My GP has agreed to refer me to Rheumy because of ongoing muscle pain and weaknes. She did say that because i have a fibromyalgia diagnosis that the Rheumy will just say that my problems are due to that.That comment was very telling and Its no wonder that sometimes we feel that we are not given the time of day by some consultents if our own doctors are sending negative referrals.
Iv got an appointment with my doctor tomorrow and my daughter has agreed to come with me for moral support. We are going to make sure that the referral is to an appropriate consultent with expereince within the area that i feel my problems are stemming from and not just a Rheumy who is going to tick off what its not and discharge me.
I may look into getting the fibro diagnosis removed as in my expereince it blocks and hinders any serious consideration to other conditions.
We all know what that means, that we are back to square one and feeling no better.
Thanks for listening