I live in Euless! There is a group of Dr's out of St. Paul in Dallas that are supposed to be very good with fibro patients. It started with a Dr named Stanley Cohen. In the 70's he dx'd my grandma with fibro before anyone believed in it! There is a very long wait to see him but, he works with 9 other Dr's and they all are good with fibro patients. They have satellite offices around all over. I go to the one in Grapevine. It is the closest one to me. I know how important that is when you feel awful. I see Dr. Geppert. I have only seen him twice. He took a good physical and history and listened. However, I didn't get all my questions answered the first time. I was REALLY nervous because I was afraid that he would poke and prod on me and he didn't. He touched very gently but didn't push it. He could tell by my history of symptoms that it was fibro and he didn't push it. He did alot of lab work just to make sure he wasn't missing anything. The practice in St' Paul is very big and seems to be efficient. I only had one problem once getting a message returned. I think my Dr' was out and since I was new they didn't know how to advise me. My advise is try these Dr's out. I recommend them and so does my Grandma. She is seeing someone different now and she really likes him.
My next question to Dr. Geppert is about a support group for patients like us.
Keep posting. I will try to give you answers to anything you would like to know about these Dr's. I hope they work for you. In fact, I have an appt with the Dr I will ask if there is one in Ft. Worth. I hope you mean Texas. If not I feel really stupid right about now!
I'm sorry to hear that you are feeling so bad right now. Actually my psychiatrist has me off for 6 weeks to recover from severe depression. I am bi-polar also but the severe depression as set in since I started feeling bad in April. I haven't been dx'd long. I am recovering fairly well since I am able to concentrate more on myself and not school or work. Work is extremely stressful for me right now and produces a lot of anxiety for me. I have had alot of the FMS symptoms for some time but, didn't know it. My grandma always told me that I had fibro. I just thought she was crazy. NOW, I believe her. Try to focus on getting better, what ever that takes. My husband who is very supportive told me one day when I was crying (sobbing) that I should use this as a turning point in my life. Meaning do whatever it takes to feel better and get happy. Even if it means quitting my job and going on to my dream job of being a nurse.
Sorry the post is so long. Please update me!