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Well I went to the Dr.today.I just came right out and ask her if she wanted to work with me or not.I get the feeling that she would rather not(to much work).I am in a bad way right now.I am so tired of not being able to see her,try to get meds that might work.For over a year I have been on the same meds that are not doing anything for me.She has 3 things she keeps giving me and they don't work.When I call to try to get something else the nurse just calls in something I have already tried.Well I decided to go to a specialist on my own.when I told her that she said she wants me to go to a pain clinic.They are going to make me a appt.It was terrible,I would be talking about something and would forget what my point was.I would be like"where was I going with this".I ask her for something to help till I could get to the pain clinic.She gave me celebrex 100mg 2 times daily.Has this helped anyone????The pharmacist said I should tell a difference in a few days.I know this isn't helping me but I also smoke.I smoked years ago and quit when I was pregnant with my son 17 yrs ago.I started back about 6 yrs ago.The pain was really bad and I thought I was about to go over the deep end when I started up again.I have always said when I get my pain under control I would quit again....Well that hasn't happened yet and it doesn't look like it ever will.I also have panic attacks,I take xanax when needed.Well this is the rest of my story.exciting isn't it???LOL------------------There will be times when we come to God,listen to Him,and then grapple with what we hear.
 

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Hi. I asked my doctor once if it was worthwhile me seeing a pain specialist. He told me it wouldn't be as people like us have terrible pain that affects every or nearly every part of our bodies.He said people who only have one or two areas that suffer pain, then it would help them.I am back on my codeine continuous for pain. They are pretty good. I can only have two a day but I find if I take one in the morning, the effect lasts nearly all day.It doesn't take the pain away, but.... it does take the edge off and so I am able to get around the house and do my chores such as shopping.Do you have this type of medication over there???? If so, then maybe they might help you too.I do hope things get better for you.------------------B Howes
 
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Hi Is your name Brook?I am trying to learn everyones names today.I will forget them by tomorrow LOL.So what is the point.LOLWell I talked to my so called Dr.and she said that she doesn't want to prescribe the hard stuff because I will get addicted.LOL Like this pain will ever go away.Remember there is no cure.I have never found anyone that said it just vanished one day.I am going to talk to them and see how much I will have to pay out of my pocket,if its much then I will not do it.Thanks for posting.I hope things are going well for you....LaDonna------------------There will be times when we come to God,listen to Him,and then grapple with what we hear.
 

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gizmo,Listen up! Your Dr. is not treating you.Celebrex will not help FM. You will not get addicted on opiads if taken for pain.That is a myth.Drug abusers get addicted. People with Chronic pain get pain relief.If your Doc afraid of to prescribe narcotics etc... go somewhere else.I never wanted to take them but i do and they at least give me some funtion. I drive, i work part time etc... they do not interfere.I wish you would e-mail me---i go to another forum that i think may be of a great help to you.dlcooleywi###hotmail.comDebbie
 
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I live in a small town,about 14 thousand people.I have been to every Dr in town and then some in the next town over.I also went to a nerologist and ortho Dr in St Louis Missouri.They didn't seem to know anything about FM(they are the ones that said I just needed a job).How do you find a DR.that is willing to give the kind of pills that will help you????I have thought of calling them up and asking"Do you give good drugs for pain",but I thought that wouldn't be good.LOLDebbie I have e-mailed you.Thank you so much for trying to help me.It is sad that I get more help from strangers than from my DR.I am paying her to help.LOL
 

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This is ridiculous. There are some codes of rights the doctors have to abide by when treating a patient and your doctor is breaking two of them.Please don't hang around with that one, they are not worth it. They will just drag you down and that is the last thing you need.There are doctors around that will give you the medication you need. I just told mine I wanted a change of medication as I was having to take too much to get the same effect as two.I am now on codeine continuous. This is better than just codeine as two tablets will last all day and night.You won't get addicted to them. There is a chance you will get dependent to them but there is a massive difference from that to addicted.HugsBrooke------------------B Howes
 
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Gizmo, I have the same problem with doctors that you do. I live in a small town too and the doctors here just give me the run around and act like there is nothing wrong with me. When I hurt so bad that I beg for some pain releif they give me Vioxx which does nothing for me. I have tried Celebrex like you and it was worthless to me. I don't understand why there are not more Drs. willing to help us when there are so many of us suffering from this.
 
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