Hello, I have been diagnosed with Fibro. Approx 5 years of dealing with chronic pain. I have tried SEVERAL meds with little to only tempary relif. I live in Ottawa, are you aware of a DR in this area that treats fibro? Also do you know of a Dr Hyde?

I'm sorry you have been

I'm sorry you have been unable to find any relief from your pain.

Here is a list of specialists (rheumatologists) in the Ottawa area:

Boate, Brian William (#50483) Suite 406
1081 Carling Avenue
Ottawa ON K1Y 4G2
Phone: (613) 725-2882
Fax: (613) 725-1138

Humphrey, Susan Marie (#60933) The Riverside Hospital
1967 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 7W9
Phone: (613) 737-8899 Ext. 81850
Fax: (613) 738-8228

Jovaisas, Algis Vladas (#29977) Suite 100
194 Main Street
Ottawa ON K1S 1L2
Phone: (613) 233-7426
Fax: (613) 233-9912

Kapur, Suneil (#75763) Suite 305
770 Broadview Avenue
Ottawa ON K2A 3Z3
Phone: (613) 798-1199
Fax: (613) 728-3497

Karsh, Jacob (#53098) The Arthritis Centre
Ottawa Hospital-Riverside Campus
1967 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 7W9
Phone: (613) 738-8400 Ext. 81860
Fax: (613) 738-8378

Kraag, Gunnar Robert (#24338) The Ottawa Hospital
Riverside Campus
1967 Riverside
Ottawa ON K1H 7W9
Phone: (613) 738-8258
Fax: (613) 738-8259

McKendry, Robert John Ralph (#26630) Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus
Room 6-29
1967 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 7W9
Phone: (613) 738-8400 Ext. 81855
Fax: (613) 738-8335

O'Keefe, Debrah Lynn (#54375) 737 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa ON K1Y 1J8
Phone: (613) 798-5555 Ext. 16574
Shamess, Charles Joseph (#25668) 1081 Carling Avenue
Suite 703
Ottawa ON K1Y 4G2
Phone: (613) 724-6602

Smith, Charles Douglas (#29530) The Arthritis Centre
The Ottawa Hospital Riverside
1967 Riverside Drive Box 37
Ottawa ON K1H 7W9
Phone: (613) 738-8400 Ext. 81840
Fax: (613) 738-8336

Thomson, John George (#53139)
This doctor has additional practice locations in: Ottawa
Suite B-2
194 Main Street
Ottawa ON K1S 1C2
Phone: (613) 232-2814
Fax: (613) 232-2779

I think a rheumatologist may be your best bet. As you live in Canada, insurance is not an issue, but you may need a referral from your primary care physician. You can contact these offices and ask what they require in terms of a referral and ask what their wait times are like. I have not heard of Dr. Hyde. Please keep in mind that I do not endorse any physicians.

Good Luck!

Jennifer Bunn, RN

Thank you for getting back to

Thank you for getting back to me so soon. I appreciate your time. Would you be aware of any clinical trial results or proven positive effect (in fibro) WRT a medication called tridural? (SP?)

Tridural is the same as

Tridural is the same as Tramadol. In Canada, it has been licensed to sell as Tridural, but it is the same drug. Tramadol is used to treat pain; it has been helpful for some people, while others do not find it all that helpful. Caution should be used when using Tridural with other opiates- slowing of respirations and other side effects could occur. If you plan to take this medication, make sure you see how it affects you before driving or any other activity that requires you to be alert.

See the section under pain in the main menu- I believe this drug is included there.

Jennifer Bunn, RN


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