If there is one thing that frustrates us Fibro Fighterz more then anything, is a doctor or medical professional that lacks empathy and understanding. They can be cold and calloused and completely blow us off at times. This can be incredibly upsetting, and may even cause more problems then we had prior to visiting them.
When one is afflicted by a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia, the person that you have to think of first, always is yourself. You need to take you into consideration. By taking charge of your own health, you’ll begin your way down the path of good health and healing.
The first thing to think about is are you even with the right doctor? What I mean by this is does your doctor understand the condition your are affected with? Are they helping you at all, or are they just throwing random medications your way in hopes of something working, instead of actually taking the time to research what medications or treatments would actually help you? If the answer is no, then it may be time for you to seek a new doctor.
One of the essentials in life that is important to have is good communication skills. They will come in handy not only in relationships, but in nearly every single aspect of life, including your health. It is imperative that you be completely open with your doctor, and to not hide anything from him/her. On the same token, it is important to make sure that your doctor isn’t hiding anything from you either.
The first step to communicating effectively with your doctor is to make an appointment to see them. After it is made, sit down and make a list of questions that you may have for your doctor. Anything and everything that you can think of that you want to ask, do it. After all, this is your health we’re talking about here. Remember to have that take charge attitude!