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   Posted 12/30/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
hi all i'm new to all this so please bear with me.I've been seeing my gp now for the last 4 months and he refuses to accept that the symptoms i have are fibro. Its really gettin me down now. All he gave me for the way i am feeling is a low dose of anti depressants. cry but they dont seem to be doin anythin can anyone suggest anything for me to do its driving me crazy.

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   Posted 12/30/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Loxie,
A gp isn't the best doctor to be seeing if you are experiencing any Fibro symptoms.  You need to see a rheumatologist.  You can insist to get a referal to one.  It's your right! 
What symptoms are you having?
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   Posted 12/30/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Loxie, and welcome!  Ginny is absolutely correct.  You need another doctor.  Some use rheumatologists but there are some rheumatologists that don't help you either!  I use an Internist.
Get out the phone book and look at the doctor's ads and see if they list fibromyalgia as something they treat.  Or, you can call offices and flat out ask if they treat patients with fibromyalgia.  You do have to be your own advocate.  Let us know what you do.
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   Posted 12/30/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome Loxie,

You've already been given some excellent advice. A good doctor who treats Fibro is the best way to go. He will rule out all the other things that act like Fibro & maybe get you started on some medication for relief of your symptoms.

Good luck & keep us updated!

Hugs!!   Margie

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   Posted 12/31/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks margie hopefully i will get everything sorted in the new year with my next visit to my gp i am going to insist he does send me for tests to find out what all this is. i just hope he will listen this time i'll keep you informed and thanks for the hugs x laine

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   Posted 12/31/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi loxie and welcome. I'm sorry your doc won't listen to you. My GP is the one that dxd me so it doesn't matter what kind of doc they are as long as they believe in fibro and recognize the symptoms. The first rheumatologist I had was useless so I found another one. When I called the first thing I asked was if he believed in fibro and treated it. Sadly, there are still doctors out there that believe this is all in our heads. If it was we would all go see a psych and be cured.
Good luck.
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   Posted 12/31/2008 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi loxie and welcome-

A rheumy diagnosed me, but I was not impressed with him and I see my family Dr. for my fibro. Keep trying to find a good Dr. that knows something about fibro, it makes a big difference!

Keep us posted-


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   Posted 1/1/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks marlee,
your right about my gp thinkin that its all in my head but hopefully i will convince him the next time i go that its not in my head and that i really do feel all the things for me the worst one is the pain in my head and my knee is getting just as bad as well as the numbness in my feet and hands so hopefully i will get my gp to do something about it xx

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   Posted 1/1/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks gamjill i am going to get my gp to refer me to a rheumy on my next visit in fact i am going to insist that he does for my own sanity i just hope he will see things the way i do i'll keep you posted as soon as i've been
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