Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Frustrating GP

When I first went to my GP with complaints of extreme tiredness, foggy brain, difficulty concentrating and focusing, he diagnosed me depression. Although I didn't know what was wrong with me, I knew I was not depressed. Because I was days away from a trip back home to Portugal, I decided to visit my old GP back home and get a second opinion. In Portugal I was diagnosed with FM and started on amitriptiline to help me rest and light pain killer in SOS. Because this is a condition that needs support and I don't really know what to do, I went today to my GP to get some guidance. He not only still insists that my problem is depression, but sent me to do a plasma viscosity test to prove that I don't have FM! I don't know much,but I looked it up and its used to diagnosis Polimyalgia. Did the doctor not understand what I was telling him? What do I do? xx

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would your ~GP in Portugal write to him and tell him you have Fibromyalgia. ?



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Yes, I'll ask her to do that. Thanks! xx


Hi LuMendonca

I am so sorry to read of your frustration, and it is quite understandable. I agree completely with jillylin, in that I would ask your GP back home to write a letter. I want to wish you all the bets of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you



I have given up on my doctor. I have ME but he keeps fobbing me off, at first it was my thyroid then it was my heart then it was depression now it is anemia (diagnosed by a different doctor.) If you have already been diagnosed in Portugal I would try to get the results of you tests sent to you doctor.


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