Help, new doctor says.......

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by evileva, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. evileva

    evileva New Member

    I've had it, I am fed up with everything! I was diagnosed with cfids and fibro by my primary care physician in Ohio. This was after MRI's, lumbar puncture, Blood work, EEG's, More blood work, etc. (Anyone know the feeling?)After a year it was nice to know something. However, my new husband didn't want a sick wife and I could no longer work so I moved to Arizona to be with my parents. Now guess what? The new doctor doesn't believe in cfids of fibro and says it's depression (No, I didn't hurt him, though I wanted to). So now he wants to go through tests, AGAIN! Help somebody, what should I do?
    Thanks, Eva
  2. evileva

    evileva New Member

    I've had it, I am fed up with everything! I was diagnosed with cfids and fibro by my primary care physician in Ohio. This was after MRI's, lumbar puncture, Blood work, EEG's, More blood work, etc. (Anyone know the feeling?)After a year it was nice to know something. However, my new husband didn't want a sick wife and I could no longer work so I moved to Arizona to be with my parents. Now guess what? The new doctor doesn't believe in cfids of fibro and says it's depression (No, I didn't hurt him, though I wanted to). So now he wants to go through tests, AGAIN! Help somebody, what should I do?
    Thanks, Eva
  3. Claypot

    Claypot New Member

    I would get copies of all ur medical records having to do with your diagnosis. And perhaps mail them to this new Dr and also keep a copy and bring them with for ur next appt. Perhaps you already have given ur records but its just a thought also make sure to get a copy of all those tests that has already been done, and the results of them.I always suggest too when a person goes to a new dr that they first set up a visit for consultation.... so that it gives u the oppurtunity to feel them out and plus its a time when u can spend just talking with them.. telling them what your needs are... such as a dr that will believe what you say and that will actually listen to you! I'm praying for You.. dont give up... Also dont go to a new dr and at the first visit be in the position of needing a refill of some meds, cause sometimes it appears as though u could be a "drug" seeker in their eyes... its really to bad that.. we should even have to go through all this junk .. just to try to live somewhat a normal life... it doesnt seem fair at all!! Love; Claypot
  4. allhart

    allhart New Member

    i live in tucson to,ive been searching for drs here have found some but none take my insurance give me some time ill get you there names hopefully youll be able to see one,dont put yourself threw all the test agin for someone who may not even know anything about your condtion it will just be alot of pain and money and worry,
    kara
    [This Message was Edited on 12/03/2002]
  5. allhart

    allhart New Member

    heres one ill post more when i get a chance

    Bruce A. Sadilek, N.M.D. is a board certified Naturopathic Physician. He has been in the medical field in Tucson, Arizona for the past 20 years, providing both emergency medical care and family practice with an integrative approach. He completed an intensive Internal Medicine internship at the University Medical Center and graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. His post graduate studies included oncology, immunology, chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (CFIDS), endocrinology, and gastroenterology.

    He has published numerous articles on health and healing and is frequently requested to speak on specific health and wellness topics. Topics including immunology, hormonal imbalance, CFIDS, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and anti-aging medicine. He has also been interviewed as an expert for ABC News.

    He maintains membership in ACAM, AANP, AZNMA (as well as being a board member) and acts as an adjunct faculty member in emergency medicine.


    Dr. Bruce Sadilek
    268 East River Road
    Tucson, Arizona 85704
    Phone: 520-297-9664
    Fax: 520-297-9633

  6. evileva

    evileva New Member

    Thanks for the advice and the name of the doctor. I appreciate all the help I can get right now. I am going to call around, plus I am going to see this doctor one more time. He should have all my medical records by then. I agree that not only is it a problem finding someone knowledgable but finding one that will take your insurance too. Thanks again! I am glad that I found this messege board.
    Eva
  7. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    Eva, in my opinion, there is no reason to waste more energy, time, frustration, and moolah, on this Doc.
    I have been there done that! When they tell you patients diagnosed with fm/cf are just depressed people, as one that I saw also said---there is just no point. You will receive no support or treatment there. Find a Fibro/Cfs Specialists, someone who has a good number of FM/Cfs patients, is supportive, wishes to treat, and keeps abreast of the latest research. If I had cancer, diabetes, etc., and needed treatment, I sure wouldn't pursue a Doctor whom merely thought I was depressed, and offered me no treatment.
    I, too went thru the disbelievers--its not worth it.
    Karen