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04/23/2012 08:38 AM

I don't understand my Dr.!!

MySunshine17
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So recently diagnosed and my dr. says on friday she will prescribe me some "New" meds on Monday--Meaning today. So i just got a call and the nurse says she is increasing my Gabapentin -- when I questioned the nurse about it, she tells me, "yes your right, it is for neurolical problems but also for joint pain!" So I just called around to 5 different pharmacies and they all agreed to my suspicion of what Gaapentin is--a medication for NEUROLOGICAL problems UUGGGHH!! What is my Dr. of 15 yrs thinking??? I am already on 1800 mgs for my Neuropathy and Seizure disorders. What is another 100 mgs going to do for my joint pain??????? I literally could just scream! Or cry... I wish I didn't feel this way, but I do. Any suggestions??

Thanks,

Jackie...

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04/23/2012 12:18 PM
bits
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RAD is a disease that needs treatment to slow down progression and hopefully put one in remission.

I don't understand why you are not recieving proper treatment.

NSAIDs, Prednisone, pain meds help symptoms, but do nothing in treating the disease.

DMARDs, Biologicals are the weapons that attack RAD.

Aggressive treatment has been proven to be a huge factor in successful treatment.

Perhaps, you might consider another doc?

Hugs


04/23/2012 01:50 PM
gettingoldsucks
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Jackie, I agree with you that Gabapentin does nothing for joint pain. I've been on 1800mg daily for a year for trigeminal nerve damage and neuropthy and it sure hasn't touched the RAD pain. I'd be mamking phone calls to doc or setting up another appt demanding an explanation and other help for the RAD. Is this a Rheumotologist?

04/23/2012 07:57 PM
MySunshine17
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Yes I will be able to see a specialist AFTER May 1st, once I have official insurance. I have just straight Medicaid right now, next week I will have Molina with my Medicaid. Right now it is just so frustrating. Thank you for all your support, this is the best support web-site I could ask for.

Hugs to all of you Smile

Jackie..


04/23/2012 08:29 PM
bits
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How long after May 1st? Hope not too long.

I am sure you will get the proper help then.

Hugs


04/23/2012 08:34 PM
MySunshine17
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On may 1st and after--thank God!! Smile That is next week right?

04/23/2012 08:41 PM
MySunshine17
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To gettinggoldsucks,

No this Dr. is my regular family Dr. and she just told my husband today that my RA is out of control and I need to go see a specialist, DUH!! LOL so she is referring me out.. THANK YOU LORD!! Smile

Hugs,

Jackie..


04/23/2012 08:45 PM
bits
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Yes, it is next Tue. YAH!

Many times family docs are afraid to begin RAD meds. So they wait till a specialist does it.

Very glad you will begin treatment soon.

Lots of Hugs

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