I have been in severe pain for 13 years, diagnosis fibromyalgia, back, neck pain, depression, anxiety. I have severe burning in both my arms down to my fingertips. I have been on many meds for fibromyalgia, nothing has worked! I have been to many pain clinics they give up on me! If u can help me find a good compassionate pain dr or clinic I would appreciate your help. I’m desperate!
Sorry that you have had such a difficult time. Michigan Medicine (University of MI) in Ann Arbor has an excellent pain clinic. I went to them many years ago. At that time, they required a referral from a doctor. Then they would determine whether they would see you. It may be different now. You can call them to find out at (734) 998-1513. I do still need nerve block injections every 4 weeks and wear an opiate patch (buprenorphine). These were begun at that pain clinic. Now I see a neurologist at the Neurology clinic at Michigan Medicine. You could also try to call there at (734) 936-9020. You will most likely have very long waits for both places. It could be a year wait.
Acupuncture is available right away. It has helped me the most with a number of pain issues. It let me cut my opiate patch in half, but I decided not to lower it further when my neurologist told me that doctors were prescribing it for fibromyalgia which I also suffer with. Look for "Community" in the title of an acupuncture clinic. The fees are very reasonable, e.g. $20 to $40 per session. YOU decide the fee. Acupuncture could help you with most of your pain issues. I do need to ask you if you have tried a number of antidepressants because that can exacerbate pain. I took some time to respond to you. I would appreciate if you would let me know how any of this helps you or doesn't. I do wish you well.
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