POLL-Nuttiest thing a doctor has ever told you about DD

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by VickyB, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. VickyB

    VickyB New Member

    I would like to know that I am not the only one that has had nutty things said to them in a professional office with so called professional people.
    Thanks, Vicky
    [This Message was Edited on 01/20/2003]
  2. selma

    selma New Member

    Just read that being nutty you don't get Diabetes as often as when you don't eat nuts.. Nuts
  3. herekitty

    herekitty New Member

    I asked the doctor if certain symptoms were ever going to go away, and he said yes, they would, when my kids were both in school. Spoink, spoink. I still haven't figured that one out yet.
    Kitty =^..^=
  4. susabar

    susabar New Member

    My Doctor was very nice, he assured me that I was not crazy... which I thought was nice. But when I had a negative side effect with the antideppressants I was too embaressed to dicuss my sex life, so I just said , " it stole my mojo " He understood !!!
  5. VickyB

    VickyB New Member

    I was afraid I went over the line on this thread and have someone post that doctors have feeling too.
  6. allhart

    allhart New Member

    fibromyalgia is a metal condtion,ill give you some antidepressents and heres the name of a good phycologist ,also join a health club ,aerobics are good !
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  7. Seagull

    Seagull New Member

    Like the orthopedic surgeon who, instead of trying to figure out what was really causing the head to toe pain or changing the med, told me to keep taking a pain med that was causing problems with my breathing. His words were "so what? Give it some more time."

    And, the neurologist who ignored my head to toe pain and focused on my heavy-lidded eyes, telling me that I might have myasthenas gravis (sp?)! Never could get him to focus on the real reason I was there.
  8. bubblegum

    bubblegum New Member

    When I told my doctor I filed for SSDI he said I was wasting my time cause I wouldn't get it. After reminding him that I can't work, I am a single mom of 2, and I can't even get welfare, so what am I suppose to do DOC? His reply was to FIND MYSELF A RICH MAN TO SUPPORT ME AND THE KIDS!!! What a jerk. So being the smart a** that I am I asked if I could have that prescription in writing and I will just run down to the pharmacy to have it filled!!!
    Oh and on the way out I flipped him the bird.

  9. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    After seeing a Dr. of Internal medicine, 5 times, (on the second visit he informed me that fibromyalgia is merely misdiagnosed depression) with him trying to push antidepressents on me, he finally told me that my pain and fatigue was caused by sleep problems. He said he was giving me an antidepressent (even though I told him at each appt. that I was not depressed) to aid in my poor quality sleep, as this was the cause of my symptoms. I said fine, I will give it a try, but I do have severe sleep apnea, comfirmed by my spouse, and restless leg syndrome. I asked him if a sleep study might be a good idea, since I have never had one, and had been told by another physician that I needed to treat the sleep apnea. His response? "No, that's not necessary, sleep is not an issue". HUH?
  10. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I think the worst doc I ever saw must have been the twin brother to the one bubblegum saw!
    He refused to even examine me, saying: "Fibromyalgia will not shorten your life span. Why are you taking up my office time?" When I answered by telling him that I was so sick I could not work anymore, he said: "So what you can't work, you're a woman, stay home".
    I had to sit on my hands to keep from punching him. I would've walked out but I was in one of those stupid little backless gowns. I did complain to the Arthritis Foundation about him, since he is a Rheumy, but all they could do was tell me that I was not the first to complain about this guy.
    If it had happened a few yrs. later, I would have told him not to dare to bill me, and that if he did bill me, I'd see him in small claims court and on our local TV consumer complaint program. He refused to examine me, so he had no right to charge me. But, it was way back at the start of my illness, when I still had respect/fear for doctors, so I meekly paid up and went home and cried.
  11. tinaeve

    tinaeve New Member

    Before I was diagnosed with this DD,I went to a doc about aches and pains.Told him my legs ached all the time and went numb when I crossed them.His amswer? Don't cross your legs!!!
  12. Annette2

    Annette2 New Member

    I may be unusual, but I haven't been to any doctors who have said anything nutty about fibromyalgia. All of the doctors I see are very professional and respectful, and know what FMS is and believe me when I tell them about my problems. I guess I'm lucky, and if I had a doctor who poo-pooed me, I'd be out the door in a minute! He/she wouldn't deserve my time or money.

  13. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    that I would get well as soon as I quit smoking and turned in my guns. I still have trouble trying to figure out how the fact that I own weapons aggravates my fm.
  14. desertlily

    desertlily New Member

    When I was first trying to figure out what was wrong I went to this one family practice doc, who while going over the lab work with me, starting getting angry because, according to her, "These results show that you're fine", well than how come I don't FEEL fine! But because she couldn't see anything there in black and white, I obviously didn't know what I was talking about. She suggested that it was all psychosomatic or possibly allergies!!
  15. 2BPainfree

    2BPainfree New Member

    A few years back I went yet again to a "So-Called" Specialist/surgeon for my endometriosis. He walked in saying "Well this shouldn't take long...you look healthy!"

    After finally "looking" at my chart, he said:

    "well.....I could do surgery for your endometriosis, but really what's the point, with women "LIKE YOU" you'll just continue to have pain anyway!" Geeezzz!!!!! With tears coming down my cheeks I told him that was the most "Insensitive, IGNORANT, thing anyone has ever told me!"

    He just looked at me blankly...
    What a Butt-Head!!

    Susan B.
  16. Achy-shaky

    Achy-shaky New Member

    I had been admitted to ER when having some scary heart-attack type symptoms...chest pain, dizzy, short of breath, etc. After EKG, blood work, etc. a young punkish wanta be doc rudely told me I must be going thru the change and needed to give up my bed for someone who really needed it. No wonder women don't go to ER if having strange symptoms!!!! two yrs later I was dx with FM.
  17. VickyB

    VickyB New Member

    One time I waited in the waiting room for an hour to see a neurologist when I finally got called back I started telling the doctor about how I was not getting better on the medicine that he prescribed for me. When I finished I thought he would have something helpful to tell me and all he did was tell me hair smelled good and what kind of shampoo do I use? I asked to change neurologist at the front desk because this clinic had four in it and they told me that "We do not do that here"
    Thanks to everyone for sharing their stories!!
  18. darlamk

    darlamk New Member

    I was dx about 13 years ago by a rheumy after having had a years worth of testing done with my orthopedic dr & my internal med dr. The rheumy dr kindly explained what "fibrositis" was & had me watch a stupid video where a cartoon woman was portrayed as a hyperactive housewife. As I tried to process all this information I tearfully asked him "will I have this all my life?" His reply was,"things will get better when your kids are grown and when you don't care so much about what other people think." I never did figure that one out!!

    Recently I had a consult with a neuro surgeon,(now this guy I Like!!) He told me I should go live on a nice warm beach! So I asked him where his condo was located!:)
    This is a great post for some good laughs -
  19. joannie1

    joannie1 New Member

    It was in the beginning of this DD happening and was in treatment with a Ortho in town. I was given a cortisone injection in the hip, very painful and I let him know. He stormed out of the room very mad and told me i would return to work the next day!!! In the hall I said I can barely walk how can i waitress? He said Look you are no prestine porceline tea cup you will not break now go back to work! I left humiliated and bawling. Returned three days later to him in worse shape and he said it is patients like you that make my job so difficult! Hello!!
  20. mellow

    mellow New Member

    My rheumatologist told me "it's all in your mind. There's no point giving you anything it won't help". This man had been treating me for RA for 18 years. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. My doctor agreed that I should not see him again. Mellow