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Have Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, brittle bone, fights with cancer, scoliosis. Whom to consult?

Have Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, brittle bone disease, 3 fights with cancer, advanced degenerative disc disease, and some scoliosis in entire spine. At 72 yrs., walk several miles a day to keep joints moving and pain down. Desperately need a doctor who takes cash per hour or will take my Medicare and/or Medicaid insurance. Have been unable to find a Medicare doctor who will treat more than one symptom. At my age, there is no such thing, is there?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case.

Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis by exclusion and mainly diagnosed by clinical examination.

Fibromyalgia can not be totally cured, you can only minimise symptoms by taking various medications. As you are resistant to amitryptiline and duloxetin I will advise you that you can start milnacipran or Lyrica (pregabalin) consulting your treating doctor.

Exercises and stretches plays important role in maintaining symptoms of fibromyalgia

Physiotherapy like ultrasound and tens will help.

You may consult orthopaedic surgeon or spine surgeon for further management.

You may consult physiotherapist for further guidance. He may start TENS, or ultrasound which is helpful in your case.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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