Fibromyalgia Action UK
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Not sure if I'm coming or going

Hi all I'm not sure where to begin but I've always believed that GPS are there to diagnose what your problems are and treat you accordingly my doc as always been more inclined to tell me there's nothing wrong with me than to get down to actually getting to the bottom of my ailments , I actually almost always talk myself out of going to visit him . A few years ago I went to the surgery and seen a locom doc because mine was away and after doing a few movement test diagnosed me by saying you have fibromyalgia gave me some gabapenthin and naproxen ever since my own doctor as looked at me as though I'm daft but still gives me my tablets every month along with lots of others because I've also been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes high blood pressure and high cholesterol, anyway my problems is that I'm looked at by my doctor very blank every time I go so I'm still wondering what the hell is wrong with me 😟

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Trusting your doctor to treat you properly is one of the main principles of the medical profession, but it works both ways too. Perhaps your doctor feels slighted that he was not the one to make your diagnosis, or you could be reading too much into this because you are embarrassed.

Either way your relationship with your doctor is very uneasy and it shouldn't be.

Would you feel happier seeing another doctor in the practice? Nowadays a lot of patients do not see the doctor they have signed up with, as it is a case of who is on duty at the time, so seeing someone else would not cause a problem with your current doctor.

if you feel unable to see any other doctor in that surgery you may be able to find another practice which is willing to take you. You do not have to give a reason for changing, but it might interrupt your care whilst your medical notes are sent to the new surgery.

Another option would be to book a double appointment and have a frank discussion with him. You need to be strong and put forward your feelings politely and without accusations. Not many people would be up for this as it is a little confrontational but it would make everything clearer between you both.

I hope it all works out well for you.


Oh bless you, I do feel for you, I've been there myself more than once.

If I was you I would ask for a referal to a Rheumatologist which you are in your rights to do & if you have partner, its good idea to have someone with you that can talk for you, if necessary.

A lot of doctors make you feel that way & it's wrong but the only thing you can do is try go change your doctor & find out first if they are knowledgeable about fibromyalgia.

You really need the support of a good doctor, its half the battle my friend.

I wish you luck and hope you can move forward. I also would ask for any blood test results & find out what you have been tested for because I find it odd that this doctor has diagnosed Fibro by making you move around. I would want to know how he came to that diagnosis.

Peace, luv n light

Jan x


Hi mandyd67

I am so genuinely sorry to read this and I personally would not still be seeing this doctor? I was wondering if there was another GP at your surgery whom you could see? Or another surgery in your area that you could register with? I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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