- Sep 8, 2014
- DX FIBRO
Ok, I live close to Springfield, Il. It is a town on 117,000 residents. I looked up fibromyalgia doctors in this area and found about 10. I called each of them and was told they were no longer working at that facility. I looked up pain management doctors and could find none. I called my insurance company and asked them for a list of pain management doctors in Springfield and was told there are none. Seriously in a town this big there are no pain management doctors. I asked the insurance company for a list of doctors in my area and he sent me a list. The closest one is 50 miles away. I put in a call to them on Friday but never heard back. I probably won't hear back until Tuesday due to the long holiday weekend. Even then I won't know how long it would take to get an appointment. I tried getting an appointment with a rheumatologist but the waiting period for an appointment is 6-8 months. That doesn't help me in the here and now. I have so many plans for the summer but am dreading all of them due to the pain in my arms. I know doctors are reluctant to give out pain medicine but I really think that's what I need at this point. I am willing to try anything they suggest in hopes of getting some relief. Live goes on and I have to go on with it but it is hard when I am in so much pain. Just wish I could find somebody, anybody that would help me. It is so frustrating having the door slammed in your face time and time again. It has gotten to the point where I don't even want to try to find somebody because I know the answer will be no. Thanks for letting me vent.