This Rheumatologist did check my tender points and I had 11 out of 18. So according to him I have FMS. There are others tests that he did as well but even still I don't agree with the Diagnosis.
If I remember correctly he asked me about
the Valium. He had obtained copies of my ER records. I have also looked at them and they say I was given the Valium as a muscle relaxant, So, how he came to the conclusion I was taking them for anxiety is beyond me.
This guy was something else though. I had a bone scan when I first saw him and he told me I had Inflammatory Arthritis. When I asked him again a few months later he told me the scan was normal. I also told him I had tried Cymbalta, Prozac, Paxil and the anti seizure medications with horrible results. I would not put my self through that again. He agreed and said we could try something else.
Later on after the Fibro Dx came up he told me he wanted me to try the Cymbalta or Prozac. He completely ignored what I had told him before. Then after I said no he told me that he could no longer help.
What happened to the Oath these people have taken? Where's the compassion ? The caring or the kindness ?
I may not be a physician but I am a former Paramedic and wonder if I have more medical knowledge than some of these jokers. I think this is why I would love to go to medical school. I would treat my patients with a lot more respect and I certainly listen to them. Something that most doctors are unable to do these days.
Thanks again everyone
Post Edited (quahog) : 10/17/2007 11:45:59 PM (GMT-6)