I have changed rheumies once since being dxd with fibro. I called around first and talked to their nurses to see if they believed in fibro and MPS (myofascial pain syndrome) before I even considered going to one of them. I took print outs of all my illnesses, surgeries, meds and allergies to cut down on time that I had to fill out info., plus a long list of complaints and concerns I wanted to discuss with him. He spent over an hour my first visit discussing what I had tried and what had worked and not worked, what my biggest complaint was which is always fatigue, my life and by the time we were done we pretty much knew each other. You know so many doctors really don't know anything about their patients and don't want to. They walk in address what you are there for and are gone in five minutes and probably have forgotten your name within an hour. There are so many things in your life that can affect your health and if your doc doesn't get to know something about you they are going to miss things.
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