Has anyone been to the Fibromyalgia Clinic at Mayo? My 21 year old daughter is scheduled to go in May and we are wondering if anyone found it helpful? My daughters fibro is very severe and so far the medications we have tried have not helped.
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I haven’t but would love to know your take on it. I’m 32 and am having the same issue
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If we get there in a few weeks I will let you know.
I was there in January. So worthwhile. Go go go and get into an exercise program. Call if you want more specifics.
I would like to know your opinion of the Fibro Clinic. I was just at Mayo last week (May 15-19) and I will be returning July 18 for the Fibro Clinic, among other tests. I cannot seem to locate much information on the web in regards to the Fibro Program other than the pamphlet they provided me. I would love to have any information anyone would be willing to share, as I have been dealing with severe pain for YEARS and have almost lost hope.
Thank you in advance.
Which Mayo has the fibro clinic?
The Rochester Minnesota Clinic has the fibro clinic. It is actually in one of St. Mary’s Hospital buildings. My daughter was not well enough to attend the classes. We did see Dr. Fleming at the fibro clinic. He sent us to see some other doctors at the regular clinic. We are still trying to come up with a plan.
My daughter was scheduled for the Fibro Clinic. We met with the nurses and Dr. Fleming the first morning. Unfortunately she has a very bad reaction to Cymbalta and the withdrawal so they didn’t feel she was well enough for the class. The nurses and Dr. Fleming were good to work with. However I still can’t comment on the class. I had the same problem trying to find a review. We did do the one hour class at the Education Center at the main clinic. There we did get a copy of the book they use for the class. I don’t see any real new ideas that haven’t been in other books but we did not benefit from the discussions and the nurses input. So let me know what you think of the clas. Dr. Fleming thinks my daughter could benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has also been referred to the Physical Therapy department to deal with muscle spasms that developed when she was going thru Cymbalta withdrawal. This sure is a frustrating condition to deal with! Good luck
I am very sorry that your daughter is not well. I will not say that I know the feeling because everyone is so very different, however many of the same symptoms we may have. May I ask how old your daughter is?
I am 35, and I have been battleing something for as long as I can remember.
I feel as though I have tried every medication there is, and had a reaction of some kind to each one. Savella was the worst for me.
Good luck to your daughter.
Thank you for your reply, I will post once I attend the class.
I visited the clinic in December 2003 (it’s been awhile, and fortunately I haven’t had to return as a patient). After my diagnosis, I did two days of classes. I’m sure they have changed since then, but I found it extremely helpful in helping me assess my life and set up a plan for the changes I needed to make to feel better. At the time, I wasn’t sure I actually could be better, and the program also provided me the coping skills to deal with the setbacks and the uncertainty and the pain. It also helped me help my primary physician at home treat me and made me a better advocate for my own health (this is really important. I spent two years sick before Mayo found the answer and put me on a path to better health). With their support and guidance, I am much better and was able to keep my job and have a fairly active life. I know this doesn’t happen for everyone. I am fortunate.
Since that time, I have continued to participate in research programs at Mayo and learned more about fibromyalgia and how to live with it. I recommend the clinic and participation in the research. Information is power, and maybe one day they can find a cure.
Could you tell us the title of the book used in the Fibromyalgia Clinic?
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