Many doctors conduct a brief interview before taking on new patients. I would consider myself as ïnterviewing the doctor. List your problems and ask how he would help you deal with them. I have been to too many quacks who kept brushing off my symptoms as, hysterical, all in my head, imaginary, like I was making it up for attention. And so on. Now they all know I'm crazy, they just help when I say, yeah but, what would it hurt to treat this pain as though it were real. Exactly, humour me here doc, exactly what would be wrong with taking me at my word? Does Fibro exist/ Well, there's lot's of things we can't see or prove, but they are real. Like bacteria. I can't see it, but I know when it's there. If I stop paying attention to it, I get sick. So, many things are there, w/o being seen. Too many docs are brainwashed by the Pharmaceutical companies. Same old drug, brand new name, brand new packaging, brand new purpose. Neurontin at age 10 became Lyrica, now selling for 6 x's as much and now directed at Fibro, a new target. Neurontin was originally prescribed for BiPolar, Nerve Pain, MS. Didn't do much for many so it was a drug in search of a disease. Now it's targetting Fibro. so what to do. Cymbalta is Effexor. 6X's as much, very same drug. Brand new target, Fibro. I need a doc who can see beyond this hocus pocus, and listen when I describe what is hurting me.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.