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mummyphan - July 2

I've been trying to figure out if there is one cause for all my ailments for a long time now and fibromyalgia really rang a bell. I'd like to talk to my doctor, but I'm not sure how to approach it.

Should I walk in there and just say, "I think I might have this"?

I'm doing all this online research, but only the doctor can diagnose me and I'm just wondering how to talk to them without seeming like a hypochondriac or something.

Thanks.

-Emily

 

Iinda - July 2

Hi Emily. I understand what you are saying. Many doctors do get annoyed when a patient comes to them saying "I think I may have this".... I have a suggestion. When you go in to see your Dr. next, tell him that you were talking to a "good friend" about what you are experiencing who is also a Nurse. She told you that it sounds like you may have fibro and to ask to for a referral to a rheumtologist. That way he will not think you are "self-diagnosing" just really reaching out for help and answers. What a shame that so many of us have this fear. You would think that an informed patient would be a good thing?! In any case, good luck dear. Take good care and don't be afraid to ask for help. That IS their job afterall!

 

mummyphan - July 2

Thanks, Linda. My mom has actually been talking to some friends of hers who have it so maybe I can mention them. My doctor is really nice, I should not be apprehensive about bringing this up, but I am.

Alright, I'm making the appointment tomorrow! Thanks again. ;)

-Emily

 

JJ1 - July 2

I agree with Linda. You need to see a rheumatologist. If you have classic fibromyalgia symptoms and explain them to your doctor, this should get you a referral to a rheumatologist. I have found that younger doctors seem a bit more understanding about self diagnosing on the internet.

 

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