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goldensunshine

518d

Hey guys. Has anyone got any advice about speaking to your GP to investigate into fibromyalgia? Feels like my doctors don’t listen to me and think they know best.

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    • goldensunshine

      514d

      @Olawola thank you so much! 💕 I needed to hear that

    • Olawola

      516d

      You definitely need a new doc and I’m so srry that they treated you like that and gaslighted you. I hope things work out! Your pain is valid and your symptoms are valid! 💜

      • goldensunshine

        514d

        @Olawola thank you so much! 💕 I needed to hear that

    • KhronicKoder

      516d

      You're not overweight. I'm so mad for you. Doctors blaming symptoms on weight, stress, anxiety etc is such a cop-out. My previous doctor said it was my weight and stress/anxiety - didn't listen to the fact I was a healthy weight and very active, plus mentally healthy before my symptoms started. I changed doctors to someone who listened to me and got the rheumatology referral I need for a diagnosis. Get a new doctor asap, as fibro is diagnosed by exclusion and can take a while to diagnose. Sending well wishes 🫂

      • goldensunshine

        514d

        @KhronicKoder thank you so much for this! I made a complaint to my surgery and they’re putting me with a different doctor from now on so hopefully I can get one small step closer now :)

      • KhronicKoder

        516d

        @KhronicKoder Apologies, I was supposed to reply to your above comment

    • Keikochan

      518d

      Hey, I would suggest asking them for a referral to a Rhumetologist and speaking to them about the fibro diagnosis.

      • goldensunshine

        517d

        @Keikochan hey thought I’d reply with an update. I went to the doctors today and basically got told I don’t need a referral because the pain im having isn’t that bad and it’s caused by me being overweight (I’m 19y/0 10 stone and a size 12) Personally don’t understand this decision because I’ve been diagnosed with other muscle and joint issues in the past so feel like I’m going to have to go private on this one as the gp won’t listen :(

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