At last a good dr

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by chloeuk, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. chloeuk

    chloeuk New Member

    I had to go see my dr today for more pain killers as I had run out..its my daughters birthday at the weekend so I have been busy and so I needed the painkillers to help me get through.

    The gp I changed to a few weeks ago shocked me today...he said he had discussed my case with another dr in the practice as she has a family member with fms...and she advised him that gabapentin can help...he also said he had been doing some research on the internet..I was so shocked and thanked him for taking that time out to understand the illness..I also said to him you dont know how much that means to me...that I felt like no one believed me as they couldnt see it and he said...people just dont understand it and drs find it hard to deal with stuff they dont know much about or that they feel that they cant do anything to help so they do nothing..I wanted to kiss him I felt so happy I wanted to cry...finally someone who is taking me seriously and not blaming my depression for causing me to be unwell and he actually said anyone in chronic pain would feel depressed.

    Just wanted to share some good news for a change..there are good people out there, the main lesson I have learned is that do not give up..I had so many drs who treated me like I was making stuff up and I had given up on any help and then I turned the corner and met the dr I have now.

    Chloe
  2. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    This is great news! Congratulations! Where are you? Your profile isn't filled out, so I can't tell. I'm sure others (like me) would like to try your doctor, if we are close enough.

    Thanks.
    Terry
  3. chloeuk

    chloeuk New Member

    I am originally from the UK and moved to Australia lmost 2 years ago..it is a great country but there are no drs in my state that specialise in cfs/fm..I have a referral to a rheumy but can not see one until late febuary...So I am so relieved to have found this dr..I had seen him many times and he always listened but I had no idea he would turn out to be so supportive..I will try to work out how to fill out my profile.