Hi. I'm new to this site. I am 52yrs. old and I have lupus, sjogrens's disease and fibromyalgia. Last May I had my fourth spinal surgery due to degenerative disc disease. I was diagnosed with Lupus and Sjogren's at Mayo clinic 4 yrs. ago after 30yrs of doctor hopping to get someone to listen to me and get some sort of diag. These last two weeks I have felt horrible. I went to a new rheumatologist 3wks. ago to see if my current treatment was the right one. She insisted on doing all of the blood work all over and said that on that particular day my worst problem was fibromyalgia and bursitis in both hips and shoulders. I talked to her about pain control meds......I very rarely take pain meds because they are so hard to come by and I try to save them for the horrific days. She totally dismissed my question and said to come back in a month for the results. I am frustrated beyond belief. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Welcome to this board, Nurse2. When I get frustrated I ether wind up calling someone or I do freelance poetry. As for the pain, perhaps ask the doctor again. If they fail to hear you, request a second opinion. Sometimes a little threat of wanting a second opinion can go a long ways. Best of luck, welcome to the site, keep us posted!
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