Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 9/1/2009 9:18:05 AM (GMT-6)
Welcome to our FAMILY!!!
Sounds like you need a 2nd opinion! You have several things going on and deserve to see someone who will spend time answering your questions and explaining your results!!
You said she referred you to another Dr.? Rheumatologist?
Hi and I'll ditto the Welcome... I agree that you need a second opinion...maybe a third and a fourth if needed. We know our bodies better then anybody, so if we think something is wrong...it usually is. Last year I thought I might be diabetic but I didn't have insurance...As soon as I had insurance I made an appt. and asked to be tested...The Dr. initially didn't see a reason and didn't want to do it..but I was very persistant...Turns out I am Diabetic and have been for a couple of years...
The moral of that story is that we know ourselves and shouldn't be dismissed... and I think "HIRE" is the perfect term... We pay them to help us not the other way around.
Good Luck on the search..
I hope you aren't having too much pain, I know it sux!!
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen
I too want to welcome you to Healing Well, I am wondering if your dr thinks you may have RA is she sending you to a rheumatologist? If so, that is the right direction to go to be checked for RA, as that is one of their specialties. I would most definetly push for that appt. Many people do experience pain all over if their RA is flaring.
If you are not happy with your PCP and I am assuming that is the dr you are unhappy with, its yor right to fire her/him. You should be comfortable with your PCP to say the least. Many times people have to keep looking until they find a dr that is willing to listen and take care of them appropriately. Swollen feet is a commom occuranc with RA too. Do you retain fluid? if so, you can be put on a diuretic but you have to very careful when taking those.
Please try to find out if the dr is looking to send you to a rheumatologist. Thats one appt I would sure keep.
Good morning. My name is Dani. It is very nice to meet you. I am terribly sorry that I have not introduced myself sooner. My imflammation is reeking havoc! But! I am ever so glad you found Healing Well.
All I can say when I read your posts is "Oh, yes, they are right. You should feel comfortable with your physicians". It is very important to me, to have doctors *I* trust, but that also communicate effectivly with one another on a regular basis. I do hope your appointment with the Rumatologist (sp?) goes well! *hugg*
It was very very nice to meet you. I do hope to get to know you better as time goes by.