I HATE when Drs lie to you!

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Retired Mom
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   Posted 11/2/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,
It's going to be a really rough week and I woke up very sick this AM.....so much so that I couldn't get up to take my child to school (hubby did it and went in late).  I called the Dr because it was so obviously related to my recent bladder surgery (I wet the bed, wet my chair, wet my clothes, and everything else I'm never supposed to do again.....obviously something went wrong).  So I drive in, trying not to throw up the whole way and was told yet another yeast infection (sorry guys) and that it was causing the problem.  What????  Makes no sense to me.  Then he says he is giving me some samples of a med to stop bladder spasms..... Of course, I get home and look it up on the official site only to find out that it is NOT a med for bladder spasms, but IMO a very dangerous drug to stop overactive bladder.  Excuse me????  It even has contraindications with almost everything else I take.  He also wanted to give me Diflucan (which is one of my very serious allergies because it crosses over with sulfa....didn't know that until my eyes were swollen shut, my lips had blisters and my palms had blisters three times).  The last OBGYN figured that one out because they say the sulfa crossover happens all the time. 
So now.....what do I do?  I'm wetting myself, my Dr is telling me lies and I'm only two months out of surgery!
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   Posted 11/2/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
For what it is worth the same medications are used to treat both over active bladder and bladder spasms.
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   Posted 11/2/2010 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear RM,

    I am sorry your bladder isn't cooperating right now.  I see that you are worried about the possible reactions when mixed. Who could blame you? I wanted to tell you that 4 of my meds have possible side effects with one another. All that meant in my case, was to be very watchful for a specific set of signs and my doctor checked up on me for the first few months. Either he or his nurses called every other day and I had to go in each week.  Did your doctor tell you what to look out for? Signs and symptoms that could be warning signs of adverse reaction?

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    I sure hope you are able to get it under control. What did he say in regards to your bladder surgery? Did it not have good results? You ve been through so much these last few months. I had hoped things would slow down for you. I am so sorry you have to deal with this on top of everything else.


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   Posted 11/2/2010 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been given meds that potentially can react with each other too. As with Dani, they forewarned me and kept a check on my blood work each month. Make sure you ring them about the sulphur though, you don't want an allergic reaction to happen. Check it is ok for you to take this.
So sorry you're having this hassle, when you go to the troube of surgery you don't want to go through all that for nothing!!!
Heart goes out to you, big hug, golitho

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   Posted 11/2/2010 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That's really upsetting. Do you think that maybe you should find a new doctor? I know that doctors are busy, but true allergies are very serious. I would at least get a second opinion at this point. I'm so sorry that you're having all of these problems! I will keep you in my prayers.



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   Posted 11/2/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Did you go back to the surgeon who did the surgery? I might suggest that you go see your PCP and explain your situation, I certainly do not believe that you are being treated properly, and what your describing is certainly not normal, and would definitely be of concern especially if you have just had surgery to correct this problem. I would think your PCP would know what meds you can and can not take, and depending on your relationship (do you trust your PCP? can you talk with him/her? that type of thing.) your PCP should be able to talk with the surgeon who did your surgery, If not then maybe you should make an appointment with another doctor or surgeon and explain to them the problem you are having. The least they can do is put you on the proper meds, also did they do cultures?  If they are going to give you meds they should know what they are treating. Since it has not been that long since your surgery, have you had any falls or straining yourself anything that could have affected your surgery and thus cause you to have this problem? Did your Doctor ask you about that? Bottom line is I can see from your post that you are not happy with your doctor ( and with I think good reason) so I would keep pressing to find answers! Don't let them get you down! Check with your PCP or find another Doctor and get a second oppinion, and maybe proper medicine! I am sorry for what you have been going through!
I wish you well!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

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   Posted 11/3/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your kind words of wisdom. It's so hard to think when you believe that a Dr has your best interest at heart and then find out they were not being honest at all. This dr was the surgeon who did the procedure and he should have known by his records (which are all electronic now) about the allergy. I changed to him from his female partner (had only seen her once a year before) because she and I just did not click.....kind of gave me a creepy feeling. Anyway, I cancelled my other procedure with him and I'm going to give it a few days using only the yeast meds (that problem is one I'm POSITIVE about) and see what happens. I did possibly strain something internal the other day when I pulled on a matress I shouldn't have. I know it was stupid, but I honestly didn't have a choice at the time and I never even thought about the bladder....only the back. If symptoms don't improve very soon, I'll be searching for another Dr to find out what the deal is. I did some research and it's possible that one of the teathers (sp?) came loose. I just don't know :( I guess it's one day at a time, but I assure you this guy (or anybody else in his office) will not be treating me again. I have a REAL issue with people who lie, especially Dr's).

On a positive note, I had my stitches removed from both hands this morning and they look pretty good for two weeks post-op. I have to work to soften up the area now because it is really rough, but this too shall pass.

I also met with my SSD attorney yesterday and she is pretty hopeful about my case on the 23rd. I really could use that blessing! She was very thorough with her questions and sent me home to find paperwork about my short term disabiity. Apparently this was one thing that looked out of place when they reviewed my file.....kind of like I was not being truthful about my working/earnings. It was because of short term disability and then return to sick/annual leave status (in pay status). She seems very certain that this will clear things up with the strange earning pattern. For anyone else going through this process....keep everything, even insignificant things. I would have never expected to have to fax 24 pages on STD from two years ago, but thank God I kept it and was able to send it. I hope it helps.

Anyway, thank you all for everything! You guys have really become like family to me!
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