I had a rheumatologist I was paying out of pocket that helped me burn through my savings who diagnosed me the 2nd time with fibro. The first was my obgyn 10 years prior.
My PCP is great. She actually ordered all the tests the rheumatologist wanted so at least the tests were covered. She has monitored and increased meds where needed.
I searched for 9 months trying to find a rheumatologist that would take my insurance. The ones my insurance covers in the seattle area (Swedish and UW) sent me to thier pain clinics without seeing me due to the fibro diagnosis. Both pain clinics said there was nothing more they could do for me.
Anyway I finally found one who will take my insurance and actually see me in Tacoma an hour away if the traffic is good and have had the appointment set (Nov 12) for 3 months.
Two days away and I am wondering what good it will do. Has anyone been diagnosed with fibro, cronic pain syndrome or similar that had any luck with a rheumatologist after the fibro or cash was diagnosed?
I am feeling less than hopeful to say the least.