"lack of GP awareness and support"
About: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Posted by manicpanicchick (as ),
I spoke to my GP about my thoughts regarding my poor health. I suggested that I thought I could Fibromyalgia. I saw a rheumatologist since and have now been given a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. I have spoken with m any other sufferers who also say that their GPs do not have a lot of understanding, acceptance or awareness of Fibromyalgia - leaving myself and others frightened to go to our GP for support. I feel that GPs need to accept this condition for the debilitating illness it is. Many people with Fibromyalgia are isolated and to further feel they are not accepted or taken seriously by GPs is heartbreaking. The NHS website now lists fibromyalgia in their list of conditions, so why are GPs so resistant?
I feel GPs need to be educated on Fibromyalgia, so a better service and treatment can be given to those of us who suffer with this condition.