Desperately Need a Doctor

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Spoonerpaws, Mar 18, 2003.

  1. Spoonerpaws

    Spoonerpaws New Member

    I was diagnosed with FMS, but about 1 year ago came down with exhausting fatigue.

    I try to do things like scrubbing the floors or gardening and just can't do it. I become exhausted afterwards.
    I was diagnosed with FMS 10 years ago but never had this exhaustion

    Could this be CFS?

    What type of doctor treats CFS? I have checked the doctor referrals and can't find one in my area.

    I have been to a GP, Internist, Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor and none of them have been able to help

    I don't know what direction to turn. I tried the antidepressant and anti-anxiety med route and I think they made me worse. I take supplements, mostly Stress B, Omega Plus, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc.

    I am sleeping better, but still exhausted.

    What kind of doctor can I try next????
  2. Echos

    Echos New Member

    In your post, you didn't mention your area. I was wondering so I can see if I know of a doctor near you that can treat you. If you'd like you can e-mail me your area and I can see if I can find you someone in your area.
    As for the fatigue. It is very much apart of the FMS and CFIDS. One of the first major symptoms. I also suffer with CFS, and the fatigue kills me everytime. Please if you read this, somehow get back to me and give me the area in which you live.
    My e-mail address is: Search N4
  3. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    Try typing "Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Specialist <your state>" in Yahoo, or another search engine. You will have lots of hits to weed through, but worth it.

    I found a Doc to treat both my FM and CFS, he specializes in both and MCS. It is worth it to drive a distance to find a doctor who is well qualified and knowlegeable in these disorders. It has made all the difference in the world for me. It's a days travel---but like night and day between the docs I was seeing, who most didn't believe in these DX's or secondly, didn't have any treatment protocols.

    Best wishes, LL