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Rheumatology Appointment

Postby stephanini » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:14 pm

My Rheumatology appointment has come through on the NHS for the 15th September...

but i feel i dont want to wait that long, so have emailled the doctor to see what date i would get if i went privately...

do you think its worth paying privately, or am i just being impatient and should wait till 15th sept?

when i asked my doctor the same question she told me to see what date i got and if it was a while then "why wait for teh bus when you can afford the taxi?" - but i dont know how long is an "acceptable date" :yikes:

any opinions would be gratefully received :blowkiss:
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Re: Rheumatology Appointment

Postby hamstergirl » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:37 am

Hi

I waited about a month for my appointment. However, after asking me loads of questions just said you've got fibro, gave me a booklet about it and discharged me.

It would have been a waste of money me paying private but I know some rheumy's are good.

Once I got home I realised I never asked him half the questions I wanted but I can't now, was wondering wheher to see if I could see him again but I would have to have a new renewal.

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Re: Rheumatology Appointment

Postby LinzWorld » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:52 am

It really depends who you are seeing and what you want from the appointment. Many rheumies won't have the knowledge to do much more than confirm a diagnosis and maybe offer one or two medication suggestions (just look on the NHS or FibroAction websites for more!). If that's all you want, then going private will speed things up. If you want a more experieneced-with-Fibro doc and hopefully more targeted med suggestions, then it might be better to consider going private to see a FIbro specialist instead.
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Re: Rheumatology Appointment

Postby manic123 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:39 am

However, after asking me loads of questions just said you've got fibro, gave me a booklet about it and discharged me.


Same here, plus it was a waste of time even trying to speak to him...he kept saying 'everyone says that' , at least I got a diagnose as I was worried it was lupus but I expected more knowledge from him
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Re: Rheumatology Appointment

Postby hamstergirl » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:11 pm

Hi

Thats exactly how i felt. it was a complete and utter waste of time

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Re: Rheumatology Appointment

Postby BlueBerry » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:19 pm

I've got my appoiment on 20 sep I just been doctors today she was like i refer you to your spelist but cause I am going see her in sep it like a waist of time. I been wait god knows how many months now. Final get see her soon. Sort waist time see my gp like it up to my spelist what do with my fm sign I hope this time she does something better i went for ulter sound and nothing show up what a surprised :yikes:

Damn gps what can you do :needhug: I wonder if i could find better doctor so hard find good one for fm :crazy:
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