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Are any of you seeing a Pain Specialist for your Fibromyalgia? My mom is seeing a pain special consultant for different issues, but I see that the Pain Consultants web site also treats Fibromyalgia. Are any of you seeing a Pain specialist? What kind of treatment are you getting?

I have fibromyalgia but can't take any meds available for fibro because of the meds I'm already on for other issues. That's why I'm wondering what a "pain consultant/specialist" offers.

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Yes, I'm seeing a pain specialist. I take 10 mg. Lortab 1-3 x's day. It makes a huge difference for me. Pain meds are fine, if used under a doctors care and used with wisdom.
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I am seeing a pain specialist. I also have cervical spinal stenosis. I did have ablation of the neck however it unfortunately did not work. I have found the lidocaine and ketamine infusions to be helpful. In Canada our Health care system allows one every two months. Although recently I was diagnosed with 4 brain aneurysms and missed my treatment as a result of coiling. I am having another coiling surgery tomorrow and will be going back to my pain specialist as soon as possible. Since the coiling I have had terrible neuropathic pain in my head that nothing can alleviate. I am confident that once I return to my infusion regiment that that will help. I also have borderline sleep apnea and will be getting a CPAP machine. Every little bit of relief adds up.
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I am seeing a pain specialist. I also have cervical spinal stenosis. I did have ablation of the neck however it unfortunately did not work. I have found the lidocaine and ketamine infusions to be helpful. In Canada our Health care system allows one every two months. Although recently I was diagnosed with 4 brain aneurysms and missed my treatment as a result of coiling. I am having another coiling surgery tomorrow and will be going back to my pain specialist as soon as possible. Since the coiling I have had terrible neuropathic pain in my head that nothing can alleviate. I am confident that once I return to my infusion regiment that that will help. I also have borderline sleep apnea and will be getting a CPAP machine. Every little bit of relief adds up.
Thanks for your reply. Since I can't take medication for Fibromyalgia (due to the medications I'm already on), I was wondering if there was anything else besides pills for the pain. Nice to know lidocaine and ketamine infusions work for you. Maybe I can use that as an option for the pain.

Wow, 4 brain aneurysms. I had one rupture in 2007 and I had a "clip" and "shunt" surgery. Are you getting surgery for all 4 aneuryms? I wish you well with your surgeries, and hope that you have continued good results from your
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Thank you for your well wishes. Yep all four aneurysms have been coiled in 3 separate surgeries. They found another but it's two small for treatment so it will just be a watch. Some people are just susceptible apparently.
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