Have you ever had a totally disappointing experience seeing a specialist for help with chronic pain/fibromyalgia? I certainly have... many times. Fellow pain sufferers, we are fighting an uphill battle to be taken seriously. I found this article today written by a rheumatologist on why he doesn't want to treat fibromyalgia patients any longer. He… Continue reading Know your enemy
For years I thought I needed to find a doctor to diagnose me with and treat me for fibromyalgia. I sought out various pain specialists; physiatrists and anesthesiologists, the heads of departments. Some of them even listed fibromyalgia among their clinical interests, which I thought was sure to be a good sign. Yet every time… Continue reading Don’t worry! You can still get help, even if you can’t find a doctor who treats fibromyalgia.
As anyone who’s ever wondered if they have fibromyalgia probably knows, the different specialities within Western medicine are not necessarily on the same page in terms of the way they diagnose and treat pain. Rheumatology has traditionally been the specialty people look to for help with fibromyalgia, yet there are rheumatologists out there who don’t even… Continue reading History of Fibromyalgia as a Diagnosis