I need help people! I was diagnosed about a year ago with Fibro, after my PCP sent me to an Rhuematologist for an evaluation. I assume he thought that I might have Fibro, but never once hinted to it. After I was diagnosed, I called my PCP to make an appointment to address medication and my new diagnosis. During the appoitment and truely only a few minutes into the appointment, he said that he received the notes from the specialist and suggested that I find a doctor that is more familiar with Fibro. He said, he didn't know much about Fibro nor did he have the time to study it. I was
Since then I have been calling PCP's under my insurance only to find that either they are not taking new patients or I'm interviewed by the Receptionist. Get this.... I'm asked the obvious questions about insurance and then they work into... do I have any health issues that they should note. Have I been diagnosed with anything or am I in pain management. Today I finally lied and said "Well I'm 40, things are starting to fall apart". She said that she would take it to the Doctor and they would call me if the doctor decides to accept me. I started out calling doctors asking if they were familiar or comfortable treating Fibro patients. Now I'm avoiding the topic and I even lied.
I have been a year without a PCP. I have seen the Rhuemy who has given me my current meds, but I have to have a PCP and I refuse to see the one that told me to go away, after eight years of my whole family being under his care.
What do I do? I called my insurance and asked for help. It was suggested that I try an internest and she gave me 10 names in my area, but have you lied to get into a doctors office and it's things like this that really bother me. Talk about discrimination. What is up with that? As if I diagnosed myself. Pain management is not something I have chosen. What the heck? When did they start interviewing patients?
Any advice is really appreciated. Sorry so long! I'm a bit worked up.
Fibromyalgia (DX'd Dec 07) ~ Generlized Anxiety ~ Migraines ~ IBS ~ Asthma ~ Allergies
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