Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE Summer 2013, Issue 9 - Page 18

Professional Advice chronic disease. These doctors should be avoided. But most of us are not like that; we really want to help people and try to treat them well. But we have worked very hard to earn our position; it was not bestowed by fiat or family tree. Just as you want to be listened to, so do we. Keep your eggs in only a few ba sketsFind a good primary care doctor and a couple of specialists you trust. Don’t expect a new doctor to figure things out quickly. It takes me years of repeated visits to really understand many of my chronic disease patients. The best care happens when a doctor understands the patient and the patient understands the doctor. This can only happen over time. Heck, I struggle even seeing the chronically sick patients for other doctors in my practice. There is something very powerful in having understanding built over time. Use the ER only when absolutely needed Emergency room physicians will always struggle with you. Just expect that. Their job is to decide if you need to be hospitalized, if you need emergency treatment, or if you can go home. They might not fix your pain, and certainly won’t try to fully understand you. That’s not their job. They went into their specialty to fix problems quickly and move on, not manage chronic disease. The same goes for any doctor you see for a short time: they will try to get done with you as quickly as possible. Don’ t avoid doctor s One of the most fr ustrating things f ½Θ΅”₯́ݑ•Έ„½΅Α±₯…Ρ•Α…Ρ₯•ΉΠ½΅•Μ₯Έ…™Ρ•Θ„±½Ήœ…‰Ν•Ή”έ₯Ρ „‘՝”±₯ΝЁ½˜ΑΙ½‰±•΅ΜΡ‘•δέ…ΉΠ΅”ΡΌ…‘‘Ι•ΝΜΈ$…»ŠeЁݽɬΡ‘…Ё݅䰁…Ή$‘½»ŠeЁё₯Ή¬΅…Ήδ‘½Ρ½Ί…ΈΈ… Ω₯Ν₯Ё͑½Υ±…‘‘Ι•Ν́½Ή±δ„™•άΑΙ½‰±•΅Μ…Ё„Ρ₯΅”°½Ρ‘•Θέ₯Ν”Ρ‘₯ΉΜ•Π½Ή™ΥΝ•…Ή΅½Ι”΅₯ΝΡ…­•Μ…Ι”΅…‘”Έ%ӊé=,ΡΌ­••ΐ„±₯ΝЁ½˜ε½Υȁ½έΈΑΙ½‰±•΅ΜΝΌΡ‘₯ΉΜ‘½»ŠeЁ•Π±•™Π½ΥΠƒŠL$…ΡΥ…±±δ±₯­”•ΡΡ₯ΉœΡ‘½Ν”±₯ΝΡΜ°…́±½Ήœ…́Α•½Α±”‘½»ŠeЁ•αΑ•Π΅”ΡΌ‘…Ή‘±”…±°½˜Ρ‘”ΑΙ½‰±•΅ΜΈ%Ё‘•±Ά΅”ΡΌΑΙ₯½Ι₯Ρ₯锁έ₯Ρ Ρ‘•΄Έ½»ŠeЁΑΥЁΥΐέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”©•Ι­ΜƒŠLΥΉ±•Ν́ε½Τ‘…Ω”ΉΌ‘½₯”€‘₯ΈΡ‘”H€°™½Θ•α…΅Α±”€°ε½ΤΝ‘½Υ±­••ΐ±½½­₯ΉœΥΉΡ₯°ε½Τ™₯ΉΡ‘”Ι₯‘Ё‘½Ρ½Θ‘Μ€™½Θε½ΤΈM½΅”‘½Μ…Ι”Ή½ΠΥЁ½ΥЁ™½Θ‘Ι½Ή₯Œ‘₯Ν•…Ν”°έ‘₯±”Ν½΅”½˜Ύ±₯­”Ρ‘”±½Ήœ΅Ρ•Ι΄Ι•±…Ρ₯½ΉΝ‘₯ΐΈ½»ŠeЁ™••°ε½Τ‘…Ω”ΡΌΑΥЁΥΐέ₯Ρ ‘½Μέ‘Ό‘½»ŠeЁ±₯ΝΡ•Έ½Θ΅₯Ή₯΅₯锁ε½ΥȁΑΙ½‰±•΅ΜΈЁё”΅₯Ή₯΅Υ΄°ε½ΤΝ‘½Υ±‰”…‰±”ΡΌ™₯Ή„‘½Ρ½Θέ‘Ό‘½•Ν»ŠeЁѽх±±δΝՍ¬Έ½Ι₯Ω”ΎM½΅•Ρ₯΅•Μ$™½Ι•Π…‰½ΥЁ₯΅Α½ΙΡ…ΉΠΡ‘₯ΉΜ₯Έ΅δΑ…Ρ₯•ΉΡϊd±₯Ω•ΜΈM½΅•Ρ₯΅•Μ$‘½»ŠeЁ­Ή½ά()ε½ΧŠeΩ”‘…ΝΥɝ•Θδ½ΘΡ‘…Ёε½ΥȁΝ₯Νѕȁ½΅•ΜΡΌΝ•”΅”…́ݕ±°ΈM½΅•Ρ₯΅•Μ$…Ω½₯Α•½Α±”‰•…ΥΝ”$‘½»ŠeЁ݅ΉΠΡΌ…‘΅₯Ё΅δ±₯΅₯Ρ…Ρ₯½ΉΜΈ ”Α…Ρ₯•ΉΠέ₯Ρ ΅”ƒŠL$ΥΝΥ…±±δ­Ή½άέ‘•Έ'ŠeΩ”΅•ΝΝ•Υΐ°…Ή₯˜ε½Τ­Ή½ά΅”έ•±°$‘½»ŠeЁ΅₯Ή‰•₯ΉœΙ•΅₯Ή‘•Έ]•±°°΅…剔$΅₯Ή₯Ё„±₯ΡΡ±”Έe½Τ­Ή½ά‰•Ρѕȁё…Έ…Ήε½Ή”Ρ‘…Ёݔ‘½Μ…Ι”©ΥΝЁΑ•½Α±”ƒŠLέ₯Ρ …±°Ρ‘”ΝΡΥΑ₯‘₯Ρ䰁₯Ή½ΉΝ₯ΝΡ•Ήδ°…Ή™…±±₯‰₯±₯ΡδΡ‘…Ё½•Μέ₯Ρ Ρ‘…ΠƒŠLέ‘Ό‘…ΑΑ•ΈΡΌ‘½Ρ½Θ™½Θ„±₯Ω₯ΉœΈ$‘½Α”Ρ‘₯́‘•±ΑΜ°…Ή$Ι•…±±δ‘½Α”ε½Τ•ΠΡ‘”‘•±ΐε½ΤΉ••Έ%Ё‘½•ΜΝՍ¬Ρ‘…Ёε½Τ‘…Ω”ε½ΥȁΑΙ½‰±•΄μ$©ΥΝЁ‘½Α”Ρ‘₯́Α•Ι‘…Ά‘•Ι•…͕́ё…ЁΝՍ­₯Ν‘Ή•Ν́„±₯ΡΡ±”‰₯ΠΈM₯Ή•Ι•±δ°ΘΈI½ˆ •₯Ήœ„½Ρ½Θ° •ΝЁ=˜°)ΥΝЁMΡΥ™˜-₯Ή½˜Q‘₯Ή₯•Μ°A•ΙΝ½Ή…°5ΥΝ₯ΉΜ…Ё‘ΡΡΐθΌ½΅½Ι”΅‘₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ₯‰±”Έ½ΙœΌΘΐΔΐΌΐάΌΔΠ½„΅±•ΡΡ•Θ΅Ρ½Α…Ρ₯•ΉΡΜ΅έ₯Ρ ΅‘Ι½Ή₯Œ΅‘₯Ν•…Ν”Q‘…Ή¬ε½Τ°ΘΈI½ˆ„™½Θ…±±½έ₯Ήœε½Υȁ½΅΅•ΉΡ́Ѽ‰”Ν‘…Ι•ΥΉ‘•ΘΡ‘” Ι•…Ρ₯Ω” ½΅΅½ΉΜ1₯•ΉΝ”…Ι••΅•ΉΠΈ½Θ΅½Ι”Ι•…‘₯Ήœ°Α±•…Ν”ΌΡΌ‘ΡΡΐθΌ½΅½Ι”΅‘₯ΝΡΙ…Ρ₯‰±”Έ½ΙœΌΘΐΔΜΌΐΨΌΐΜ½‘½Ρ½Ι͍մ΅‰…œΌ((ΔγŠ₯‰Ι½΅ε…±₯„€˜ ‘Ι½Ή₯ŒA…₯Έ()1₯™”()MΥ΅΅•Θ€ΘΐΔΜ((