So yesterday I had to go to see the occupational health doctor as I am off sick and can't get an appointment with the pain clinic untill april/may (I have been told there is a 5 month wait) I think my employer wants rid of me, which I can't blame her for my absence in the last 12 months has been shocking to say the least.
This doctor told me there is no such thing as fibromyalgia, it's a made up condition for people who insist they have pain and there is no medical reason for it.
I explained in haven't actually been diagnosed yet and he said ' well how could you be? It doesn't exist!.
He then asked why i'm so insistent on pursuing a 'diagnosis ' he said I would do far better with my time to stop chasing a cause that probably isn't there.
He tried to make out it was depressed which I am not and said all my pain probably comes as a result of what has taken place throughout my life. He said wellness courses and positive thinking are the best things he could advise. I explained in have nearly every self help book going and I had even joined your online support group, he then said 'you would do better not to be part of a support group online because they fill your head with none truths and if someone said one of there symptoms was they woke up green in a morning, everyone would follow suit '
I can't tell you how rude, arrogant and dismissive he was.
In the end my mind fogged over and i couldn't hear anything else he was saying, I got so embarrassed then because I had to tell him I hadn't heard him, could he repeat it? He said '.not really, i'll send a report to your employer ' and ushered me out the room. I have no idea what the report will say
The only good thing to come out of this is my realisation that you guys really are the best support because you are the only ones who fully understand the condition and have also come across idiots like him. What chance do we have if doctors treat us this way. 😢😢
Love and light