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Postby welshmel » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:14 am

i seen a lovely rheummy yesterday. who diagnosed me with fibro and asked me all about my emotional traumas in my life! (i thought that was a bit weird) he was really lovely tho and was very sympathetic with fibro sufferers :D i thought i would post this as i seem to read a lot about drs and specialists who dont have a clue!
however one thing he said as i was leaving that i thought was a bit odd " you are a really smart lady, who shouldnt be depressed" weird or what? :tongueout:
however, he wouldnt advise me on what to do about my job which is a pity cos i dunno what to do about it either lol :needhug:
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Re: diagnosed

Postby LinzWorld » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:28 am

Glad you got dx okay. Hopefully the rheumy wasn't suggesting that Fibro is a result of depression though!

Did you give any indications of helping you develop a treatment plan? If not, however nice he is he may not be much use from now on (so often the case as rheumies usually get minimal training in diagnosing Fibro but then none in treating it).
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Re: diagnosed

Postby welshmel » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:33 pm

yes forgot to say i got to go back and see him in three months ! :lol:
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Re: diagnosed

Postby miajane » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:27 pm

Glad your appointment went ok at least you now know it's fibro and can start getting the right meds.
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Re: diagnosed

Postby LinzWorld » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:22 pm

Sounds great. :) What has he got you trying and doing in the meantime?
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Re: diagnosed

Postby welshmel » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:09 am

got to just stay on the meds im on but i had more blood tests today :crazy:
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Re: diagnosed

Postby shazq » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:38 pm

Sorry to hear you have fibro. :hugs:

Good luck with your next appointment with the Rheumy.
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Re: diagnosed

Postby gillshutt » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:27 am

Glad you found someone who'll listen to you :D Sorry you have fibro though :(
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Re: diagnosed

Postby Lisa21 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:08 pm

I was dx last November, and went back to see Rheumy today. Basically said they could not give me anything to help me and in future I should think about going to a pain clinic as Rheumy's do not deal with Fibromyalgia long term.

Has anybody else had the same thing said to them? :?
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Re: diagnosed

Postby LinzWorld » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:15 pm

Yep. Rheumies get no training in Fibro and it is completely different and requires different treatments to the other conditions they treat.
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Re: diagnosed

Postby DaveD » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:37 pm

I get the impression that its a case of , you are depressed and are therefore in pain . :roll:

NO Dr TYPE PERSON , NOT THE CASE ACTUALLY AS ITS MORE LIKE .....

I am in pain and am therefore depressed .

When I see another specialist I will poke them in the eye and ask if ( just for a second ) it made them feel angry and sad . lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: diagnosed

Postby Mr.A » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:20 am

LinzWorld wrote:Glad you got dx okay. Hopefully the rheumy wasn't suggesting that Fibro is a result of depression though


I also hope he wasn't implying that intelligence gives immunity from depression. In my opinion, if anything highly intelligent people are more likely to be depressed (of course that is anecdotal).

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