... down into my legs. I have gone to my new doctor with no luck, I sat in his office crying and he wouldnt give me anything at all. I need to find a good doctor in Orlando area that will help me. does anyone know of anyone?
You should try to see a Rheumatologist or an Orthopedic doctor instead of a GP or Internist. Either of them should be able to write you an RX for the Lyrica that was suggested and help you with some Physical therapy. There should be a physicians referral service somewhere in Orlando, try that. This is going to sound a bit odd,but, ask your barber or hairdresser if they know of a good doctor for Arthritis. We tend to see people when they feel the worst and we often see them throughout their course of treatment and hear some doctors' names more than others. Also many hair stylist/barbers have arthritis and have to see a specialist. I know that sounded odd, but, it might help.
I'm sorry to hear about your pain, I too suffer from both Osteo and Rheumatoid Arthritis as well as degenerative spinal disc disease. It took me a long time to find a good Rheumatologist in my area, I've been through quite a number of different doctors.
I'm not familiar with the Orlando area, but try the following site to look up and get information on the rheumatologists in your area. Try calling each office and tell them your diagnosis and symptoms and they should be able to determine which doctor would be best to treat your specific needs.
Click on the link for patients and public (top black bar)
Click on find a rheumatologist
Click on Florida in the drop down U.S. menu (click on find a rheumatologist)
Click on Orlando and a list of 9 rheumatologists will appear.
Good luck to you.
I would avoid opiates like the plague. I tried many for chronic pain and now I am an addict. I wish doctors all over the world would give anything and everything before saying " This is what you need to take". If they refused addicting meds we would not be on this web site or even have it. Do what you need to. Their are people out there who need opiates for various reasons, but try to avoid the trap. Unless I had an uncureable disease, or a short term problem, I would go the road less traveled... this is my opinion...
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