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I have fibromaylgia and have constant pain in my shoulders…

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Hi I am Debbie...

Hi I am Debbie Ortega, I have fibromaylgia and have constant pain in my shoulders and hips , I would like some pain relief

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

I have been diagnosis with it for 7 years, I work full time doing physical therapy on nursing home residents, My hips hurt walking down the hallways and my shoulders hurt while transferring residents and even holding on to the gait belt

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I am healthy on Cymbalta and Gabapentin for the fibromylagia. It doesnt take care or even take the edge off relief. I have trouble sleeping also due to the pain

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: DrRussMd, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Welcome to just answer. I am here to answer questions for education and information. I will respond shortly with an answer, or a question for you

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Neurologist: DrRussMd, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

We are a question and answer web site.

You have described your situation, so what is your question for us?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
could you please prescribe a pain medication that would help me manage my pain and continue to function and work, and sleep
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
My insurance will not pay for Lyrica.
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Gabapentin?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
300 mg 2x/day, Cymbalta 60 mg 2x/day
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
Have you considered increasing gabapentin? That is a pretty low dose?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I don’t like the side effects, slower thought process. I am 63
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

what about savella?

or increasing cymbalta?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
My cymbalta is at max dose. Do you prescribe anything like hydrocodone
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

we can't give controlled substances online

I'm sorry

that is very illegal

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Oh I didn’t know that was a controlled substance. I have never been on any of those
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

Yes, it is highly controlled. schedule 2

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Is there anything you can prescribe for pain
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

we can't give any meds online

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Oh I have tried pain creams , essential oils, ibuprofen , aspirin , I cannot take I have ulcers in my esophagus
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

what about exercise?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have done water aerobics
Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
Yoga?
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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 7 months ago

Thanks for this question.

I strive for 5 star service for all customers.

If you have more questions, just reply :)

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