I need help in Houston

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by crisleem, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. crisleem

    crisleem New Member

    I'm having a bad time right now. I'm in a great deal of pain...I think I have yet another sinus infection that seems to bring on horrible flare ups.
    I am staying in Houston Texas while my husband is serving in the Reserves. My children and I are staing with my parents. And they do not understand one bit what it is like for me to be in such pain. They don't see how anyone can be so tired and in pain ALL THE TIME. I'm sure they think I'm a hypocondriac...which I fully believe they felt when I was younger. I was in pain then too and they never took me to see anyone for constant neck and headaches.
    I am trying to find a good doctor here.
    I know Salt Lake (we live in Utah) has a fibro clinic. But they don't take any insurance.
    Right now I'm covered under my husband's federal civilian employee insurance and military insurance for a month..then we go to military only till Jan. So, I thought this may be a good time for me to find a doctor that really knows and understands what to do and will take insurance. My doctor in Utah knows less about fibro than I do....and that is beyond frustrating. Heck it took several 'specialists' and thousands of dollars on useless tests to give me a diagnosis.
    I can't do pain killers, I have two little girls that need their mother to have a brain!
    But right now, I feel so bad, I am at a total loss.
    I'm taking so much Motrin my stomach is a mess.
    If anyone knows of a doctor that treats Fibro, or how I can find one in Houston, I would so greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks and God Bless!
    Crislee
  2. aquabugs

    aquabugs New Member

    Hi Crislee

    I am over near Beaumont, east of Houston. I use a doc in Houston that I love. I don't know if you can get in to see him or not without a referral, but I see him for my autoimmune disorder and FMS.

    He's a rheumatologist with the Diagnostic Clinic of Houston - Dr F. Williams. A very kind, understanding doc. I've seen him for a year now and I LOVE him.

    Good luck!
    aquabugs
  3. nice2meetu

    nice2meetu New Member

    I know the kind of cycle you are in. Theres pain and stress and together it makes a perfect "fibro-cocktail" which is complete agony. The more you hurt the more you stress and the more stress the more you hurt. My life has been like that for years off and on.

    Right now I feel no pain. Nothing! But tomorrow it can crash down on me and i'll be in bed.

    I feel for you. Life sounds like its a bit crazy. Then on top of it your in your parents home and that makes you crazier...REALLY. My mom is sweet but 30 minutes at her place and I want to scream!

    Too bad about the dr not knowing much about fibro. Unfortunately some Dr.s are lame. They still don't recognize it as a REAL disease. I had one tell me, "Its a wastebasket illness, if we can't find anything thats what they call it".

    I would do a search under fibro dr.s on google. Maybe something will turn up.

    God bless you though, take a warm bath and chill! Ok...lol...that sentence made NO sense!
  4. crisleem

    crisleem New Member

    After posting, I realized I need to go to bed even if I can't sleep well. Being on the computer makes it worse.
    And, yes, stress and even a tiny illness really sets it off.
    And yes, being with my parents for 6 months is going to be so very hard.
    I was so tired and hurting last night I started to cry several times.
    I need to hold it together. It isn't fair for my girls to see me out of sorts. They need a normal mommy so I better fake it.
    Since I used to own a cleaning company my mother seems to 'throw business' my way. Even when I try to explain I can't do it anymore. But she promises her clients I will do it (she sells real estate) so I feel guilty.
    I'm going to see if my younger cousin needs some money. She's a single mom. I can pay her to help me.
    It is foolish for me to do it, especially right now when I feel so terrible.
    But I will go to a 'regular' dr tomorrow just incase I have an infection. My ears are bugging me so I bet I do. That seems to really throw me off. And for some odd reason I'm getting them often now.
    Thanks for the replies.
    I will contact the doctor mentioned. Hopefully he takes on one of the insurances we currently have.
    A 'no pain' day. I have had some...but not enough to count. I have had chronic pain since about the age of 12. Headaches and major reflux. My mother just thought I was weird..heck maybe I am!! lol
    Crislee
  5. blessedmom2four

    blessedmom2four New Member

  6. TXFMmom

    TXFMmom New Member

    Call the office of Patricia Salvato, there in Houston, give them the short on your condition, and ask if she can see you, as you feel you need someone who treats fibromyalgia to see you.

    They may work you in. She is known throughout the country and I love her.
  7. gordon51b

    gordon51b New Member

    Hello,
    Until I moved from Houston to East Texas, Dr. Patrica Salvato was also my Chronic Fatigue doctor. You should contact her, she may be able to relieve you of some of your miseries.
    Take care,
    Gordon
  8. Lolalee

    Lolalee New Member

    When I lived in Dallas TX my husband would drive me to Houston to see Dr. Patricia Salvato. So, this is the 3rd recommendation for you. She is by far the very best FMS/CFIDS doctor I have ever seen.

    I now live in Alabama otherwise I would still be seeing her.

    Good luck,

    Lolalee
  9. crisleem

    crisleem New Member

    Well, three recommendations has to be good. Now let's pray she's on my insurance.
    Thanks so much to you all.
    I appreciate it so very much.
    Crislee