Has anyone traveled to get treatment?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ourplanet, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. ourplanet

    ourplanet New Member

    I was wondering if anyone has traveled any distance to recieve adequate treatment? I will be leaving my home for a couple months to work with a doctor I met a few months ago (9 hours drive from my home) to begin treatment. I live in NJ and have had no luck finding good care and many drs here are so scared to be sued that they refuse to try anything or very little beyond motrin. We all know how far that gets us fibromites, so I was wondering if anyone else has any stories to tell? I guess I am just concerned about leaving my home and husband to get help, but I am taking a leap of faith as this Dr is a real human being and has great success rates.
  2. kalina

    kalina New Member

    I have traveled from Dallas to Houston to see a doctor who knows what CFS is! Before the FFC opened here, I was pretty much out of luck.

    But I am about to embark on another trip to Denver/Colorado Springs where my sister lives, 1) to be evalurated for Lyme disease, and 2) to explore some alternative therapies my sister has access to (she's a chiropractor, and has has a network of alternative medicine specialists she trades time with).

    That's a huge leap of faith for me! I too will be gone for a couple of months, and will miss my DH and pets, but I'm willing to move on and try something different.

    Kalina
  3. place

    place New Member

    It was worth it. I would leave for 2-3 weeks at a time. Usually I get a person's name with word of mouth. Kind of like the FFC.

    I would not travel there unless several people recommended it. Best thing to do is check them out by asking around. Post a question on this board, I am sure someone has a good doc or knows of the doc in question.

    Good luck
  4. ourplanet

    ourplanet New Member

    I think my in-laws and some of my friends think I am nuts for doing this, but I have a really good feeling about it. My husband supports me 200% and my parents too! So...off I go. I have to keep hope alive that one day I will be able to wake up with either a levela pain I can tolerate or dare I say, none at all! Miracles do happen. Please don't give up believing that and thank you to those who replied as you know best how this disease hurts so many aspects of our lives.
  5. spacee

    spacee Member

    That was for my bladder. So, it can be a very good idea. I didn't go for my bladder but I did go out of state years ago to the Cheney Clinic. It was worth it.

    Linda