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What should I ask my doctor?

I have only been diagnosed with fibro by my doctor. He has now left and I will be seeing a new doctor this week. Should I ask to be sent to the hospital to see someone who knows more about fibro? Who would be best, a rheumatologist? I have never had a check to see where my tender pain points are. I want to come off Amitriptyline as I am sure that has caused my weight gain. Has anyone else experienced itching? Since being put on a higher dose (50mg) I have itching round the sides and front of my neck. No other explanation for it. What could I ask to be put on instead of Amitriptyline as it doesn't really help much with pain at night.

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Morning Gill do ask to be referred to a specialist at the hospital they will check your points and try to help where they can mine gave me physio xrays insoles for my shoes blood tests very thorough. I cannot comment on the drug but itching comes with fibro mine is hellish at times I use Antihistamines and Euromax to stop the itch. Good luck let us know how you get on x gins

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Yes you should be asking to be refered the rhumatoligist would be a good start he will do a pressure point test. I am on ametriptaline and I do get itching but havn't had a weight gain from the meds just because I have days when I can hardly move so comfort eat. Good luck xx

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I'm not on any meds apart from levothyroxine (for low thyroid levels) and recently started taking regular multivitamins again, lately I've been getting the itching too - and my legs twitch as I'm falling asleep... the cat's not too keen on sleeping by my feet anymore!

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Hello Gill :)

I experience itching too. Can be really full on... like its itching underneath the skin. I tend to get it at my neck, belly, legs and hips the worst. But I also get it everywhere else too. A deep itch. I have found its part of the Fibro. I have not taken that drug, so cannot comment on that. Definitely see a specialist if you can... ans ask if he/she knows about fibromyalgia first.

LoveLight to you

xox

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