I am tired of Dr shopping Help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gatorbait, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. gatorbait

    gatorbait New Member

    Hey all,
    Sorry to be a downer- but everytime I get a dr they end up leaving the area. I live in a small cow town not alot of money so they get hungry I guess and move on to something bigger and better. I have a appt with a new dr Wednesday and I sure hope this one will do more for me than the last one did. I have been dx with fms for over 10 years and they have said I might have LUpus but no one will step up and say one way or the other. I am amazed that all the pain and other symtoms I have can just be from FMS. Not saying its not just FMS but I will be shocked if I don't have something else going on. Well wishes to all hope everyone gets a few good days take care Beth aka gatorbait
  2. place

    place New Member

    I was just thinking the same thing.

    I really just want 1-2 docs. I have to many specialist in my life!

    There are several things I have learned over the years with Docs. Do not settle for anything less than the best, your wellbeing depends on it.

    You waist time and money, when a really good doc could make a huge difference.


    Also, I have learned to be in charge of my health, I had a very good doc, once tell me that most of the time, his patients end up solving their problems with his assistance/guidance.

    If a doc is unwilling to listen, get rid of them.

    Even I, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, have to travel to Cleveland for a good doc.

    Two hours is not to bad, maybe you could go to a larger town? You also might want to post on the board for a good doc in a city near you.

    Remember, just because they are in a more populated area, does not mean their worth their salt!

    Good luck
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I don't know where you live. I looked in your profile but it's not filled in. If you post your location, someone may know of a doc not too far from you. Gatorbait sounds like a FL name and if so, there are a lot of docs if you can drive a bit, pretty much no matter where you live.

    Have you clicked on "Doctors" om the strip above to see if there is a recommended doc near you?

    Unfortunately, FMS can cause horrible pain and fatigue, but many of us also have something else. FMS travels with CFIDS, Lupus, MS, and other immune/autoimmune illnesses.

    Have you looked into the Guai Protocol? You can go to Guaidoc.com to see if there is a good doc familiar with the protocol near you. If not, it's possible to do on one's own. The Guaifenesin is an OTC med and is sold here is several forms. If you are the least bit interested, pick up the book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia." It's a good book whether or not you decide to to the treatment.

    The Guai offers the possibility of reversing the symptoms of FMS. It is not a quick fix and it requires commitment and patience. There are some for whom it has not worked but for thousands, including me, it has been a God send.

    I also have CFIDS, so I'm not well, but my FMS symptoms are about 90 percent reversed, leaving me free to concentrate on healing the CFIDS. Five years ago, I was bedridden most of the time and on Morphine for pain. Now, I seldom require anything stronger than an OTC med.

    Many of us have chronic stealth infections and I do not believe we can heal until we address them. This is my biggest challenge right now. It was a mycoplasma infection which triggered my illnesses full blown and, like with Lyme, the mycoplasma will try to reactivate even years after one has it basically under control if one gets run down. I also have some kind of viral infection(s), likely EBV or HHV-6, which reactivate from time to time. I am currently on and AV and an ABX to try to rein them in again.

    There is a lot which can be done for our illnesses. You may have to travel a bit to find a good doc but it is essential in order to get better. Good luck to you. BTW, it isn't necessary that the doc be knowledgeable in our illnesses, although, it helps, but if he or she is willing to learn, you can do research and work with the doc. That is what I did for a long time. Good luck.

    Love, Mikie