine and for that matter should just not work with people at all. I have to tell you. I have the most awesome Rheumatologist in the World and every time I see or talk to this person I am more convinced that he has a genuine care for the patient and their well being and it's not just his job. I am fighting with my LTD company (Aetna) and still waiting on word from SSDI regarding my disability status. My doctor is supporting this and last week asked me to bring anything I have from my past medical records to him with a summary page. I dropped it off last week. Yesterday he calls me and says I got the packet.. (It was about the size of Gone with the Wind) Today he calls and says, I have some medication cards for your Lyrica and a prescription for you, it's ready at the desk. So I went there and the girls at the desk could not find it. Next thing I know, he's out the door with exactly what I needed in hand AND spent 20 minutes talking to me about how I'm feeling and how the meds are working and letting me know that he has read my medical history and feels like he's ready to take on the insurance companya and SSDI.  Says , don't stress don't panic.   Never in my life has a doctor ever really cared about HOW I'M Feeling and not how he THINKS I should feel.
Anyone in the Milwaukee area... I have a doctor for you....
Diagnosis:  Fibremyalgia, Chronic Myofacial Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Degenerative Joint Disease, Connective Tissue Disease, Lupus, Osteoarthritis, Anemia, Issues caused by being severely double jointed. Vitamine D Difficency.
Meds:  Vicadin, Meloxicam,Omepraxole(high dose previced) Vitamin D 50K , Ambian, Savella,Lyrica, Tramadol, Cyclobenzopine, Voltaren Gel, and Pennsaid Drops.

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   Posted 7/28/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds really good! Wish I lived in your area. Sadly enough Indianapolis is a little bit of a drive for me. haha Take care and hope the Medication helps. Heather

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   Posted 7/28/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Minny, you doctor sounds wonderful. Lucky for you.

I thought I was the only one who has a problem at dentist. I have to take a anti-anxiety pill before I go. Tomorrow is the day I get my new tooth put on the post. It shouldn't be too bad but it the last tooth on the top and I have a very small mouth. The last time I was there they suggested I use laughing gas but that isn't something I am comfortable with. Hopefully tomorrow is the last time I have to go for while.

Fibromyalgia, arthritis in spine and hips, IBS, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension
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   Posted 7/28/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, Minnie! I'm so glad you found a good one. They ARE very hard to find.

This too shall pass...   
.......fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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   Posted 7/28/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Minnie, I'm glad you survived the dentist! Having a wonderful rheumy is a
blessing. I got lucky too, mine is wonderful. It makes a big differance when a doc
takes the time to listen to concerns and answers your questions. More docs need
to learn to do their jobs.

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 7/28/2010 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Minnie, Im glad you have a great rheumy, my internal medicine dr. is the same way. I wouldn't trade him for the world. When I applied for ssdi I talked to him about it and he said he would back me up totally. He was surprised that I lasted in the work force as long as I did. With his help I was approved on the first round. It is so great to have a dr. you can trust.
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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