I'm Jon, 24, married, I live in Upstate New York, and I have Fibromyalgia.
April 23rd
9:50 PM

If you only read one of my posts, it should be this one.

Today, I had the absolute worst doctors appointment of my life. I went to see a doctor at the Polyclinic in Capitol Hill about my back and sciatica. I was going to speak with her about the possibility of a cortisone shot and/or physical therapy. 

Instead she proceeded to ask me about my medical history with Fibromyalgia. She was shocked that a 22 year old male could have it and demanded to know who diagnosed me. Brenna mentioned she has it too and was diagnosed at eight years old. The doctor then laughed and declared that it’s impossible that she could have Fibromyalgia so young. She laughed at the thought that I could possibly have Fibromyalgia. She told me to stand up and touched me all along my back and neck (not the tender points) and I told her it didn’t hurt. She laughed again and told me that I don’t have Fibromyalgia. At that point, I ended the appointment. 

I was furious! Who the hell does she think she is? She knew us for five minutes and she’s telling my fiance and I that we’re both wrong about our illnesses. I have never had to deal with a doctor like this, I’ve heard stories about this sort of thing, but I’ve never had to deal with it. She laughed at Brenna and she laughed at me. I left the appointment in tears and I’m still shocked at what happened. 

No doctor has the right to make their patient feel this way. This has to stop. 

Have any of you had any similar experiences?

  1. chronically-something reblogged this from fibro-bro
  2. meggiemooism reblogged this from fibro-bro
  3. stargonenova reblogged this from fibro-bro
  4. fibro-bro posted this