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How do you make them listen?

Jan 12, 2018 1:58 AM

I am (yet again) teaching that point where my doctor will not prescribe the meds that I need. The eyes glaze over and they say they’ll give it “this time but not again”. How do you communicate with your GP? How do you make them understand that the pain you report is real, and given the opportunity you’d dearly love to not take anything, but you do, in fact,need it?

Jan 12, 2018 8:53 AM

Do you have a pain management specialist? As they are the ones that should be prescribing the medication and then your GP will have to give you the medication you need. The pain management specialist should also provide other ways of trying to control or at least reduce your pain.
I hope that helps

Jan 12, 2018 6:12 PM

I am waiting for my appointment with a new specialist. Till then I have to play the GP game

Jan 14, 2018 12:14 AM

I had found a gp that already normally treats people with fibromyalgia and understands it is a very real thing. You just need to find a doctor who is up to date with chronic pain and how to treat it.

Jan 14, 2018 9:57 PM

I have considered shaking them. I get better results when I go in looking like crap, no make up and hair in a bun or pony tail. Also have everything written down that seems to keep them in room longer and more focused on you

Jan 14, 2018 11:55 PM

Um, same for panic? I get that for pain and went into pain clinic. However, what about panic attacks that wake you and also hit daily, unprovoked?

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