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Do I need a specialist?

Postby Caz1980 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:48 am

I've had fibro for 7 years n was diagnosed by a rheumatologist 4 years ago. Since then I have moved area and got a new GP. She doesn't see the need to refer me to a local fibro specialist or pain clinic as she says she can manage my fibro - but she doesn't seem to know a great deal about it. Should I push for a specialist?
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Re: Do I need a specialist?

Postby loubie » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:34 pm

hi :wave:
i think because you have already been diagnosed you don't need to
if your GP is not very helpful, can you see another one? :dunno:
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Re: Do I need a specialist?

Postby shazq » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:35 pm

Hi
Agree with loubie, no point in seeing a specialist as gp`s take over treatment once you get the dx.
Having a good understanding gp does make a big difference with fibro, do you have another gp in the surgery who you could see?
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Postby FluppyPuffy » Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:10 pm

Agree with loubie and shaz as well 8) 8)
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Do I need a specialist?

Postby Caz1980 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:58 pm

Thanks for your replies. It would seem none of the GPs at the surgery no much about fm. I'll have to look around for another one I think!
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Re: Do I need a specialist?

Postby loubie » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:10 pm

hi :wave:
yes think that's a good idea
if you are not happy and comfortable with your GP
it can get very frustrating, and you always come out feeling
worse than when you went in, good luck hope you find a good one soon :hugs:
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