Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
finding help
avatar
An_223007 posted:
I have several diseases. Lupus,RA,connective tissue disease and fibromyalgia. I have a problem with lots of pain but the doctors I deal with will only work the the symptoms of their specialties.They don't work together as a team to look at the whole me problem. I feel like I.m spinning my wheels when it comes to answers for pain. Any thoughts on this
Reply
 
avatar
annette030 responded:
I would keep looking until you find a great rheumatologist or internist to manage your whole self.

I have an internist and she and I manage my illnesses. I have seen specialists on occasion and they send her a report, which she discusses with me, then we decide what to do next, and let the specialist know. She is the only one to prescribe meds for me.

This works for me, find what works best for you.

Take care, Annette


Spotlight: Member Stories

Central canal stenosis, three massive disc herniations (two lumbar, one cervical, starting at age 17), four failed spine surgeries, including multilev...More

Helpful Tips

Smoking Pot Decreases Neuropathic Pain
A new Canadian research study reports that smoking high-THC cannabis reduces neuropathic pain. This recently-published report in the ... More
Was this Helpful?
21 of 31 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.