Seeing a Pain Specialist / Consultant ??

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cooperstar

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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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carolinda

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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.
 

cooperstar

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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
infusion shots.
 

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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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I've been under 'pain mgmt' now since 2016 - and they recently diagnosed me with fibro - which they also treat.
I was taking Nucynta for pain - but new insurance I cant afford it anymore and they put me on tramadol (which is weaker but its better than nothing right now)

Crappy thing is - they want to give me name brand meds that my insurance wont cover so its too expensive(and even the coupon from the manufacture doesn't help with price)

Docs wanted to put me on Lyrica (tried gabapentin but gives me massive migraines) then after I already told them I cant take name brand stuff they tried to give me Savella - which again is too expensive, both are suppose to help with nerve pain and such.

Not sure if any of those may help anyone, but might be good to ask your doc about them.:?:
 
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