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redrose77
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   Posted 2/13/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw the high risk doctor today. I am 25 weeks pregnant and since I got pregnant I have gained all of 6lbs most of that from prednisone induced water retention. That @$$ sicked 3 nutritionists on me saying I am gaining too much weight. This is the same jerk I ended up seeing last time. I HATE HIM!! I am drinking 2 gallons or more of fluids a day, that means I have almost no room for food. I eat once a day, sometimes I might grab a small snack but not often. Yet he wanted them to talk to me about eating less. WHY ARE MALE DOCTORS SO DARNED STUPID????? He never asked about my diet, he just decided around 1lb a month was too much weight gain because I am overweight. He said I needed to keep the weight gain under 15lbs. Well, I have gained less than half what he said the max was and now that I am off prednisone I may very well start losing weight. Yet instead of asking me how I eat he automatically sicks 3 nutritionists on me. I could have strangled him. What is his freaking problem. Then he had the nerve to bring up sterilization methods of birth control with me. It isn't any of his business what birth control method I use, in fact it isn't his business to suggest a birth control method to me. He is not my OB GYN- his only place in this is to manage any serious complications that might pop up, something that so far hasn't been an issue.
 
Why do doctors assume that if you are overweight you have to be eating too much? What is it that automatically makes them jump to the conclussion that if you don't weight a certain amount or less you are gorging yourself?
 
The nutritionsists decided quickly that I was not lying about my intake and proceeded to give me the you need to eat more lecture. They also harped on more protein. I know my eating habits suck, but darn it all I am never freaking hungry. Worse half the time eating a few bites makes me feel like my stomach is sooo over full I will vomit.
 
I am sorry, I know this isn't lupus related exactly but if I weren't dxed this jerk wouldn't be involved in my pregnancy.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone, Imuran, Procardia


mom46
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   Posted 2/14/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Redrose,

   I'm sorry your getting this awful treatment while your sick and pregnant at the same time...((Hugs)). I just wanted to let you know your in my thoughts and prayers.

                                                              Babs


 
Dx: Lupus,RLS,RA,Asthma,Fibro,Sjogren's,Raynaud's,Divertic, Stroke,Atherosclerosis,Seizures,Neuropathy,CAD
Meds:arava,prednisone,plavix,aspirin,protonix,,zanaflex,xanax,
mirapex,advair,foxamax,Vytorin,folicacid,lunesta,Tramadol
 
JOB 5:18 For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal.


redrose77
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   Posted 2/14/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Babs. This guy is so full of himself. He thinks he is God or something. Worse I have to take it or risk losing all prenatal care since he is the one who decides who his department sees and he got my regular OB's office to agree to his office playing a role in my care or me having to go elsewhere. JERK!
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin,Prednisone, Imuran, Procardia


okie
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   Posted 2/14/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
(((((((redrose))))))), your right he sounds like a total jerk. Boy they can really get you in a corner can't they? I actually have a nurse that I hate talking to on the phone!
She said my fog was from all the drugs I take. Hey I didn't order them! Talk to her boss. Like you said what is it to her how many drugs I take. I take what they tell me to take.
anyway I feel your frustration.
I hope getting it out helped ya some.
hugs
carol
God Bless
Lupus like symptoms, with pbc symptoms, stage 4 COPD w/CHF,  Cancer survivor.  Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,Plaquanil800mg,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, aciphex, percocet 10mg.x4. 
I will never leave you nor forsake you!
 
 
 


hippimom2
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   Posted 2/15/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't blame you for being frustrated - I think that was pretty insensitive of that doc especially since he didn't ask you about your food intake first. I'm glad the nutritionist listened and you.
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redrose77
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   Posted 2/15/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, I just get so sick of it. He acts like I have no right to want a baby and then decides 6lbs in 25 weeks is way too much weight to gain. He knows I was on prednisone for all but 1 week of that time but still acts like I am over eating. I despise him and all doctors like him. I have to wonder why he decided to treat high risk pregnancies since he treats the women like trash and idiots.


Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec

Post Edited (redrose77) : 2/15/2008 5:04:59 PM (GMT-7)

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