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   Posted 11/6/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Everybody - So I've been debating about getting a new doctor - I've only been to my new one twice and I don't really like her. I feel that she isn't really listening to me and doesn't spend much time with me. I may be being overly picky - but I want someone who will really pay attention to me and spend some quality time with me - I want someone who cares. My last doctor who diagnosed me really did care so maybe I got spoiled for those few months that I had her (she was where my mom lived - but my mom moved so ...can't see her anymore - she was six hours away anyway - long story) So anyway - I think I want a new doc. She just puts me on pills anyway without really talking to me about whats going on and its starting to piss me off. The problem is that I have a lot of anxiety problems and the whole idea of going from doctor to doctor trying to find one I like is just so stressful and with school winding down...I don't know - part of me just wants to deal with the doc I have - she isn't horrible or anything, I just want better. I'm not sure why I'm posting all this - I know I should get a new doc...I just don't want to deal with it all. Its hard to do all this without my mom too - I've never had to before...ah well. Maybe beginning of next semester I will.
~~Asthma, Reactive Airway Disease, Allergies (to nature), Fibromyalgia, Kidney Reflux Disease, Chronic Migraines (docs currently working on those), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, and a few others that remain undiagnosed because I don't feel like being on anymore medication than I am already on. ~~

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~~ I'm 21 and trying to be optimistic~~

Terrie B
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   Posted 11/6/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
It's so understanding that you are frustrated about your doctor. You just want to be treated like a human and not just another case for your doctor. I think maybe we do get spoiled when we get a doctor that we really like, that treat us as a real person, with real aches and pains and diseases. It's obvious that you aren't just "doctor shopping" since the current doctor just wants to give you pills... I would hang in there until you find the right fit for you, someone that will meet your needs! Good luck with your search!


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   Posted 11/6/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I am dealing with exactly the same thing right now. My doctor left on vacation for 2 months out of country and the replacement doctor is cold and heartless (or atleast that's my opinion of him) he doesn't listen to me... has no idea what's actually going on with me and is the most ignorant person I've come across of since all this started.
I'm currently writing a list of all the things that I'm concerned about and what I'm doing to help myself get better and my questions regarding pretty much everything. I find it's easier to tell people things in writing because I can read over and fine tune what i'm trying to express... I get far too emotional to do this in person... also I just called the nurses clinic asked what I can do to request a different doctor, and (although I haven't done this yet) its just as easy as talking to the head nurse of clinic about your concerns and they can set you up with a different doc...
I'm busy taking notes on what I'm concerned about as we speak lol
It's a small world isn't it? 
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008

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   Posted 11/6/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have to ask yourself this question, then "Yes" you need another doctor,
It's not fair to you if your current doctor is not listening and helping you and you
need to take that next step... I've been there too and yes it can be hard, but you
can do it. A good doctor will listen to you. So take that step...
keep us posted and lots of soft hugz..
remember your not alone, good luck.....
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, Enlarged Pituitary Gland
******** "We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world" from Helen Keller *********


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   Posted 11/8/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Leeriesan, I know it's a drive for you but the rheumy I have been seeing in Pekin has been great so far, I've only been twice. I was with him an hour and a half the first visit so I know he would take time with you. It's a little bit of a drive for me too but worth it to have someone that understands fibro.
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