Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by WendyC, Feb 22, 2003.
I am wondering how your treatment is going? What meds are you on and what has worked?
Dont know Dr. Manning but I'm down by the casinos in the greater Norwich area. Cant answer you about the sam-e either. Know I tried it a couple years ago and it made me sick but cant remember how. Where is Dr. Manning and what is his speciality? Where did you find his name? I just started to see an enco. Dr. in Madison Ct. so hopefully that will lead me to something good cuz I had to quit work.
Just checked my files and I do have an address for Dr. Manning but at the moment I am unable to drive that far but am working up to it now that I'm not working. Keep us posted on your progress with him. Thanks and good luck[This Message was Edited on 02/22/2003]
But is at a standstill right now due to the fact that I am having surgery in March and am weaning off my meds.
The best thing I have taken so far though is Trazedone. Before the trazedone I could NOT sleep at all. It has been a tremendous help. I take Flexeril and Tylenol with Codiene as well. Also, a magnesium supplement. He has been very thorough and ran a bunch of tests. Found out that I have hypothyroidism as well. I wouldn't have known it without him. My PCP has been checking me almost yearly and it always came back negative. Dr. M did a THOROUGH test not just a screen and the screen came back normal and the rest came back bad. He sent me to a wonderful Endo for that and waited to see how that would turn out before proceeding further with treatment.
Like I said, things are at a standstill right now due to my surgery but will pick up in April again. In the meantime, thanks to some of your advice, he is running another MRI, this time a closed one to make sure there is no other damage from the car accident. The open MRI didn't show anything.
Wish me luck!
Sorry about your accident and upcoming surgery. Do take it easy after. I know that any shock to the body will make me flare. I am glad that Dr. Manning has helped. He has helped me a great deal. So far, all my tests come back normal. We talked about SAM-e at the last visit, he said that it was up to me, if I wanted to try it but that it was expensive. He said that it did help some FM patients. Keep me posted.
Softy, do drive to see Dr. Manning if you can. He has been the only one to help me. I went through 3 drs before him. Right now I have plateaued (sp?) but I am able to work and sometimes have enough energy to go to dinner or a movie! Imagine! He is trying to wean me off my pain meds and get me to exercise. I feel that soon I might be able. Good luck.
and am still looking for a doctor for CFIDS in CT. Does Dr Manning do CFIDS as well, or only FMS? And where in CT does he live?
Dr. Manning is in Southington CT and on the good dr list here. I don't know if he treats CFIDS. good luck
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