I received my diagnosis last Thursday and my rheumatologist released me back to my PCP. I am disappointed by that because I don't know if my PCP is knowledgeable about fibro. I have not talked with her about it at all. I'm not scheduled to go back to her until May for my physical. Is it normal for your rheumatologist to do that? Should I make an appointment to see PCP sooner. I just started gabapentin and have a question but I feel like I don't have a doctor to ask now. Thoughts?
My PCP had an " attitude " about Fibro. To quote him : " Women have the same complaints when they are going thru menopause. " HELLO ??? Blew me off. Needless to say, I found a pain specialist. I'm not insinuating your PCP is anything like mine, but I would make an earlier appt with your PCP and get a ' feel ' for how much he/she knows about Fibro at least you'll know. If you are not satisfied, you'll know maybe to look around for someone else. Easier said than done I KNOW ! Best of luck xx
If your PCP is like mine you probably are better off-my PCP wanted to have me continue with a med I id not need that was messing up my liver-I gave her my are you insane look. She is a gate way doc-can only send you to someone else -I told one nurse in the group she is no use.
It happened that way for me, as well. Here in the U.S. It is common practice to send you back to your GP, who had originally diagnosed me.
My rheumy sent me back to my pcp also. he specializes in rheumatology so I am in good hands in one office I went to a rheumy for a second opinion.
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