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pained

Lexington, KY

#1 Jun 4, 2010
Does anyone know a doctor in richmond that specializes in fibromyalgia? That doesn't want to give sleeping pills and muscle relaxers? I have 3 kids and can't sleep all the time.
Friend

Anderson, SC

#2 Jun 4, 2010
No but there is a pain clinic in Berea, I don't know the name of it. You can look online. They will send you to physical therapy and give you some meds and treatments
pained

Lexington, KY

#3 Jun 5, 2010
Thank you.

Since: Sep 09

Richmond, KY

#4 Jun 5, 2010
You need a good rhuematoligist and there aren't any in Richmond. Try the Women's Health and Rheumatology deptartment at Kentucky Clinic at UK hospital. They have some really good doctors there. I have been seeing them for almost 4 years now...they are up to date on all the newest treatments for fibro and other auto-immune diseases.
Me to

Lexington, KY

#5 Jun 5, 2010
I have fibromyalgia. I go to a rhumetologists in Lexington at Lexington clicin. His name is doc Abass, He is very nice and listens well. The main thing with fibro is learning to deal with by mangaing diet exercise. keeping stress levels down which is hard at times. It varies fromperson to person.
Hurting

Richmond, KY

#6 Jun 6, 2010
Do you find that people don't believe fibromyalgia I was digonsed by a rhumetologists 40 years ago and told it wasn't real.Eventually I got to a doctor that understood the problem and treaed me.It is not like a broken leg or being in a wheelchair that people can see If they don't see it they can't or won't believe in the condition and its pain.
pained

Lexington, KY

#7 Jun 6, 2010
I think it's because alot of people don't understand it. When I was first diagnosed ten years ago the neurologist said most doctors think this is a made up condition. That most doctors c it as an "all n ur head" type thing. If they suffered from it they would change their minds fast.
I understand

Lexington, KY

#8 Jun 7, 2010
Hurting wrote:
Do you find that people don't believe fibromyalgia I was digonsed by a rhumetologists 40 years ago and told it wasn't real.Eventually I got to a doctor that understood the problem and treaed me.It is not like a broken leg or being in a wheelchair that people can see If they don't see it they can't or won't believe in the condition and its pain.
Yes People can be very insensitive to Fibromyalgia butt they do not realize what all is involved with this condition. I actually had a relative say to me one time: Well I have aches and pains to but I dont go around complaining about it: Unless it affects them they really dont understand what all is involved. There are alot of symptoms other than pain that goes with it. I have fatigue on a daily basis stomach issies u name it. There is a lot of info on the internet about this. I do understand your pain. I have pain every single day of my life. It gets old and wears you down mentally.
QQq

AOL

#9 Jun 7, 2010
my sister has this she complains of being tired and weak a lot
why

Richmond, KY

#10 Jun 7, 2010
QQq wrote:
my sister has this she complains of being tired and weak a lot
Being chronically tired could also be anemia,depression,chronic fatigue,arthritis from the pain untreated,throyid condition.I am sure there are many more conditions than those i know thar include fatigue.I just get sick and tired of being sick and tired.
doctor

Georgetown, KY

#11 Jun 7, 2010
QQq wrote:
my sister has this she complains of being tired and weak a lot
Probably not fibromyalgia. Hallmark for diagnosis is pain if soft tissue.Fibro= soft fiberous tissue & Myalgia = pain

Iwould get evaluation for other fatigue causing illnesses.
Miss Ky

Richmond, KY

#12 Jun 7, 2010
I've given up trying to find a doctor that has any sense concerning my disease here in Ky. Had one tell me that she could cure my fibro.. all I had to do was talk to her about my problems... that was two years ago. Not much has changed since then for me around here. I now go out of state for my care and I'm doing much better these days.
Just thinking

Richmond, KY

#13 Jun 7, 2010
pained wrote:
I think it's because alot of people don't understand it. When I was first diagnosed ten years ago the neurologist said most doctors think this is a made up condition. That most doctors c it as an "all n ur head" type thing. If they suffered from it they would change their minds fast.
Actually it is an all in your head thing (they think). The current theories are that pain receptors in the brain are hypersensitive. Therefore, what may feel light or gentle to someone else, is intense pain to someone with fibromyalgia.
pained

Lexington, KY

#14 Jun 7, 2010
Yes, I agree with u all. It really sucks when u have to tell your husband not to hug so tight cuz it hurts. I have the anxiety and depression and fatigue also. People say why r u on antidepressants? Well, not living a normal life due to fibro is depressing and it gets harder every day to live with the pain but cuz of all the pill sellers u can't get pain meds any more. Just fed up n general.
hurting

Richmond, KY

#15 Jun 8, 2010
They had a family member on lyrica and it about killed her.She hung with it the whole month to give it a chance.One doctor she saw told her just to come in and talk about her problems and she would be cured.Sometimes just the weight of someone patting me on back will have me aching for hours.The warm pool at the YMCA has been my best friend.
tKE IT FROM MER

Lexington, KY

#16 Jun 8, 2010
Management is the key to fibro. It is different for people. I have it but I am able to work . It has been difficukt because my energy level is not what it use to be. I live with pain daily. It will probably not get any worse but something I am almost certain I will have from now on. I feel my was caused by a auto accident I had around 5 years ago. I havent been quiet right since. Emotional stress can trigger the onset. I also had 2 Aunts with it. It can be passed down throught the genes also. Exercise is good for fibro but can cause more pain. I find eithr way I am in pain. I learn to live with it. I have had many blood tests and nothing shows up disese wise. I am actually aake now. Sometimes I cant sleep and lie awake all night long. Its a complicated condition. I would advise reading up on it. Yes people are not very welcoming to this and some people think its a cop out for being lazy. Trust me it is not. I would rather feel descent than feel crappy most every day of the week.
advice lady

Roanoke, VA

#17 Jun 8, 2010
Go to Doctor Pennington in Richmond She is my moms regular doctor and mom has it. Dr. P refered her to the appropriate Doctors. Mom is on some meds that don't make you sleep. she has muscle relaxers for those real bad days.
Fibro

Byron, GA

#18 Jun 10, 2010
Hello,

I have been dx with fibro too, I couldnt sleep, had restless legs, terrible pain, and did not want pain medication to use as a cover up. My family doctor thankfully was always looking for natural ways to help the body. He called me one day and said I might have something that will help you with your symptoms. SO I tried it and it worked!! Check out www.teamasea.com/richardson We also have weekly meetings on Tuesday night at 7 pm at the La Quinta Inn right off the Lexington 104 exit. Dr. Rob Ward does a seminar on this great product called ASEA. Also we have a lot of personal stories to share!! If you would like more information please email me at [email protected]
frustrated

Mason, MI

#19 Jun 10, 2010
"miss ky" where do you go to out of state? If I could get help I'd be willing to travel also
pained

Lexington, KY

#20 Jun 10, 2010
I also would like to add, when I am n severe pain I go to tanning bed. It helps for a day or so.

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