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Hi my name is Amanda I'm 37 years old and currently taking 14 different medications daily some of them 2-4 times a day. I have had Asthma since I was a child, and have dealt with Depression for many years. I also suffer from IBS and in the last 2 years I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Chronic Bronchitis. 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I have lost 30 pounds in the last month. I use to think that I had a great Doctor that was helpful and listened to what I told him, now I feel like he doesn't have time to deal with me. On the day I was diagnosed with diabetes my BG was 305 my A1C was 11.6% I was in his office Monday for my 2 week check up and since I started the Metformin my BG has steadily been dropping, it was 138 that morning and he yelled at me and said that my BG needed to be 110 and that if I couldn't follow the diet the dietician gave me then he couldn't help me. I told him that I hadn't been to the dietician as of yet that their first available appointment wasn't until 3/23 so he prescribed Onglyza every morning also. From all the research that I have done it says that it takes time to turn this around. So I'm confused and frustrated and am thinking that it is time for a new Doctor. I have been looking for a new Doctor to deal with my Fibromyalgia since my current Doctor refuses to give me any type of pain meds he just keeps increasing my anti-depressant, telling me that it will help me sleep. My pain level on a good day is a 7 and a bad day it is unbearable and I sit and cry. No one can touch me or hug me due to the suffering that I endure and many a night I am awake trying to find a position that doesn't hurt so bad so I can get to sleep. I finally fall asleep when I'm so exhausted that my body basically says it's done and I get 1-3 hours and the day begins again. So any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

my dear one, almost time to consult with a new doctor? or at least get a second opinion? BG of 138 for someone such as yourself sounds like a good start to me and of course you need to be following your diet strictly!!!! however, a doctor should never yell at his patient in my humble opinion. i am not you, nor him and not on your case and may be he is frustrated by your case, but yelling??? this is not ok.

not being treated for your pain is awful. there are pain clinics in most areas, how about in yours? have you consider going to one? i would drive almost any distance, and have to get treated for my pain.

meanwhile find your sweet center spot and meditate and pray and let me know how the day goes.

Yes I have been considering a new doctor, I’m beginning to feel like he’s just out to medicate me. As for my diet it has changed but I’m not sure what I’m suppose to be doing exactly I meet with the Dietitian next week. I’ve read everything I can get my hands on and from what I’ve read it says that can’t expect results overnight. Everything as far as Doctors goes has to be by referral and he referred me to the rheumatologist in December and the first available appointment they had then was April 6th.(trying to be patient but my patience is about gone.) So each day I dragged myself out of the bed and do what I can and each night I suffer through with no sleep until my body says it’s had enough. Today has been semi tolerable I was able to get to the grocery store and pick up a few items.

Take care!!

I also pray a lot otherwise I'm not sure I'd make it through the day. I welcome any and all suggestions as to what I can do. I know that people have lived with this longer than I have and have tried many more things that I may not think to try.

Thanks again!

i am new to this site and did not see that you had written me back. so now i see and i am trying to catch up on the thread of our conversation. are you still online at this site? do you still want to talk i just found out how to be notified if someone writes you back. i hope you are well.

Welcome ladies to our group! There is an amazing group of people on here to give you wonderful support. We all feel your pain, maybe not your exact pain, but we all have pain so we can be more sympathetic and understanding because each and every one of us fights pain every day! Donna and I and the other girls will keep you laughing which in my book is some of the best medicine...Fox will keep you up to date on all the research out there...and the rest of the group are absolutely wonderful and we all help each other through the good days as well as the bad days!!!

Welcome and we will look forward to chatting with both of you!!!

Soft hugs,
Wendy