I Wish Everyone Could See MY Doc

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by abcanada, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. abcanada

    abcanada New Member

    I hope everyone is having a better day than me. Boy it's scarey to read all of these posts about what trouble people have with thier docs. I truely wish that EVERYONE on this board had the opportunity to see my doc. She has become my life line and has risen above her own life experiences to understand my situation to the best of her ability. She has shown me incredible compassion and I have been brutally honest with her, resulting in a treatment plan and drugs agreed upon by both of us. I have not been officially diagnosed yet, but she is giving it her ALL despite the hurdles we've both encountered with the wonderful Canadian Health Care system. I do wish all of you the best of luck in finding a physician who is willing to listen, observe and treat to the best of thier abilities! Have a great day, Laura

    PS I'm now having a better day, as she has been compassionate in realizing I require pain meds to function. They're kicking in & I feel grmuch better.
  2. Slayadragon

    Slayadragon New Member

    Good for you. Keep us informed.
  3. joeb7th

    joeb7th New Member

    Your doctor is to be commended.

    And this is under the Canadian national health care system?
    Wish we had that here.

  4. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    Darn, I looked on your profile to see if your doctor was in my area of Canada but unfortunately NOT. I glad for you that you have found someone who is helping you!

    hugs Redwillow
  5. julieisfree05

    julieisfree05 New Member

    I have TWO doctors that I wish I could clone and send to each of you!

    Remember that the doctors work for YOU, so if you aren't happy with your care, keep looking!

    It took me about three years to find my FM specialist, and my neurologist became an "expert" when he started learning more about FM/CFS while treating me for migraines and treating my other symptoms until I found a specialist.

    There are good docs out there, but they are few and far between..

    - julie (is free!)
  6. shar6710

    shar6710 New Member

    Glad you found a good one.

    I too have a very understanding Dr. Although I'm his only CFS patient he is open to info I bring him and trying to learn.

    I agree with Julie: there are good one's out there you just have to keep looking.

    Good Luck,
    Shar
  7. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    Lucky you, having such a great doctor. Is Apligen available to you? Has your doc suggested it? It is available in Canada.
  8. abcanada

    abcanada New Member

    I'm not sure about this one, but will check. Can you elaborate on what type of drug this is. I have had alot of adverse reactions to drugs, but maintain I'm willing to TRY anything. Thanks, Laura
  9. kriket

    kriket New Member


    I, too have a wonderful doctor. He takes the time to listen, and always tells me to not get frustrated, that we will work on the problem until we find what works. He is very patient and understanding of this illness.

    Kriket