I'm in a bit of a muddle since moving up north as I've had to change Drs etc. when I was diagnosed It was by a rheumatologist who kept an overall interest in my case, and was the one who called the shots on combinations of medication and Physio etc. this was just as well as my GP at the time didn't believe the Fibro existed and didn't like prescribing drugs. My rheumatologist administered steroid injections into SI joints and also hip bursar as I had tendonitis and bursitis, and he referred me to a hip expert for surgery when he realised there was something more than muscular going on in my hip.
Now I've moved 3 hours away, and I've seen a rheumatologist only to rule out immflamatory arthritis and diagnose HMS. She doesn't want to see me again. My GP is pretty impatient and is already sick of me as I've had to see him a few times already (I also suffer from bipolar which is newly diagnosed), and I don't feel like I can raise it with him. I'm not sure who I am supposed to ask for help when the pain becomes unmanageable, or my hip symptoms flare up and require an injection, because in the past I'd have gone directly to my rheumatologist .
I was just wondering which medical professional deals with the pain aspect once FMS is diagnosed. I know we are all on a concoction of medication, so who is it that decides on that?