Bad Dr.'s Appt. today

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BabiCati, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. BabiCati

    BabiCati New Member

    I went to new rheumy today (this was the second visit to get lab results) I am in No. VA and she was on my insurance list. I hated her.

    She completely blew me off and said what you have is fibro only and do physical therapy. I was in so much pain from my back, can't lower my head or lift my arms. My previous rheumy told me I had Sjogren's as well and my eye and salivary glands were swollen. She didn't even bother to look at them or check my back. I told her all about my back problems that have shown up in MRIs and nothing. She ignored me. I already made an appointment for another Dr. next month. In the mean time I am in agony and she would not give me anything.

    I am on Ibuprofen, Ultracet and Zanaflex as needed for the fibro. Not helping back pain. what else are you guys on? Anyone on plaquenil for this?


  2. kalley167

    kalley167 New Member

    My doctor feels I am either in the early stages of Lupus or I have mixed connective tissue disorder. I was first Diagnosed with Sjogren's but I have many different symptoms that overlap. I don't have the typical dry eyes and mouth. I have been on plaquenil for 1 year and there has been improvement. I am not as stiff in the AM. I still get achy but nothing like last winter was. I am still tired alot. It helps but I wouldn't be taking it if I didn't have to. I really wish I could have gotten by without med but I guess sometimes you just have to use them.

    Your doctor sounds very rude. I really would consider seeing another doctor. It took me 3 before I was comfortable with the treatment. [This Message was Edited on 01/11/2006]
  3. lauralea443

    lauralea443 New Member

    do you have a primary Dr.

    this same thing happened to me, and when I called my primary she gave me an RX by phone.

    Just a thought.

  4. BabiCati

    BabiCati New Member

    I thought about calling her but she is not much better but I may have to do it while I wait to see the other Dr. This woman just made me so mad today. I miss my Dr. in Miami sooo much. He was so understanding:(
  5. BabiCati

    BabiCati New Member

    What bothers me most is that she didn't even offer to give me something in the mean time. The first PT appt. I could get is for next week and it is for an evaluation! I called her a while ago and left a message saying I need relief today. I am in such agony. I am sitting here at work wondering how I am going to get through the day.

    I simply hate her. I wish this on her so she can see/ feel what she put me through!

    Thanks for your replies.
  6. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I am on Placquenil, but it is for systemic lupus.
  7. BabiCati

    BabiCati New Member

    My problems began with back pain. I missed a lot of work because of the back pain. I have bulging discs but the Dr.s say that is not the cause of the pain but rather the fibromylagia. I also have mild scoliosis and arthritis. The arthritis of the spine was found when I was 28. My old rheumy told me he was not surprised I was in so much pain. He said he would have been surprised if I had not been in pain.

    FM does not cause the bulging discs but maybe they are related somehow. I remember having very bad back pain as a child but at the time they found nothing, not even the scoliosis.
  8. leubie

    leubie New Member

    dump that doctor a.s.a.p.-and then report her!!!!call your primary care doctor ask(demand if you have to) her for some differ pain meds and to refer you to a pain mangement/specialist a.s.a.p. find out wher to report that doctor!!!!good luck and im sorry you are going through all this. after trial and error ( 1 year) my pain doctor/nuerolgist has me on methdone,zanaflex,darvocet-for breakthrough pain,topamx.these really help me,at least i can get through the day-although it does not completely take away all the pain!!!!GOOD LUCK----TAKE CARE AND ACTION NOW!!! let me know!! sorry about all the typos--i cant think today!! LAURA ieubie
  9. jake123

    jake123 New Member

    I have been in the process of firing my PCP and rheumy the past couple of weeks. I actually think they have had a discussion about me.
    The rheumy always has another doctor come in first. It is a doctor who is specializing in rheumatology. Dr. Lee came in for my last visit and we talked for about twenty minutes. He finally said I think you need something for pain and something for inflammation.
    When the head rheumy came in, he said no, not for this. I was so mad. Of course, one doesn't like to make a scene but I wanted to call him an arrogant little pipsqueak.
  10. BabiCati

    BabiCati New Member

    She never returned my message from this morning so I called the after hours number and she was the one on call and after much talking she called in Vicoprofen and Medrol Dose pack and wants an MRI of my upper back. I know this pain is not FM. It just keeps getting worse.

    Today my boss asked me in the morning what was wrong and I said nothing but later on I told her what it was and she said she could see it in my face that I was in pain. Hopefully, the Vico will kick in soon and I will be able to sleep tonight!!!!

    Good night,


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