Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 1/15/2009 11:26:12 PM (GMT-7)
Your doc should of done more testing and if you requested mri you really should have it done. I had all the tests done and nothing showed up so they sent me to shrinks ect while I got worse, finaly I got onto a pain spec, took two but this ones beleives and he put me on meds and now my doc is much better also but I still have to see a shrink to make him happy. Have and mri to be sure, and having you leg like that is common for fibro, numbness that moves around especially. Ask to see a pain spec after your tests come back. After my mri it was the nuerologist who diagnosed me.. good luck sue2z
So sorry for all the problems you are going thru right now. I found 2 links to doctors who treat Fibro and other similar pain disorders. Hopefully you might be able to find someone thru them. A good doctor who understands & treats Fibro makes a big difference in the care you receive.
Just hang in there, you are not alone. There are many of us here that are going thru similar things. There is always someone here willing to talk, give advice, or support. I am glad you found our Fibro Family!
Please keep us updated on finding a doctor and I wish you well. Hope things will get better for you! Here are the 2 sites I found.
Hang in there. Things will get better!
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So I'm in Spokane, & as you all know there isn't crap for docs that any insurance may cover...@ least ones that fibro is concerned. ~ most are holistic~///(if u do know...please let me know). Seen a lawyer, regarding soc sec which I so do not wish to go that route, but if you have fibro, you all know how debilitating it is! So here I sit...so darn depressed~oh...how they love to just say "your just depressed". Of course they couldn't believe, or admit they believe in fibro...that'd ruin their credentials! As I explained to many docs...I wasn't depressed until this wacky insane stuff started happening, & by the time they figured out what was going on with me...I was depressed. I tried to explain that because of the pain, & the wierd memory/cog facts happened...I was "ok"...not depressed! I tried to explain that I TRULY don't want to be on soc sec/ssi....I have too many things I "want " to look forward to, & better things I could do with my time. They just don't friggin get it, & even if they don't...their too afraid to admit (regarding credentials). I feel like telling them ...this is why so many peeps with fibro are depressed, &/or commit suicide!!! No one (but a rare few...I haven't found yet?!) wants to stick up for us. They have too much at stake, & we're not worth it. Of course, if I actually said anything like "suicidal", then they'd just say.."see...told ya it's depression"! The laywer I seen said that no judges (especially in Spokane) like to "deal" with fibro. I wasn't too surprised considering it's hard to find a doc, let a known a judge who believes in it. Especially since my doc is "non-supportive". He wouldn't take my case, even though I have enough other aliments to qaulify for soc sec/ssi. Now that's bad...just cause fibro is attached. Like I said...wasn't surprised, but they were my last hope. Don't know what I'll do now..maybe get a job suffering as I did before. Maybe I'll win the lotto & get good treatment & help! Good luck to all, I wish you well.