Submitted by Ru2barrbt53 on Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:08
I was diagnosed with Fibro in 2009 by an excellent neurologist. I had a sleep-study test which showed I had "nonrestorative" sleep. I have been taking topamax for migraines; ambien for sleep; melatonin for sleep; klonopin for anxiety; cymbalta for fibro.; armour thyroid for Hashimoto's; worsening low back pain; sciatica; fibro fog; sjogren's; arthritis, and carpal tunnel in both wrists. My present neurologist tapered me off klonopin. I still have anxiety especially now that I am older. I exercise, however, it isn't easy as I will have residual pain later. (My neurologist is an opioid-fear-based doctor, so I titrated off klonopin. I still have anxiety. I am going to see another doctor as this neurologist knows very little and just wants to pass me off to another doctor, psychiatrist. This is very, very frustrating. I need to be on some anti-anxiety medication. Any suggestions here as to what is possible? It is just very frustrating. I have pain, anxiety and no one seems to want to prescribe anti-anxiety medications. I am not a "drug-seeking individual." I have a B.A. from UC Berkeley, one year of graduate school from UC Berkeley and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. I have knowledge, experience and have advocated for many. Now I have been advocating for myself. It makes it difficult when I am going through all this. Any thoughts on all this would be most welcomed. Many thanks.