Don't you just want to punch out a doctor who says

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by meowee, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. meowee

    meowee New Member

    take motrin or aleve. You just have to live with it.

    I get so disgusted hearing that. My regular comeback is, "That's easy for YOU to say."

    I swear, if I could raise my arm high enough, I'd punch one of them out. LOL If only I had the strength....
  2. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    Need some help?
  3. obrnlc

    obrnlc New Member

    hi meowee,
    while you are punching, (i'm a big fan of voodoo dolls--less energy required from us,lol!) keep reminding the idiot that THIS IS NOT AN INFLAMMATORY DISEASE, so toxic doses of ANTI-INFLAMMATORY meds aren't going to do anything but rot your liver!
    I definitely feel your frustration here!---L
  4. MDS114

    MDS114 New Member

    yes, that's part of it! I don't want a confirmation about what I'm feeling...I would just like the drs who say stupid things like this to spend 1 day in our shoes! Maybe then they wouldn't say such STUPID things. Thanks for letting me vent...oh, I'm looking for a new rheumatologist:)
  5. tandy

    tandy New Member


    Its not funny anymore.
    Like we have'nt tried Motrin or aleve?

    I also think them telling us to exersize deserves a hefty punch to the head.


    Hardly any respect left in me for Drs.

    Hugs
    Tandy
  6. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    Recently I found a pain specialist and confirmed she treated FMS and she replied several fibro patients come to her for treatment.

    I wish it was possible for me to get relief with motrin but I can't function with that alone. The second month she wanted to cut my pain med back and said o.k. I will start tapering you off next month. Well she has refused to write it this month and this leaves me in a bind since we are leaving for Florida tomorrow.

    I just don't understand it we are the one's that keep them in business. Something has got to change.

  7. PrariWolf

    PrariWolf New Member

    who told me to take hospital-strength doses of ibuprofen as many as 4 times a day, every day. At first, it often did dull the pain a bit at that high dose.

    Not only did I find out later that this was dangerous and irresponsible advice that could have sent me into organ failure, but ibuprofen no longer works for me at all due to that period of overuse. So, another pain med out of the arsenal.
  8. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    We need to ask them: What do you take for your "Holier than Thou" attitude?
  9. cordy250

    cordy250 Member

    I have read many of these threads and felt so badly for my fellow sufferers. I have also felt very blessed by the fact that my PCP who is also a Rheumy, has been very understanding and adequately prescribed pain meds for me.

    That was, until this week. For no reason and with no communication, he reduced both the strength and the number of my prescription. I had to have him call in an authorization as I had no refills left and I didn't know what he had done until I went to pick up the prescription.

    If he was unhappy with my usage, why didn't he get in touch with me? This is a hell of a way to find out.
  10. StephieBee

    StephieBee New Member

    Theres nothing more irritating to me than doctors that tell me to "just deal with it"

    About a year ago or so I was on this board and I was reading a post about a member whos doctor would tell her the same thing. Well I guess she brought her husband in with her on her next appointment and he told her doc...so how would you like it if i kicked you in the (you know whats) and told you to just deal with it?

    Im not sure if she still posts on this board because i cannot remember who it was but it sure was funny to find out how scared her doc was! Serves him right!
  11. deliarose

    deliarose New Member

    and suing the useless SOBs.

    Most of them have no business treating people with CFS.

    And, I've come to realise, a lot of these docs are mediocrities.

    But they get by .. because most patients are at a disadvantage knowledge-wise.. and they never get scrutinised by their peers unless they kill someone.

    delia
  12. Clay2

    Clay2 New Member

    My doc was reluctant to give me pain meds too. Then I was trying to describe to him what trigger points are, and how I have them in my pelvic floor muscles. I happened to say one of the muscles is near my coccyx. He quickly told me I had coccydynia, noted in my records, and has been happy as can be to give me all I need. I think that (somewhat erroneous) diagnosis gave him the way to justify it. Whatever.

    I highly recommend you all get coccydynia. Just look it up on the internet. No one can prove or disprove it.
  13. wolfclan

    wolfclan New Member

    I am new to the message board but not new to pain. I have suffered with FMS, MPS, Osteoarthritis, two knee surgeries this year (still not fixed) Pars defect and recently diagnosed with osteoporosis. Most doctors don't understand or care that taking motrin with our problems is like trying to fill the Grand Canyon with a brick! Just doesn't work and we are stuck in a perpetual cycle of pain, they don't get it that not only are they harming us but they have put us in a cycle of fearing pain, and as we know stress puts us in a flare-up. It took many years of exhausting search and frustration to find a good doctor, they are out there but are far and few between. Maybe a Dr. with a D.O. title behind their name will help. My personal favorite:No Pain, No gain. Apparently, these people have suffered nothing more than a hangnail. The best to you.
    [This Message was Edited on 03/24/2007]