I sure would like to find one of those clinics. Try to get more information about it and post it. There are several members that don't have health insurance on this forum.
I'm so glad you are fine. My blood pressure elevated when I gained weight and they only put me on a diuretic and it came right down. Try and watch your salt intake and see what it does.
I've had weight problems most of my life and, yes, you are treated rudely. They act like you sit all day eating bon bons! One doctor had me so irritated that I refused to be weighed when I went to his office. He didn't like it but, oh well!
Let us know what you find out when the blood work gets back.
Danielle...you probably have 'white coat syndrome' like I do when I get in a doctor's office. My BP is unusally high and starts to go down by the time I am ready to leave. In my opinion, putting you on meds for one high reading is ridiculous. Like all meds, they have side effects. 145/70 is not high enough to get excited over, especially the bottom number. I have had mine go up to 190/100 in a doc's office but they are aware I am anxious and have never put me on medication. Take it at home or in a drug store where you are more relaxed and see how it is. Mine was 100/78 the last time I took it at home. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor so my two cents is only a suggestion and not a diagnosis! Obviously a doc would know more about your situation than me. (but I still think one single reading is not enough to justify meds..so there!)
I'm glad you found a place that will treat you for a reasonable fee. I wish we had something like that here because I don't have health insurance either. I hope they figure your symptoms out and if it's thyroid, it will be treatable.
Wow!!!! What a crazy ordeal!!! I've been anxious to know how this appt was going to go for you. Geeez, weight bias people shouldn't be in the "people business". Personally I feel like this is an form of discrimination. And I agree with you that such behavior wasn't necessary at your first visit. I'm glad that things worked themselves out in the long run. But the doctors need to know that they can scar us forever by the way they behave when we go to them for care. Hopefully you can get the thyroid problem under control soon. I'm glad you're going to see a GP next week. I know lossing your old doctor was really tramatic for you. Hopefully these new docs will work out.. the price sure is right, eh?
Yes.. please let us know how things turn out with the blood test and the next appt. I'll be thinking about you and hope this all works out well.
Hugs 4 now..
PS... Go for it Donnaeil!! Medical professionals need to know that overweight people have just as many rights as those who don't have weight issues. The same is true as any form of discrimination.. there's no room for it in the doctor's office Doctors have to realize that they can be sued for discrimination just as easily as they can for doing a botched surgery.
And, Danielle, I meant to mention.. one of the reasons I like my doctor is.. he's a rather LARGE man. He deals with weight issues too. He has never made me feel bad about my weight and no one in his office has made me feel bad about my weight. I HAVE put on a lot of extra weight over the past year.. about 20 lbs. I'm not happy about it, but I'm the same person I was before I gained the weight and I know part of the reason I put on so much weight is, my meds and its just too painful to get as much exercise as I should. I hope that when I'm feeling a little better I'll be able to knock off some of this extra weight. But I thank God my doctor is the way he is.