But what I learned as I worked with him was that I needed to educate him as much as he needed to treat me. Of course, I didn’t know this at the beginning. It wasn’t until I began keeping my medical journal that I was able to see my patterns and then discuss them from a more objective viewpoint. This gave him real information which he was able to translate into specific symptom patterns and
appropriate treatments. Over time we developed a partnership which worked and eventually paid off.
I was lucky to find a doctor who had previously seen a few patients who were labeled with ME/CFS. But any doctor who is open to working with you and who is presented with real day-to-day data can help you unravel your version of ME/CFS. Have you developed some successful strategies for working with your doctor? Are you working with a doctor who you would recommend? Please COMMENT or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net.
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Be Well Again,