My GP does not believe in Fibro – 2015


I dragged myself out of bed at 11:30 since I had a 1:00 PM appointment with my GP. This is always anxiety-filled for me.

He doesn’t believe in Fibromyalgia. We talk around it because he simply believes it is a term used when they can’t figure out what is the matter with you.

Luckily for me I have a Rheumatologist who does believe in it and tries medications and gives me Lidocaine/Steroid injections in the trigger points which sometimes give me relief and sometimes they don’t.

So my GP is responsible for my lectures on weight (you gained some more, you need to lose some of that weight). Actually I need to lose half my body weight as I am only 4’11” tall. My lectures on my diabetes. My numbers are too high, check my levels, watch what I eat…blah, blah, BLAH! I am a compulsive eater. I eat when anxious (all the time) and when bored. I hate foods that are good for me. I eat one meal a day and maybe a snack. All bad for diabetics. Sometimes I forget my meds.

Then we spend some time talking about psyche medicines and what I take for the Fibromyalgia. These don’t concern him, but wants them in the records.

My thyroid has been very off for several months now, close to a year. I take one of the higher doses of Synthroid. Today it was perfect.

My Blood pressure is a little high, but for a diabetic it is ok and I take meds for that as well.

I was told again to lose weight and all my pain issues (arthritis, degenerative disc disease in 1/3 my spine, all 3 areas and a pinched nerve in the neck, plus the non-existent Fibro will go away.)

I am over 50 and he pushes for Colonoscopy (no way Jose), pap smear (no way Jose) and a mammogram. Those I will do although I don’t thank him for sending me and they decide to do a biopsy and nothing was wrong.

I am stubborn and I have enough wrong with me that we don’t need to look for more. LET’S JUST SAY WE HAVE TO AGREE TO DISAGREE, MY CHOICE RULES. STUPID OR NOT!

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

6 thoughts on “My GP does not believe in Fibro – 2015

  1. sassafrass20

    Sounds like you need a new GP that doesn’t have his head up his ass. Just irks me…you deserve a doc that really IS concerned about how you are-mentally, emotionally and physically. Sounds like and absolute ass, in my opinion. And yes, you’re choice rules. 🙂

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  2. Tessa Post author

    I had left the practice because I found a Rheumatologist who is also a GP, but the he retired. I found a new Rheumatologist and went back to this practice. Finding new drs is so difficult. I just ignore him and let my new Rheumy treat me.

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    1. Tessa Post author

      Thank you! They keep saying it is getting better, buy there are still plenty of doctors out that that don’t believe it. He was relieved when I found a Rheumatologist because he wanted nothing to do with it.

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  3. donnainthesouth

    I wish you could find one though for your other stuff; my husband’s old doc was like that by him about his weight and health issues; he changed, the other one gave him complete lab work, did what needed to be done and I think, though not sure as crazy as that may sound, sent him to another doc and he wound up having the weight loss surgery – not the gastric by-pass, though – like you said – no way, Jose, to that – not sure if you’d even consider any of it but no way would he ever have been able to do it without it and took care of a lot of his health problems – but I’m most concerned about your degenerative disc disease, having a young friend, who, though, btw, is not overweight, so knocks that in the head, though I can imagine it wouldn’t help but seems it also wouldn’t mean you wouldn’t have it either – anyway, she just got out of the hospital yesterday with having very extensive back surgery that I sure wouldn’t want to see you have to go through – or not, as the case may be, but need it anyway – so…why don’t you please try to see if you can find another doctor

    also do you by any chance have an adjustable bed?

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I have a Rheumatologist for the arthritis, fibro and degenerative disk disease. The orthopedic doesn’t want to do surgery at this point and neither do I.

      No adjustable bed.

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