Re: Rheumatologist vs Neurologist
Well, I also went to both. Rheumy wasn't much help although she did book me for bone scan and bone densitometry scan. She thought my problems were related to my crohns. I've had the bone scan, didn't show anything, but still waiting for the other one. The neuro I saw is the one that diagnosed me with chronic myofascial disease and then the rheumy agreed with his diagnosis but still says some of the problems with my joints are crohns related. I found the neurologist listened to me the best. I was in his office for over an hour and he never once looked at a clock or tried to rush me. He even went so far as to send a letter to an internal medicine specialist who tried to tell me my problem was that I was addicted to narcotics. The neuro is also the one that got me set up on the pain management program that I am on now. I have a letter from him that I carry on my person all the time. It has a paragraph in it that explains the difference between narcotic addiction and narcotic dependancy. I am supposed to carry this letter in case I am in an accident or something so that I do not get labelled a drug seeker. I agree with previous poster, don't give up help is out there somewhere. I don't mean to dishearten you but it took me probably about 15 years, possibly even longer, to get adequate help.
Crohn's disease, scoliosis, chronic myofascial pain, migraines, Osteoporosis, Trigeminal Neuralgia.