I am needing to change my doctor's surgery as they are not listening to me, won't refer me to services, won't review my medication and basically don't treat me very nice. Last time I was there I was in extreme pain, could hardly move and was meant to be examined, doctor did not listen to me or my partner about what I go through everyday. Doctor prescribed my capsaicin cream to use on my pain points. Now this is no good if you are a sufferer of chronic pain all over your body. The… read more
My rheumatologist said to take vitamin B12 1000-1200mcg daily under tongue or orally ( pill form) for fatigue, Omega 3 1000mg/day and Vitamin D 1000-2000mg daily because fibromites have risk for bone issues with chronic disease. My pharmacist has fibromyalgia as well and recommended magnesium 400-500mg/ day as well for muscle aches and I have noticed an improvement after a month
@A MyFibroTeam Member. I'm so sorry darlin, but a therapist once said to me- you don't look sick- so perhaps that is why it is so hard to get treatment.
You need to see a rhumatologist. He will diagnose you better. Then will recommend the proper meds. Or at least you will have answers gor your doctor. Or ask the rhumatologist to refer you to a pain center.
It's great to find a wonderful empathetic doctor for chronic pain management but even my doctor who I would say fits the description as mentioned above says that patients with chronic pain are mentally draining after awhile as there are many facets to this : ie: mental, social,physical etc and it's hard to see someone in constant pain that you cannot help after a while. So some doctors don't even want to take on these patients. Plus it's hard to bill doctor visits appropriately as effective chronic pain management takes longer than a usual 15 min appointment. Not that I'm trying to take the doctors side, but just mentioning a possible theory as to why it's difficult to find a good doctor for chronic pain management
I'm going to try to use my auto type. Doctors are just like any other person there's good ones and bad ones. I was a nurse for 22 years before I became disabled. So I've seen I've seen it all good things and a lot of bad things. It is well within your rights to seek out another doctor. Anytime health care provider is not listening to you That is what they are there for to listen and to help and if your doctor is not taking you seriously then you need to find another one. A lot of people don't know that you can change doctors like that. General practitioners, dentist, pediatricians. OB/GYN, and you can even do it in the hospital if you aren't getting the care that you need. I had to deal with a lot of people when my mom was sick before she passed requesting a change of doctor surgeon anybody give another nurse if I thought she wasn't getting the care that she needs. A lot of people don't know you can do this especially the elderly and that's not a good thing. But don't ever think that you have to settle for one doctor and the way that they treat you cuz there are many other options if you have anymore questions let me know gentle hugs