I have just been diagnosed after 18 months of suffering. Now I have the diagnosis, no one wants to know. Work wont give the adjustments that I need because no one will give any recommendations on my condition. I called my general practitioner today and he rushed me off the phone. I stated i will only take medication as a combination treatment and need other things to help me manage daily. He would only prescribe that and hung up. The pain clinic only offer medication and stretches and i am… read more
I felt the same way. I was diagnosed and then dumped. So many doctors were taught in medical school that fibromyalgia was a questionable malady. The Rheumatologist that I went to told me to take a hot bath to handle servere pain. Really! That is the best that you’ve got? A bath does help with the aching, but not as a complete solution.
I just kept looking and i found a terrefic pain management doctor. You are not alone.
I'm so sorry you going through this. It's very hard to find support in doctors. Think about going to a rheumatologist for a recommendation. And changing your primary care doctor. It may take time to find an understanding doctor but it's worth it in the long run. You need support for your mental and physical wellbeing. Remember we are here for you too. Keep your head up!
You should fmla at work to help w time off you need. 12 wks paid
I've been having simular problems and feels like you are coming up against brick walls all the time. So debilitating and frustrating to say the least! Xx
Thankyou everyone. I have made an appointment with a rheumatologist on thursday. Hopefully he can give recommendations to my primary care because hes expensive! 😂 It really does help having responses and not feeling alone and get some great tips from you all