How do you get a reluctant Doctor to prescribe weight loss medications?

April 30, 2012 by  
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Question by sinistersister69: How do you get a reluctant Doctor to prescribe weight loss medications?
I am 5ft2 and almost 200 pounds. I have a hard time losing weight through excersise because I have severe Fibromyalgia. I eat a very good diet of 1,000 calories a day but although I am not gaining I am not losing either. My doctor says he doesnt like to prescribe any weight loss meds to anyone. I do not want to go see another doc because this current one is so good with my other illnesses and it is in my contract that if i see anyone else, he will not see me anymore. What do I do?? Help!
Ive decided to add some more on this post to thank you all so far for your input and helpful advice. I have a Response for “M’s” question. Most doctors who deal exclusively with pain management will have their patients sign this sort of contract. It pretty much just means that since they are handaling all of the intricate specifics of your unique case that it would not be benificial and would cause much confusion to bring in other doctors without his permission first. If you, the patient wish to see a different doctor than your pain management doctor , you are more than welcome to a second opinion or whatever you are seeking but it is in your primary pain management care providers discretion to see you or to (more than likely ) not to see you as a patient again. Thanx for listening and responding.

Best answer:

Answer by MadforMAC
You have a smart doctor. Weight loss pills are not only bad for you, they don’t solve the problem. If you have fibromyalgia, you certainly don’t want to do more damage to your system by adding harmful drugs.

I suggest you see a naturopath. They not only can advise you about weight loss, but can assist you with the fibromyalgia problem. Latest things I have read on fibromyalgia is that you need to watch what you eat, get the toxins out of your body and create a healthier lifestyle.

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5 Responses to “How do you get a reluctant Doctor to prescribe weight loss medications?”
  1. M says:

    What kind of doctor do you have an exclusive contract with??? I don’t think this is a serious question.

  2. kerrberr95 says:

    Diet pills are not really a smart way to lose the weight. Check with your doctor on any other ways he would suggest to you on trying to lose the weight. See if he can refer you to any specialist to help you with the weight. Consult with a dietician or someone to help guide you thru it all.

  3. denise j says:

    most doctors wont prescribe because it can be expensive and you might become addicted to the diet pills. or maybe your body is the way it is suppose to be.

  4. Teresa P says:

    Ask him to recommend a nutritionist for you to consult with. If he won’t prescribe anything, then the least he can do is work with you in other ways. Maybe a nutritionist can adjust what types of foods you are eating and make it possible for you to lose weight. Actually, you might not be getting enough calories and if you ate certain foods and increased your calorie intake by 200, you might have better luck. But I’m only guessing. Don’t get discouraged. It might just be a 1 lb. loss per week, but that’s 52 lbs. in a year.

    I know you said you have severe Fibromyalgia, but can you just try walking 10 minutes each day and try to gradually work up to 30 minutes over time? If you don’t feel like walking outside, the Leslie Sansone walking DVD’s are easy and a lot of people like you lose weight using them. Basically it’s just walking in place in front of your TV for 15 minutes.

  5. Josie826 says:

    Any good doctor will be reluctant to prescribe weight loss medication for a patient. They can be dangerous. I would talk with my doctor and ask him what he suggests you do to lose your weight. I too have fibromyalgia, so I understand your pain, but walking is a good exercise that does not put too much stress and strain on the joints. You can also try yoga or pilates, both are good exercises for people with fibromyalgia.

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