How do you work the differant doctors together?

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swamprat
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   Posted 11/4/2014 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
With pain clinic, family doctor and neurologist prescriptions does you family doctor have to keep it all working together? I'm just getting diagnosed and don't know if the neurologist prescribes or not or if I want to take some of the nasty stuff. HA HA

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   Posted 11/5/2014 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Swamprat. Just curious where you are from. I am not usually on this forum, but noticed your name. My first husband's nickname was Swamprat. Ha!!! So I am curious. He was from North Carolina originally, he got his nickname from training national guards in Louisiana swamps...

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swamprat
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   Posted 11/5/2014 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi getting by
I'm from Indiana and did the snow bird thing. Retired to southeast Ga. for the weather to play in then this happened. Swamprat is not really appropriate but the brain is not fully functioning. Thanks for the hugs, my world has caved in and it helps.
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   Posted 11/5/2014 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Swamprat,

I am so sorry to hear of your diagnosis. I hope I can find the right words. I am over on the depression forum, and I really don't come here often. Your name stood out to me. My husband (who was called Swamprat) died from lung cancer in 2000. So that name is special...

I think you will get a lot of support here, though I don't know how active this forum is. I hope you can get some knowledge about what the doctors do here. Take things slow, one day at a time. Enjoy each day to the fullest. I don't know how MS progresses so I don't know how long you will feel well or anything. I feel so stupid right now... I am going to read so I can learn.

I hope you are having a good day today and that you can find good support here.

Take care...

Hugs, Karen...
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swamprat
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   Posted 11/5/2014 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi getting by
So sorry to hear about your husband, that is a terrible thing to go thru. The bottom line of your signature is part of MS but also drain bamage. I've been taking Lyrica (expensive) but haven't updated my meds since this relapse. Hope you have some good ones.
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   Posted 11/5/2014 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
How do you like the lyrica? They prescribe that for fibromyalgia too. I have never tried it though. I take so many medications that I hate to add anything to the mix.

Sometimes you can go online to the manufacturer's site and get coupons for co-pays or medications. Make sure you check on the lyrica. I have two medications that I have coupons for. One the co-pay was 60.00 and the other one is 30.00. I have still yet to get the latter one to go through. The pharmacy did something wrong. But the 60.00 one I get free. It is nice to get some help...

I hope you have a good evening. Thank you for the condolences about my first husband. I have since gotten married to a very nice man. But yes, it was tough. But I made it...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 11/5/2014 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi swamprat,

Coordinating doctors can be tricky. My neurologist prescribes my MS meds and pain meds associated with MS. I don't take anything else. I would think my PCP would prescribe other meds for non-MS health issues.

My PCP and my neurologist communicate via copies of visits and notes being shared. My PCP often ordered the blood work that my neurologist asks for. The results are then shared.

Will you be starting an MS treatment? Which one?
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
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