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I have a chronic pain dr, a rheumy 4 my fibro......Pain dr doesn't seem 2 believe fibro exist & has demanded 2 stop celexa (citalopram) 2keep pain managament? ?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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In brief: HE MAY BE RIHT

Is he doubtful of the disease of fibromyajgia or just that it exists in you? It is difficult to diagnose this in the face of another pain disorder or pain med use.
Meanwhile, ssris like Celexa (citalopram) can make certain people more impulsive and lead to deterioration in behavior. One study showed increased alcohol use with ssri use. Has your behavior or drug use changed since on celexa (citalopram)?

In brief: HE MAY BE RIHT

Is he doubtful of the disease of fibromyajgia or just that it exists in you? It is difficult to diagnose this in the face of another pain disorder or pain med use.
Meanwhile, ssris like Celexa (citalopram) can make certain people more impulsive and lead to deterioration in behavior. One study showed increased alcohol use with ssri use. Has your behavior or drug use changed since on celexa (citalopram)?
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
he may feel that the celexa resulted in the need for the new medication. You need to talk with him but if you doubt that he has your best interest in mind, search out a new doctor.
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In brief: 2nd opinion

The relationship between a patient & a dr, especially with this kind of chronic problem, is very important.
If you don't feel like you can trust this dr, you may need to find another.

In brief: 2nd opinion

The relationship between a patient & a dr, especially with this kind of chronic problem, is very important.
If you don't feel like you can trust this dr, you may need to find another.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
You're welcome. This is a pretty hard position to be in, you need to consider your options carefully.
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