RHUMATOLOGIST PSYCHIATRIST

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by CATS2, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. CATS2

    CATS2 New Member

    I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH FIBRO 15 YRS. AGO. I RECENTLY WAS ASSIGNED TO ANOTHER DOCTOR AND HE INSISTS THAT I HAVE TO SEE A RHEMATOLOGIST AND PSYCHIATRIST. HE SAID THAT THE RHEMATOLOGIST PRESCRIBES ANY NEEDED MEDS. SINCE I WAS DIAGNOSED YEARS AGO AND I HAVE BEEN DOING WELL ON MY CURRENT MEDS I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN.
    YEARS AGO THE RHEMATOLOGIST ONLY DIAGNOSED AND DID NOT PRESCRIBE MEDS. HAS THIS CHANGED?
    JOAN
  2. CATS2

    CATS2 New Member

    THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING. THIS DOCTOR DID STOP THE TRANSXENE AND THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO. HE INSISTS THAT I NEED AN ANTIDEPRESSANT BECAUSE IT WILL CONTROL THE ANXIETY PROBLEMS. THE ANTIDEPRESSANTS DO NOT WORK FOR ME BECAUSE I WAS GETTING ABOUT THREE HOURS SLEEP. THE TRANSXENE ALSO HELPED ME WITH RESTLESS LEGS. DO ANY OF YOU SEE A RHEUMATOLOGIST FOR CHECK UPS? AFTER MY DIAGNOSIS I WAS NEVER AGAIN REFERRED TO A RHEUMATOLOGIST. TOMORROW I WILL LOOK FOR A NEW DOCTOR, THIS ONE SCARES ME AND HE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA.