Well it has taken me awhile but I found a new doctor, also very close to where I live. I took in all my medical file and asked him if he was OK dealing with a patient who has fibromyalgia. If he actually believes it exists and if he is willing to care for me.
He said "yes" to all of it and is as far as I can tell a very nice man and knowledgeable doc. The first thing he did was order blood tests and an ultrasound for a cyst I have in my ovary ( which he said needs to be monitored every year ( and its been 2 since the last ultrasound. So I really feel he is on the ball.
Fast forward two weeks later I go in as he wants to do a physical. He starts and listens to my heart and backs up and says has anyone ever diagnosed you with a specific heart murmur!!!!
I said no and he was quite shocked with all the tests I have had in the past two years.He showed me a diagram and said that I have some type of valve regurgitation and blood is flowing back into the heart cavity. He also said you need to also see a cardiologist and sent me for an ECG and now an echo-cardiogram this week as well.
Wow am I glad I went to see him and had the courage to change doctors. I have a few of you here to Thank for this. So if I had the money ( which I don't ) I would send you all a big bunch of flowers...
I am doing this in my heart ..OK He also said it could be part of the reason for some of my fatigue , stair climbing problems etc , along with the fibro.
So dear Racheal I cannot thank you enough for your support, all of you out there in cyber land who have helped me to be a better advocate for myself. I am so glad I found this site and the support I have received well could possibly have saved my life. I will keep you all informed.
Even if it is not too serious I have been telling my husband for months ... there is something else going on and no one is getting it because I think my old doc just labelled me as some kind of complainer. I asked her months ago to please check out my heart and she said no not wasting money where it shouldn't be.
So I do believe to some doctors they only see the fibro and put it under that ... every issue we have
So Thanks again my friends , I feel very blessed today!!! Big Hugs and hope you are all having a great day Lisa