Your Doctor Doesn’t Have A Clue If:
He or she tells you fibromyalgia doesn’t exist.
Dismisses your fibromyalgia symptoms as nothing more than you being a hypochondriac-someone wanting attention.
Tells you that more exercise, sleep or losing weight is all you need to do to overcome your fibromyalgia symptoms-you know the doctor who says “you just need to improve your sex life, take a vacation, lose some weight, your just depressed, it is just PMS…”Give me a break, this doctor doesn’t have a clue!
Tells you that all your blood work looks normal so you must be a “drug seeker.” It’s all in your head….It may not occur to this doctor that you never mentioned you wanted pain medication, that in fact you have repeatedly declined to take pain meds in the past. What you are really seeking is to have a doctor listen, understand and help you feel better.
He or she has you taking a stimulant drug or drugs and a relaxant or tranquilizing drug. Examples include-taking Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera, Intuniv, Vyvanse, Wellbutren, Effexor, Cymbalta, Savella, or Pristiq and a benzodiazepine drug for anxiety including Ativan, Xanax, Seroquel, Klonpin, Valium or Busbar. One drug is revving you up the other is making you a zombie.
He or she dismisses the very real condition known as adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue occurs when your stress coping glands, the adrenals become to stressed to perform properly. Stress is definitely the catalyst for disease! They will tell you your symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue, low energy, brain fog, low immune function, depression, poor sleep, weight gain, etc. are from getting older or all in your head.
He or she has you taking two different SSRI or SSNRI antidepressant medications. These drugs, including Savella, Cymbalta, Effexor, Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Pristiq, and Prozac are supposed to help your brain re-uptake the happy hormones serotonin and or norepinephrine. It makes no sense to be on more than one of these drugs at the same time-you only increase the risk of more side effects (including poor sleep, depression, anxiety, muscle pain, etc.).
He or she fails to order the proper tests, especially but not limited to thyroid tests. Simply following the herd and only ordering routine tests, including “the normal” thyroid tests, stimulating hormone (TSH) and a T4 (Thyroxine) is similar to trying to critique The Sound of Music after only watching the first 10 minutes of the movie/play. Your synopsis is-Julie Andrews was a quirky nun. Ok, what about the Captain, his children, the Nazi party, the wedding, and the escape? Not going the extra, “I’ve always done it this way,” just doesn’t work for a complicated illness like fibromyalgia.
Unfortunately, most doctors, like Dr. “No Hope” from the video above, don’t understand you or fibromyalgia and don’t know anything to except recommend drugs and more drugs to cover up fibromyalgia symptoms- Lyrica, antidepressants, pain meds………they know these medications don’t work, at least long term but have nothing else to offer.
The patient’s symptoms and poor health continue to grow year after year Correct the causes of the fibromyalgia symptoms, poor sleep, low pain threshold, nutritional deficiencies, adrenal fatigue, low thyroid, food allergies, leaky gut, etc. the symptoms go away!
You can’t drug your way out of fibromyalgia! There are too many symptoms to cover up. The only way to overcome fibromyalgia is to get healthy and drugs don’t make you healthier. They can be helpful, even life saving, but they don’t make you healthy.
If you want help from a doctor who understands you and your fibromyalgia, HOW TO PROGRAM FOR FIXING THE UNDERLYING CAUSES OF YOUR FIBRO SYMPTOMS come work with me and get your life back.
Learning to live with fibromyalgia isn’t living its existing. Life is a terrible thing to waste. It goes quick. Don’t miss it!