I wanted to put this out there because I feel like we have all had our fair share of doctors who don't listen to us or go to the easiest solution that may not even be the problem.
But what about the good doctors and people here who need hope they will find one? What prompted this was how my new doctor went out of her way to help me.
I have had chronic pain since I was a kid. I couldn't get my parents to believe me and a suffered until I found an okayish doctor at 22 who told me it was fibromyagia and treated the pain with gabapentin which was a life saver, but that is where he stopped. Every issue I had was fibro to him. I could have broken my leg and he would say fibro, but because of insurance I was stuck with this guy for 4 years before my insurance changed and I had to get all new doctors. I was afraid no one would treat me finding a primary was a nightmare, but I landed in my current PA's lap and she is AMAZING. She did labs and found autoimmune markers in my blood tests, she listened to my pain/numbness, got me tested and sent to a neurologist who is now getting me injections and physical therapy for my bulging disc, a podiatrist who is getting me incerts for achilles tendonitis/plantar fasciitis.
Yesterday she called me to let me know about my positive GI bleeding and I told her the GI doctor I was referred to said she could not get me in for 3 months... for a GI bleed! She called them and less than 5 minutes later the GI doctor calls me back and scheduled me for 2 weeks from now. 3 months to 2 weeks with her going out of her way to call them to get me in.
Have hope, good doctors are out there.
Please share positive stories if you would like.
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