Interesting are article about Doctor problems

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Nanners
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   Posted 8/17/2007 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Thought this was an interesting article about when you should fire a doctor, thought you would enjoy.  Seems many of us have suffered with similar situations.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/17/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Nanners.........

I have fired a few doc's ..........

One Doc had me on Vancomycin IV for months at a time for the Pyoderma Gangrenosum..........
There is a WARNING that Doctor's are well aware of regarding damaging Hearing and Nerves in ears


I have 85% to 90 % hearing loss in my left ear and in my right ear 35%

Cait went with me to Hearing Doc and he said it was definitely from that medicine ....as have 2 other Doctor's

Lawsuit pending against his estate as he passed away almost a yr ago........

Great article ........thanks for sharing

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   Posted 8/17/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh lyn I am so sorry. yes great artical
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Nanners
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   Posted 8/17/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Boy I would definetly sue that one too Lyn!!! This article really hit the nail on the head for me, my last GI who I fired, thought just because I had surgery I shouldn't be sick anymore and wasn't treating me. Just threw up his hands and said I don't know what to tell you. I left his office crying and immediately requested a new doctor.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


songstress
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   Posted 8/17/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
that is GREAT advice...and well appreciated...looking back..I shouldve fired a number of doctors!!

my biggest complaint: they always look at my pain as NOT REAL or not as BAD as I make it out...I had to get with a pain management specialist last time to get help back in 05

my ENTIRE FAMILY gets on my nerves as bad as a doc...can I fire them?

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005. I deal with daily arthritis ALL over my body, cystic acne, & fibromyaglia. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Taking low amounts of Pred now & 3600mg of Asacol currently...Can't wait till I can get back on Remicade, my miracle drug!


Stef17
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   Posted 8/17/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
This just convinces me even more that it's time to fire my doc. Gonna do it. I'll start looking for a new one ASAP.

auntkay
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   Posted 8/17/2007 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to fire a gi after a visit with him. He asked me how i was doing and i told him i didn't feel any better on the meds he put me on .His response was just keep doing what your doing and i'll see you in a month.Well that was the last straw with him i never went back .I went thru one more gi before i found one that helped me out. So sometimes it may take going to a few doctors before finding the right one.

teddybearweiser
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   Posted 8/17/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I fired my internest a couple months ago.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


james07753
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   Posted 8/25/2007 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a resection and DXd with CD. When I was discharged from them the hospital the DR gave me Asacol which never reached where the resection was. Appearantly it disolves before reaching there.

I learned all those when I went for a 2nd opinion & was put on Pentasa in its place.
Diagnosed Crohn's 10/2005
Resection 10/2005


james07753
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   Posted 8/25/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
This is a very interesting topic. If I am not feeling well or have a problem, I call my Gastro Doc's office if it doesn't get better after a few days. The doctor will not talk to a patient on the phone. "That's what I have nurses for." I leave a message, the nurse calls back in a couple of hours or the next day. If I have a question based on what the nurse tells me, I have to wait a couple hours or until the next day so she can ask the doc & call me back."

What do you guys think of this situation? Are any of your doctor's offices like this?
Diagnosed Crohn's 10/2005
Resection 10/2005

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