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A skeptical GP

Feb 27, 2020 4:04 PM

My GP is very dismissive with me regarding my descriptions of my pain and my belief that is is fibromyalgia. I think I need a new GP.

Feb 27, 2020 5:45 PM

Welcome to the community radarguy. Yes I would definitely see someone else. Try to get in to see a rheumatologist. They know more about fibro but not all treat fibro.

Feb 27, 2020 8:19 PM

Welcome to the community radarguy! Anytime a doctor is dismissive, ask why they dont agree. Then seek second, third, or fourth opinions. It's our bodies and we know them best. Take daily notes on your symptoms and flare ups, and provide it to each doctor you see. I'm finding that the younger most recently graduated doctors are more familiar with the newer illnesses, as well as being more open minded to listening to the patient. I'm 58 & my sister is 65, and she's running into the same thing. The older doctors are old-school, set in their ways, and less willing to learn newer things. Hugs love & prayers you find a good team of supporting caregivers, willing to listen & research for answers! 😘💞❤🙏🌷

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