doctor visit - kinda down, I guess

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myjoy
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   Posted 7/9/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw my internist today. He handles my fibro too. I told him that I have been having more pain lately, especially the past 3 weeks. He said nothing. I then went on to tell him what was hurting - neck, back, ribs and hands. He said nothing. Then he just wrote me out a prescription for a higher dose of hydrocodone, and handed it to me.
 
Now, before all this happened, we discussed my gall bladder (I have stones and may need surgery as I've had 4 attacks in 2 months). We also discussed my weight loss and how he hopes that helps me get out of the ranges for blood sugar levels and diabetes. He said my BP is good etc....
 
But when I talked of my fibro, it was as though he just disconected from me, and I became less human. I felt like less of a person today, and didn't like that feeling.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.


GSDgirl
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   Posted 7/9/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Myjoy, sorry your appt was disapointing, mine today was too.....At least you get something for pain, mine told me that not until I can no longer do things that I am doing now "I am fine". 
 
I haven't figured out which doctor I want to handle most of my issues and I am tired of being in pain and forcing myself to function.
 
The doc today was a new (pain doc) one and he basically told me I am fine, I am not.  Good luck with the gall bladder
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


Acheybody
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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you were treated that way, Myjoy. Doctors can be such jerks. I've been to those, too. I had one tell me, in all seriousness, that maybe I should have my husband take me out for Mexican food because the spices would clear my sinuses and when I could think more clearly I'd realize there was really nothing wrong with me. Gee. Thanks.

Gall bladders can cause all kinds of pain. A nurse today told me that it can cause pain in the back, chest, or even shoulders. I used to get burning stomach and back pain (that must have been the attacks, but I thought it was just gas. When I actually went to the ER, I thought it was a heart attack!) Nope, it was just my stony, nonfunctioning gallbladder. Ah, the joys of what-the-****-is it?

I hope you feel better soon!
   Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
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This too shall pass....


TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Edited - I got Acheybody and MyJoy's posts mixed up - my apologies if this is confusing - the post is to both of you really.

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You've got some rough stuff going on.

My elderly mother had her gall bladder removed last year after a wicked attack. I hope your doctor has talked over all your options and such. It sure isn't fun living with those attacks. And yes, the symptoms can be surprising and far ranging. Please take good care of yourself with that issue. I cringe knowing anyone else has attacks - my mom's was freaky scary.

Some doc said that to you about mexican food etc? I'd have have been absolutely livid!! What a jerk!

As for your current doc ignoring your talk about your pain - that's not acceptable in my mind. It took me all year of seeing rude or just ignorant doctors to finally choose a replacement for my good doc who retired. This one that I found listens and actually gives me almost too much sympathy! (Not that I'm going to complain - as I've been on the other end too much.) Maybe it would be wise to seek a new doc who actually believes in you. We don't have to spend our valuable energy convincing them of anything when there are good docs out there who will help us put our energy to use in getting better.

If it makes you feel any better - one doc that I saw this year told me I shouldn't "get a fetish about my own body." And when I gave him a note showing the order of events for some scary symptoms, he said, "what is this? No one does this - a list. This is obsessive." I thought - here we go - QUACK! He is a quack. My current doc was shocked when she learned about the stuff I've been dealing with as if it is no big deal - yet that guy took my worst experiences and told me not to get a fetish? What does that even mean?? (Oops, sorry, I digress - this isn't about me - sorry!)

Hang in hon. We're all in this together.

Post Edited (TheChickenPrincess) : 7/10/2010 12:00:21 AM (GMT-6)


TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
GSDGirl - I'm sorry about the rude doctors you've had to deal with, too. Simply not acceptable professional behavior on their part at all!!

myjoy
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   Posted 7/10/2010 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for your responses. I feel better about it today. It just hit me wrong yesterday. This is such a great place to come and tell our feelings.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.

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