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« Thread started on: Mar 18th, 2004, 6:09pm »

Hi Everyone

Had my doctors appt. today, this being the 2nd time I have seen this doc. so I asked him right out if he deals with FMS. He told me he has many patients with it. So I guess I got lucky. He did tell me that he does not like to start out with narcotics but he did not say he would not prescribe them either. He said that alathough he is a younger one that he prefers to treat with the older meds that have been around awhile. He told me I would have to go back each month so he can check to see how the meds are doing which is fine with me.,

He is also setting up an appointment at pain clinic for me. Will be a first for me. I think I have lucked out with this doctor, he is actually the first to listen to me and talk to me and not AT me. I have been keeping pain maps so brought them with me and he asked if he could keep them in my records. He wants me to keep doing that as it helps.

Anyway he changed my meds because the others were not working. I am now on Feldene and Pamalor . I have been really depressed lately so hopefully after a while this will help.

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« Reply #1 on: Mar 18th, 2004, 7:43pm »

It's always good to find a Dr. who will at least listen. And to find one who is knowledgeable about FM is even better smiley Hope the new meds work for you. Lendi
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 19th, 2004, 12:14am »

great to hear you have a doctor that will listen to you and not just listen to themselves talk. Hope the clinic works for you. Mine has just be really great and understanding.

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« Reply #3 on: Mar 19th, 2004, 06:15am »

I am glad you found a dr. who sounds like he listens and has knowledge of fibro. Keeping track of your pain is a good idea.
By the way I haven't been here too often lately, dealing with my back problems and missed welcoming you. I am glad you found this board.
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« Reply #4 on: Mar 19th, 2004, 10:40am »

Polly, this is great and encouraging news.

The fact that he wants you back every month to check your meds impressed me!! Wow! He cares and sounds like a keeper.

Please keep us posted and the pain clinic information too would be most helpful.

Lynda has posted alot she learned and if memory is serving me right I think she learned it at a pain clinic, but could be wrong, have been before. wink

I'm excited for you.
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« Reply #5 on: Mar 19th, 2004, 7:56pm »

Not wrong Pat.
I went to one that has the reputation of being the best in Ontario. And we are in the far north.
I went in thinking yea right I will do what they say but I know it won't work. WRONG
I did what they said and it really helped.
Hope you have as good an experience Polly.
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 19th, 2004, 9:24pm »

Good for you Polly. With my doc I only go in when I need something or have a new symptom. Otherwise if I need med refill, I just call the refill line, tell them what I need & they call it in to my pharmacy.

Course when I first started going to him I saw him more often til he got me stabalized & on a good sleep program. So now I just make an apt. if I need something.

Good luck with the pain management. I hope you have as good luck as Lynda did!
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 23rd, 2004, 4:38pm »

Polly have you gotten the app't for the clinic yet?

Whether you have or haven't how are you doing?

Lynda, excited my memory worked this time!! grin

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« Reply #8 on: Mar 24th, 2004, 10:25pm »

GP, I was wondering about Polly & the pain management clinic too.

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« Reply #9 on: Mar 29th, 2004, 09:41am »

Hi everyone
Haven't gotten an appoitment yet, still waiting. Been a rough couple of weeks for me. Work getting harder and faster and with the new meds not kicking in yet its been tough. I have been taking them now two weeks and I think they are finally starting to work. At least I hope so. The pains keep jumping from one spot to another, really confusing. Just when I think I might be getting better because something isn't hurting it's not long that someplace else is hurting. I guess it must just be the FMS. Any one else have this happen.

The weather here is really nice now, not cold so that helps me feel a bit better too. Will try to post a bit more often and will let you all know when I get that appointment.

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 2nd, 2004, 07:12am »

Polly,
The pain moving from one spot to another is the FMS. I think we all have that - just when you think you are finally feeling better - it jumps up & bites you somewhere else.

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 6th, 2004, 1:05pm »

Hi everyone

Finally got my appt. for the pain management clinic, it is May 4th. I figured it would not be untill later on. I could have gotten in to a different branch sooner but it would mean driving for 2 hours instead of one hour. I don't mind waiting for the one closer as the roads are rough around here right now with all the frost heaves.

Got to run now to docs for the swelling.

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« Reply #12 on: May 5th, 2004, 1:55pm »

Hi everyone, its been a while since I posted, alot of things happening here. I had my appt. at pain clinic. I was impressed with the doctor I saw. He is definately a believer in FMS. Said I was on the right meds since for the most part they are working. He is sending me for an MRI tomorrow as he feels after his exam of my back, that I have a herniated disk in my lower back from when I was injured on the job. The workers comp doctor did not do an MRI when I got hurt, just an xray and decided that my problem was more fibro and OA. I am not sure how to feel about this. A disk poroblem would explain why I have the pain where I do and then seems to me that workers comp should be paying for all the tests and doctors. But if it is a disk problem the doctor said I could not do the kind of work I am doing because it would be to hard on my back. Am not sure what the treatment for it would be other that he said would take about a year to heal if I don't do anything.
so am at a stand still for now. I also had to have a mammogram last week and there were problems there too. I had to go back and have an ultrasound two different days. Still waiting for word on that. Has me just a bit nervouse about it.
I have been trying to get my two gardens ready for tilling and planting. Started a bunch of veggies and they are about ready to get outside and start hardening them off. Spent all day Saturday outside since it was 80+ degrees working in gardens, I don't know enough to quit so I paid dearly Sat. night and sunday. I don't think I will ever learn to quit.

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« Reply #13 on: May 5th, 2004, 7:20pm »

It's hard to let go, huh. I'm glad you're that close to your garden being in, though. And, that you've found a good pain Dr. It's good hearing from you smiley Lendi
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« Reply #14 on: May 7th, 2004, 05:29am »

Polly,
If this problem with your back is from the injury on the job, w.c. should pay for the tests unless your injury has been more than 10 yrs. ago.

My attorney told me to keep your case active you need to see a doc about w.c. injury BEFORE the 10 yrs. is up. This will keep it active for another 10 years. You never know what will crop up down the road as a result of this injury.

Did you see any doc besides w.c. doc? I only saw my own doc. W.C. has approved every treatment that my doc has ordered on my lower back - even acupuncture. Now I go to doc today & am asking if he will do further testing to make sure it's not a disk problem. He'll apply to w.c. for approval, they will probably approve & I'll get further testing.

My prob. now is the neck/upper back that w.c. doesn't want to pay for, but I'm still fighting. The trick is DON'T GIVE UP.

As for the mammogram I understand how you're feeling, I had this same thing happen to me once. It is scarey, but have faith that yours will turn out ok like mine did.

Take care & keep us posted....Kathi
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