New Doc Visit

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by TeaBisqit, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. TeaBisqit

    TeaBisqit Member

    Finally. A young, new doc that totally believed me and didn't say I was nuts or should exercise. She listened to me, she wrote a ton of stuff down. She's sending me for a thyroid sonogram and will hopefully treat me with Armour. She said she's willing to give me Armour, but she wants to wait on the blood test results. I just hope the stupid tests don't come back normal yet again. She gave me an NSAID I've never heard of for pain. Lodine. If it bugs my stomach, I'll have to get her to give me something else cause I'm already suffering bad. She gave me a precrip for Prilosec to take with it.

    She really took everything I said seriously. And she said I'm her first Advanced Lyme and CFIDS patient. But she's totally willing to work with me.

    So, this was a good day. I know I can keep going back to her. So I've got a thyroid sonogram this week and an echocardiagram.

    We need more docs like this. She's young and new. So she isn't biased like the older ones.
    [This Message was Edited on 04/24/2009]
  2. sweetbeatlvr

    sweetbeatlvr New Member

    what a burden to be lifted!

    i know how hard it is to find a doctor who believes AND listens.

    my NP is young also. i believe that helps.

    hope everything turns out ok with your tests.
  3. gasolo

    gasolo New Member

    I've had exactly the opposite experience with doctors. My internist is my age and my specialist is slightly younger. Both are very seasoned doctors and have helped me where other doctors were clueless. I am 56 years old and appreciate doctors who are on the cutting edge of medicine, but also see value in their years of clinical experience. Maybe I am biased because I am a physician with 30 years of treating patients. I feel I am better now than I was 30 years ago. I don't make as many mistakes because I've learned from my experiences.

  4. LindaJones

    LindaJones New Member

    that's great
    if is very important that the medical community becomes educated about cfs
  5. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 New Member

    congratulations teabisqit - you deserve it!!
  6. outofstep

    outofstep Member

    I really like younger drs-they seem to respect their patients more and are more open to new ideas. The thing that made me start going to my pcp was b/c the dr. said that there were a lot of things we don't know about yet, and cfs is one of them, and that someday we'll understand them and be able to treat them. I'd never had a dr. admit anything like that before so was sold.

    Unfortunately, there are still so many crusty ones around, who think they know everything and if they didn't learn about it in med school in the 60s/70s then it doesn't exist. They were trained when "all infectious disease had been eradicated" and seem to have a lot of trouble believing that other things besides AIDS have popped up.

    Anyway-congratulations o finding someone decent!