Guess what my doc said? Kinda funny, really...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by minimonkey, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. minimonkey

    minimonkey New Member

    Okay, I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but...

    My husband suggested I visit his doc, who was purportedly young and open minded, with my suspicions of Lyme. I brought him a chronology of symptoms (that he did not bother to read) and he said...."hmmm.....you seem very preoccupied with this...are you aware of any mental illness that could be contributing to your symptoms?" I told him, politely, that I am a therapist, and understand the mind/body connection, and that I had been addressing my own mental health issues in therapy for years now... no signs of depression or anything else.


    He then said "But you really seem very focused on this -- has it affected your life much?"

    As politely and calmly as I could (and this took a lot of effort), I responded that "yes, being in crushing chronic pain for over 15 years has affected my life quite significantly." Obviously, that was the first and last appt. with him!

    I have an appointment with a Lyme specialist this afternoon.
  2. MoosesMom

    MoosesMom New Member

    Wow, pretty much a typical case of "If I don't have a clue what it is let's tell her it's all in her head."

    I had an OB/GYN tell me that cramps were all in my head once. I nearly stood straight up in the stirrups and said "Are you telling me that the pain I feel in organs of my body that YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE is all in my head??"

    I swear I thought his nurse was going to applaude!!!