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    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
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    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


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