I’ve been seeing a doc who is “supposed” to be the leading fribro expert in the area. I started on Lyrica & Melaxicam. I had severe depression with the Lyrica & the pain med wasn’t cutting it so switched to Cymbalta & Diclophenac. The pain is still not managed at all—some days I can barely walk. When I talked to my doctor about it, he said this combo works for most people so I should stay on it. It’s been over 2 years now on it & no improvement.
I’m incredibly frustrated and depressed at the lack of progress or empathy from my doctor. To be honest, I think he won’t try anything else because he sees my weight as the problem.
Years ago, before moving to my current residence, I had a doctor who put me on Vioxx. Of course, that ended when it was pulled from the market. It was the only thing I’ve ever tried that really worked for me. I was able to walk & exercise regularly with few side effects.
Is there anything similar to Vioxx? Any suggestions for dealing with this doctor? It takes 9-12 months to get in to see decent doctors in the area so I’d rather not start over.