Has your GP not already suggested a rheumy? What has he said about your pain? Why are you seeing a chiropractor? I must have missed another post of yours? I'm sorry if I did.
I personally would NOT put my health in the hands of someone who wasnt a medical doctor. Make an apptmt with your family doctor and tell him you NEED answers to your health problems, and would he/she PLEASE send you to a rheumy or an internist!
So...after all that...Yes..if I were you I would push, shove, or something to get that doctor to let a specialist see you, instead of just ignoring your questions about why you feel so terrible.....sheesh...I think some of these doctors lose their compassion after awhile.
I hope someone else can add to this request.
Yep we are mostly no-nonsense gals here now. You are not the first, and more likely not the last person to have a doctor brush you off. I hope your doc has answered your email by this morning. You need to vent here while you wait for a proper diagnosis.
I hope you hear something from her this morning.
Keep us posted
My doctor responded last night that rheumatologists in our hmo don't see people with fibro, the pain management people do (although the website says something else). She wants to see me and "check a few things out." At least she is going to see me and not try to diagnose over the email again! I don't know the things I should ask when I see her. Please help me with that.
Post Edited (Statgeek) : 7/18/2008 7:54:36 PM (GMT-6)