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Pain Management/Rheumy

Postby solsticedreamer » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:35 pm

hi all hope you are all okay...or as okay as we ever are eh?! :wave:

i had my first pain management appointment on monday and true to form i forgot to talk about many things so popped back yesterday with my typed up prompt notes :roll:

i am now on gebpantin as well as the diclofenac sodium and paracetamol. starting with one a day, then two and finally three (900mg) but he did say i could go higher. i have been feleing slightly drunk for two day :lol:

i was a bit thrown because he asked me what i wanted so really didnt have a clue what to say as i was already all flustered at having to talk about myself-i always feel people do not believe me when i list all the aches and pains etc.
he has referred me to the physio as i mentioned that because of my diabetes and high cholesterol i really need so kind of very gentle exercise.
he mentioned councelling but to be honest i dont think there is anything wrong with my head its my body i am having trouble with and i cant see how talking can make me feel better (that wave of depression i had has eased an awful lot thank goodness :) ) and i did make a point to saying how i am not depressed but get frustrated.

he also mentioned referring me to a rheumy but i wasnt sure and said we could discuss it when i see him again in three months.but now thinking about it i am wishing i had said yes straight away.

so i am asking what you all think-have you found visits to a rheumy helpful?
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Re: Pain Management/Rheumy

Postby shazq » Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:33 pm

Did they say why they wanted you to see a Rheumy?
In most cases your gp will send you to a rheumy to get a dx and once you have a dx the rheumy will normally discharge you back into the care of your gp so to be honest not really sure a rheumy will be of any help to you.

On your next visit to the pain clinic ask why and what they think you will get out of it. :dunno:

Hope the gaba`s work for you, you will find they do make you a bit spaced out at first but you do get used to it. :goodluck1:
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