I have been so frustrated today. My PCP told me that he would not and does not know how to help me any more so he refers me to a Rheumatoid Doctor. It took forever to get in with him and when I get there he only spends 5 minuets in the room with me. I talked more to his PA than him. They did not answer any of my question and then told me that they would not refer me to a pain specialist and that the only thing that they are going to work on is making it so that I am able to sleep. They will not increase my muscle spasm pills and they will not give me anything for pain. He said that I need to take a hot shower and stretch in the mornings and that should help with the pain. I told him that I have been trying everything and noting is working. I started crying really hard when the doctor left, and all be PA could say was I’m sorry that is all we can do for you. I then began to tell her all of the things that I’m missing out on because of this and y’all aren’t even going to help me.
When I get the paper work for my visit. it barley describes what FM is and then at the end it says: Contact your health care provider if:
You have new symptom’s.
Your symptoms get worse.
You have side affects to your medication.
You have trouble sleeping.
Your condition is causing depression or anxiety.
Well lets see my symptoms are getting worse they have been for months. I have insomnia so bad that there are times that I don’t sleep for days because of the pain. My condition is causing depression or anxiety that was one of the first things that I told the doctor and the PA. My anxiety is through the roof, I’m taking my anxiety meds 4 to 5 times a day at 50mg each time. My depression is so bad that there are many times that I would just like to end it and never have to deal with it again. I just don’t know what to do any more. I mean, what does a girl have to do to get someone to understand the extent of my pain. Am I going to have to up myself in the hospital before I get any of their attention.