I find it interesting that while I constantly hear about how so many Drs don’t believe in Fibro and give patients with Fibro a hard time, I am evidently very lucky when it comes to my Drs.
Today I went to see my Opthamologist, who I just adore. She is so sweet and is one of the only Drs I have that really makes an effort to save her patients money by giving out samples and actually asks about insurance before just handing me a prescription.
My dry eye issues have been getting worse lately so I made an appointment. When I called yesterday they said I could come in at 9:15 this morning. YUCK! Then at about 8am this morning I got a call telling me that there had been a mix-up and she would be at a different office this morning. If it was too far for me to come she could see me this afternoon. I opted for this afternoon. She initially started off by giving me several different samples for drops for different issues, including one that she said helps with Fibro type nerve pain in the eye (why didn’t she give me this 6 months ago!?).
As we discussed all the different drops she made the comment that she has learned she has to treat her patients with Fibro much more aggressively rather than just basing treatment on what she sees in the exam. She said has like 20-25 Fibro patients now and is learning as she goes. I found this interesting and thoughtful and really rather amazing to hear that Doctor actually said she’s learning as she goes. It seems like most Drs are too egotistical to admit something like this.
Another thing I love about this Dr is that she communicates openly not just with me but with my other Drs. She’s been known to call my Neurologist for me and ask him questions I had.