How to pick & approach doctor?

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How to pick & approach doctor?

Postby kayc3115 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:10 pm

I am lost and confused and at a complete loss.

I have been worried for about 3 years that I might have MS. My aunt does and I've talked to her about it as well as my symptoms and all she does is encourage me to go to the chiropractor.

For the last 5 years ever since I noticed part of one of my finger was numb...it stayed that way for about a week...I've tried to pay particular attention to my body. I've lost nearly 100 pounds (90-95 depending on the day) and I get regular exercise. Yet I've still got all these...odd...things going on with my body.

I came across a website http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about- ... index.aspx and I've found that in one form or another I have almost all of those symptoms listed.

I could really get into it, and go off on all the different things affecting me and how long it’s been going on, but at this point my biggest question is how in the world do I pick a doctor? I’m to the point that I need to know one way or another what’s going on with my body.

I’ve got insurance, but how do I just pick a name on a list? How do I approach a doctor and say that I think I may be suffering from MS without sounding crazy? I don’t want pills, especially not pain pills (I’m allergic) I just want to know if this is truly what I’m dealing with so that my lifestyle can adjust.

Someone please help me…is there someone in my same area (Boise, ID) that has experience with local doctors and can tell me who is great and perhaps who to avoid?

Truly any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: How to pick & approach doctor?

Postby lyndacarol » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:48 pm

kayc--I have sent you a message.
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