2 weeks 5 days ago - 2 weeks 5 days ago#28881by Alyndrya
Alyndrya created the topic: Recommend A Rhumatologist In Canberra With No Wait List? Urgent
Is anybody from here from Canberra who knows how to get into a Rhumatologist fairly fast? I have no idea when this public wait list at the hospital will be up (I’ve been waiting about a year a half I think). I’ve had severe full-body pain for almost 30 years and badly need to see someone. Considering just how bad my full body pain has gotten this last year I’m really concerned that I’ve gotten far worse through lack of treatment. Being unable to lay on my side or sit for more than 15 minutes without the pain flaring up is making things utterly unbearable. I have pain in my neck, back, buttocks, arms, legs and feet and hands. It’s feels like I’m badly bruised like I’ve been beaten up and have pain in my bones and muscles and the skin. I can barely sleep anymore. I need help.
Please contact me privately by private message if you know someone.
Johnno replied the topic: Recommend A Rhumatologist In Canberra With No Wait List? Urgent
Unfortunately on the open forum we can’t be seen as showing preference in any way saying that if anybody knows of one please ask them to private message you.
Could you ring a rheumatologist and go in as a private patient using private cover if like 2% of the population you can afford it.
Or have you considered talking to your local parliamentarian if you go in asking for help generally they are very helpful.
Hope this helps
as long as I wake up alive I'm happy
Because it could be worse
2 weeks 5 days ago - 2 weeks 5 days ago#28885by Alyndrya
Alyndrya replied the topic: Recommend A Rhumatologist In Canberra With No Wait List? Urgent
Okay, I can change it. I just need someone who is taking new patients, as a Google search revealed that a doctor here who was a Rhumatologist for Fibromyalgia was no longer taking new patients.
Yes, I’d like to go in as a private patient but I need someone who also treats Fibromyalgia. Unless all Rhumatologists are good in that area. I don’t have private insurance but I’ll pay to get in faster. The only Rhumatologist my doctor referred me to was the hospital, so I didn’t know if there were anyone else in Canberra who were accepting new patients. I need a referral too, don’t I?
Local parliamentarian? Really, they can help? I had no idea. I wonder if they can help me with Centrelink Disability then, as I keep being kniocked back.