I am looking for some guidance from real experts (fellow patients) on finding pain management assistance. I have been diagnosed for over 10 years with Fibromyalgia – my Rheumy had to cut her practice down, and is not seeing Fibro patients any more – she is referring me back to my primary. I was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, BPPV that reoccurs with no logic – my Neurologist had to cut his practice to only MS patients – he referred me back to my primary. I have had clinical depression for 6 years (or more…), my Pharmacalogist Psychiatrist moved.
And now, three weeks ago I developed Shingles. I am 61, and with my medical history I have no doubt that I will end up with PHN. I have had 3 arguments with my primary about adding pain relief to the medications I already take.