Here we go again....

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by LadyDragon, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. LadyDragon

    LadyDragon New Member

    Went to a new doctor last week.. He told me to stop taking pain meds completely, put me on Celexa 1 x per day, Sonata at night, and Wellbutrin 1 x per day. I also take magnesium, B12, a multi vitamin, and calcium supplements. I have Fibro, and very serious joint pain in elbows, knees and hands. So, I called today. Its been raining for 3 days, and I can hardly walk. Have been standing because it hurts to bend knees to sit. He calls back , and tells me to hang in there. This guy is supposed to know so much about fibro..... What do I do now? Someone please help ... this is getting so depressing.
  2. LadyDragon

    LadyDragon New Member

    Went to a new doctor last week.. He told me to stop taking pain meds completely, put me on Celexa 1 x per day, Sonata at night, and Wellbutrin 1 x per day. I also take magnesium, B12, a multi vitamin, and calcium supplements. I have Fibro, and very serious joint pain in elbows, knees and hands. So, I called today. Its been raining for 3 days, and I can hardly walk. Have been standing because it hurts to bend knees to sit. He calls back , and tells me to hang in there. This guy is supposed to know so much about fibro..... What do I do now? Someone please help ... this is getting so depressing.
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Most of us have problems with damp rainy weather. Hopefully the sun comes out tomorrow for you.

    I can tell when the weather is going to change, I start hurting the day before!

    Try to keep warm, use a heating pad, or whatever else you can use for heat. Heat really helps the pain.

    You take care, and don't let this get you down. We all have bad days, but they do get better.

    Shalom, Shirl
  4. MicheleF

    MicheleF New Member

    So sorry you're still having trouble finding a dr to listen to your needs. You may want to go back to one of your posts, lots of info on finding a good dr, if I recall correctly.

    My rheumy recommends glucosamine w/ chondriton (sp), he calls it joint food. His nurse who has fibro said she was able to get off pain meds after taking this (she said it took her 6 months, most people start feeling relief 4-6 weeks). You can order it here, it's the same price as my rheumy's, so it sounds like a good deal.

    Best wishes & keep us posted. (You may want to read my post on DPS...might make you feel better to know that word is getting out slowly from other physicians.) Take care. Michele
    [This Message was Edited on 08/30/2002]
  5. fibrosuz

    fibrosuz New Member

    Dear LadyDragon,

    #1- this doctor has forgotten the empathy/human side of his/her practice! Was s/he recommended as a fobro specialist? If not I suggest you keep looking. I live in Boston and see a doctor who is on the CFIDS organization board for the state, and is very responsive- maybe you can find someone in your are who is part of such an organization.

    #2- regarding meds, I take all of the same supplements that you do PLUS omega-3, which is supposed to lubricate the joints. Prescription-wise I am on Klonapin for sleep and pain relief, and Effexor for pain as well as the mental/emotional components of the DD.

    I hope this helps.