Fibromyalgia Questionnaire for Dr. Visit - Maybe you can use it..

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Jillian40, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Jillian40

    Jillian40 New Member

    Hello Guys -

    I was doing some searching on the Net, looking for
    a local doctor . . . and in the process found a
    web site that had a great questionnaire that I
    thought may prove to be very helpful when going to
    see a doc for an initial or follow up appointment.

    I know that I had a similar questionnaire, though not
    as thorough, when I 1st went to a Rheumatologist
    and he found it to be
    very helpful in diagnosing me, saying it was a time
    saver too. I know that for me, I get really really
    tired, even ashamed in a way when I must state all of
    my symptoms when seeing a new doc. It's like it makes
    me feel worse just having to REMEMBER and then list the
    long symptoms.

    So, for what it's worth, go to myalgia dot com or go
    to the link listed below.

    http://www.myalgia.com/Treatment/OHSU.pdf

    There's a shorter one there too, called the Fibromyalgia
    Impact Questionnaire. This one is used alot in research studies to get a pre and post numbers.

    Here's to overcoming together,
    Jillian[This Message was Edited on 12/17/2006]
  2. BethM

    BethM New Member

    Thank you for the link. I understand how tough it is to explain myself AGAIN every time I see a new doctor. I have avoided medical appointments because of this, that I just can't face it again.

    I'll check out the link.

    Peace,
    Beth.
  3. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    Thanks Jillian - This is great and I wish I had this a long time ago.

    We should keep this bumped. This will be very helpful to us all.

    Hugs,
    Carolin
  4. Jillian40

    Jillian40 New Member

    Thanks for responding.

    My thought is that it is just too much work to
    go to yet another doctor and having to put ourselves
    out there, ie: be vulnerable, hoping that the doc
    will be able to really help us and not say something
    to trivialize our suffering.

    The other issue is that because we may have 3 or
    more issues to discuss, the doc will usually cut
    us off after the first or second concern because
    we're "out of time", so perhaps this questionnaire
    or the other one I mentioned, will allow the doctor
    to see the overview before we even start.

    I know the doctor I had gone to was appreciative
    of me bringing in a comprehensive questionnaire
    already filled out. He said that he may continue
    using it with other patients.

    Warm Gentle Hugs,
    Jillian
    [This Message was Edited on 12/17/2006]
  5. Jillian40

    Jillian40 New Member

    It's a good one.

    Looks like it may have been done by a University Clinic.

    Treatment/OHSU

    JILL
  6. Jillian40

    Jillian40 New Member

  7. Jillian40

    Jillian40 New Member

    Hello -

    I wouldn't want anyone to miss this one.

    It is especially good when you go to a new doc
    or want to update an old doc with your most
    prevalent symptoms.

    Jill
  8. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    I put it on my favorites and will download and fill it out before my next dr. appt.

    I may even look for another doctor. Mine just doesn't seem too impressed with FM...he believes it makes one hurt, but he thinks I should just be able to ignore it because it really isn't a pain that is doing damage to my body...

    NO, just my whole life! Sheesh!

    He was good for other things but I think it's time to look around.

    Anyway, thanks for the site....it helps me a lot.

    Sue
  9. IowaMorningGlory

    IowaMorningGlory New Member

    Very impressive and thorough website pdf.!

    I will definitely use this. Thank you for sharing.

    Take care & Kitten Hugs,
    Blessed Be,
    Laurie
  10. Jillian40

    Jillian40 New Member

    FOR ANYONE ELSE WHO MAY NEED TO SEE.

    Gentle Hugs,
    Jillian
  11. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    Bumping to the top

  12. fivesue

    fivesue New Member

    I know this is an old post, but I am probably going to have to see my doc and have a real heart-to-heart with him about the pain and FM.

    I may even have to go find another doctor, actually.

    So, as I liked this survey, I have printed it out and hope this will bump this up and let others see it again.

    Thanks again.

    Sue
  13. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    jullian:

    Thank you for the tip! I will look it over tonight.

    nyrofan
  14. zenouchy

    zenouchy Member

    Dear Jillian,

    What an awesome questionnaire! It's so wonderfully thorough and detailed. Perhaps you should post it on the chit chat board too?

    If docs will read this questionnaire over thoroughly it can hopefully accomplish many things:

    1. They will understand what we are feeling and experiencing from day to day and week to week.

    2. They will know what questions to ask us in our doctor's visits.

    3. Perhaps they might begin to think about how to better treat us. (Wouldn't that be fantastic?! A person can dream, eh?)

    We need to keep this bumped indeed. Thank you!

    Here's to everyone's improved health,

    Erika