After suffering from bad doctor syndrome for years! ( oops! sorry, that was meant to read bad Fybro for years!) I was trying out for DLA ( to no avail, I may add *sigh*) and I'm very lucky that one of my neighbours works for DLA and the appeals system. She told me that - "You need 2 major things on your side when going for DLA" You need your partner/hubby/wife on your side and more importantly, you NEED your doctor on your side. She then said something that never really occurred to me. In her words. "why are you loyal to your doctor? He's not loyal to you!" Wow! it was a wonderful moment! I, like most people in the UK..don't like change. So I went to my doctor and asked him 'OFF the record' what his PERSONAL thoughts were on Fybromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)..His reply summed what most 'older' doctors actually think of us hypochondriacs! he said. " Pain in the head, is pain non-the-less"....Hmm? Really? From that very moment, I knew, there and then, he had to go. I found a wonderful doctor. He's Spanish. If you're lucky enough to have a surgery near you with a Spanish Doctor..I'd highly recommend changing to him/her. He's compassionate, caring and 'hears' what I have to say..and treats me like the adult I am. Did you know that in Spain, Fybro is taken seriously and they even have clinics for the disease. Also, I have a wonderful pain specialist. he'll sit and listen to me ramble on ( as you can see..lol) and I'm always in there about 2 hours. He's another one who knows that I research all the new papers on it..and that 'I' know more about MY pain than he does. After-all all pain is unique, no? So it's not so much a question, but I'm a newbie here and wanted to give a little advice. I'm still in pain..but always open to what they both have to say, mainly because they don't treat me like I'm an idiot who's just making it all up! So, who also has a good doctor? ..any tips for those out there who suffer at ignorant and uncaring doctors? *gentle smile*
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