Okay so I have heard a lot of Fibro patients that have been dealing with certain physicians that look at us like were crazy. I myself have dealt with those type of physicians . They are of course the ones that feel Fibromyalgia is all in our head , just because they can not find it physically . These physicians of course don’t look into a lot of the material like we do after were told this is what we have. The more an more research being done is starting to spot a lot of medical similarities in Fibro patients. What physicians are failing to realize is with more an more testing that should be done is like them doing an MRI scan to find that Fibromyalgia patients are showing they have a low blood flow in the Central nervous system . It is there an one day we are hoping for a cure.
Physicians an patients are not suppose to battle one another, but what is happening is Fibro patients are doing more an more research an finding different things like alternative therapies, or other test that need to be ran or they wanna try a different type of medication. We drive ourselves crazy with all the reading an the type of view we get from family an friends that we are looking for answers. With doing all of this though it is helping us with the acceptance of not having a cure right now, an the understanding of a new way we have to live our life.Then physicians feel that your crazy an every test shows there is nothing wrong with us, but in all actually reality it’s in the medical history we have they just can’t locate it yet. When you try to speak your mind or tell them anything they feel you have just criticized there intelligence, but were not were just looking at you for answers even though nobody has them.
Us as patients then get frustrated an start stressing ourselves out an feel so lost because nobody has the answers. Then the physicians assume because now were stressing that it becomes a mental issue in there eyes. Honestly physicians and patients need to try an be more understanding with one another. With the more technology being produced I feel that they will be able to understand an try a find a cure. It is wishful thinking I know , but it’s the hope that we keep having as patients. You know the mind is a very powerful part of body, but when the nerves are attached that powerful part then affects the patient physically an mentally.
Physicians need to understand just because they can’t see it in a blood test or have actual proof yet doesn’t mean push your patient away with another prescription. We don’t come to you or pay to come see you for all kinds of pills to swallow. We come to you for hope an guidance oh helping us understand what our bodies are going through. Then it comes down to physicians say they like a informative patient,but when we are more informed an up to date on our illness. Then we get attitude from the physicians an don’t feel like we have been heard then it become another wasted appointment.
That is when we need to remember fibro patients are physicians can not read our thoughts or know our pain if we don’t tell them even though they wanna argue with us then we don’t get our point across it is unfortunately up to us to figure things out. That is when you have to take a chance an look for the right physician that wants to listen to everything you have to say to better yourself. So no matter what stand up for yourself an tell them how you feel, because in the end it only takes one voice to be heard an change anything .
By: Melody Whittinghill