seeing rheumy today

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by chp1298, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. chp1298

    chp1298 New Member

    I have an apptment this afternoon with my rheumy.Havent seen her in about 8 months. I have collected much info from this board concerning new medications and I have investigated them online and discussed with my pharm. If this doc will not prescribe them for me to try I am walking out the door and telling her she is no help and I will not be back. Her attitude is that the AMerican Rheuma Assoc does not recognize Fibro as a disability. I know this is a lie becasue of the articles I have read. SHe just doesnt want to have to do the paperwork. My PCP is great and has said he will treat my FIBRO so I am giving this lady one last chance.

    Wish me luck. DOes anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this today?
  2. justjanelle

    justjanelle New Member

    wishing you good luck!

    Best wishes,
    Janelle
  3. jbennett2

    jbennett2 New Member

    I have found the rheumies often dismiss a patient once the diagnosis is made. They don't want anything to do with us - because they know they can't "fix" us. I was dismissed into the care of my PCP, who was fine until a few months ago when I went to see her - she had told me to come back in 6 months - and she said "why are you here?"!!

    I haven't been back.