Fired my doctor!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by solargirl451, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. solargirl451

    solargirl451 New Member

    Hello everyone!

    Well I did the best thing I could ever do for myself....I fired my doctor and found a new one!!!! This new doctor is far more understanding and compassionate. I hope that anyone out there who is having problems with their doc., does the same. Don't be afraid to "shop" around. You are not only a patient, but a consumer.

  2. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi, Cynthia:

    Good for you! I think we all have to keep in mind that we are the customer, and if we are not getting good service, then we need to go elsewhere! Glad you found a more supportive, helpful doctor.

  3. jpswife_4boys

    jpswife_4boys New Member

    sounds like you made the right decision! I always say I hired you and I can fire you. If not for us you would be jobless! LOL Good Luck with your new dr.

  4. Lendi

    Lendi New Member

    I've had a rough time with my PCP, who doesn't believe in CFS, only sleep disorders and depression. I was going to shop around, but I'm panicky at the idea. I have an appt. with a rheumy next week and I'm so afraid of what he'll say. (Made the appt. myself since my Dr. doens't believe anything is wrong that a sleeping pill and anti-depressant won't cure.) I'm not worried that he'll say I'm sick, I know I'm sick, I'm worried that he'll just say that I'm just depressed. I just can't believe that depression can cause this much brain fog, and pain and fatigue. Besides, I don't feel sad about life in general, just this stupid DD. My neuro diagnosed me with CFS but told me to "rest" and come back in 4 months. Not helpful. I needed to be reminded that there are good Dr.s out there. Thanks
  5. Msagn

    Msagn New Member

    Hello Cynthia, I use to live in Ohio but gave it up for warmer weather. I attended the Mid-Ohio Practical Nurses course many years ago.. never really worked in the field except for the hands on training while taking the course. Finding a doctor is a very difficult task at times. Since you are a L.P.N. do a search on and tell me what you think? I've been on their program for over a year. While it did not work for everyone that started the same time I did it has been the ticket for me. It's a six month course then self medication (as needed) after that.

    best of luck hope you haven't froze back in Ohio will send some arizona sun shine.
  6. clueless

    clueless New Member

    We spend winters in Florida and it makesit difficult with doctors. Last year I had a pain specialist here in Florida who seemed so caring, telling me he was my advocate as his patient, this year he is looking at my medications and saying " they are going to say why am I giving this lady( I believe he wanted to say OLD lady ) all this medication. I am 75 but I also have a LOT of pain. I am petrified that he is planning on taking some of my pain meds. away from me. He is the one who set me on this schedule of meds. last year. I have pain to some degree all the time even with the meds. I could not stand it if he decides to take some of it away. They have our lives in their hands as far as quality of life and that I don`t have now muc anyway. Can`t imagine what changed him but hope it does`nt effect my life.