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DisneyFan1972

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I have been on gabapentin for several years. My pain is getting worse and the medication has been altered several times with little improvement. I have an appointment to see a rheumatologist soon because I am wondering if I have something else besides fibromyalgia. Has anyone found better treatment with a rheumatologist?

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    • Sexylady

      877d

      Integrative Medicine Practicioner

    • Sexylady

      877d

      Integrative Medicine Practicioner

    • Samie

      878d

      I went to a rheumatologist and I was put on Sulfasalazine and it was a miracle drug… but I lost my insurance and haven’t been able to get back on it

    • Sexylady

      878d

      SugarFoot, Sorry to hear that.

    • SugarFoot

      878d

      @SexyLady… I think it’s most helpful and supportive here that we share anything that helps us while recognizing it may not work for everyone. Or even be accessible. The closest Integrative Medicine clinic is over 7 hours round trip for me.

    • Sexylady

      878d

      No, try someone in Integrative Medicine.

    • Persephone9

      879d

      I have a few thoughts! sometimes people need to increase their gabapentin dosage over time not cuz it’s addictive or anything that’s just how it gets metabolized I’ve heard. Also, cannabis is huge for me! It helps both with sleep and fibro pain in my experience. And then there’s cymbalta (and other SNRIs) which can help with mood, energy, and/or fibro pain depending on the person. Personally, I manage fibro w a neurologist but I know people who manage it with rheum as well so that could be a great option.

    • SugarFoot

      879d

      A good rheumatologist, yes! First thing mine did is switch me to Lyrica, so much better than gabapentin. I second what Lorita said about Cannibis. But rheum should do a deep dive for any autoimmune illness like RA.

    • Sexylady

      879d

      Try Integrative Medicine

    • Lorita

      885d

      I started Cannabis and it’s a lot better. It took me a long time to convince my doc …. It helps me mostly in the evenings because than I feel the burden of my weight and daily exercise…

    • Bluesky

      889d

      My rheumatologist gave me Gabapentin as well. It didn’t do anything for me so I stopped it. She did do tons of blood work and now suspects I have rheumatoid arthritis. It wouldn’t hurt to see a specialist in my opinion. Best of luck!

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