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Old 12-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Question Need a doctor for Fibromyalgia on Long Island

Hi, I've been suffering from fibromyalgia for about 15 or so years now. I've been from doctor to doctor for many of those years and finally settled on a Rheumatologist that seemed understanding. I've been with her for about 3 years now but she is not very helpful at all other than giving me pain meds which I need and appreciate but I would like a more aggressive physician now that my symptoms are getting worse. I don't think a rheumatologist is the answer for fibromyalgia anymore.

I live in Nassau County, Long Island, NY. Does anyone know of a good doctor that treats fibromyalgia here in western Nassau? I can't afford a doctor who does not take insurance, however. I have GHI coverage. Any suggestions or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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Re: Need a doctor for Fibromyalgia on Long Island

Wish I had the answers for you. I live in Delaware but was raised in Queens and my husband is from West Hempstead. Just had to throw that out there..lol. I am finding that most docs besides pain management specialists and rheumys are about the only ones that understand and treat fibro. I was sent to a cardiologist since I have very high cholesterol and diabetes..both a result of bad genes and not my diet. As I filled out the form for the cardiologist and he reviewed it he just looked at me and said..boy you have alot of things going on and taking so many meds for a woman of your age. When I said it was mostly fibro..I got that sideways look like "yeah right" that doesn't exist. My cousin's wife has what they think is fibro and has been to different rheumys who all wanted to treat her differently and one even said there is no such thing as fibro. I'm sorry this sounds so negative but I hope more people chime in with some help for you. I just wanted to put my 2 cents in about most docs. My rheumy doesnt do anything more than prescribe muscle relaxers either. He does endorse yoga and moderate exercise and when I do some light stretching I do feel much better. Good luck and I hope you find some relief.

 
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