MARY LORRAINE DANROTH
Not having access to family health history just makes it harder to get diagnosis'...It makes me feel like everytime I go to a Doctor's office that they look at me like I'm a hypochondriac. It pisses me off actually. I have spent more time than anyone I know researching my symptoms. All I really want us what I can't have..... answers to my questions from the people that wished I would just die. I'm pretty sure I've gotten through most of the suicidal hump again (for awhile anyway), I feel like a have reasons to live again. It's just these health issues that keep taking me down.
Once upon a time I had a pediatrician label me as having Munchausen Syndrome. That just about killed me. After that I quit the health care system. It was rare for me to even go in for prenatal checkups, in fact the last pregnancy involved no checkups until I was deathly ill in the last month. Then I was at the hospital every second night for monitoring while my husband and 5 children waited in the car.
I just want to have my questions answered... Is that too much to ask? For most people that's not an impossibility... For the adopted... It fringes on a fantasy. Then people wonder why we are the way we are... We have always had to be someone we're not, to please someone we don't Love, and half of the time, we don't even like.
Because a genetic factor appears to be involved in fibromyalgia, your doctor may also want to know if any other members of your immediate family have experienced similar symptoms.
Just once it would be nice to have someone say, "aren't those the same symptoms that Aunt $#@^0^^ had?" "Didn't she find out she had fibromyalgia?"
Damn I'm costing the health care system a shitload of money. Just because I have no answers to give them to the question that I've always had as well. "Does XXXXXX run in your family?" Most people still know something even when they say they have no idea., and don't care to know. They will when they find themselves in a life or death situation, and then they will go ask someone.