Well the poll is still ongoing and the results are encouraging in my personal opinion.
It looks as so many of you are seeing GP's that have a reasonable knowledge of Fibromyalgia and I did expect the results to be different I must say.
Let's get more Awareness out to the GP Surgeries that are lacking the relevant information.Local Fibromyalgia Support Groups & FibroAction can work together to raise awareness & promote their group with FibroAction information posters. These posters with a business card space for your local support group details can be placed in GP Surgeries, CAB and local hospitals. Support Groups can email: firstname.lastname@example.org for these posters to be sent out to them for this purpose.
Some members have commented on the poll and mentioned their GP to be understanding , helpful and having fairly good knowledge of Fibro in your opinion. With their permission, why not see the GP listed in our Fibro Friendly Healthcare Professionals section?
I remember those days awaiting diagnosis, floundering and trying to find someone to listen. Dare I say, I was desperate indeed to get some treatment and for someone to not sound so demeaning when they spoke to me. Feeling upset in such a vulnerable state being so poorly with the pain & fatigue, feeling lack of strength to fight the system anymore (6 years ago, purely my own experience)
Well it seems now the information might be slowly getting through, lets help others who may be floundering to find the GP's in their area that many of you have identified.
Please email: email@example.com and send us the details of Healthcare Professionals who are indeed Fibro Friendly !
Please see the link about what information we would like you to send,
We would like to hear from as many of you as possible
I also look forward to hearing your experiences of diagnosis, Did you feel you were floundering too? How many years ago were you diagnosed? Or were you diagnosed more recently and think the diagnosis process is easier and the Healthcare Professionals are more informed?
Hope you are all feeling better now the weather is starting to change