It's not in my head!

I saw a Rhuematologist recently. honestly I felt like I was just taking up time in his day. He made it seem like I was just faking everything. He really seemed bothered that he had to see me. He was of no help at all. I am at my wits end with this disease. I just do not know where to go or what to do anymore. It just seems to get worse with more and more symptoms arriving. I have had enough. I just want a day with no pain.

Hi hopeful,
I have had a very similar experience with my rheum. and I’m sorry to hear that your struggling, I can’t do much but offer you support and sympathy. It’s a shame that it’s so hard to get people to listen to us. But at least some people understand. I hope you get better and find someone who’s less of a turd to you! And who cared wether or not he felt like you were wasting his time, it’s his job, he’s paid to listen to you and help you, so don’t feel bad.

I don’t understand some doctors that is for sure. It is his job and I shouldn’t feel like I was an interruption. The first visit I thought… maybe he was just having a bad day. We all have bad days now and again. But then when he was the same way maybe even worse on my follow up visit … that was it. I will never go to him again and I have filled my Physical Therapist in on how it went because they refer people to him. I am glad to have found this site and have people to chat with who are going thru the same thing.