"tentative" colonoscopy/endoscope

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crazygut
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   Posted 8/1/2006 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I have a tentative appointment this coming up Monday for an endoscope and colonoscopy.  It is tentative because when I was taking my antibiotics for my stomach bacteria I was also drinking white wine.  (I know, not smart!)  nono .  But my GI told me yesterday to stop drinking for a few days & contibue the antibiotics.  Well, low & behold I didnt drink any wine last night & I woke up this morning feeling better then I have in a LONG time!  yeah no nauseau, no stomach gurgling...so I am hoping that now taking the antibiotics will actually help.  I never have had a problem taking antibiotics and drinking, but I guess everytime is different & since these pills are specifically designed for the belly it is more likely to cause interactions with other "meds" (meaning alcohol also). 

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   Posted 8/2/2006 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi crazygut,
How are you doing? Are you still feeling OK?
If I were you I'd think back to how long you were feeling bad and see if you can like alcohol to it. If you can then you probably don't need the scopes. If not, if you were feeling like garbage regardless of alcohol, then I would definitely get the scopes done. It's nice because if you do it you can put your mind at ease too.
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crazygut
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   Posted 8/4/2006 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not going to be able to have the scopes done.  I have insurance through my work and they "forgot" to pay the premium for the last 2 months; so right now I have no insurance and cannot afford to pay for them out of pocket.  But, I am feeling better that I haven't been drinking while taking my antibiotics.  I know that alcohol does play a signifigant role in my stomach problems.  I am a very anxious/stressed out person and usually I would turn to alcohol to "wind down".  I used to be a big beer drinker, but since my stomach problems started I changed to white wine.  But now, I am not drinking at all.  It has been tough, but well worth it.  It is even tougher having the husband I do, who loves to come home every day & drink...(yes, we both have problems with drinking sad )  I am thinking of going to see a therapist or psychologist.  For my drinking and also for personal problems.  Maybe if I can learn to take control of my anxiety/stress I can maybe start to feel better stomach wise...
sorry for the rambling post, this forums makes it easy for me to "chat".  Maybe since I don't know anyone personally and I don't feel like I will be judged...

Keriamon
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   Posted 8/4/2006 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I think seeing a therapist will be a great help. You may find that you can get meds that will do what your alcohol consumption was doing (i.e. calm you down), but without the side affects of alcohol. In fact, some anti-anxiety/depression meds can help your stomach, regardless of whether you feel depressed or anxious or not.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/4/2006 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you, Crazy. It is tough to stop drinking when the spouse is still drinking and it has become just part of your life. I think you are going in the right direction with a therapist. If you don't like the first one, try another.

As for your insurance you need to get on that right away. They didn't forget, they are probably having some financial problems. I am seeing in on the other forums. I would talk to the labor relations board because you don't want to be without insurance and the longer you go the harder it will be because of the interuption. Really unless you are all working at the same place this is getting common. Do they take anything out of your pay for insurance?

crazygut
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   Posted 8/8/2006 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, every paycheck they take money out.  Our insurance has been terminated as of the 30th of June.  My work states it was a "misunderstanding" on both their part & the insurance company.  I have emailed our HR department numerous times & she keeps telling me she is waiting to hear back from the insurance rep.  I tried calling the labor board but no answer (it may be too early in the morning right now, it is only 8:00 here).  I need to do something, especailly since they are taking our money & not paying it!  mad

Keriamon
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   Posted 8/8/2006 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep. At the very least they are stealing from you. I seem to recall that some states have rules regarding taking out money for insurance, but letting it lapse. You may qualify for state medical aid in the meantime. Or maybe it was that the insurance company had to cover you anyways. I can't remember, as I only read about something similar happening in an article somewhere, but you definitely have rights. Definitely get with the Labor Dept. ASAP. I'll bet when you bring them in, you'll have insurance again before you leave work!

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/8/2006 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if you are the same person or work for the same company as someone else on another forum but they just found out that employer had not paid the social security that they took out as required. I have not heard back about that. I don't know how many people work for this company but you all need to have a group meeting and soon.  If they did not pay as the insurance company said this is fraud. I would have a meeting now and ask for answers and notify the labor board.
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